2014. arrows and angles. 
arrowwood tunic by maeve. verdugo maternity leggings by paige. leather tote c/o cuyana. madison harding flats. cole haan sunglasses.
i was going to title this outfit “birthday suit” but i decided against it (though it consists of all new birthday clothes). i told michael i wanted two things: breezy shirts that i could wear now and later (as i get bigger) and new mama jeans. i did well, i think!
we had a relaxing weekend. michael cleared the leaves out of the yard and i planted new annuals in our whiskey barrels (i call them hobbit barrels). i’m also on the lookout for lavender and other bee-friendly plants— i like seeing bees in our yard. hope you had a nice monday!
the look | blouse | jeans | similar bag (pink is sold out) | similar shoes

2014. arrows and angles. 

arrowwood tunic by maeve. verdugo maternity leggings by paige. leather tote c/o cuyana. madison harding flats. cole haan sunglasses.

i was going to title this outfit “birthday suit” but i decided against it (though it consists of all new birthday clothes). i told michael i wanted two things: breezy shirts that i could wear now and later (as i get bigger) and new mama jeans. i did well, i think!

we had a relaxing weekend. michael cleared the leaves out of the yard and i planted new annuals in our whiskey barrels (i call them hobbit barrels). i’m also on the lookout for lavender and other bee-friendly plants— i like seeing bees in our yard. hope you had a nice monday!

the look | blouse | jeans | similar bag (pink is sold out) | similar shoes


2014. roots. 
lucky brand cardigan. la la leaves dress by marc jacobs. thrifted sash. MIA boots.
i la la love this dress. it’s tricky to style in a new way because i’ve worn it quite a bit over the years with various cardigans, jackets, and belts. it’s a great maternity dress because the bubble hem creates a poofy silhouette whether you’re expecting or not.
next week we plan on working in our yard. leaves are still falling in texas! michael will tackle the crunchy brown piles and i’ll root out the weeds and dead plants. i’m brainstorming ways i can garden while sitting in a lounge chair. i’ll let you know how that strategy works out.
if you follow me on instagram, you know that i recently celebrated my birthday. thanks for the b-day love! i regret devouring the cupcakes without documenting them, but food trumps photos (especially if you’re eating for two).
the look | sweater | similar dress | similar boots

2014. roots. 

lucky brand cardigan. la la leaves dress by marc jacobs. thrifted sash. MIA boots.

i la la love this dress. it’s tricky to style in a new way because i’ve worn it quite a bit over the years with various cardigans, jackets, and belts. it’s a great maternity dress because the bubble hem creates a poofy silhouette whether you’re expecting or not.

next week we plan on working in our yard. leaves are still falling in texas! michael will tackle the crunchy brown piles and i’ll root out the weeds and dead plants. i’m brainstorming ways i can garden while sitting in a lounge chair. i’ll let you know how that strategy works out.

if you follow me on instagram, you know that i recently celebrated my birthday. thanks for the b-day love! i regret devouring the cupcakes without documenting them, but food trumps photos (especially if you’re eating for two).

the look | sweater | similar dress | similar boots


2014. overall winner. 
maison scotch blouse. destructed overalls by kensie jeans. swedish hasbeens super high clogs.
oh my goodness. it’s been forever since i shared an outfit post. sunshine has finally returned, and i took the opportunity to wear overalls. yes, overalls! i wore overalls constantly as a teenager with roxy tees and big sweatshirts. i thrifted a couple pairs last year but they never fit properly (blame my long torso and legs). after seeing indiana in her cute overalls, i caved and bought new, full-price overalls. the verdict? i love them.
if you’re interested in overalls, mine are by kensie. they’re not maternity overalls; i sized up for a looser fit. plus they’re a little stretchy. i’m 5’9” so they’re a tad bit short, but they look fine with a heel. i also like that the straps are long enough for tall girls.
like most men, my husband is bewildered by overalls. oh well. he already put a ring on it.
the look | similar tee | overalls | shoes

2014. overall winner. 

maison scotch blouse. destructed overalls by kensie jeans. swedish hasbeens super high clogs.

oh my goodness. it’s been forever since i shared an outfit post. sunshine has finally returned, and i took the opportunity to wear overalls. yes, overalls! i wore overalls constantly as a teenager with roxy tees and big sweatshirts. i thrifted a couple pairs last year but they never fit properly (blame my long torso and legs). after seeing indiana in her cute overalls, i caved and bought new, full-price overalls. the verdict? i love them.

if you’re interested in overalls, mine are by kensie. they’re not maternity overalls; i sized up for a looser fit. plus they’re a little stretchy. i’m 5’9” so they’re a tad bit short, but they look fine with a heel. i also like that the straps are long enough for tall girls.

like most men, my husband is bewildered by overalls. oh well. he already put a ring on it.

the look | similar tee | overalls | shoes


2014. these boots. 
anna cardigan by mcginn. madewell tee. union maternity leggings by paige. enzo angiolini boots.
these boots are made for wearin’… especially because i bought them back in the fall. they’re super soft and super cool and i was super afraid of scuffing them up. then i remembered my new year’s promise to be plucky and just went ahead and wore ‘em. no scuffs yet!
michael calls this sweater “the sheep sweater.” he pretty much hates all of my oversized cardigans. i think it’s cute. it also doubles as a blanket so maybe we should call it the counting sheep sweater.
hope you gals are having a good week. it’s almost valentine’s day, and i’m counting down to our valentine dinner of cheeseburgers and french fries.
the look | sweater | similar tee | similar jeans | shoes

2014. these boots. 

anna cardigan by mcginn. madewell tee. union maternity leggings by paige. enzo angiolini boots.

these boots are made for wearin’… especially because i bought them back in the fall. they’re super soft and super cool and i was super afraid of scuffing them up. then i remembered my new year’s promise to be plucky and just went ahead and wore ‘em. no scuffs yet!

michael calls this sweater “the sheep sweater.” he pretty much hates all of my oversized cardigans. i think it’s cute. it also doubles as a blanket so maybe we should call it the counting sheep sweater.

hope you gals are having a good week. it’s almost valentine’s day, and i’m counting down to our valentine dinner of cheeseburgers and french fries.

the look | sweater | similar tee | similar jeans | shoes


2014. spring hints. 
fossil dress. sidewalk wedges by madewell. necklace by jen loves kev.
last week the temperature reached eighty degrees and i rejoiced in a warm weather shirt dress. i happily told michael, “i’m going to wear dresses and skirts to school everyday!” i spoke too soon.
the last few days have been cool, and today is downright cold. the wind is blowing so fiercely that it sounds like someone is fussing with our back door, and the weatherman predicts overnight sleet and snow.
oh, texas. at least you let me wear a dress once this winter.
the look | dress | similar shoes

2014. spring hints. 

fossil dress. sidewalk wedges by madewell. necklace by jen loves kev.

last week the temperature reached eighty degrees and i rejoiced in a warm weather shirt dress. i happily told michael, “i’m going to wear dresses and skirts to school everyday!” i spoke too soon.

the last few days have been cool, and today is downright cold. the wind is blowing so fiercely that it sounds like someone is fussing with our back door, and the weatherman predicts overnight sleet and snow.

oh, texas. at least you let me wear a dress once this winter.

the look | dress | similar shoes


2014. oh, pinyon. 
madewell tee. verdugo leggings by paige. pendleton pinyon stripe scarf. MIA boots.
michael surprised me with the bold scarf for christmas, and upon opening it, i wrapped around my head like a star wars jedi. it’s a giant scarf that doubles as a shawl and triples as a blanket for a shorter person.
sophie and i are home today for the MLK holiday. we’re catching up on laundry, cleaning, blogging, and maybe folding. we won’t get too ahead of ourselves.
the look | similar tee | similar jeans | scarf | similar shoes

2014. oh, pinyon. 

madewell tee. verdugo leggings by paige. pendleton pinyon stripe scarf. MIA boots.

michael surprised me with the bold scarf for christmas, and upon opening it, i wrapped around my head like a star wars jedi. it’s a giant scarf that doubles as a shawl and triples as a blanket for a shorter person.

sophie and i are home today for the MLK holiday. we’re catching up on laundry, cleaning, blogging, and maybe folding. we won’t get too ahead of ourselves.

the look | similar tee | similar jeans | scarf | similar shoes


2014. simple does it. 
thrifted sweater. skyline skinny skinnies by paige. french knot skimmers by madewell. leather tote c/o cuyana.
you know what i’ve been wearing all the time since thanksgiving? this here outfit. i kind of feel like a younger, 1980’s version of myself would wear the same thing to school. i got rid of my other oversized, constantly-worn, thrifted sweater after i found a new (old) friend. if you want a big, cotton, chunky sweater, go thrifting. find one and you’re set for a year or more.
i think most of my outfits are very simple. sometimes simple is all you need. a good pair of shoes is extra. so is a side ponytail.
the look | similar sweater | similar pants | similar shoes | similar bag (pink is sold out)

2014. simple does it. 

thrifted sweater. skyline skinny skinnies by paige. french knot skimmers by madewell. leather tote c/o cuyana.

you know what i’ve been wearing all the time since thanksgiving? this here outfit. i kind of feel like a younger, 1980’s version of myself would wear the same thing to school. i got rid of my other oversized, constantly-worn, thrifted sweater after i found a new (old) friend. if you want a big, cotton, chunky sweater, go thrifting. find one and you’re set for a year or more.

i think most of my outfits are very simple. sometimes simple is all you need. a good pair of shoes is extra. so is a side ponytail.

the look | similar sweater | similar pants | similar shoes | similar bag (pink is sold out)


2014. fisherman’s catch. 
sanctuary cardigan. madewell tee and sandals. skyline skinny skinnies by paige.
oh my goodness. the last time i posted an outfit was back in november. we took photos over the weekend, and i could not stop laughing… several (forty) strange frames later, i got my act together.
life has been busy and good. we’re trucking along at school; a good chunk of my kids are reading and writing! i’m up and running again with a new computer, and i have an external hard drive that i back up every sunday. i named it tom gordon in nods to the old red sox pitcher.
hope the new year is treating you well. catch you later mermaids!
the look | sweater | similar tee | similar pants | similar shoes

2014. fisherman’s catch. 

sanctuary cardigan. madewell tee and sandals. skyline skinny skinnies by paige.

oh my goodness. the last time i posted an outfit was back in november. we took photos over the weekend, and i could not stop laughing… several (forty) strange frames later, i got my act together.

life has been busy and good. we’re trucking along at school; a good chunk of my kids are reading and writing! i’m up and running again with a new computer, and i have an external hard drive that i back up every sunday. i named it tom gordon in nods to the old red sox pitcher.

hope the new year is treating you well. catch you later mermaids!

the look | sweater | similar tee | similar pants | similar shoes


2013. the year in review. 
happy new year, friends! 2013 was a wonderful year— i started my fourth year of teaching, shared a lot of my favorite recipes, made a real, live gallery wall, and got married (!!) among other things. i went through the archive and pulled some of my favorite outfits. i loved polka dots, chambray, and splashes of color. i haven’t grown tired of classics with a little (often thrifted) twist.
last year i added lifestyle posts like food, home decor, and crafts with an outfit whenever manageable. i worried that i would lose some readers, and honestly, i did. but i’m so much happier; i feel like the blog is a scrapbook of what i like, make, wear, cook, and draw. that sums up every ideal day for me.
thank you for hanging around this little corner of the blog world. it means a lot when you read, write, or doodle that there’s someone out there, somewhere, who is looking or listening and doesn’t think you’re batty. we can make an exception for the instagram feed full of pug pictures, right?

2013. the year in review. 

happy new year, friends! 2013 was a wonderful year— i started my fourth year of teaching, shared a lot of my favorite recipes, made a real, live gallery wall, and got married (!!) among other things. i went through the archive and pulled some of my favorite outfits. i loved polka dots, chambray, and splashes of color. i haven’t grown tired of classics with a little (often thrifted) twist.

last year i added lifestyle posts like food, home decor, and crafts with an outfit whenever manageable. i worried that i would lose some readers, and honestly, i did. but i’m so much happier; i feel like the blog is a scrapbook of what i like, make, wear, cook, and draw. that sums up every ideal day for me.

thank you for hanging around this little corner of the blog world. it means a lot when you read, write, or doodle that there’s someone out there, somewhere, who is looking or listening and doesn’t think you’re batty. we can make an exception for the instagram feed full of pug pictures, right?


2013. monday best. cloth + stone tunic. mossimo point pants. MIA boots. necklace by jen loves kev. missibaba bag.i’ve worn this outfit once a week over the last several weeks. i’m the only person in our family who owns denim shirts and thinks they are delightful. this particular blouse reminds me of a big jean shirt often donned by my elementary school art teacher. she’d appreciate jen’s cute necklaces!what are your thanksgiving plans? it’s next thursday! we’re going to stay home, enjoy the cool weather, cook, eat, and eat a little more. we might get a christmas tree— we’ll see!the look | very similar top | pants | similar boots

2013. monday best.

cloth + stone tunic. mossimo point pants. MIA boots. necklace by jen loves kev. missibaba bag.

i’ve worn this outfit once a week over the last several weeks. i’m the only person in our family who owns denim shirts and thinks they are delightful. this particular blouse reminds me of a big jean shirt often donned by my elementary school art teacher. she’d appreciate jen’s cute necklaces!

what are your thanksgiving plans? it’s next thursday! we’re going to stay home, enjoy the cool weather, cook, eat, and eat a little more. we might get a christmas tree— we’ll see!

the look | very similar top | pants | similar boots


2013. game day. madewell pinhole sweater. current/elliott jeans. tory burch belt and reva flats. old navy honeycomb scarf.sundays are game days at our house. my idea of a game day would include scrabble, settlers of catan, and maybe rummy. but michael’s idea of a game means football, specifically the eagles. i don’t pay too much attention to NFL games but i can tell by watching my husband if the eagles have a great or terrible day.on sunday we went to the grocery store, made lunch, and watched TV (mostly michael). i wore my boyfriend jeans that i purchased at an embarrassingly low price ($15) over the summer. i’m very partial to dark denim, but i like these jeans, too. barneys warehouse has the same jeans if you’re interested.michael caught my off-and-on cold, but he’s recovering much more quickly. we turned on the fireplace at night much to sophie’s delight. she loves being cozy! life has been good this week.
the look | similar sweater | jeans | similar flats | scarf

2013. game day.

madewell pinhole sweater. current/elliott jeans. tory burch belt and reva flats. old navy honeycomb scarf.

sundays are game days at our house. my idea of a game day would include scrabble, settlers of catan, and maybe rummy. but michael’s idea of a game means football, specifically the eagles. i don’t pay too much attention to NFL games but i can tell by watching my husband if the eagles have a great or terrible day.

on sunday we went to the grocery store, made lunch, and watched TV (mostly michael). i wore my boyfriend jeans that i purchased at an embarrassingly low price ($15) over the summer. i’m very partial to dark denim, but i like these jeans, too. barneys warehouse has the same jeans if you’re interested.

michael caught my off-and-on cold, but he’s recovering much more quickly. we turned on the fireplace at night much to sophie’s delight. she loves being cozy! life has been good this week.

the look | similar sweater | jeans | similar flats | scarf


2013. red, white, and plaid. dalia plaid tunic. mossimo ponte pants. frye boots. vintage shawl (worn as scarf).are you a fan (or wishlister) of j.crew’s pixie pants? well, i am. then i found these pixie-lookalikes at target. i bought two pairs of them online when i was sick. they come in black and navy blue (my favorite color) and they might be my best fall clothing purchase yet.this outfit is seven or eight days old but it compliments today perfectly. stay tuned after my paper doll for a veteran’s day doodle!the look | similar top | pants | similar boots

2013. red, white, and plaid.

dalia plaid tunic. mossimo ponte pants. frye boots. vintage shawl (worn as scarf).

are you a fan (or wishlister) of j.crew’s pixie pants? well, i am. then i found these pixie-lookalikes at target. i bought two pairs of them online when i was sick. they come in black and navy blue (my favorite color) and they might be my best fall clothing purchase yet.

this outfit is seven or eight days old but it compliments today perfectly. stay tuned after my paper doll for a veteran’s day doodle!

the look | similar top | pants | similar boots


2013. pencilpoints. vince linen tee. wool double serge skirt by j.crew. MIA boots.flashback: two weeks. i originally wore a red plaid scarf with this outfit but i ended up getting rid of it as the day warmed up. i remember that i also felt tired and fussy; michael took the photo a couple days before i got sick. i think i like the top and skirt better with a scarf!on a high note, i’m feeling much better and finding my routine again both at work and at home. hope your week is off to a similar—happy and healthy—start.the look | similar tee | similar skirt | similar boots

2013. pencilpoints.

vince linen tee. wool double serge skirt by j.crew. MIA boots.

flashback: two weeks. i originally wore a red plaid scarf with this outfit but i ended up getting rid of it as the day warmed up. i remember that i also felt tired and fussy; michael took the photo a couple days before i got sick. i think i like the top and skirt better with a scarf!

on a high note, i’m feeling much better and finding my routine again both at work and at home. hope your week is off to a similar—happy and healthy—start.

the look | similar tee | similar skirt | similar boots


2013. good jeans. vermont jacket by paige. beach stripe dress by madewell. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. rebecca minkoff woven bag.remember last week when i was like, hey y’all i got married then i got sick but now i’m ready to blog again? well, i fibbed. i thought i was getting over a cold but it turned into a bad cough. after several days of drinking hot tea, sleeping more, and taking gross medicine, i feel more like myself than i did last monday.and this jean-ius outfit? it’s two weeks old. i wore it a couple days after our wedding to la gloria with michael’s aunt and uncle and their adorable son nico who’s in kindergarten. nico and i danced to “friday i’m in love” at our wedding. how many kids do that? one day i hope i have a little girl or boy who appreciates the cure.
update: i spoke too soon. i’m running a fever. :o(the look | jacket | similar dress | shoes

2013. good jeans.

vermont jacket by paige. beach stripe dress by madewell. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. rebecca minkoff woven bag.

remember last week when i was like, hey y’all i got married then i got sick but now i’m ready to blog again? well, i fibbed. i thought i was getting over a cold but it turned into a bad cough. after several days of drinking hot tea, sleeping more, and taking gross medicine, i feel more like myself than i did last monday.

and this jean-ius outfit? it’s two weeks old. i wore it a couple days after our wedding to la gloria with michael’s aunt and uncle and their adorable son nico who’s in kindergarten. nico and i danced to “friday i’m in love” at our wedding. how many kids do that? one day i hope i have a little girl or boy who appreciates the cure.

update: i spoke too soon. i’m running a fever. :o(

the look | jacket | similar dress | shoes


2013. the same. maison scotch dress. MIA boots. pendleton canyonville tote.woohoo! we’re married! michael and i tied the knot during columbus day weekend in the presence of our family and closest friends. a common question couples receive after a wedding is: how does it feel? i think it feels the same but a little sweeter and definitely a lot calmer.after the wedding, i came down with a cold and then got a stomach bug. on friday i felt the most terrible and feverish i’ve been in a loooooong time. but now i’m on the mend, and i’ll share stories from our special day soon. meanwhile i’m happy to get back in the routine of teaching, drawing, and wearing something other than pajamas.the look | similar dress | similar boots | similar bag

2013. the same.

maison scotch dress. MIA boots. pendleton canyonville tote.

woohoo! we’re married! michael and i tied the knot during columbus day weekend in the presence of our family and closest friends. a common question couples receive after a wedding is: how does it feel? i think it feels the same but a little sweeter and definitely a lot calmer.

after the wedding, i came down with a cold and then got a stomach bug. on friday i felt the most terrible and feverish i’ve been in a loooooong time. but now i’m on the mend, and i’ll share stories from our special day soon. meanwhile i’m happy to get back in the routine of teaching, drawing, and wearing something other than pajamas.

the look | similar dress | similar boots | similar bag