Thursday, January 31, 2013

Neutrals with a Dash of Mint

 Spring is coming! I realized it is extremely premature for me to even be thinking about spring let alone talking about it.  Here is good ole Utah spring actually doesn't come until late may and then it is summer a few weeks after that (okay a little bit of an exaggeration, but not much).
 Today was warm enough that instead of getting snow it was actually melting and it seriously made me start to think forward to those days when I don't have to wear a heavy coat everywhere I go.  My "dash of mint" in this outfit was just a nod to my dreams of the coming spring (if not spring least spring fashion).
Shirt: Old Navy | Sweater: Jcrew | Jeans: Target | Boots: Banana Republic | Belt: Buckle | Bag: Aldo | Sunglasses: Banana Republic Factory

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dear Old Navy,

In the past I have only been mildly interested in your clothing.
 But now, I am constantly coveting your lovely graphic sweaters, chambray shirts and polka dotted everything!  I am especially loving this, this and this right now...

Thanks for all of that graphic goodness on your racks.

Seriously in love,

Sweater and cords: Old Navy | Shirt: Ann Taylor | Belt: Buckle | Boots: Sorel | Sunglasses: Banana Republic Factory | Bag: Kate Spade

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


 ...I have to apologize that I am a little MIA on the blogosphere lately.  I know I have been going on and one about the weather, but seriously this is the craziest winter I remember since I have been married (almost 11 years) and maybe longer.  Most of the time I can't get decent picture because it is snowing or worse (ice rain one day).
 This was what I wore on my birthday (Monday).
 That definitely is the tricky part about this time of year, trying to stay warm enough outside but not overheat inside.
 I love to dress in layers because it usually does the trick.
Jacket: Target | Shirt: Layers (super old) | Scarf: Jcrew | Jeans: Bohme Boutique | Boots: Nordstrom | Bag and sunglasses: Ross

Thursday, January 24, 2013


 Sorry for my little hiatus.  This past week my poor little camera died.  It was a sad day, until my cute husband gave me my early birthday present.  My dream camera!!  Seriously, so thrilled. 
 But I didn't have an adapter so I couldn't get any images off it.  Well, all is good now :)  Now I need our crazy icy rain to go away so I can USE it!!
Pink shirt: Gap |  Grey Shirt: Old Navy | Jeans: American Eagle | Boots: Aldo | Bag and Sunglasses: Ross | Jewelry: Jcrew, Maceys, White House Black Market

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Matching Gingham

 I have joined the craze and become obsessed with Downton Abbey.  It is so good!
 I had never heard of it until my instagram feed went crazy with excitement for the beginning of Season 3.  Out of curiosity I checked it out on Netflix and stayed up until nearly 3:00 am watching it.
 I have now introduced Josh to it and he is also on the bandwagon.  If you haven't seen it, you should check it out.  As I said before, so good...
 Black gingham: Jcrew (similar) | Grey Gingham: Jcrew Factory | Jeans: Joe Fresh (similar) | Boots: Aldo | Belt: Jcrew | Bracelet: Jcrew | Bag and sunglasses: Ross

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Double Dots

 Today was my sweet baby's 3rd birthday.  It was such a fun day, but also made me so sad.  He is growing up fast.
 While the boys were at school I took him to lunch and asked him what else he wanted to do.  The only thing he wanted was a birthday balloon.
Is there anything cuter?

Sweater: Old Navy | Shirt: F21 | Jeans: Target | Boots: Aldo | Bag and Sunglasses: Ross

pleated poppy

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Sunny/Snowy Day

 Do any of you watch The Bachelor?  I just watched the first episode of this season and oh my goodness, serious craziness going on!!
 I think there are normally crazies, but wow.  50 Shades of Gray lady was so nuts, I actually felt so bad for her!
 I really think this is going to be a hilarious season to watch unfold.  I totally want to hear your thoughts!
Coat: Jcrew | Cords: Old Navy | Boots: Aldo | Sunglasses and bag: Ross | Scarf: Christmas present from my sweet sister-in-law

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Little Orange

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was lovely, and very fast.  What is it with Friday, Saturday and Sunday?  Why do they seem to go 4.5 times faster than normal days of the week.  I am sure that is true.
Over the weekend our family went skiing, just like we do every weekend.  I guess we are a bit predictable.  This time however, I have NEVER been so cold.  It was ridiculously freezing.  My boys were fine to ski all day, but after a few hours, I was D.O.N.E.  The temperature right now is 1 degree!  Most of my clothes lately go with boots, its too cold for anything else!
I promise I really am not always going to talk about our weather, but it seriously has been so crazy!  We did however have a few days of staying home and snuggling while a blizzard raged outside, and I will never complain about that.
This however makes that cold all okay, this is a picture from the top of a mountain pass as we were coming home from our ski day.  It had just snowed and was breathtakingly beautiful.
Dress: Old Navy | Leggings and Necklace: F21 | Boots: Nordstrom | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Ross | Bracelets

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Blizzard and a Hat

Today we were hit with a crazy blizzard!  Does it seem like I am always giving a weather report?
Honestly today it snowed so hard that I was so worried to drive in it.  Even though I live in Utah, I am NOT a good snow driver.  My strategy is to just go turtle slow and hope the boys and I don't die...
The good thing about it, is that the skiing on Saturday will be awesome!

 Sweater and Tank: H&M | Jeans: Bohme Boutique (similar) | Boots: Banana Republic | Necklace and bracelet: F21 | Sunglasses and bag: Ross | Hat: Tai Pan Trading

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Houndstooth and Mint

 Today I lost my phone...twice.  I have never lost my phone (okay other than at home where I lose it hourly).  Josh and I went to lunch and luckily I realized I didn't have it before I drove away, so we were able to retrieve it from the restaurant.  Later I went to Old Navy (where I was drooling over the cute things they have), and lost it again!!  Honestly what are the chances that I would lose it twice in a row?  This time however, I didn't find it.  I looked everywhere and it wasn't anywhere!!
Later at Palmer's basketball game I was mourning the loss of my phone (and wondering what time it was since I never where a watch anymore because I always find the time on my phone...), and Josh walked in with MY PHONE!!!  Some wonderful person found it in the parking lot and called the number in it listed as "mom and dad," and told my parents that I lost my phone.  They called Josh's phone and he picked it up from her.  Can you believe that wonderful person went to all of that work to get my phone back to me?  Seriously, some people are pretty awesome.
 Shirt: Joe Fresh | Sweater: F21 (recent) | Jeans: Target | Boots: Aldo | Bag and sunglasses: Ross |Necklace: F21

Monday, January 7, 2013

Cold Enough for Penguins

 Are you done listening to me whine about the cold yet?  Well, on this particular day as I was looking through my clothes this blouse with penguins struck me as something apropos for the freezing day it was...
It really is a good thing I like the snow, because the cold I definitely don't like!

Shirt: Old Navy | Coat: Kenneth Cole | Jeans: Old Navy | Scarf: F21 (recent) | Boots: Aldo | Sunglasses and Bag: Ross

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Black and Blue

 Tonight I discovered a new series to keep me occupied in the evening as my hottie husband studies for some upcoming tests.  I have already now gone through 24, Lost, Psych, Burn Notice and Prison Break.  I just started "Once Upon a Time" and watched 3 episodes tonight.  It is so cute!
Its definitely a different direction for me as most of my previous favorites were a little more on the action side, but I really like this one.
 I'm so glad that I found a new time waster...I needed of one of those :)
 Blouse: Shabby Apple | Coat: Old Navy | Skirt: F21 (recent) (similar) | Boots: Amazon (similar) | Bag: Kate Spade | Bracelet: Jcrew

Thursday, January 3, 2013


 Getting pictures of my outfits lately is definitely a sacrifice for both me and my great photographers.  The weather here has been bitterly cold.
I am one of the few Utahns that actually love snow (okay there are more than a few, but lots of Utahns hate it), but I have to be honest, not loving the crazy cold.  Especially since I don't love wearing coats.  I have some cute ones, but they are big and bulky and I am usually trying to get coats on 4 energetic boys so putting one on me is just an inconvenience.  I tell you what, I've worn a coat ever day...its cold.
Shirt: Loft | Sweater: F21 (recent) | Bag and sunglasses: Ross | Boots Aldo | Necklace: F21