An Update!

Hey all! I have some exciting news: I am now writing over at A.L.A Mode-come check it out! And, as always Marci is still writing/kicking ass at TheGlitteredPterodatyl

We miss you (and Moose) and hope you check out our solo (yet collaborative) projects!

xoxo

Kels

All Good Things

“…must come to an end,” Marci wrote with a nostalgic sigh. Kels interrupted her reverie. “I’m writing this too, you know. Just in bold.”

Over a year and a half ago, when Kels turned the ripe old age of 22, we went out for her birthday. We went with some of her guy friends and I brought my camera. We’d been going a bit crazy together on Pinterest and were stalking different fashion blogs. As a joke, we made the guys take our pictures of us doing those classic, horrible, overdone fashion blog poses. Here’s a quick summary of those never-before-seen photos….

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What started as an inside joke turned into an actual, real, non-ironic (mostly) blog. It was a ton of fun for us to plan our weekday lunch get togethers, walk  around our small town, explore the back alleys and their colorful walls, and just have a fun hobby of an excuse for us to hang out on a regular basis. Whatever plans we had for when we moved apart have quickly been rewritten by real life, though. It turns out, being a young 20-something in the real world is kind of exhausting and a tiny bit boring (when it comes to fashion anyways).

Kelse & Marci HeartWe got together today with our boys, and with another couple who’s staying with us (Marci & David) to go ice skating. We had a ball and it was a ton of fun to get together. I was super stoked on getting to dress up in color and show off my sparkly tights (which promptly ripped when I tried to tug them up). We had a whole fun post about it planned but what actually came out of our mouths was a lot more blunt and very different.

“I think the Moose has run its course, don’t you?”

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Don’t get us wrong–we’ll always love dressing up and taking photos of each other, because we’ve been morphed into that kind of awesome narcissist. I know I’ll always be grateful that I learned how to tie a skinny belt, and I’m glad I’ve learned to mix patterns, styles, and colors. But it’s time to accept that we’re in a different season, one where fashion blogging doesn’t fit into either of our lives. We’ll probably also always love taking ridiculous, mocking photos of fashion bloggers, because why not? 

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We just won’t be posting them on the internet for the whole world to see. Unless I put a peek up on my other blog, which will continue to be manned, LikeASmallFireBut when it comes to fashion blogging? The daily grind of designing amazing outfits and sharing them with the world? Yeah…its run it’s course. As sad as we are, we’ve realized that working full time jobs as young 20 somethings with various other things going on in our lives does not leave us enough time to do Moose justice. 

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Like Marci said, you can still read about her adventures on her personal blog, and I’ve long been toying with the idea of a food allergy/adventure/lifestyle blog when I have time to write again (aka after I’m done with my paralegal certificate). I’ll be sure to post here and on Marci’s blog when/if I’m able to get my project off the ground. 

And with that, we say good-bye. It is time to embrace the new season, accept life as it is not how we thought it would be, and move forward with exciting new projects, trials, and adventures. We wish you the best and thank you so much for reading Moose!

Six Out of Seven

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I always laugh, in a slightly rude, smirking way, when bloggers talk about seasons. You know, like, “I’m in a season of my life where X_____”. It’s a phrase I just can’t take seriously. I mean, I get it though. Life changes and shifts and some segments of it are vastly different from others. I think it’s always the seriousness with which they approach the discussion of their season. I even feel serious starting this talk, although I’m laughing at myself at the same time.

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Right now I work six days out of the week. It’s good, and I’m living the life I wanted to when I quit my previous job and moved with David. My schedule, as daily as it is, builds in time for my art and writing. I’m getting more and more hands on with my life, which I really enjoy.

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Sweater: Target | Shirt: Fred Meyers | Tank: F21 | Pants: Kohls | Shoes: Thrifted | Scarf: Paris

None of this, to be clear, is a complaint. I’m not complaining–I’m really happy with how things are sorting themselves out. The only reason I bring it up is that I work six out of seven days of the week. Which means I’m dressed, more or less, in black and white for all but one day. It doesn’t make for very interesting fashion blog fodder and I’m not someone who just dresses up in an outfit for the sake of the blog. It’s always been about showing you guys what I wear, but now that’s about to get a lot more 1) boring and more importantly, 2) redundant.

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Trying Something New-ish

Remember just how indecisive I was back when it was time to get my bangs cut? Yeah, I think I’ve taken it to a whole new level; I’ve started wearing my bangs a different way just about everyday. Some days they’re straight down the front, some days pulled back, and, now, side swept. Yep, I’ve listened to all your beautiful advice and I think I’m in love with my current, short side bang look.

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We’ll see just how long my love lasts, though, I’m still Miss Indecisive after all.

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In other news, what I may have failed to mention when I first introduced you to Matt is that he lives over in the other Washington. So I’m eagerly counting down until his plane lands tomorrow afternoon and I get a big old hug.

What this also means, is that you can fully anticipate cute coupley pictures with Marci and David because we are having our first real double date! So be on the look out for way too much cuteness sprinkled with a heavy dash of ridiculousness because you know things are going to be epic when the four of us are all in one place…with cameras. Ohhhh heck yes!

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Shirt&Sweater:Target//Pants:Express//Shoes:Lucky Brand//Necklace:Gift

Happy almost weekend guys! And let me know what you think about bangs!

Is that an excuse I sense?

Yes, yes it is. I’ve been adjusting to my new, semi-permanent work schedule that has me at the studio for 6 out of the 7 days of the week. It’s been busy, but good. It’s actually the perfect schedule for me to feel really on board about. I have mornings all to myself to get my writing and art done, and then I work until eight. Or nine. Or nine thirty. It depends on our appointments for that day.

Case in point, though, is somehow all this work happened and I have no outfit photos with which to grace the blog! My apologies, friends, and I’ll be back on Friday with something much more interesting to share. Promise.

Guest Post: Something New, Something Blue

Time for our weekly guest post with Alicia! I have to tattle a  little bit on her–she sent me a text asking if I still wanted her guest post (I did) and then said Okay, I’ll have to figure out how to take my photos by myself” and I wanted to squeal and welcome her to the world of true fashion bloggers who have to figure out their cameras’ self timers! Congrats, darling!

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Newlywed here. I might still be a little preoccupied. But let’s get down to business.

This past weekend, I went down to visit my parents. We were shopping for Christmas presents for my grandmother and we happened upon this little jacket and blouse. My mom was going to get it for my grandmother, but I coveted it. I love the shade. And I convinced her to buy it by saying “Hey, if we find something better for Nan Nan, you can give me the blouse and jacket.” Score. We found something better for my grandma.
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The jacket is 100% cotton. The blouse is lace. My favorite part of the blouse, though, is the lining on the collar that perfectly matches the beautiful blue jacket. The skirt has this cute little pleat thing on one side. It is soooooo old, but it fits! The tights are super smooth and comfy. And I’ve introduced the boots before.

Alicia 12-18-12 2I do think the jacket looks a little bit mature for me, but I love the pop of color. I look forward to experimenting with it to make it look more youthful in the future. Once I find it, I’m excited to incorporate it into my casual wear, my work wardrobe, and maybe even as something dressy. I have commented before that I want to get more color, go a little outside my comfort zone, and I think this color is a great first start.
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Blouse and Jacket: Style&Co, Macy’s. Tights: Calvin Klein, Macy’s. Skirt: Wet Seal. Boots.

I welcome any ideas for youthfulness. For example, accessories? Different bottoms to wear with them? I have no idea.

Remixed to Perfection

Talking about clothing and outfits feels a little empty after the events of the weekend. I’ve written more about my views on everything on my other blog, so if you need to stay in that moment and reflect some more, I respect that. I also know that there are a lot of good people out there who eventually need a break from the heavy, and that’s what this post is about.

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I’ve ignored this dress for a long time, mostly because I couldn’t figure out a way to wear it without hating it. I knew it existed–I just hadn’t found it yet. The shape is tricky around my midsection which is less a problem about looking bad and more about feeling frumpy. Also? Orange, brown & cream? difficult colors to add to.

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Sweater & Tights: Target | Dress: Sojourner | Shoes: Thrifted | Coat: H&M

I found this dress on massive sale at a little boutique up in Bellingham, but I know it was on Modcloth for a while. I tried to find it for you, but with no luck. You’re free to try on your own, though. Those birds are wearing neck ties, fancy hats and monocles, so I’m not sure what print could possibly be better.

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This coat is meant for spring, but it’s meant for springs that are dryer than the ones we have so I usually wear it in winter–the closest thing we have to ad ry season. I have to layer it extra or I freeze, and today was definitely a day that required more layers I had. All in all, though, my outfit felt super successful. Remember kids–adding color is always the right option.

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