Hi-o! I’m sorry to be posting so late in the day, but I just got home from Leavenworth, WA aka. American Bavaria! While there was only a short sprinkle of snow, it was freezing the whole so I was finally able to break out my winter gear and rock my peacoat!
Oh yes, I bet you didn’t know it butI am a bench posing pro!
How could I not posing with this German man with a fabulous mustache!? I kid you not when I say there was polka music playing all over this little park to help this little German man feel a little more at home (and complete the city wide theme).
Coat:Kohls//Shirt: Ross// Jeans:Express//Boots:DSW//Bag:Lucky Brand//Scarf:Found//Gloves:Gift
This weekend was so fun: it’s been the first weekend in about two months that I haven’t had any homework and could just do exactly what I want, when I want to. Pure bliss, I tell you. Annnnd there as Christmas everywhere…
Happy early start to the holiday season (oh yes, it’s here. I think it’s impossible to miss all the racks of Christmas ornaments lining all the stores and the random Christmas tunes popping up everywhere these days) and, as usual, happy Sunday!
Man guys, let me tell ya, being a fashion blogger comes with it’s own set of woes. For reals. Like the fact that it now gets dark at 4 pm out here in the great NW. You want to know what’s really hard to do after its dark? Taking fashion blog pictures. So please, bare with me here with these cruddy pictures.
The single full body shot that wasn’t completely awful.
My sad attempt at showing you I was wearing brown boots with black pants. (A big first for matchy matchy Kels!)
My OMG is this really going to work? face.
What follows is a selection from my silly face pictures because I’m using a webcam album:
Shirt & Jeans:Express//Sweater:Target//Boots: Lucky Brand//Scarf: Charlotte Russe
Yeah, maybe next Saturday I’ll remember to get dressed before it gets dark again…maybe.
Please tell me I’m not the only Pulp fan around these parts… I have no idea why their music stuck so thoroughly in my brain, but it did. Regardless, I’ve had a fun past week of dressing like a commoner. That is to say, I’ve been wearing jeans. A lot. Also, stretchy pants. This is what unemployment does to me, apparently. Also that is what dog sitting and lots of walks have done. I’m dressing like a normal person…
It’s not all bad, though. I’ve still kept some color, and I’ve managed to keep some funky weird necklaces and scarves, too, so maybe I won’t blend in with the masses too much. Or maybe I should stop making mountains out of molehills, some might say.
Oh those silly silly Somes. At least my incredible wit and humor remains in tact despite the contact with such plain clothes.
Okay honestly, though? This is definitely one of my favorite outfits I’ve worn in a long time, and I’ve been wearing variations on it for the past week. This particular day was actually our anniversary, which we spent relaxing and eating cupcakes and reading books acquired with our newly established library cards. All in all, a perfect outfit for that kind of day.
Sweater & Shirt: Target, Leggings: Gift, Boots: Mi Shoes, Scarf: Thrifted, Earrings: present from David
PS Yes I know how I sound. And yeah, it’s only partially put on. Don’t worry–when I say things like this in real life, David is usually pretty quick with rejoining “Oh, sorry, I just got a whole lot of hipster clogged right on my ear just then…” I am who I am.
Oh yes, sometimes life happens and it means one of us can’t blog. Usually, however, it’s only one of us who ends up a little distracted from the blog but this week turned out to be the perfect storm for both Sequins and myself to have to take a little blog hiatus. All I can say for my side of things (don’t wanna put any words in Miss Sequins’ mouth, though I have a strong feeling she would agree with the following statement) is “whoops”.
This last week has been filled with some really great things and some less than great (but still not bad, no need to worry) things as well as my body adapting to this new grown up sleep schedule. I haven’t been on a regular wake up/go to bed routine in the least since I was in high school and even then it was spotty at best (I was the queen of before dinner naps then staying up until all hours of the night getting my homework done…sounds a lot like college but I just had to be up at 6 am every day unlike college where I usually didn’t have classes that started earlier than 10 am-thank you Poli Sci Department). But this week I’ve been trying really hard to get up at the same time everyday and go to bed around the same time everyday. Ok, it’s not that hard because I’ve been so exhausted by the time I get home from work that three days this week I have fallen asleep on top of my blankets with my make-up (once I was even wearing my running clothes because I was just about to leave for a run…true story) but I’ve started waking up about 10 minutes before my alarms go off in the mornings which has been absolutely wonderful!
Since I’m 99% sure you don’t read our blog just to hear all about my sleep schedule, as exciting as it is, I have actually been wearing clothes, despite what this mini-blogging-blackout may otherwise suggest. I’ve come to realize that, in this business casual world I’m now navigating, I only wear two types of clothes Monday through Friday: work clothes (usually nerd chic…I promise there will be pictures soon!) and sleep clothes (because once I’m home I’m not leaving unless the house is on fire). But the weekends are a totally different story-I get to wear whatever I want. I can bust out the clothes that, just a month ago, I was bored with and breathe new life into them because it’s been forever since I last wore them. I’m excited to wear my skirts, boots, dresses, t-shirts, tennis shoes, and sweatshirts. It’s awesome! And this, my friends, is my Saturday look from this week!
Can I just say it’s REALLY HARD to get good shots of yourself using self-timer and the railing of your deck? Half the pictures are literally not focused on anything and 2/3 of the rest had me making funning faces or only my face was out of focus. So please excuse the relatively low number of outfit pictures I’m going to put out here until I get used to this new set up. Things did get fun, however, when I put the camera on the steps down from the deck…
Maggie wanted to be the star of my photoshoot (or, you know, she wanted me to throw her toy for her). She’s actually been especially unphotogenic today which is strange because I have thousands of pictures of her and she always looks great. Maybe she’s having an off day? Story time!! Earlier in the day I was snuggling/rolling around on the floor with her and I went to take a picture because it was a cute moment but right when I turned my camera on her she froze and looked like a deer in headlights.
Seeeeeee? Straight from the iPhone you have it. She kept making this face every time I pulled out my phone. And yes, that is me laughing. I also think it’s great that she’s concerned with the amount of cleavage I put out in the world (hence the strategically placed paw). Such a weird (yet considerate) doggie.
Happy long weekend folks! Be safe and have fun out there and I’ll be back with a post on Tuesday!
Posted in Fall, Fashion, Stripes
Tagged A&E, belt, boots, dog, Doggie, floral, floral dress, headband, lucky brand, Stripes, sweater
Ok, there’s something you should know; I’ve been pretty anti-pants these last few weeks. I’m not sure what it is and I’m guessing you may have noticed, but lately pants of any kind just haven’t been my cup of tea. I’m not sure if it’s the
disgusting winter-like summer weather or that my way of dealing with change is to rebel against something (in this case, oddly enough, pants) but I just don’t want to wear pants.*
(This may be one of my most intense/weird faces ever…but thats how I feel about the issue of pants.)
So I haven’t. I’ve been wearing skirts like crazy (the same one two days in a row even) and now I’ve moved to leggings. For the record, I am completely on the camp of leggings =/= pants. They are definitely not the same, and I would never claim they are interchangeable for most occasions but some days you just don’t want to wear pants and you don’t own enough skirts to keep life interesting.
This is why I pulled out this tank top and the boots. I’ve had the top for years after getting it on super sale but I’ve never worn it out of the house until today but it was the only thing that covered my butt just enough to let me feel comfortable not wearing real pants. The boots are, of course, a staple to my wardrobe since they entered my life this last winter, but I decided on them today because they oddly offered just enough coverage to make me feel like I wasn’t naked. I’m not sure why it worked out like that but I don’t think I would have walked out of the house in this outfit wearing Toms or sandals. The boots gave me a lift of confidence and I completely forgot I was doning just a pair of leggings.
Sweater:A&E//Blue Tank:Hollister//White Tank:Target//Leggings:Loft Outlet//Boots&Bag:Lucky Brand//Scarf:Charlotte Russe
And a bonus pic of me looking to the heavens in hopes of a generous gift of more skirts, dresses, and other anti-pant options!
*It should be noted that there is an exception for sweatpants. They will always be the exception to everything ever.
Posted in Fashion, Stripes
Tagged American Eagle, ann taylor, bag, boots, cardigan, hollister, layered tank tops, leggings, loft, lucky brand, purse, scarf, summer scarf, sweater, target