Tag Archives: Jeggings

The Simple Joys

Yesterday I had the most amazing gluten free muffin and as I was devouring it in a little g/f bakery in Seattle (mad props to The Flying Apron) I started thinking about how important the littlest things in life are. This muffin was amazing and, as I was telling Matt about the muffin experience, I realized just how special I felt having a baked good I could eat.

Kels 5

When my food allergies thing came up I felt like I lost out on a lot. I couldn’t eat any of my favorite foods, in trying to maintain my social life I had to watch my friends eat those foods, and if I accidentally ate something I am allergic to I felt like utter crap. But, now that I’m about a year into my allergy free diet, I am really savoring the feeling of not only eating a delicious and moist (so rare in g/f baking!) muffin that doesn’t make me feel like dying but also the enormous satisfaction of feeling normal. I was able to walk up to the counter, order my food without asking any questions, and eat my food with a peace of mind that’s rare for someone with multiple food allergies. This was huge for me.

Maybe I’m simple, and that’s ok,  but it’s the small things that make each day worth living; whether its a gluten-free maple nut muffin, or a sweet text message from Matt, or  a sweater with sequins cascading down the shoulders- it’s these fine details that break up the monotony of routine and make each day special. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized I can actually give myself this gift by not only buying awesome muffins and sweaters but by taking the time to notice the flowers, birds, sunrises and sunsets, embracing what is, and letting go of what isn’t.Kels 6Sweater & Tank:Target//Scarf:Fred Meyers//Jeggings:Express//Boots & Bag:Lucky Brand//Belt:Charlotte Russe

It’s the simple joys that make this season special, so please go around noticing them and help create the experience for someone else if possible. And by all means, eat delicious muffins while wearing sequins, I promise you won’t be let down.

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Pumpkin Carving Time

Last night was the night, folks, I finally got to cut into my pumpkin and give him the face he’s always wanted! Ok…I doubt any pumpkin would go for a slightly sad, Edward Cullen-esque basic vampire face, but it’s what my pumpkin got. And, to think, people wonder why I never pursued a career in plastic surgery.

The Before

The After

Since this was the third anual pumpkin party Kim and I threw, here’s a little retrospective of the pumpkin-awesomeness we’ve created over the years!

Year one…we forgot to take pictures together with our pumpkins sooo here’s what we pulled together for that year.

Side note, I voluneteered to be the sober on this year, I have no idea why I couldn’t keep my eyes open even if my life depended on it…

Year 2

We realized our mistake from the year before and took a million pictures together-this was my favorite!

Annnnd year three!

Shirt:A&E//Scarf:Gift//Jeans:Express

Why yes, if you had guessed that these were our pumpkin faces you would be 100% correct about how we managed to pull off such an awesome picture. Also, I’m pretty dang sure that holding an lit pumpkin was one of the ballsiest things I’ve done in a while…so much flamage…right there…next to my torso…FIRE!

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween & a happy Sunday!

Snow & Red’s Lovechild

So this past week I somehow found myself super sucked into Once Upon A Time since the entire first season is on Netflix. There are two characters, Snow & Red, whose non-magical counterparts Mary Margaret and Ruby are pretty awesome. They’re on the top list of favorites because they’re both pretty bad ass characters who can take care of themselves. I got dressed in this outfit and felt a lot like Mary Margaret, who dresses in super twee-tastic cute clothing, but there was too much red in my ensemble to deny.

This outfit belongs to the love child of Mary Margaret and Ruby, once they realize that boys are so lame and not the way to go.

Cape, Shirt & Vest: Thrifted | Hat & Jeans: Gifts | Flower: H&M | Bag: AlphabetBags.com | Shoes: B.A.I.T

Oh and in honor of Kels’ post yesterday, yes, these are the jeggings she so hardcore mocked back in the day. I’ve mentioned it before, but they were a gift from a woman I tutored in English. They are also the “jeans” I mentioned needed replacing because of a hole on the tuckus region. Fortunately the shirt covered the hole and also skinny jeans are the way to go.

So anyone else a fan of the show? Or is this post just the most randomly nonsense thing ever? It’s not. I promise. I’ve written way more nonsensical posts than this one. Also, if you do watch the show, I’ve only watched season one. I haven’t seen anything of season two so no spoilers in the comments or I’ll consider you the biggest meanie ever! Ant hat, guys, would be like the most tragic thing ever.

Never Say Never

Alright folks, a day has come that I NEVER thought would ever come; I’m going to blog about jeggings…not only that, I’m going to blog about how much I LOVE THEM (oh God, I love these pants more than my sweat pants). Yes, I was oh so hesitant to even try them on and I never in a million years thought I would own a pair-I suppose it’s true: never say never.

Despite the initial shame I felt for owning spandex pants (mainly because I gave Marci a hard time when she donned a pair a year or so ago) I have fully embraced all that is The Jegging. These pants are unbelievably comfortable, I can do yoga in them (yes, I tried), I can sit for hours, they make my butt look awesome, and they fit perfectly into boots. The one down side to this pair of magic pants, however, is it’s magnetic power attracting dog hair. Though I suppose doggies crashing my photo shoot doesn’t help.

Other than breaking in the jeggings, I’ve been soaking up the fall colors and lifestyle by chilling at the local Starbucks while attempting to make a dent in the pile of homework sitting in my backpack.

I have to say, I love fall weekend days. It’s so great throwing on a sweater, scarf, and boots and heading out to grab coffee. Life feels just a little slower…I love feeling like I have a chance to really catch my breath which with the crazy epicness that my life has become since starting school.

Sweater:Target//Shirt:Calvin Klein via Ross//Jeggings:Express//Boots: Madden Girl via DSW//Scarf:Charlotte Russe

Anyone else enjoying these fall colors? I was originally going to do the shoot outside in a pile of leaves but there was a sudden downpour so I had to make a quick location change. What about loving jeggings?! Am I the only person who was surprised at how awesome these pants are or wish you could wear them everywhere, all the time?

Happy Sunday!