the forgotten cargo and lacy black skirt.

I hate to admit this but often times I forget what great pieces I have in my closet.  Two parts always on the hunt for that specifically amazing item on my wantlist dreaming up ways I'd wear it, one part I err on the side of managed chaos and disorganization.  

Neither of these things am I proud of, what self-help book is going to fix me?!  Not so sure it exists but I am starting some themes in my weekdays...example:  two-load(s of laundry) tuesdays is going to slowly transform our lives.  right?

So when Angie showed up stylishly dressed, as always, wearing this cargo jacket it jogged my memory that I too owned this gem.  However, hers is amazingly worn in, to the point that I immediately washed mine 2 times to try and gain the same brushed effect, not quite yet. 

Then I wanted to wear a skirt, vaguely feeling like there was something but couldn't quite put my finger on it, I spotted this in the back of my closet, circa 2005.  One of those pieces I have always loved, even remember buying it, sale rack at Anthro, and thru the years held on to, but sadly, it's forgotten in the back of my closet.  Does this happen to anyone else??

What is old is new again. 

sweater - Hinge, Nordstrom (runs large)
skirt - Old, Anthropologie
shoes - Faryl Robin, c/o
earrings- Lucia K. Jewelry

cargo jackets perfect for the season, and under 100$.

and some great little black skirts, not to be forgotten!

photos by Angie.



It seems as though blush is the hottest color this spring, or maybe I just love it so much that I am seeking it out in all sorts of ways.  I mean look at this bag.  Blush is pinks more sophisticated cousin and a little more playful, dare I say youthful, than nude, that great happy medium.  And one of my very favorite combos is blush and black, its so effortless and a bit unexpected, and a nod to those graceful ballerinas

So when I received these awesome flats, not your typical ballet flat, this blush not-your-typically trench seemed the perfect pairing.  I love the thick crossover straps of these flats and the fluttery back of this trench.  

Ps - In the picture above, in case you are wondering what in the world am I doing, do you see the little white dog at the top of the stairs, he was not amused.

jacket - similar, also similar and amazing but not blush.
 jeans - rag & bone, Nordstrom {no longer available, similar here}
belt - Target {similar}
flats - Faryl Robin c/o {available at Free People}

more blush...

Happy Wednesday.



My favorite pair.

I often have this pair in tow.  Call them monkeys, tornadoes, love bugs, ragamuffins, they are usually dirty.  I swear the minute P wakes up in the morning, dirt jumps on his face.  They were in desperate need of haircuts, which I did on friday, yikes!  They infuriate me, and the next second melt my heart.  They melt my heart, and the next second infuriate me.  

This particular moment was a lot of "Pleaser get OUT of that persons yard.  do NOT throw rocks.  I spy something orange..."  which turned into the game of throwing their flip-flops at each other.  It was a particular trying photo sesh.  

I question which shoes will look best with this outfit, what pair of jeans makes me feel the most confident, what pair of earrings to finish the look - this is the pair that best belongs by my side. 

I recently purchased this cardigan, I had been eying it and then it went on sale and I couldn't resist.  It is soft and perfectly oversized, and a great weight, not too heavy but more than a thin cardigan.  I have been living in it.

t-shirt - Free People, Old
cardigan - Tildon, Nordstrom {on sale!}
leggings - Free People, Queen Anne Dispatch {on sale here, also here}
boots - Faryl Robin c/o {similar, also here}
sunglasses - Michael Kors, Old
necklaces - Lucia K. and vintage
bag - Finn Attire

photos by Angie.

Happy Monday!



Nordstrom Clearance Sale Picks

This sale can be overwhelming, there are a lot of items, its always easiest to shop by searching for your favorite brands or specific styles you want.  Example:  under coats and jackets, for "material" I chose "faux fur" and "fake leather."  Just to see if there were any snazzy jackets I was missing out on.
A few of these items I already own and love:
white v-neck sweater - this post
dark gray oversized cardigan - just bought and haven't taken it off, post soon
lace tank tunic dress - see here.
fringe booties - here, here, here, to name a few.

the rest are on my wishlist, this is also a great time to replenish my boys' closets with the next sizes...

and for my little boys...

Happy Shopping!

lately, through instagram

Do you instagram?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.  

taking a picture of my shoes.

Here's my life in the last few weeks according to instagram.  
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Happy Friday!