Friday, November 28, 2014

School Pictures - Presidential Style

Calder has never been one to phone it in when it comes to his attire. He dresses up for church, eating lunch at dad's office and of course for kindergarten school pictures. I was pleasantly surprised that the  photography company took school pictures outside and provided 14-20 different poses for parents to choose from. This is my favorite pose of Calder's set. I just can't get over how nice the pictures are. School pictures have definitely come a long way since I was a kid. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Stitch Fix #5 (Possibly my last)

I got my latest Fix yesterday and I have to tell you I was SO disappointed. Everything was boring and matronly and plain. The colors were dark and drab, the cuts were wrong and the style just didn't seem to be me at all.

 The first thing out of the box was this Gilli Abie 2Fer Polka Dot Print Faux Wrap dress for $68.00. 
 And here is the 41Hawthorn Hobbes Striped Crew Neck Sweater for $58.00. 
 Up next is the 41Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan for $48.00.
 And the Margaret M Chrisiana Jacquard Print Pencil Skirt for $78.00. 
 The item I liked the most and the one I kept was this cardigan. I've wanted an open front cardigan like this for a while, so it fit the bill. The color is a nice jade green. So, I did keep this one. I don't know if I would have kept it if I liked something else better, but to save myself from losing the styling fee, I kept it and am excited to wear it, so that's a win. 
 And next is the pencil skirt. It was fine. I do like the way it fits but I don't like the colors or print. Maybe jacquard isn't for me.

 Ah this dress. It is really not awesome. I like the top and feel like it fits well but it is just too short and pretty boring.
 Somehow I didn't take a picture of this dress on the hanger but this is the 41Hawthorn Faya Sleeveless Keyhole Fit & Flare Dress for $88. It was fine but too short. I would have been tempted to keep it if it was longer and a more interesting color. I feel like it is just boring. 
The keyhole detail was fun though. 

I feel like of the 5 fixes I got only one of them was amazing. Two others were good and the other two were terrible. I was hoping it really did get better with time. So, for now, I don't have any fixes scheduled and I'm considering trying Front Door Fashion. Does anyone have any experience with that? How you you all feeling about Stitch Fix? Should I give them another shot? I absolutely LOVE the idea of getting a surprise box of clothes at your door. It just hasn't worked out as well in practice as I had hoped. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


I frequently get asked why my kids and I match. Our outfits are often coordinated to the point that we look like we are getting our family pictures taken. I never plan it (unless we are getting family pictures taken) but somehow it just happens. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I buy all of the clothes for the kids so I choose things that I like. Calder does have veto power but thankfully he doesn't like shopping, so he doesn't complain too much.

So, just the other day I kept thinking that Colette had the cutest outfit on. I realized midway through the afternoon that I have a very similar outfit. So, the next day I wore it. Yes, I took inspiration from my 2 year old's outfit but I love the way it turned out. Maybe I should do this more.

Saturday, November 1, 2014


I was contacted recently by Chairish, a cool vintage furniture website. I honestly hadn't heard about Chairish before our email exchange but after spending LOTS of time on the site I am thrilled to tell you about it.

Chairish is basically a place for you to buy and sell furniture and housewares. There are great vintage pieces, leftover designer deals and lots of fun things to look at. As I was looking at their site I was thinking how fun it would be to use some of these pieces in my master bedroom. I have a strong mid century modern preference that unfortunately Jason doesn't share. He is far more contemporary. So, as I was looking around, I thought I would basically design my dream bedroom. It looks a lot like this. 

All of the above pieces are available on the Chairish website. It was so fun to do this little project. I especially love the clock which is unfortunately not available anymore. Here are links to the items that are still available that I've featured.


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