Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Outfits: Fantastic Mrs. Fox

Outfit Details:
Dress: Modcloth (on sale) (gift from the Mr.)
Scarf, Brooch, Shoes: Vintage, thrifted
Cardi & Bag: Target

Why hello there darlings, 

I'm finally back after some long overdue recouping time from the youth Fine Arts Festival that me and my team of teens put so many blood, sweat, and tears into the past several months.  I'm sad to report that our drama team did not make it on to the national level, but not to fret, every last one of the students did an amazingly awesome job, had the time of their lives participating and really, that's all that counts, right?  It's funny how when you are around people for so long, you kind of start to become like a family.  No complaints from me.  

Speaking of fine arts...this is pretty much so what I wear to these competitions.  A comfy dress, bright colors, comfy shoes and most likely a quirky print.  I mean, I hanging with teenagers and so this ol' gal, needs a little something to feel young and fresh and super fantastic and in my case, an outfit like this is where it's at. Enough said.  

How about you?  If you are ever around students, how do you tend to dress?

Have one fantastic day my friends...love bunches, 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Outfits: A Bug's Life

Outfit Details:
Blouse (Gap), Bag (Vintage), and Shoes (Vintage): Thrifted
Necklace: Gift from the Mr.
Hat: Modcloth, Gift from mom
Tights: Modcloth

Hello, hello there, 

Just a little pop in to say hello, while the wee fam and I are currently hanging out in Philly while the Mr. was invited to speak at several classes at the University we graduated from.  It's always fun to get out of town for a bit, but I will admit as it's been commonplace for us lately, I've definitely tired of living out of a suitcase, ya know?  On a brighter note, I will always welcome any alone time that the Mr. and I can spend together!   

Anyhow, this time around I've packed mostly thrifted or gifted items which I will admit, gives me a sense of satisfaction to know that under $20 was spent putting this look together.  I was ever so lucky as a duck that the very sweet Taylor, of Nothing but a Pigeon, was cleaning out her wardrobe and offered up this cheery eyelety orange frock for grabs.  Of course I grabbed it!  Along with that I had the best week ever of thrift finds which included this bug covered blouse and authentic Danish clogs circa the 70s.  Yeah, score for me!

Which brings me to this point: As new dresses are making there way into shop windows and gracing the pages of our favorite clothing sites, it's hard not to become tempted to drop some dough.  However I'm sticking to my guns and refraining from buying things I truly don't need, thrifting as much as I can, and occasionally shopping sales.  How about you?  Do you find yourself purchasing a new wardrobe with the change of the season or do you pinch your pennies and buy secondhand?

Do share!

Love Bunches, 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Outfits: Snow Houses

Outfit Details:
Dress: A Beautiful Mess for Modcloth (gift from the Mr.)
Hat, Cardi, Belt, Brooch: Vintage, thrifted
Tights: We Love Colors
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Hello darlings, 

Well I'm certainly thrilled that this much snow is no longer covering the ground on my tiny little side of the mountain.  Yes!  I think I'm counting the days til I start seeing blossoms on the trees once again.  It's actually kind of hard to believe how quickly it all has melted over the past couple days when all winter long, my yard was covered in a blanket of white.  

Anyhoo, another busy week has passed me by and I beyond excited tonight to hit the road to see a concert with the Mr. and a group of our friends.  It's just the kind of get-away this gal needs as things are hustle and bustle preparing for the next round of Fine Arts with the youth drama team that I coach.  So for now, I'm keeping it brief, signing off and putting the day on pause as I prepare to hit the open road and enjoy some good music and good company.

Until next time...
Love Bunches, 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Outfits: Summer Daze

Shirt, Bag, Shoes: Vintage - thrifted
Scarf: Modcloth
Shorts: UO

Hello and happy friday darlings!

No, I'm not on vacation.  Gosh, do I wish I was though!  It may be safe to say that my little home on this mountainside has endured it's last bad snow of the winter season...ok, so probably wishful thinking considering where I live, but I'm keeping a sunny outlook, ya know?  So as it goes, I was looking back through the archives and stumbled across this post of photos that never got published and boy was I ever in the mood to throw on a pair of sandals, shorts, and tie up my top again.  

Anyways, last September, the little fam and ventured yet again down to Hilton Head Island for a week of sand and sun.  This is pretty much what it looked like.  French pastries for breakfast watching the sunrise, morning bike rides under the palm trees, long days at the beach, lunch by the pool, seafood dinners, and evening strolls and trips for gelatos...yep perfect and a definite contrast to every day normal life.  As winter has been very busy and a little rough, I pretty much so dream of weeks like this with plenty of blue skies, no stress, and living at a very slow pace.   Don't we all?

So there you have, I'm in a summer daze looking out my window at the white winter snow as I grip my cup of coffee tightly to keep my hands warm.  I'm surely counting down the days til spring, tying up my tops and baring my legs once again.

Wishing you simplicity and sunshine for the weekend ahead,
Love bunches, 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Outfits: Frosted Donut

 Outfit Details:
Sweater: Target
Blouse: Vintage for sale in shop
Skirt: Gap
Hat: eBay
Bag & Belt: Vintage, thrifted
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Hello darlings, 

I'm back after a very long weekend of Fine Arts festivalling (yes I realize this is not a word), and extremely thrilled to report that my teams made it on to the next level of the festival which is held in early spring.  Hooray!  Of course there is plenty of work to be done to get my drama teams in ship-shape, but for now I am taking the week to decompress and take it very slow.  For me this means catching up on some of my favorites (Downton Abbey anyone?) and drinking lots of cups of rose tea under mounds of blankets because this 30 degree below windchill is not not my flavor...but you know what is?  Frosted donuts!  I'm staring at this one on my sweater right now wishing that I was feasting on it's sugary goodness.  Oh my!

As for everything else, my oldest little man turned five and a batman themed celebration we did have!  It's hard to believe that I have a 5 year old on my hands now.  Geezoo, time does fly.  

So that is it.  I'm pretty dull and boring at the moment and perfectly content to crawl under that blanket that is calling my name and watch Lord Grantham in action.  Haha, call me a nut, but I totally have a crush on him!

Until next time...
Love Bunches,

Friday, February 13, 2015

Outfits: Wise Owl

Outfit Details:
Dress & Hat: Modcloth, gift from the Mr.
Shoes & Bag: Thrifted

Happy Friday and Happy Valentine's weekend darlings! 

This time of year always finds me a bit preoccupied and far far away from the internet as I'm busy as a honey bee.   For me it's Fine Arts season - which means I'm up to my hats writing dramas and working with students on both drama and musical presentations for a local Fine Arts Festival we participate in.  Definitely a tad grueling as students have been in and out of my house almost every day of the week for the past month or so, but more so, a whole lot of fun and creativity blooming is on my side of the mountain, so I simply could not complain.   Yes, I do love this time of year despite the mounds of snow that sit in my front yard.  

Anyhow, these days find me craving comfort & practicality over cuteness, donning oversized sweaters, boots, and skinnies rather than the normal dress and tights uniform I tend to gravitate to quite frequently. Um yeah, it's rather hard to be teaching students drama parts in a dress when you are up and down, bending over, crawling on the ground...etc etc.  No one needs a free show - especially 13 year old boys...yikes.  However on days out and about I will take the opportunity to slip into a dress - and this owl print one is really taking the cake for me as of late.  Thanks to the Mr. who picked it out for me last year as one of my bday gifts.  

Enough chit chat.  The weekend is here and I'm ready to celebrate.  How about you?

Catch up with you later!
Love Bunches, 


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