Friday, December 17, 2010

Everyone's dancing merrily in a new old fashioned way

Outfit Details:

top and leggings - H&M, cardigan - Gap, watch - Kenneth Cole, boots - Frye

This morning Maya sang in her first holiday concert with all her classmates. It was adorable, hilarious and made me smile and laugh so hard that I had tears in my eyes. They sang their little hearts out, and you can tell that they'd been practicing very hard. For a bunch of 3 to 5 year olds, I was so impressed by how many songs they sang, the variety (everything from Rudolph to "O Canada" to "This Little Heart of Mine") and their focus.

All in all, one of my best memories to date. I feel extremely lucky to have Maya in this school. There are less than 30 kids in her school (12 in her class) and 4 teachers. And you can tell all the teachers enjoy and love their job so much.

For the past year, I'd been hankering for an oversize round men's style watch.  I considered buying the Michael Kors version, but hesitated over spending so much on a trend item.  While the watch itself is classic, I doubt that I would wear it once the trend was over.  I am just not a watch person.

Then a few weeks ago, we re-did our den and I came across DH's old Kenneth Cole watch.  It was perfect.  P.E.R.F.E.C.T.  I love the gunmetal, the oversize face and clean design.  I asked if I could have it, and DH (knowing he was saving our household the cost of an MK watch) happily agreed.  I took it last weekend to get resized and a new battery put in, and we've been inseparable ever since.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Outfit Details:

sweater and necklace - Joe Fresh, cami and skirt - Old Navy, tights - Roots, boots - Fraco Sarto

I spotted this recently on the Old Navy sale rack when I was buying some fleece lined pants for Maya to wear to school. I actually own the gray/black version of this from last year, and get a ton of compliments on them. When I saw that Old Navy had the mauve version... on sale... in my size... for under $10. Well, 'nuff said.

Friday, December 3, 2010

My boyfriend's back

Outfit Details:

shirt - Lapis (via Winners), skirt - H&M, belt - Forever 21, boots - Fraco Sarto, necklace - Joe Fresh

This season, I've been loving the look of the silky boyfriend shirt. I spotted this one in the clearance rack of Winners while I was hunting for stuff for the home. (I also found a slipper chair for our bedroom, and a gorgeous cabinet for our main floor hallway. I did good... holla!) I loved the metallic sheen and the loose, drapey fit, and I can see it tucked into a pencil skirt or belted over skinny jeans -- definitely a versatile addition to the closet.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Unearthed from my closet

Outfit Details:

blouse - Filene's Basement, skirt - H&M, sweater - Banana Republic, boots - Frye

Todays outfit is composed of three items which haven't seen the light of day for years. I purchased each of the pieces approximately 6-7 years ago, and threw them into the back of my closet shortly after having Maya. (Read: I was depressed that my favourite work horses of my wardrobe were too small for my post-baby weight.)

Last night, I was leafing through my skirts and this one caught my eye. I grabbed the blouse and sweater, and voila... instant outfit with almost no effort or thought.

And I like it.

And I feel good in it.

And I did it through shopping in my closet.

Don't you just LOVE that?
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