Skip to main content

What I've Been Wearing

Before I had kids I had never been able to curl my hair. In high school I tried lots of devices and products and could never get a curl/wave to stay more than an hour.  One of the results of pregnancy for me, though, is that my hair is now a bit thicker and actually has some texture. I just started adding some waves a couple months back and like how it looks. I'm, however, out of practice and rarely have a lot time alone in the bathroom (kids!) so I don't get to do it as often as I'd like and am still mastering the technique. 

cowl: gift/diy (similar $55), shirt: old, belt: thrift, skirt: thrift (similar $110),
shoes: dsw (similar $37)

This dress is an old one for Anthropologie. My mother-in-law took the hem down a bit for me a couple years back. However, it still feels a little too short to wear with out tights - kids make short hemlines more complicated. With some thick sweater tights, though, it feels presentable - you at least won't be able see anything if I happen to bend over in too much of a hurry. 

cardigan: vintage/thrift (similar $50 or $60), dress: anthrpologie,  necklace: f21 (similar $13)
earrings: charming charlies, tights: target (similar $12), shoes: gift (same)

It's gotten really cold here again. When I'm not layering tights, I prefer cords; they are so much warmer than jeans!

cardigan: vs (similar $48) shirt: old navy (similar $25), pants: h&m (similar $93 or $40),
boots: old navy (same)

Want more? Check out these link parties to see lots of other ladies having fun with their clothes: Watch What I'm Wearing,  Monday MingleTotally PostedStyle Sessions,  What I Wore Wednesdayand Favorite Fashion Friday.   


  1. Loving the gorgeous jewel tones you've been rockin'!

  2. you're adorable
    I love the braid in your hair and the color of your skirt. and pretty much everything in the other pictures.

  3. Love that first look with the blues and green. Looks fantastic!!! Stopping by from WIWW :)

    - Emily @

  4. That is so crazy that your hair got thicker and wavier after you had kids. I haven't had kids, but I hope that happens to me too :)

    I love that pretty anthro dress!

    1. I know a lot of women report thicker hair while pregnant but for some reason my just didn't seem to fall out - which is good because it was pretty thin before :) Keeping my fingers crossed that the same thing happens to you too.

  5. i love your choice of prints! great outfits! :)

    Found your post via Favorite Fashion Friday link up... hope you stop by and let me know your thoughts on my outfit. :)

    Rhea, Et Cetera - trench coat & coral


Post a Comment

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment - you make me smile :)

Popular posts from this blog

Preschool Syllabus: Dr. Seuss

Normally I'd do a Dr. Seuss unit in March around his birthday. We had to do one now though because on Saturday Big Buddy and I going on a date to a Dr. Seuss exhibit. The exhibit is only at the museum until January and I'm afraid if we don't go now we might not get the chance.

We are of course reading lots of Dr. Seuss's books. A great advatage to studying Dr. Seuss in November rather than March is that all his books were available at the library. I also found a great children's biography which is perfect for preschoolers.

 We've read it a couple times and Big Buddy loves reciting all the facts he's learned


LEARNING "TRAYS" -I rotate these, setting out about four a day from which the boy's can choose.

Paint Chip Word Families

We haven't been doing a ton of school work this summer but we have tried to fit in a little reading practice everyday. We are currently working our way through Bob Books and The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading - I  highly recommend both. I saw this idea for paint chip word families on Pinterest several months ago and knew it would be one we'd have to try. I changed it up a little bit so that the the strips pulled through the word family cards.  

My supplies: large white paint chips, various colors of paint chips, sharpie, scissors, and an x-acto knife
 Step 1: Because my colored paint chips were so wide I folded and cut them in half.

Step 2: In the center of the white paint-chip, use the x-acto knife to cut two openings, at the top and bottom of the white square, the width of the color strip. 

Step 3: Use the sharpie to write letters on paint chips (a list of word families can be found here
Step 4: Pull strip through word family card 

 Step 5: Have fun readi…

A Little Red Cardboard Barn

We've finished our farm unit and are moving on to a new theme tomorrow - but before we do I wanted share the barn we made.

The wooden farm animals came with a beautiful handmade ark that we gave Big Buddy for Christmas a couple years ago.  I would someday love to have a wood barn but it's currently not in the budget. So in the mean time we decided to improvise and make our own. 

I stumbled upon this perfectly sized milk box (4 gallons per box) while subbing and thought it would be sturdy enough to handle play. Hubandie and the boys used an x-acto knife and wood glue to build a barn shape.

We then painted with a basic primer and outlined a window and a door with painters tape.

Big Buddy however insisted that we add more windows so it looked like the barn in our book The Big Red Barn. He even brought the book over so we'd know exactly how to do it :) 

Once everything was taped I let the boys paint the barn with rollers and washable, red tempera paint.

The boys really enjoye…