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What I've Been Wearing

It's been forever since I've sat down and put together one of these posts. I'm still taking outfit pictures, though. My family is so sweet; they pose almost every Sunday for family outfit picture; I'm much better at posting those on Instagram.


This outfit is two dresses layered on top of each other. Both of them where thrift finds. I love the pattern on the top dress, but it's a little too short for me to wear comfortably. 

My mother-in-law works at Banana Republic and she picked up this coat for me at a steal of a deal. I adore it; it's warm enough for hiking with the kids but also a bit dressy.



These two dresses ↑↓ are both from Antropologie. The one above is several years old. The one below  I picked up last summer. You can probably tell that I'm a sucker for bright colors, flowers, and texture. 

I always get complements on my gold shoes. They are actually a DIY.  Almost eight years ago Jeremy and I where in Florence (he was teaching an architecture studio) and I splurged on some oxfords. They are seriously some of most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. Unfortunately, one day I spilt peanut butter oil on them. I tried everything I could think of to get it out but nothing worked...luckily, glitter covers a multitude of sins. 



One of my favorite finds of 2017 was the Etsy shop, Bumbleebuck Vintage. The owner is super sweet, her pieces are darling, and prices are affordable. This is where I found the above dress and the one below. 


This dress has some serious 80's sleeves. I debated about it for awhile, but we've already talked about my love for bright colors and flowers. So far I've  always layered it with a jacket or sweater; maybe, one day I'll be brave enough to completely embrace it's 80's vibe. 


The outfit below is actually from my own 'vintage' collection...this is a combination I would wear all the time in college. The sweater has never been packed away; I think it will always be one of my favorites. I had put the skirt up with some other clothes I'm saving for Little Lady. This winter, however, I had the urge to get it back down again. I guess I'm just not ready to give up cargo pockets and corduroy. 



This sweater is also one my mother-in-law picked up at Banana Republic. It's super comfy and is currently on sale. The skirt is a thrift find. 


If I'm not in dress or a skirt I'm usually in leggings...or pajamas. I wore some blue jeans a couple weeks back and the reactions I got from my friends were hilarious...you'd of thought I was in ballgown or something. Both the shirts above are from thredUp. The leggings are from VS and the boots are a Goodwill find. 


Yesterday, Little Lady and I went to the American Girl store with some friends to celebrate birthdays. Two of Little Lady's best friends have birthdays just a couple weeks after hers. They also all have hand-me-down American Girl dolls: Felicity, Samantha, and Kristen. These are the outfits we wore for the celebration. Little Lady's new favorite color is turquoise; I think she likes the color because the word is so fun to say. Her and Felicity's dress is from Dollie and Me

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