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    Collectif Tartan in the Snow

    It finally snowed here. Our first (and probably last!) snow of the year has been absolutely beautiful and, as I write this, is not over. I will never not take photos in the snow. For me, since we don’t get snow often, there’s something so magical about it! Yesterday I wore this gorgeous plaid Collectif tartan dress, and it’s the perfect weight for all of the cold weather. With a double layer of tights, some warm Maurice’s furry boots, and a cape, I felt quite toasty despite the extreme weather. dress, Collectif here or similar here || cape, old (similar) || brooch, vintage (similar) || Tights, We Love Colors ||…

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    A Heart Shaped Beret for Galentines Day In!

    It’s Galentine’s Day In! Over on Instagram, my forever Best Blogging Friend Sara — whom you all should know as In a Nutshell Blog — and I are hosting a “Galentine’s Day In” event. In short, we’re inviting all our favorite gal-pals to post their favorite outfits, tag some people they love, and celebrate friendship. There’s no limit to who can join so if you read this blog post before you see my #galentinesdayin post, go join! We’re so overhelmed with love for all the people posting already! Dress, Vintage (same one here!) || Beret, c/o Merionberry’s Menagerie here || Cape, vintage (similar here) || shoes, Chase and Chloe Here 

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    The Pretty Dress Company Tartan for Christmas Eve

    Merry Christmas Eve! I am now applying for the part of Mother Christmas. 😉 When I realized that this vintage 1970s plaid cape matched my dream dress from The Pretty Dress Company in Tartan, I had to put them together. This morning we woke up to a delightfully frosty (and freezing) morning. What better time to properly photograph a dress I’d been dreaming of for ages than now? I have realized that, despite some financial hardships, this year has been remarkably nice to me so far as finding a lot of dream pieces. There’s the Collectif Pearl coat, several Miss Candyfloss Dresses, some BAIT shoes… this year I have learned to…

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    The Collectif Pearl Coat || Kristina’s Coat of Dreams

    I first saw the Collectif Pearl Coat on Miss Victory Violet about six years ago. And immediately, I wanted it. As a curvier gal, it’s generally impossible to find true vintage princess cut coats that are my size – not because they don’t exist, but because they get snapped up so fast. And usually, they’re far out of my price range. The Pearl coat was also pretty expensive. At over $200, it wasn’t something I could just get immediately. For a few years I dreamed about buying it, and then the Pearl fell away from my memory as I made-do with other coats I’d gathered along the way. As you all…

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    Learning to Let Go

    A few days ago, I was feeling especially sad about my weight gain. You see, I had just finally come to terms with the fact that my absolute favorite vintage coat was never going to fit again, and I had listed it for sale. This coat was one I had kept in my closet for six years. I had found it before ever having kids, on one of our first day trips as a married couple. Not only was it nostalgic, it was everything I had ever wanted in a coat. Plaid, princess cut, hooded, basically perfect. But my body has changed and it was time to let go of…