Karina Resort: Vacation for the holidays

Happy Friday!

I have been eagerly waiting to share these photos for a few weeks now. It is always a pleasure to work with Karina Dresses, and when they approached me to ask if I would be interested in being part of promoting their new Resort line of prints, I very happily said yes! While Washington in the winter is nowhere near what one might think of when one thinks “Resort,” I think the prints in this collection are enough to cheer up any wintery drabness going on! I am here to prove that Karina Dresses absolutely work for any style and any weather.

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Matching yellow florals and being fearless on the internet.

A month ago, my husband and I celebrated our fifth anniversary. You saw photos from the weekend trip we took, and now, finally, I’m sharing the matching outfits I made for us! I had forgotten we had even taken photos of my skirt and his shirt, probably because he was too cold to brave no jacket or scarf for these photos. But when I came across them again, I got excited.

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2017 Style Recap

Happy New Year! I  had hoped to get this post up on December 31 but I did not start searching through my outfits far enough in advance so a January 1st post it is! I don’t remember if I did a style recap of 2016, but I know that the last time I did this, a lot of you enjoyed it and I love looking through my archives to see what I wore and how I changed over the year. And 2017, I feel, was a year full of changes for my personal style!

So without further ado, let’s delve into my archives and take a look at my personal favorite outfits of 2017!

January

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January of 2017 was the beginning of my attempts to be come more and more “historically accurate” vintage. As you can see from these four outfits, my hair and outfits became more solidly rooted in the 40’s and 50’s, and knowing where I am now, I have to giggle a little bit because I knew even then that I felt just a bit too costumey for my own personal life. But I have to say, while I have, for the most part, realized that being a full-on vintage babe is not for me, I do still love creating era-specific looks and they’ll probably pop up from time to time. Especially that hair!

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White Christmas (And how to stay warm in the winter)

The last time it snowed for Christmas in Washington was nine years ago. I don’t remember too much about that Christmas, but in nine years so many things have changed! I started this blog not too long after that; it was the year I challenged myself to wear skirts all the time in the winter. I discovered I was allergic to cats (which broke my heart, because I had a cat at the time) and thankfully a short time later remedied that with a few treatments. We lived in Mississippi and, for a short time Colorado; I started my favorite job as a barista, moved on to being a secretary, met my husband, had two kids, fell in love with writing again…. and now here I am!

My style has progressed massively from then to now. This year alone I feel like I went through several phases before finally, finally figuring out what my style is.

I cannot wait to do a style recap of this year, to look over my favorite outfits of the year and see how I’ve changed.

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Merry Christmas

I hope you all have a blessed Christmas! Since I won’t be posting tomorrow or Monday (hello, Christmas day!) I though I’d share our Christmas card a little bit early. We plan to celebrate with my parents in the morning, then my in-laws in the afternoon, and tomorrow, Christmas Eve, is my father-in-law’s birthday! SO many celebrations going on!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Much love,

Kristina