• Book Reviews,  Fashion

    Book Review/Inspired Outfit: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

    Excuse the horrible photoshop. I was being lazy and trying to go fast. As you can see, I’ve just finished reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and it’s time for a review! I had planned to be inspired by one of the photographs other than the cover, but… did I mention lazy? As well, it’s probably the most recognizable of all of the images, seeing as it’s on the cover, and it’s the closest thing I have to an outfit out of any of the peculiars. So, here we are. I have actually been wanting to read this book ever since Salazar reviewed it, and I was not disappointed!…

  • Baby and Parenthood,  Fashion

    The Nerdy Mom

    Today, we are going to the drive-in movies on a date, without Asa — we usually take him with us and only stay for the first movie — and as I mentioned, we’re going to see E.T. and Back to the Future. So obviously, I have to wear this shirt, and I had to have my morning coffee out of this cup, which I painted for Mr. Owl, based on the image on my shirt. I’ve always wanted to do theme dressing, and this is probably the closest I’ve ever gotten. It’s nerdy, and I like it. I’m so, so happy that it is finally Friday; I feel like this…

  • Fashion

    The Power of Modesty

    So today in the parking lot at the grocery store, as I was crossing the parking lot from returning a cart, the van coming at me stopped to let me go past and, as I always do, I waved my thanks and headed straight on. But as I passed the open passenger’s side window of the van, a man’s voice called out “have a nice day!” and I glanced over to see him smiling appreciatively at me. I was wearing this outfit, minus the cardigan, with flat shoes. Just a regular girl. Oh, and glasses. And being the person that I am (aka, not rude, and not confrontational), I simply…

  • Fashion

    Mom Style: Leggings Are(n’t) Pants

    So I was always firmly on the side of “leggings are not pants” argument. You can totally be more creative than that, I thought. Skirts are just as easy. Dresses are just one piece. Even jeans can be okay, when styled nicely. And for the longest time, I looked at girls who wore leggings for pants with a certain amount of fashion disdain. They were so not trying hard enough. In my defense, most of the girls I see (except for bloggers) wearing leggings as pants tend to wear sheer leggings, leggings that are way too tight, and/or leggings that are just… not meant to be pants. I mean, I’ll…

  • Fashion,  Pregnancy

    Coming to a close

    Well, you guys, it’s the last day of the year! And what better way to end the year than with a fabulous dress? Sunday Millie sent me this adorable 60’s number, and I LOVE it! My husband is skeptical about the fabric– it’s a mixture of satiny and rough — but I told him it doesn’t matter. The pattern is cute, I happen to like the fabric, and it’s one of those awesome tent dresses that can be belted for shape, or left flowing if you’re feeling lazy. I keep thinking I should be writing a deep and thoughtful look back at the year on this last day of 2013,…