The Fault in our Plaids

The Fault in our Plaids | The Fault in our Plaids | www.eccentricowl.comI realize that at its core, this outfit is basically the same thing as yesterday’s outfit — you know, animal-print beigey and black shirt, plaid wool pleated skirt — but the thing is… I don’t really care. Because if we’re being honest, I’ve been awake since 5:26am, I don’t actually remember the last time I showered, we watched the last half of Lilo and Stitch before 8:30am, I’m on my third cup of coffee today, I’m wearing clashing jewelry (silver earrings, gold brooch), and I’m currently feeding my child snacks off the floor while I blog.

Mom life, you guys. At its finest. The Fault in our Plaids | www.eccentricowl.comThe Fault in our Plaids | www.eccentricowl.comBesides which, I am really addicted to skirts like this; this is one of three I own that are practically identical aside from color scheme. I don’t know that I’ve ever worn this one, due to being pregnant last fall and winter, and I think I bought it sometime right before I knew I was pregnant.Ā  The Fault in our Plaids | www.eccentricowl.comThe Fault in our Plaids | www.eccentricowl.comThe Fault in our Plaids | Days like this are the one where I want to curl up with a book all day, uninterrupted, in fluffy pajamas with a perfect cup of coffee, and do absolutely nothing. But, you know, I have a baby to take care of and those days are pretty much gone. Not that IĀ really mind; I love being a mother. There are just those days. Everyone has them.Ā  The Fault in our Plaids | www.eccentricowl.comThe Fault in our Plaids | www.eccentricowl.comĀ  Speaking of books, though, I currently have five in my house that I need to read in five weeks (I thought I would have six books, but no… I’m bad at counting.) This morning, despite already being 1/4 of the way into two books, I opened up The Fault in our Stars.

And since we’re already being honest in this post, I’m just going to come out and say it: I love John Green, but I already don’t like the book. And I’m not even through the first chapter. I’ll save a full review for when I finish it, because there’s every possibility that it will grow on me, but… I don’t know, you guys. The Fault in our Plaids | It’s just so… depressed annoyed teenager. I don’t really like Hazel’s narration much. But hey, I am not and never was an annoyed-with-life, cancer-ridden teen, so I can’t really relate to that whole rebellious phase. I didn’t have one. Anyway! I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt and hope that I like it by the end, but I’m just warning you, if you’re looking forward to my reviewing that book, don’t be surprised if my view isn’t adoring. The Fault in our Plaids | The Fault in our Plaids | www.eccentricowl.comThe Fault in our Plaids | www.eccentricowl.comIs it just me that finds some humor in wearing a bird brooch with a cat shirt and earrings? If I had something dog or mouse, I would have worn that, too. I would have loved a good cat-and-mouse pun in my clothing, but this was the best I could do.

The Fault in our Plaids |

Vintage skirt | thrifted shirt, belt, and brooch | JC Penney boots | grandma’s scarf | mom-made hat | H&M earrings

And that is all my tired mom brain has for you today! Asa and I are going to cuddle, watch a Disney movie, and take a nap.(Okay, he’s going to take a nap. I’m going to read.)

Happy Tuesday!

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  • Salazar

    Love the scarf, and the brooch is the perfect touch (but then again I always love the brooches.)

    I can’t get into The Fault in Our Stars either. It’s not my kind of books, it’s not even the kind of books I’m willing to be open-minded for (dying teens, sappy romance, ugh.) Not to mention that the film adaptation got Shailene Woodley in it and she’s on my “irrational hate” list, so… no.

  • Heather Gwinn

    Cute outfit, really love your top! Everything is so beautiful and green there. Ahh I’m such a sucker for Washington.

    I can’t see myself reading The Fault in our Stars. I saw previews for the movie and meh it’s not for me. Plus I really don’t like sad stories, especially about illnesses. But that’s the hypocrondraic in me lol! I’m a sappy sucker for romances with a fantacy twist.


  • Marlen

    I thought the EXACT same thing when i started fault within our stars, and then i didnt pick it up for another six months. but don’t lose faith, it gets really really good towards chapter two and then you’re completely hooked. i knew what was going to happen and i *Still* cried like a baby. trust me, just keep at it šŸ™‚

    xo marlen
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  • CiCi Marie

    This is a lovely fall/autumn look – I love a check skirt! And I really want to get into wearing long skirts with knee length boots, it’s working so well for you here.

    Such a shame you’re not loving The Fault in Our Stars though – I actually really loved this book. It’s probably now in my top 20 of all time, maybe even top 10. Hazel is a bit grating, but then I think I probably was as a teenager so I didn’t mind that too much! CC x

  • Katie

    Um, so I just caught up on your posts from this week and you are KILLING me with these plaid skirts! I have been looking for a plaid wool skirt for ages but for some reason all I find are ones with a teeny tiny waist measurement, which is not gonna happen. This one in particular has such a pretty color scheme. You look absolutely lovely! And yay kitty print!! So adorable.
    Haha, the way you described your day in your first paragraph cracked me up, I don’t have kids, but I can live vicariously through my sister (who has three boys under the age of 6) and say how incredibly special mother’s are šŸ™‚

  • By The Shore, Life & Style

    Love everything about this post. The sweater is adorable, I’m a sucker for plaid and can’t get enough of scarves and knit hats. And owl mugs!! <3 Hope you're having a fab day… and haha, love it, mom moments at their finest for sure!! šŸ˜‰

  • Sarah Whiting

    I LOVE this outfit, so much. I really do need you to be my personal shopper/stylist. Please? Okay, thanks. You’re so sweet! šŸ˜‰

    Anyway, I adore the pun in your accessories/clothing ensemble. I cannot wait to read your review of The Fault in our Stars. I haven’t read it yet, but the movie was incredible and heartbreaking and I ugly cried through about half of it and for a long while afterward.

  • Bri

    Charming outfit and sense of style. šŸ™‚ I’ve never read John Green but don’t plan to. I’m not a trends in YA person. I like your way of writing.

  • Desarae

    I adore this outfit…I love the hat and scarf- their colors are gorgeous and they make your eyes pop! These pictures are just so pretty…and those mushrooms!!! Ahhk! Cute! Everything about this post made me smile. šŸ™‚