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The weather has been all over the place lately. One day its freezing and windy (here) another it's 60 degrees and I'm enjoying the park! This outfit was all about being cozy for an 8 year old's birthday party. Even though it was chilly outside I decided to wear these mules to add some fun to the look, the party was inside, after-all! I've been favoring my easier to wear jeans but decided to make a statement with these patchwork jeans from Free People.

Purple Coat: Greylin Longline Shirt Jacket in purple (Anthropologie)

Sweater: Abercrombie & Fitch

Jeans: Free People 'Jax' Patchwork Jeans

Shoes: Splendid Harvest Mules in Tiger/Cheetah Print (eBay)

FlatSocks /co

Sunglasses: Gucci Aviators (bought in Rome)

Hat: Kensington Palace gift shop



I really need to start wearing all my blazers again. I have so many and can't get rid of them because they all hold such special memories and are just plain pretty! I mostly stopped wearing them because I don't go out to many "events" these days and wearing a blazer to the grocery store on the weekend feels funny. But I'm just going to go for it now! They're outerwear, so they're practical for this chilly weather This is one of my more recent blazers, bought for $36 in early 2019. Probably one of my last blazer purchases because I made myself stop buying them.

Blazer: Sandro burgundy double breasted blazer (Roundabout Resale)

Striped Top: Splendid 'Duke' striped pullover c/o Shopbop

Jeans: Everlane high-rise skinny jean in mid-blue

Ankle Boots: Candie's "ChiChi" Faux Suede Platform Heeled Boots c/o Kohl's 

Bag: Dark Purple Chloé Faye (eBay)

Whoops! Had a bit of a dry spell for posts there, didn't we? I've had a busy past few weeks and haven't had my usual weekends to take outfit photos.  For the 4th of July we went on our annual camping trip to Vermont and this past weekend we took a last minute trip to the beach in New Jersey with Christian's brother. We took photos a couple weekends ago but then the following week was crazy so Christian didn't have time to edit them.


I wore this to run a bunch of errands on a Saturday morning before heading to my parents to wash and wax my new car with Dad. Yep, huuuuge update! After 11 years I finally got a new (used) car! Long story short-ish: 


We downgraded to 1 car in May when Christian sold his to his brother for his niece. We planned on Christian getting a(n electric) car first, but the ones he want (also used) are insanely overpriced due to shortages so he's going to wait a few months to see if they go back to their true value.  My Cobalt is 16 years old so it's not the most spritley. We had to repair it last month so it would pass an emissions test. It's also going to need new tires so we don't want to drive it much to avoid any more costly repairs/etc.


I've been thinking about getting a Mini since my Mom got hers years ago but never though I would actually do it. I got super lucky and found a used 2018 in the color I wanted with super low mileage and had to do it! (I wanted a purple one but they haven't made Minis in the shade I want since 2005)

Sadly this means even less clothes shopping than I'm already doing since I have a car payment for the first time in my life...YIKES! (I got the Cobalt very cheap in 2010 without a loan.) Fingers crossed I can do a few big payments and pay it off early like I did with my student loans. I'm not a fan of debt so this is very weird for me.

Dress: Splendid Zebra Print Dress (NETAPORTER

Sandals: Malu c/o Marshalls

Bag: Purple Prada Cahier in Viola (Rebag via Vestiaire Collective)

Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika' c/o Shopbop


Apparently Splendid loved this print so much they made it in multiple pieces! I bought my Mom pants in this print for Mother's Day quite a few years ago, we've definitely twinned while on vacation. Shop a bunch I found below.

Christian and I braved the freezing temperatures last Saturday to take these photos in between all our errands for the day. Everything was in the car except for photos so I basically froze just for the blog. We started our morning at Home Depot curbside pickup for soil, then headed to take photos on the way to the grocery store for some sale purchase. To reward us for completing our tasks we got lunch at Wendy's.


I wanted to put the focus on my super fun Splendid Harvest mules so I opted for a simple black sweater and cropped jeans to really show them off. Obviously it was a little cold for them outside but a perfect outfit for indoors.


Everyone knows I'm a sucker for leopard print, but what you may not know is Christian loves tiger print (and hates leopard...gasp!!) so when I saw these shoes had both of our favorite animal prints I had to get them. As I shared in my January wardrobe update, I missed out on them the first time around because I was waiting for a better sale price. After they sold out I followed a few pairs on eBay and waited until one went down to just over $25 to pounce (if you'll pardon the pun.)


Sweater: Everlane 'the cashmere crop v-neck', Jeans: Everlane high-rise skinny jean in mid-blue, Shoes: Splendid Harvest Mules in Tiger/Cheetah Print (eBay, boot version), Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium shoulder bag in Nile Shark Embossed Leather (Bag, Borrow or Steal) Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika' c/o Shopbop, Rings: Sofia Zakia wedding rings and others c/o Aurate, Necklace: Shashi Princess Leia Necklace c/o Shopbop



A new year, a fresh wardrobe update. I did pretty well last year thanks to a bunch of Shopbop gift cards through my partnership with them from the end of 2019 and the first couple months of 2020. That partnership was paused because of the virus and I don't know if/when it will come back but I do still have some gift cards to spend! Hopefully that means I won't be spending as much of my "real" money.


I wasn't planning on making any purchases this month but my blog friend of over 10 years, Jamie-Lee of Mademoiselle, finally launched her clothing line - mīere the label! It's a children's line but she also made a few sweaters for mom's to match their little ones! Obviously I had to buy one of the women's sweaters to 1. Support a friend and 2. Because they're going to be a perfect basic!


It won't arrive until next month, but I'll be sure to do a post to let you all know what I think! But with Jamie behind it I know it will be perfect. She is obsessed with finding perfect basics so I have no doubt in her ability to create her own line.


Then the next day I got an eBay notification that a pair of mules I've been following for over a year were discounted heavily down to $26 so I pounced (pun intended) on those bad boys! They're - new in box! - half tiger print and half cheetah print mules by Splendid. I had them on my Shopbop wishlist for a long time but they never got cheap enough for me to buy them (once they did my size was sold out.) 


THE (modified) RULES

  1. Be mindful of purchases 
  2. Quality over quantity
  3. Basics are best




  1. *NEW!* mīere the label Women’s Cotton Knit Sweater in Terracotta ($68.87 including shipping)

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  1. *NEW!* Splendid Harvest Mules in Tiger/Cheetah Print - also here ($25.80 via eBay, retail $118, used ad money)


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Gifted from Brands:

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Spent in January: $68.87

Spent in 2021: $68.87

Sadly I only have photos of my Christmas Eve outfit this year because Christian and I forgot to take photos on Christmas in all the craziness, whoops!  We had a bit of a wild end to 2019 so there aren't as many outfit photos to share as I would like. Might be a little slow on here while we get back into the swing of things! (Darn regular jobs getting in the way of hobbies!)

Striped Top: Splendid 'Duke' striped pullover c/o Shopbop (shop more Splendid), Leather Skirt: Sienna Style (Coco's on the Green, shop more leather skirts), Leopard Pumps: Cole Haan 'Chelsea' Ocelot Print Pump (Roundabout), Tights c/o Wolford Merino Tights

Last weekend I attended a special preview of The Content Lab at West Hartford Coworking. For $60 an hour you can rent this room at West Hartford Coworking for all your blogging needs. They have equipment for podcasting, photos, video and more. The space is super bright and full of natural light. (and how cool is the glass pod?! Perfect for private phone calls.)

They're hosting a Holiday party there this Friday night and it is open to the community so you don't have to be a blogger to go! If you'd like to attend you can purchase tickets here.

Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures with my blazer on, but imagine this oversized burgundy blazer over the top of this. So 70s. But I wore my new Splendid striped top for the occasion and got a few compliments! It's sooo soft and I'm in love with the color combination.

Striped Top: Splendid 'Duke' striped pullover c/o Shopbop (shop more Splendid), Flare Jeans: Free People (shop more Free People), Booties: Tabitha Simmons 'Elisa' for Runway to Green via Roundabout Resale (shop more Tabitha Simmons boots), Bag: Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Sac D'Epaule (HauteTrader)

Photos by Lydia, Nonee and myself

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