Warming Up

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Skirt: Old Navy
Belt: Anthropologie
Shoes: Anthropologie Brass and Band Booties
Earrings: Anthropologie Cloudburst Chandeliers

"When I was young, lying in the grass, I felt so safe in a warming bath of sunlight." - Death Cab For Cutie

I actually wore this outfit today. Well, I say today, but by the time I post this it will probably be tomorrow. My last kid didn't fall asleep until 11pm, so I'm getting a late start on this. Anyway, the point is this outfit is pretty recent for a change. I didn't take outfit pictures at all last week due to the frigid temperatures, so I'm officially caught up. However, since the clock just ticked it's way to midnight while I was typing this, I'm now officially behind. Confused yet? I am.

I think it's safe to say that we have thawed out from the ice storm this weekend. The temperature reached 70 degrees today. I took advantage and broke out the peasant blouse I purchased during Anthro's holiday sale. I love a good peasant blouse, and this just might be my most favorite one ever. It has so many beautiful, muted colors in it which means it lends itself to going well with many items in my closet. This time I chose to go full on peasant style and pair it with a maxi skirt. I even braided my hair in a way that I thought complimented the look. Well, that, and it was day 4 of not washing my hair which meant I was going over my usual 3 day cycle, so I had to get creative with my dirty, greasy locks. 

As soon as I put this outfit on, I knew I wanted to take photos in a grassy field with the setting sun in the background. Don't ask me why. It's just where my crazy mind immediately went. Luckily, we were able to find a good spot this afternoon. I must say, I'm in love with these photos. That's why you're getting 8 of them this time. I couldn't bear to edit them down anymore. For the first time in a long time, I felt really inspired by this outfit and the photos. Just like many things in life, writing a blog and coming up with outfit photos on a day to day basis can get monotonous and boring. Some posts end up feeling very forced. This one felt really organic, and I think that shows in the photos. Hopefully this is the beginning of more good things to come. 

No Sunlight by Death Cab for Cutie on Grooveshark



  1. Gorgeous...Love your hair, outfit, everything!!

  2. Hi, I really love these photos ~ your outfit. I feel that this is you and that the old you is back if that makes any sense. Ive been checking out your blog for probably a couple of years and I see in this outfit your personality and its classy, its hippy/boho ( we have similar styles/tastes thats why Im always checking your blog out) I also have been buying free people stuff lately for the first time as I love their stuff though as a mother as other comments made to you, it has to be worn with a classy edge and you have done this here. I bought that blouse and returned it, I think I will have to buy it once again!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! One of my very favorite outfits and some of my very favorite photos-well done Jerry! You look like Laura Ingalls Wilder time-travelled to the 70's-in a very good way. Love!

  4. Beautiful! I to live in NC, one day we are making our way through ice, then 70 and no coat. Everyones spirit seemed a little lifted yesterday. May I ask if you use a dry shampoo on your hair? I would love to go that long without washing my oh so oily hair.

  5. I love this outfit-- you look tall and elegant and gorgeous! The belt defines your waist perfectly and the boots give the look just a hint of toughness. One of my favorites you've ever posted!

  6. great look and I love your hair. You need to show from the back and also some instructions how to make that hair look so great.

  7. Love these photos! Very ethereal.

  8. Agree! Would love to know how you did this. I had short hair growing up, so I didn't learn how to style, braid, twist or anything until I was in college and I'm still not very good at it. I always love detailed instructions!

  9. I love the last picture - its so ghostly and fabulous! Also, I hate you because it looks so much warmer and greener than where I am :(

  10. Very beautiful pictures. Love your style and background.

  11. You look very Renaissance the close-up picture.

  12. Couldn't. Be. More. Gorgeous. Just, so pretty....the clothes, the hair, the location, the photography. Awesome.

  13. I'm afraid my instructions aren't very detailed. There wasn't much to it, really. I took a small section of hair on either side, braided it, and tied it off with a rubber band. Then I took the rest of my hair along with the braids and twisted it around into a bun and secured the bun with bobby pins. That's it.


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