Cozy Stripes

cozy stripes 3cozy stripes 4cozy stripescozy stripes 2Outfit Notes: Sweatshirt-Target // Leggings-Kohls // Necklace-Target clearance // Boots-old

Recently, Simon got some new fall/winter clothes. When I dress him on chilly mornings, I find myself jealous of his selection of baggy, cozy sweatshirts. I kept wishing they were in my size so I could borrow them. Is it wrong to borrow clothes from your child? I think it is supposed to go the other way around. (In middle school I lived in my Dad’s big, baggy flannels, which I wore with my intentionally ripped up jeans.) Thank goodness Simon wears a 3T, so I don;t have to wrestle with that temptation.

Anyway, when I was at Target the other day I spotted this cozy striped top, and I intentionally bought it in a too-big size. I have been living in it ever since. It is so comforting to be completely enveloped in a warm, loose sweatshirt. I am addicted and may be reverting back to my middle-school baggy clothes ways.

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Navy and Wavy

navy and wavy 4navy and wavywavyness3naked lady necklace closeupnavy and wavy 3Outfit Notes: Cardigan-old // Dress-thrifted for $4 // Tights-Target // boots-old // naked vintage  lady necklace-old, found in a craft shop

Ever since I had Simon, my hair has changed. It is thicker, and naturally a bit wavy if I allow it to air dry. Because I spent the first 28 years of my life with stick-straight fine hair, I have had no idea how to deal with this, and usually just round brush or flat-iron it out. Recently though, after letting my hair air-dry, I decided to leave it alone and see how it felt for a day to have waves in my hair. I ended up liking it and getting a lot of compliments. So when I went in for a much-needed bang-trim the other day, I asked my stylist if she could teach me how to style my waves, and cut some layers back in to encourage them more.

She showed me how to scrunch my hair up after washing it, and use my diffuser to really make the waves come out. She showed me a couple of products that would help the hairs curl and hold them, and then she told me to avoid drying my hair all the way, so that the air drying could help my hair do its thing.

I absolutely loved the result, and the waves lasted even the next day after I ran a brush through them in the morning. I will definitely be “wavin’ it up” on the days when i have more time to get ready in the morning.

Autumn Casual

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I love my skinny jeans, but once in a while it is nice to take a break from them. I recently dusted off this old pair, which is so old that the brand has long worn off of the waistband inside, so I can’t even tell you where they came from. They are well-broken in and comfortable though.

I recently bought this fun sweater at TJ Maxx. The price was right, and I love the mix of polka dots with stripes, navy with yellow. It seems that I have been drawn to yellow lately, since my last two top purchases have both featured the color. I think it is the influence of Fall Trees and their bright leaves.

I am loving the Autumn weather so far. It is cool in the morning, but most days the sun has been out, making it warm enough to go without a jacket. I know this won’t last long so I am soaking it up while I can.

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Mother and Son Style: Fall Plaid

simon mumma plaid 3Plaid on me
Plaid on Simon

Long time no post! If you also follow my life blog, you know that we bought a house and moved. Life has been crazy for a little while, but I hope to be here again more frequently.

Fall is in full swing now, and this weekend, Jeramy and I are going away for the weekend to Oktoberfest. Since New England Autumns are fairly unpredictable weather-wise, layering is going to be absolutely necessary. I bought this yellow plaid flannel shirt this week specifically planning to pack it for my trip into the New Hampshire mountains.

Simon acquired his plaid shirt as a gift from his Nana, and we just happened to be both wearing them on the same day when this photo was taken. With his reds and my yellow, we were definitely Autumn appropriate.

It is too bad I didn’t save all of my oversize, plaid, flannel tops from the 90’s!

Orange and Green

Outift Notes:
Scarf-too old to remember
Cardigan-Target clearance a year or two ago
Shirt-Kohls Clearance several years ago
Skirt-Target, a couple of years ago
Tights-Kohls
Boots-Target clearance last year

I almost didn’t upload this outfit, because this is the only picture that came out, and even after editing to lighten and contrast this one is too dark. But, I really do like the color combination of orange (shirt and tights) and green (sweater and scarf) for fall. The rusty shade of orange with the more muted green makes it even more appropriate for autumn. Throw in a little purple from the blouse too, and there is a third color to break up the matchy-matchy-ness of the outfit.

This is the same scarf from my last post, just wrapped around me instead of tied into a continuous loop.

This denim skirt and my skinny jeans have become the two items I grab from my closet most often when I am not sure what to wear. They seriously go with anything.

What is your favorite fall color combination?

Little Houses

 


(Outfit Notes: Scarf-Thrifted recently for only 99 cents! // Earrings-too old to remember// Green top-Target, a couple of years ago // Grey top (underneath)-Kohls, several years ago // Jeans-Kohls last year // Shoes-TJ Maxx, several years ago)

I have a thing for tiny houses, and things with pictures of houses on them. I recently thrifted a vintage enamel pasta pot covered in little houses, and this scarf was purchased right around the same time. I wish I knew more about it, whether it is vintage or modern. Either way the color and print both appealed to me immediately. Green is my favorite color, so coordinating it with other green things to make an outfit was fun.

This could be considered another version of the “Mumma Uniform“, my standard, everyday wear. On this day we were running errands and then going for a visit with Simon’s Great-Grandmother, so I needed to be warm and comfortable.

I love the way a pretty scarf can make even the most casual outfits look more stylish.

Sweatery

 

(Outfit Notes: Hat-recently re-discovered in a box, I think I got it at GAP when I was still a teenager working at the mall// Necklace-a gift from hubby’s grandmother// Sweater-recently thrifted for 4 bucks// Skirt- Target, a couple of years ago// Belt-too old to remember// Gloves-a christmas gift last year// Sweater Tights-JC Penney, end of season clearance last winter// Boots-Target clearance last year)

Brrrr! It is getting to be more like true Maine November weather the past couple of days. The shining sun has been a bit deceiving when I choose what to wear. Yesterday, I got caught out and about doing my errands, sorely under-dressed against the chill, and Simon and I ended up running from car to house as fast as we could for warmth when we returned home. I did not want a repeat of that today, so I got to layering some sweaters, and adding extra winter accessories.

I liked the way the sweater and tights echoed each other, and the knit hat and gloves made this a very “sweatery” outfit indeed. Some of the silver beads on the necklace had shapes that seemed fitting with the sweater as well.

It made me happy that just adding gloves and a cozy hat made me so warm that I didn’t quite need a coat. Just barely, though. Soon enough, I will need one every. single. day. But that’s Maine for you.