Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mama Style

Vintage Dress: Buffalo Exchange
Jewelry: Family hand-me-downs
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
Scarf: Thrifted Cacharel
Backpack: Target
(Bandana: My Dad:)

We've been readjusting to our normal schedule over here after five days of eating out and site seeing with my parents. It was so nice to see them and spend a good chunk of time with them, but its taken a while for us to get back into our usual groove. My little lady took a three and a half hour nap the day that they left!

I can't get over how excited I am about this little cloth backpack. Its going to be my new diaper bag now that our daughter is walking and running around on her own. She's been mobile for quite some time, but recently I've found that trying to bend over to help her or talk to her (not to mention chase her around) with a giant diaper bag on my shoulder isn't really working. I love the Moop bag that we originally bought so much that it'll become my personal tote bag. And the bandana is a must. My dad gave us two to put in her diaper bag and use as makeshift bibs, if needed. I just like having something of his with us all the time.

The dress is pretty great too and this is the first time I've worn it (although its been in the closet for a while). I kept waiting for a special occasion, but then realized its something I can easily wear any old day. I love all of the 40's details, but think it was made by a home sewer, based on an old pattern.  The fabric, neckline and little bow, mother of pearl-esque buttons and scalloped front make it such a charming little frock.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Course of a (Very Pink) Day

Clog Crazy

Sometimes my sister and I will go virtual shopping together. Since she lives in another state, many hours drive away, this consists of me e-mailing her links to the things that I'm currently a little in love with and her commenting back and so on. Really, I just miss my sister and also miss the act of shopping with her. The other day she told me that I was a little clog crazy.

Its true. Before I bought my first pair of Swedish Hasbeens, I bought a pair of Miz Mooz clog boots and couldn't stop wearing them. Then I got a pair of Schouler and Sons clogs on sale at Anthropologie. And then I bought a pair of Hasbeens...and then a few more (including a pair of deeply, deeply discounted Rachel Comey Clogs (I know!, but sadly nobody in my non-virtual life knew how exciting this was). Every time I have a birthday that comes up or we have a little extra money to spend on ourselves, these are what I want to spend it on. They have a 70's vintage feel to them, they're beautiful (in my opinion), they're comfortable, and I can wear them with so many things in my closet. They're my perfect shoe.

Right now, I'm pretty excited about the company Lotta from Stockholm.  I got a pair of their Highwood Open Toe clog sandals in red when my daughter was an infant and wear them all the time. The heel is a little lower than my Hasbeens and the price tag is much lower. They have a huge selection and, well, I'm crushing on a few pairs right now. I've been slowly weeding my clothing and shoe collection over the past year, making room for things I'll actually wear, eventually making room for some Lotta's hopefully:) 

Right now I'm really loving the Silver and Gold Braids, the Matilda Super High, the 259 T-Bar in Aubergine, and the classic Highwood Tan

I know some people aren't clog crazy like me. So tell me, what do you think of them?