Category Archives: outfit

frozen treats and secret eats

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Wow, two posts within one week?!  Haha.

I’m happy to finally be getting some older photos up on the blog – these ones are from October.  It must have been a warm day though, since it looks like I was dressed for summer!

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Well, I just checked and it was in the high 70s that day!  That explains the lack of coat or tights 🙂

Dave and I had plans that evening to visit Less Than Greater Than, a little secret speakeasy hidden in an ice cream shop.  They surprisingly had amazing food and drinks, and we had such a great time!

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We knew we were going to end up getting some ice cream at some point that night, so I wore my ModCloth popsicle dress, Betsey Johnson popsicle clutch, and a little ice cream pin.

I have had this dress for over a year, and I can’t believe I haven’t blogged it yet!  It is in fairly consistent rotation, even in the winter.  Just add a pair of thick tights and you’re good to go!

I wore pretty much this exact outfit last December when we were in Orlando for Christmas.  I’m really only mentioning that so I can share this adorable pic with my niece, below 🙂

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Well, that’s it for me today.  I’ve got to get back to addressing Christmas cards! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

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10-21-17

Dress:  ModCloth Flavor Fave Dress in Popsicle
Cardigan: MAK via Modern Millie Shop
Pin: Forever 21 Ice Cream Enamel Pin
Shoes:  Old Navy
Purse:  Betsey Johnson Glitter Popsicle Wristlet via Burlington Coat Factory
Sunglasses: Newbury Comics

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cold and awkward

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Yep, that definitely sums up my life – cold and awkward.

These photos were taken a few weeks ago in Salem during an outing with Sara and Cody. We love those guys so much, so it’s always a blast when we get together.  The plan was to hit up an exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum, then visit one of our favorite clothing shops, Modern Millie.

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Sara was kind enough to take some photos of me, but I will admit to being the worst model!  Once the coat came off, I couldn’t stop shivering (and complaining, lol).  My nose got red, my eyes were watery, and I was getting self-conscious as people were walking by.  Augh.

Luckily (and likely because she is a good photographer/pose coach), we managed to get a few good ones.SARA5397-smallSARA5441-sma

This dress was actually a birthday gift from Sara, and my second Bernie Dexter! This style is the Rachel, and although the same size as my Kelly (XS), this one fits a lot smaller – which is good since my Kelly is a bit big. Ideally though, I think I would want one right in between the two.  More fitted than the Kelly, with a bit more breathing room than the Rachel (ha!). Funny that the sizes vary so much within the same brand!

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We had a great time at the museum.  I had been dying to see an exhibit titled, “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection.”

Kirk Hammett?! I have been a HUGE Metallica fan since elementary school (my first two live shows were Metallica, who I saw in 5th and 6th grade).  I have seen them a bunch of times since then, and although they had a few misses (St. Anger? lol), I have remained a fan.  Kirk Hammett is the lead guitarist for the band, so I knew it was an exhibit I couldn’t miss. Plus, I love the aesthetic of the whole horror movie genre.

The exhibit did not disappoint!

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Sara and I posed outside of Modern Millie too, before we headed in to shop.  I bought two ADORABLE dresses that I can’t wait to share here!  Until then, you can check out Sara’s post from our day in Salem.

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DressBernie Dexter Rachel Green Bees Waitress Dress
Purse Charming Charlie Music Bars Crossbody
ShoesBeyond Skin Amelia
Fleece-Lined Tights: Primark
Necklace:  Jo-Ann Fabrics

the barking crab

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Ahhh, another summer memory.

Our friends Sara (In a Nutshell blog) and Cody love a restaurant by the seaport area in Boston called The Barking Crab.  Dave is obsessed with seafood, so of course he was down.  I, on the other hand, don’t like crabs or lobsters (the restaurant’s specialty), but it seemed like a great opportunity to wear my new(ish) Lindy Bop dress!

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first day of summer vacation

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It’s funny going through these photos, since they were taken back in June. It was the first weekend of summer vacation, and I had just said goodbye to my amazing students the day prior. (Including a very emotional hug with a 5th grader – we had really connected over the past five years, and she was sad to be leaving me to go to the middle school! So sweet!)

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diy pixel dress

I think this is the best garment I have ever made.

I still consider myself on the beginner side of intermediate when it comes to sewing, since I have followed commercial patterns and not much else.  But I felt as though my skills got a little more refined with this one, since I adapted a pattern, and had to deal with print matching (a new concept for me!).

It all started when I found this incredible pixel fabric, and knew it would be perfect for a dress to wear to PAX East (on our non-cosplay day).  For some reason, I see it as a floral print – but maybe I’m just imagining things? 🙂

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