What I Wore This Week

Oversized yellow cardigan, band tee, skinny jeans, and classic Vans

White pyjama blouse, distressed jeans, and mules

Alvin and the Chipmunks matchy-matchy

H&M Faux fur jacket. It's on my want list.

White border anglaise sundress, band tee, leather jacket, and Adidas

Outfit 1 – Oversized yellow cardigan • Zara | Band T-shirt • H&M | Jeans | Shoes • Vans |
Outfit 2 – Pyjama Blouse • Zara | Jeans | Shoes • Steve Madden | Purse • Botkier |
Outfit 3 (Merle’s Outfit) – Alvin Hoody • Amazon | Matching Alvin hoody for stuffed animal • Esty | Leggings • ZaraShoes • Converse | Sunnies |
Outfit 4 – Jacket • H&M (I want but haven’t bought yet) | Jeans | T-shirt | Shoes • Adidas |
Outfit 5 –  Dress • Zara old (similar) | Leather Jacket | Band Tee | Shoes • Adidas | Purse • Botkier |


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I was so excited to try ordering my groceries online for pickup this weekend for the first time. Sunday is usually my grocery day but I had a ton of stuff I wanted to do to get a jump on for the week. I planned on ordering them first thing Sunday morning and then sending Tom to pick them up in the afternoon when they were ready. I swear when I was first puttering around on the website it said that you had to order them at least 5 hours before pickup so when I tried to book a time slot this morning it said I had to have ordered them before 1 a.m. of the day I wanted them. So that was disappointing, and I had to go out and get them and didn’t get anything I wanted to get done at home. I have no idea why but grocery shopping takes a minimum of 2.5 hours here. Walk over, get sidetracked in the mall, get groceries, walk home, put everything away (and clean out the fridge). It’s usually closer to 4 hours, and then there went my afternoon of productivity :(

I still haven’t bought the faux fur jacket that I liked (you can see it in the above photo from when I tried it on last week). I really want it but I also want to save for a pair of Anine Bing Charlie boots (short or regular, I’m not picky) which is such a blogger cliche (that I am totally late to because you know? Broke.) but I have liked them  since I first saw them years ago and didn’t even know what brand they were. Come on this weeks’ llottery tickets, momma needs a vacation and a pair of Anine Bing boots (and if you are feeling super generous I’ll take that coat as well). Kidding, almost. I do play the lottery every week, and I would buy all those things if I won. I’ve never won anything more than $485 so I’m not holding my breathe.

The heat came back late last week and I am not happy about it. I’m just wearing my leather and sweaters out of sheer spite and protest while I slowly roast inside. Let’s hope it changes back again soon.

I recently started reading The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. From what I have read so far it is really good. It grabs your from the first page an holds on to your attention throughout. If you like time travel, and/or the medieval time period (in the time of plague) then I recommend it.

Have you read any good books lately? I’m always looking to add to my to-read pile.

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What I Wore This Week

Tank, kimono, jeans, and Adidas

embroidered sweatshirt, jeans, Adidas

oversized camel sweater, faux leather pants, and Adidas

Outfit 1 – Kimono • Zara (similar) | Camisole • Mango | Jeans • H&M | Shoes • Adidas | Purse • Vintage (similar)
Outfit 2 – Embroidered Sweater • Zara old (this one is identical) | Jeans | Shoes • Adidas | Purse • Botkier |
Outfit 3 – Oversized Sweater • Zara | Faux Leather Pants • H&M | Shoes • Adidas | Purse • Botkier | Watch * Daniel Wellington |


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I had a nice surprise when I woke on Sunday. The online site that I use to watch television shows (we don’t have cable) already had the season 3 premier of Outlander. It was a great way to start the day, but now I have to wait until next week :) I wish I could do the “wait until all the episodes are up and then binge them” thing but when it comes to certain shows I just can’t wait.

Saturday as a family (it’s usually just me and the girls because Tom works so much) went for a walk around the neighbourhood to go to Spirit Halloween, the mall, and pick up some groceries. Tom got a full dose of what it’s like to have to carry a lot of groceries home. I always bitch about it since my shopping cart broke last year but he has never experienced it in real-time. I was chuckling to myself when he was loading heavy things in to the cart like jugs of juice and such and told him it was going to suck to have to carry it home and he was like, “no, no.no. It will be alright.” so I was like, “okay dude, just don’t say I didn’t warn you.” And it did suck. and I laughed while I was doing my lamaze breathing that helps me carry the weight. I don’t think he will volunteer for that again ;) I need a new shopping cart before the winter but I can’t seem to decide on either this style or this (I’m leaning towards the 2nd because it can go up stairs). I had a big boxy one before and while it carried a lot to was a pain in the ass and didn’t turn corners very well which isn’t good for snow and slush.

I’ve tried to clean and organize my closet so my fall sweaters are now more easily accessible but it’s such an awkward configuration in there. I’d love to be able to do an Ikea closet revamp but a) we rent and I am not spending money to re-do a closet only to move in a couple of years, and b) I don’t think it would really work that well because of all the extra storage crap in there. My goal is to one day have a nicely configured closet. It doesn’t have to be a big walk-in closet (I don’t have tons of clothes, shoes, or bags), just something that looks neat and completely organized. I like this one and could probably just get 2 sections instead of three. Three would be nice though ;)

I did some good purging this week in clothes, toys, and furniture that needs to be dropped off to donate next weekend (the only time when the car is home), so now it is piled and cluttered in my front hall while it waits. It kind to makes me want to just go put everything back to get it out of site but it’s better if it goes.

This is random but I’m not looking forward to having to wear high socks again :( 

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An Interchangeable Work Capsule Wardrobe – A Month of Outfits

Personal and Work Capsule Wardrobe Outfit Options 1-15 via livelovesara
Black T-shirt • H&M | Pink Graphic T-shirt • H&M | White T-shirt • H&M | Black Blouse • H&M | Striped Shirt • H&M | White Blouse • H&M  | Grey Pullover • & Other Stories | Black Sweater • & Other Stories | Brown Striped Sweater • Zara | Black Cardigan • Mango | Blazer • H&M | Black Trousers • H&M | Dark Denim • H&M | Black Jeans • H&M | Skirt • Zara | Black Polka Dot Dress • & Other Stories | Red Print Dress • H&M | Jacket • H&M | Skull Print Scarf • Azalea | Black + White Scarf • H&M | Black Purse • Fiorelli | Boots • DKNY | Brown Flats • Zara | Black Flats • Soludos | Red Purse • Zara |


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When I was 17 I read the book Outlander for the first time. Over the years I have read it many more, along with each and every book that followed in the series over the last 20+ years. When I heard they were making a television show out of it I was excited and scared. Too many times I have seen books ruined when put to tv or film and this is a series that could have been so easy to get wrong. They not only surpassed my expectations but seriously hit it out of the park. I think this is probably one of the best book to screen interpretations that I have seen, so I just wanted to say how excited I am that season 3 starts on Sunday. I have rewatched and am skimming/rereading the books in preparation. Is anyone else super stoked for Sunday?

I just had to get that out before continuing this post. Some like Game of Thrones but I prefer historical time travel ;)

On Wednesday I posted an interchangeable capsule wardrobe for when your work, and personal wardrobe are combined. It was requested with a specific style in mind; a “librarian who likes metal” with many pieces picked from both H&M and Zara which are her favourite places to shop. In this post I put together a month worth of outfits from the pieces in the original post. You can refer to the original to see all the pieces that were used to make these outfits but I will also give a general breakdown of what and/or why I chose them.

I have provided enough outfits to get through 30 days but really there are many more that could be made.

*the list is for a woman in Los Angeles so if you are from a city that experiences all four season then your jacket and shoe choices might include something a bit more hardy ;)

Now off to my Outlander countdown.

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Personal and Work Capsule Wardrobe Outfit Options 16-30 via livelovesaraBlack T-shirt • H&M | Pink Graphic T-shirt • H&M | White T-shirt • H&M | Black Blouse • H&M | Striped Shirt • H&M | White Blouse • H&M  | Grey Pullover • & Other Stories | Black Sweater • & Other Stories | Brown Striped Sweater • Zara | Black Cardigan • Mango | Blazer • H&M | Black Trousers • H&M | Dark Denim • H&M | Black Jeans • H&M | Skirt • Zara | Black Polka Dot Dress • & Other Stories | Red Print Dress • H&M | Jacket • H&M | Skull Print Scarf • Azalea | Black + White Scarf • H&M | Black Purse • Fiorelli | Boots • DKNY | Brown Flats • Zara | Black Flats • Soludos | Red Purse • Zara |


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What I Wore This Week

Grey oversized sweater, faux leather pants, and slides

Vintage Poison Tee, trench coat, brown shoes

Camel oversized cardigan, boyfriend jeans, and Adidas

Black lace top, skinny jeans, trenchcoat, and booties

Outfit 1 – Oversized sweater • old Zara (similar) | Faux Leather Pants • H&M (similar) | Slides • Steve Madden | Purse • Botkier |
Outfit 2 – Poison Tee • Vintage (similar) | Trench • Zara | Shoes • Zara |
Outfit 3 – Oversized Cardigan • Zara | Bodysuit • H&M | Jeans (old) | Shoes • Adidas | Purse • Botkier |
Outfit 4 – Trench • Zara | Lace Top • Zara | Jeans • old (similar) | Booties (old) | Purse • Botkier | Watch • Daniel Wellington |


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It is holiday Monday and it’s the last day of summer :/ Today I am scrambling around printing off curriculum pages and organizing everything for our official “Not Back to School” school day. I think I have everything I need (except the planner I ordered from Amazon which got delayed and will be here Tuesday). I love this planner because it allows me to plan each day out in the boxes. As much as I love the computer and internet I find I feel so much more organized with a pen and paper.

Saturday was FanExpo which is like Comicon but a lot larger. This one took up two separate auditoriums instead of the regular one and it was soooo crowded. We didn’t get any pictures with celebrities this year because we wanted to be able to walk around and enjoy the day instead of standing in line for hours. Also Mathew Lewis aka Neville Longbottom cancelled his appearance. Tom was able to score a couple of Christmas gifts for Merle there though while I was taking her on one of her million bathroom breaks. He found her a figurine from one of her favourite games, and a Nightmare Before Christmas, Santa Jack for her set. We also picked up a Darth Vader and Chewbacca Buddha from Modulicious for our collection (we now have Yoda, Storm Trooper, C3PO, Darth Vader, and Chewie).

Modulicious Buddhas

FanExpo 2017

FanExpo 2017

I don’t know why I didn’t post this part first but the yellow sweater from Zara that I wanted came in stock. I am so stoked even though it won’t arrive until Tuesday or Wednesday because of the long weekend :/ I woke up Thursday morning and checked out the new arrivals at Zara and there it was. I immediately purchased it with one of my gift cards I have saved for this exact moment (sounds a little dramatic). I may or may not have also ordered a few sweaters for fall/winter and used up my gift card balances. I am going to be super disappointed if the yellow sweater arrives and I hate it.

For everyone that had a long weekend, I hope it was a safe and enjoyable one.

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What I Wore This Week

Thrifted dress, Leather jacket, Frye Boots

Leather jacket, sweater, skinny jeans, and red hunter boots

Graphic tee, leather jacket

Oversized sweater, grey jeans, fedora, and Adidas

Outfit 1 – Leather Jacket | Dress • Thrifted | Boots • Frye | Purse • Botkier |
Outfit 2 – Leather Jacket | Sweater | Jeans • Zara (I cut the fringe off) | Rain Boots • Hunter |
Outfit 3 – Leather Jacket | T-shirt • Thrifted (I found a couple Dazed and confused tees here, and here) |
Outfit 4 – Sweater • Zara | Jeans • H&M | Fedora | Purse • Botkier | Shoes • Adidas |


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Holy crap it’s the last official week of summer holidays here and it went just as fast as it did when I was a kid. How much panicking to finish things do you think I will do this week ;) I hope what I do manage to accomplish is everything I intended but failed to do this summer. This upcoming weekend is Fan Expo which is like Comicon and has been our family tradition for end the summer for the last 4 or so years. I am assuming that Merle will want to dress like a weeping angel again. I think that is her go-to “cosplay” uniform.

Also a sign that summer is almost over is that the seasonal location of Spirit halloween is open. The girls have only been waiting since the day it closed after Halloween last year for it to open again. I’m not sure how many times you can activate a scary animatronic before getting bored of it but I am certain I am going to find out between now and Halloween. I hope that if Merle does it enough she will become desensitized to them so she doesn’t go screaming down someone’s driveway when one unexpectedly pops out at her on Halloween night like last year leaving me at the door to collect her candy. It also seems they have fully decided what they are going to dress up as, Roo wants to be a green alien possibly wearing a tie-dyed shirt (don’t ask) and Merle is going to be Wednesday Addams. I am also hoping that it isn’t too cold this year so they don’t have to wear 500 layers.

We went from hot as hell to cooler temps in the blink of an eye and this earlier than usual fall weather is making me nervous as to what winter will be like. We lucked out last winter and it was one of the mildest ones that I can remember and I am scared that this year is going to be the complete opposite just to make up for it. I guess it’s time to start pulling out the winter gear to freshen and launder it in preparation. Yikes that my mind is even contemplating that now :/ but for the last few nights the air has actually cooled down enough that the bedroom has been chilly. I’m kind of excited to be able to wear a beanie again soon though which makes hair styling easier and is my go-to winter look. I just have to remember where I stored them.

I’m going to try and finish all of my errands and running around that I need to do in preparation for next week before the weekend. I think I am even going to try and get the grocery shopping done on Friday because last year I attempted to shop on the day before school starting back up and it was a nightmare. I don’t know whatever the hell possessed me to even try it but holy crap was it chaos. The plan is to get everything done and slide in to the new week smoothly. Nothing ever goes smoothly here but I’m going to try.

Has any fall weather made an appearance where you live yet?

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