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Outfit 1 – Oversized sweater | Black t-shirt | Grey Jeans | Sock Boots | Purse |
Outfit 2 – Distressed Mickey T-shirt | Check Blazer (similar) | Faux Leather Leggings | Red Adidas (similar) | Watch | Purse |
Outfit 3 – Camel Sweater | Camel Coat | Grey Jeans | Grey Beanie | Adidas | Purse |
Outfit 4 – New but second-hand Joan of Arctic Sorel Boots
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Outfit 1 – Police Band tee thrifted (similar) | Leather jacket | Jeans | Sock Boots |
Outfit 2 – Parka old (similar) | Sweaters | Jeans | Beanie | Sorels |
Outfit 3 – White Sweater | Black Tee | Faux Leather Pants | Purse | Converse |
Outfit 4 – Batman tee thrifted (similar) | Jeans | Camel Coat | Sneakers thrifted (similar) |
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Outfit 1 – Leather Jacket | Black Sweater | Cropped Jeans | Sock Boots | Beanie | Purse |
Outfit 2 – Tie-waist Sweatshirt | Oversized Coat | Jeans | Loafers | Purse |
Outfit 3 – Grey Beanie | Yellow Beanie | Camel Coat | Merle’s coat |
Outfit 4 – Oversized Cardigan (old) similar | Camisole | Black Pants | Sock Boots | Leather Jacket | Purse |
Outfit 5 – Leather Jacket | Striped Shirt | Skirt | Purse | Adidas |
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I’m kind of flying by the seat of my pants this holiday season so bear with me. The blog may seem all out of whack this week with me trying to get out as many of the holiday posts that I have, so regular posts may be on different days or skipped entirely this week so you aren’t bombarded with 75 posts in 5 days :/ I actually wish that I had 75 posts sitting there ready but as usual I have all kinds of ideas and will probably finish them all 5 minutes before posting. Way to add stress to yourself Sara. It’s impossible to quietly sit at my computer for any given time without constant interruptions because
So I am getting this out on Sunday night in anticipation to getting something out for tomorrow too. It’s Tom’s birthday today, he’s the big 40 and none too happy about it. He sat around today moping and listening to his Kiss records we bought him and now we are eating a really good cake from Whole Foods. If you get a chance to try their Black Tie cake do it. It’s really good.
Ok, so although Black Friday is technically this Friday, everyone seems to be jumping on the “earlier the better” bandwagon and have released deals already. If you head over to many of your favourite retailers they are having early deals or Pre Black Friday countdowns so you may be able to find some good stuff before Friday and risk it selling out.
I hope the season’s stress isn’t getting to you and that you have a great week!
Outfit 1 – Leather Jacket | Sequin Top (super old so similar) | Joggers | Adidas | Purse |
Outfit 2 – Black Dress | Leather Jacket | Frye Boots | Purse | Watch |
Outfit 3 – Faux Leather Pants (size up in these) | White Blouse | Check Blazer (similar) | Loafers | Purse | Watch |
Outfit 4 – Oversized Sweater | Jeans | Brown flats from Zara (two non leather inexpensive versions here and here) | Purse |
Outfit 5 – Oversized Camel Coat | Embroidered Sweatshirt | jeans | Loafers | Purse | Merle’s Coat | Yellow Sunnies |
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Do you know what feels good? To finally get rid of the pile of donation crap that has sat in the front hall area (as well as other places). The pile kept getting bigger and bigger and for some reason in this house, people seem to think that any empty surface is a open drop off spot to stack shit. Mail, clothes, toys……they way they think tidying is done is to pick up the item from the floor and place it on an elevated surface. It drives me insane, so I am exceedingly happy that my old computer desk has now vacated the premises because it was a magnet for clutter. Does anyone else suffer from the empty surface = clutter magnet affliction?
It got really cold on Friday and we had to bust out the winter coats :( I can’t believe we had to do that already. Last year I didn’t even have to wear until almost February and then I only had to wear it around 5 times that season. My coat is really heavy when it’s on. I like the look of it (it almost looks like and army style parka) but the weight of it sucks, it feels like a weighted exercise vest. It would be nice to get a less heavy model, and maybe a faux fur coat for the season but I will survive with this one without either at the moment ;) Both the girls winter coats still fit thankfully, but they will definitely won’t next year. We were able to get Merle’s from Gap when they had a 40% off sale (they always have these sales so pay attention to emails and the website). It was from the boys section because she liked the green and the girls only had “girly” colours. It looks like they have the exact same coat this season to (it also comes in Burgundy, navy, and black). It’s a really nice coat, and really warm so it was a good choice.
The Christmas tree is up! We ended up putting it up on Friday night, and since it was put in a new spot this year it looks so much better. We also discovered that the wall socket it is plugged it to is control by a light switch that we had no idea what it turned on (cue Friends mysterious light switch episode). Seriously, we have lived here for several years and could never figure it out, but now we don’t have to unplug the lights to turn them off.
Have I mentioned that my kids are weird and have a life-size skeleton in their room? His name is Fred. And while Tom was at Value Village today he found a smaller version (It looks like a medical school one because it is really detailed) so he bought it. He needed a little repair job but Tom fixed him and Merle named him Bilbo Baggins (I’m reading The Hobbit to her). He will fit in perfect with Fred, and the cat and bird skeletons that are on her shelf. Next she wants a real animal skull to add to the collection. It’s turning in to a real life apothecary shop in that room, which is funny because Roo’s dream occupation is an alchemist ;)
Did you see that I posted a Christmas gift guide for kids on Friday? I tried to give some versatile options because if I focused too much on my kids tastes it would have been filled with weird and creepy stuff. Have you ever seen the show Oddities? That reflects their tastes well (mine too). We love that show and really want to go shopping there to add to our collections. Top on my list is a 19th century vampire fighting/killing kit (if they can authentic one properly).