Archives: November 2015


WINTER WHITE

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Lace Top  / Boyfriend Jeans / Ankle wrap heels

A pretty white blouse can go a long way.  When I found this scalloped lace top from Anthropologie, I knew it would be one of those pieces I would wear a ton, in a million different ways.  (Plus, I am a sucker for a peplum shape!)  In all honestly, there’s not a whole lot of opportunity for me to dress up.  So I am typically dressing down my “fancier” pieces for more of a laid back look.  I love the combo of destroyed denim paired with a clean white blouse.  Here are a few of my current favorites when it comes to white tops and destroyed denim:

 

photos by Jackie Wonders


APPLE PICKING
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Just a few photos I have been meaning to post of our time at the world’s cutest apple orchard in Minnesota :)  It was a family owned farm with tons of apple trees and animals for the kids to pet.  It was actually my first real orchard experience!  And maybe it was all in my head, but the apples were out of this world good!  Cru was so cute munching away at apples all day.  Wish we could have fit a basket full in our suitcase back home!  Now if only we could find an orchard like this near home!  Has anyone ever been to a good orchard in Southern California!?


A GNOME HALLOWEEN (+ DIY)
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Hope you all had a great halloween weekend!  I actually intentionally tried to not do the DIY thing this year.  It’s probably the busiest I’ve ever been with my businesses and the thought of making our own costumes this year seemed daunting (even though it’s something I really love).  I gave in and bought Rylee a Target princess dress a while back that she was obsessed with.  She wanted to be Merida (from the Disney movie Brave) for Halloween for months….so that was always the plan. I didn’t think about poor cru until the day before…but came up with the idea of making him a quick gnome hat and beard.  I mean, how cute is a baby gnome!?  And when I started making his hat, I knew Rylee would want one too.  So I made her one…..and then I thought all of us, with our blond hair and Scandinavian roots, ought to be a family of Swedish gnomes! So there I went, doing just the thing I told myself I wouldn’t do. haha.  Luckily for me, it really didn’t take too much time and Rylee loved the gnome costume so much that she wanted to be that instead of Merida.  I’ve got to admit, I was pretty proud of that decision over the run-of-the-mill princess dress…though I was willing to let her choose whatever it is she wanted to be! :)

Rylee’s skirt is by Soor Ploom from Le Petit Organic + vintage boots / Cru’s Shoes are by Zuzii

I created a quick tutorial for you guys to file away for another year, if you decide you want to be gnomes too! Continue reading for the full tutorial >>>

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