Jumat, 18 Januari 2013

In That Dream Moving Slow Through the Morning Light...


Winter's here. It's been very cold this past week. Well, except for today, where it was in the 50's! But it's still cold in the mornings. I drink cups and cups of tea in my classroom in an effort to stay warm before school starts and the heat kicks on. 

Lucky for me I have a brand new coat to keep me warm. Down, on sale, from Land's End. Warmer than any of my husband's coats so finally I'm the one turning the heat down in the car when we are on our way to places!






(Yes, it is true. These are the only jeans I own. I own four pairs of them.)
Shoes: Anthro


Minggu, 13 Januari 2013

Ten things for 2013

Ten things for 2013

Here are ten things that are making my life lovelier this year. They are small things, nothing fancy, just little things I've loved having around in my life this January. 

1. Workbasket


Inspired by the idea of 18th and 19th century women's workbaskets I decided to corral many of my personal projects and things to do into a basket to be taken out in the evenings and worked on a little at a time. 

2. 2013 memory jar


I found this clever idea on Pinterest. I'm looking forward to opening it up on January first of next year and looking over all the wonderful things we did in 2013.

3. A stack of new and old favorites to read


I received a lot of books over the holidays and I've been utilizing paperback swap - there are lots of books to read around here and I've been curling up with them in the evenings. 

4. My planner


I purchased this last summer but it's still going strong, looks beautiful, and keeps me organized. I know exactly when everything is happening, I can jot down ideas in the blank pages and the book club book of the month on the top of each monthly calendar. There's even a spot for two lines of daily gratitude. I like to use Washi tape to block out larger projects, workflow, or time off. 

5. Our new couch


Finally, the wait is over. We have somewhere to sit!

6. Grey suede booties


I bought these in November in anticipation of holiday parties but they have turned out to be incredibly comfortable so I've been wearing them to work a lot. It's hard to find shoes that match my school's incredibly strict dress code, look nice, and don't make you want to soak your feet in a tub of ice after chasing twenty-six 8 year olds!

7. Letters to and from


I'm a dedicated letter writer and I look forward sending and receiving more of these dear missives from dear friends. 

8. French press


We've been long contemplating switching from our regular drip coffee maker to a French press coffee maker. We've been holding back because said drip coffee maker works perfectly fine. We received this French press coffee maker as a gift so there's no reason not to switch now!

9. Reorganized desk/workspace


The couch prompted a reorganization of our living space. I decided to move the desk behind the couch so I could look out the window as I worked, I cleared off a lot of random things that we really were not using, and I found some pretty things to hold supplies, pens, and stationary. We used the couch to split our living room into two distinct spaces: one for working and one for relaxing. It's been really great to have a better flow in our main living space. 

10. New Workout Clothes


January has been a bit of a wash for working out. I had a week in between bronchitis and an injury that's waylaid me to get my workout on but I know as soon as I'm cleared to head back to the gym I have some super cute clothes to wear while doing it! 

Minggu, 06 Januari 2013

Denver Prep

Denver Prep










This is one of my favorite go-to looks - denim, tweed, and leather. Those materials are enduring in the world of fashion and when put together they work perfectly. Thank you to my Mom for the Tweed and velvet riding jacket. She gave it to me when I was 16 - she wore it when she was in college and I've been wearing it steadily since then. It's a sturdy piece of clothing and always timeless! 

All of these gorgeous pictures were taken by the amazing Jessica Triggs. Thank you so much, Jessica! You guys might remember she did my all time favorite photo shoot of the vintage ball gown. 

Sunglasses: Pilgrim
Pearls: Vintage
Jacket: Vintage (actually was my moms!)
Shirt: Gap
Skirt: Gap
Tights: Unknown
Socks: Target
Boots: Frye