Skip to main content

Conversation #150: Oh the backlog...

So as I got closer to taking the PE exam, I cared less and less about clothing.  However, I did take a handful of pictures over the last few weeks I haven't shared (at least I don't think I have!)  I'm going to share those for the next couple of days, and then I'll jump into some fun home improvement projects we have been doing.  I really think the husband just finds things to do so he can buy more tools, but we expanded the patio, planted our yearly garden, updated the front flower beds, bought an old dresser to fix up, and are currently resurfacing our old broken driveway.  I probably did too much while trying to study, but it kept me sane!  Plus, my house is a mess so no one is allowed to come over for probably another week...gotta give myself some time to get back in the swing of domestic life.

Anywho, here are a few outfits below (nothing super special, but always a good deal - you know me!)
*some of these are back from when it was still chilly out!

Outfit breakdown:
Cardi, J.Crew, $20
Denim shirt, Gap (literally years ago, probably 10), $?
Cords, Lands End, $10 (I think)
Boots, Talbots, $15 (it was an amazing deal) 

Outfit breakdown:
Sweater dress, Coldwater Creek, $40
Leather boots, Enzo Angiolini, $50 via (love this website)
Necklace, seen many times before

Outfit breakdown (I liked this one):
White blouse, J. Jill, $10
Pants, Talbots, $12
Leather oxfords, J.Jill, $30

This was my St.Patrick's Day outfit:
Cardi, Coldwater Creek, $15
Top, NY & Company, bday gift from my mom :)
Jeans, Talbots, $20
Green leather driving Mocs, J.Crew via ebay, $17 (awesome find)

So there are a few for your viewing pleasure - nothing too taxing to read on the weekend!


Popular posts from this blog

Conversation #114: Wardrobe Checklist (and retail detox update)

I read something a while back that sort of spurred me into thinking I needed to do this whole retail detox thing.  I'm just going to get it out there - it has been way hard for me and I'm super embarrassed and disappointed by that.  I did well for the first two weeks, and then I got into this buying and returning things habit because I felt bad after buying it.  I told myself that I could still buy things, but only with extra money I earned from ebay.  That worked for a while too, but then I caved to the Lands' End Canvas sale last weekend.  I bought three tees, a skirt, and a cardigan.  I think that all but maybe one tee will be going back and hopefully I can stop this extra shopping. 

Okay, back to the "thing" I read...

It was an article in Real Simple magazine targeted at helping you never buy the wrong thing again.  It has great tips in it, and the wardrobe checklist it includes really brought it all back home to me.  I started going through the checklist an…

Conversation #205: About Me


I have no idea how often I will escape to this place, but since I recently added this ol' blog address to my Instagram Profile, I thought maybe I should dust her off and welcome any new readers.

I have so many thoughts rolling around in my head CONSTANTLY that maybe this would be a good spot again to release them, and keep me from online shopping too much during my lunch break ;)  I hear a faint AMEN from my husband.

Anyway, the title of my blog may lead people to make snap judgments about me or my beliefs, which is unfortunate, but also the society we live in at the moment.  First, it created a sort of catchy blog name, and I liked it.  And, yes, I am a conservative, but that label has sooooo many different meanings depending on what media outlet you last listened to so I thought maybe I would use this post to re-introduce myself to old friends and share a bit about how I have grown in the last few years.

I am Christian, Jesus Follower, Believer, Daughter of the King - w…

Conversation #203: So I married my mom

I don't know if people say this to men, but I heard a lot while growing up that girls tend to marry someone like their dad (I guess good, bad, or ugly).  I don't know how true that really is, but relatively early on in our marriage, my husband and I realized I married my mom.

This doesn't mean my husband is feminine or my mother masculine, but to say that they seem to be the same person.  I am definitely more like my dad personality wise so it probably make sense that I married someone more like my mom.  Now I will say my mom, being an actual woman, generally makes her a bit more empathetic and understanding to the eccentricities of being a woman.  I don't think any man, my husband or otherwise, will ever be able to understand the intricacies of being a woman. However, I also feel like he can talk to my mom, and being that they have both lived with me and seem to speak the same language,  can benefit from her wisdom and knowledge of co-habitating with me and enlighten …