Beanie, as seen on Taylor Swift — Topshop
Henley Top — Free People (here is similar one with buttons)
Jeans — Madewell
Boots — Sam Edelman Petty (loving them in black!)
Necklace — Banana Republic
I’ve been a Taylor Swift fan for years. Ever since her Tim McGraw days. I’ve been her for Halloween a couple times (let me know if you’re interested in seeing the embarrassing photos…), been to her Fearless and Red tours, and will be going to her 1989 concert in Indianapolis.
Taylor Swift has been KILLING IT this past year. People who didn’t appreciate her country music are all on board with her new album. People are realizing how clever she is. I mean, she wrote a song called Style about Harry Styles and actual style. Genius, right?!
And then there’s her new look. She cut her long, curly hair, ditched the sundresses and cowgirl boots, and edged up her look. Her style has been completely on point, down to her signature red lip. And the best part is, a lot of what she wears is really accessible to people who don’t have thousands to spend on clothes (like me).
I first saw her wear this green Topshop beanie in the Swiftmas video (here’s a photo of her in it), and I hunted around until I found the same one at Topshop. It was kind of an impulse buy, but I’ve been wearing it a lot this winter. It’s very soft and warm (and CUTE!)!
PS– A cute photo of my baby:
Coat — courtesy of ASOS
Dress (can barely see it peeping out of the bottom of my coat) — Kohls
Fleece-lined tights — Maurices
Pointy ballerina flats — Zara
Hat — Vintage
Scarf — Scarves.net
Clutch — Banana Republic
One of my First World Problems is finding coats and jackets with sleeves that are long enough. There’s nothing worse than having a gap between your gloves and sleeve — or, having to size up to a baggy fit to get a long-enough sleeve.
Luckily, ASOS came to my rescue this winter by sending me a coat that fits like a glove with sleeves that are (gasp!) long enough. ASOS has a HUGE selection of coats and jackets, and if you’re tall like me, you can shop their tall coats and jackets here. Sadly, the coat they sent me is no longer available,but there are some beauties still online to add to your wish list.
I wore this outfit Saturday evening for a date night out with Chris. It was our first night out post-baby, and it was wonderful. We went to dinner at Bluebeard where we enjoyed amazing food and great ambiance. We shared duck confit caesar salad, papardelle pasta, some life-changing brussels sprouts, and vanilla bean chess pie. I had a fabulous Moscow Mule that was made from ginger beer that they make in-house. My mouth is watering thinking about it.
If you live in Indy, check out Bluebeard for yourself:
653 Virginia Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Hello there! How did the holidays treat you? I ended up getting sick and the majority of our holiday was spent in survival mode. No fun! Moving on…
Do you have any resolutions for 2015? I have three:
- Lose the baby weight. After Christopher was born I used the #NewMom excuse to eat junk and avoid working out. That’s gotta change this year.
- Make a flower arrangement every month. I completed my Floral Design program (and even got a certificate to prove it!). I don’t want to forget what I learned, so I’m challenging myself to make 12 arrangements this year, one each month.
- Get our master bedroom and bathroom and guest bathroom made over. This March marks two years in our house. It’s about time I get things looking the way I want.
And now what you’re really here for … an outfit!
(I’d like to thank my husband for making me look like an Anthropologie campaign in this photo.)
Grey Sweater — JCrew
Cotton Twill Plaid Full Skirt — courtesy of eShakti
Boots — Jessica Simpson (same boot, but with a heel)
Scarf — gift
Silver Bangle — Forever21
Silver Bow Bracelet — from Dot Fox Clothing Culture in Louisville, KY
This skirt. I can’t say enough good things about this plaid midi skirt, which was kindly sent to me by eShakti. There are eShakti reviews ALL OVER the style blogging world, but in case you’re not familiar with them, they offer affordable custom clothing. As someone who’s tall, having the ability to send my measurements and get something totally tailored to them without spending a fortune is amazing. This skirt fits me like a glove and is completely lined and really well made. And it has pockets! It doesn’t get any better than a skirt with pockets, am I right?!
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French Bulldog Top — Goody’s
Jeans — Madewell
Booties — Sam Edelman
Velvet Scarf — Modcloth
Hat — Old Navy
This past weekend we loaded up Christopher, the dog, presents, luggage, and a partridge in a pear tree and headed down to Kentucky to celebrate Christmas with my parents. We had to take two cars, and it became evident that a larger vehicle is in our near future.
The weekend pretty much revolved around eating and my parents spoiling their grandson. It was perfection! We’re doing it again next weekend, except we’ll be visiting Chris’ family.
Here are some photos from the weekend:
Excited for his first Christmas present!
He always has his eye on me.
Merry Christmas to me!
Happy Christmas Eve Eve!
Sweater — C/O OASAP (Worn 2 years ago. Worn last year.)
Pants — C/O Gordmans (Recently worn here & here.)
Boots — Hunter, Nordstrom
Hat — American Eagle (From high school. Does that make it vintage?!)
Glasses — C/O SEE Eyeware
Necklace — C/O Ara Nicole
Last weekend, my little family ventured out to the tree farm to pick out our Christmas tree. We were lucky it was warm enough to bring baby boy with us for year two of our holiday tradition of chopping down a tree at Lost Forty Tree Farm. Check out the gorgeous photos from last year — it was a winter wonderland at the farm!
Last year we got a HUGE, 10-foot tree. For reference, you can see me standing next to it here. We have high ceilings, so why not?! This year, though, we phoned it in with a more modest tree. Between the baby and the puppy, the last thing we need is that many pine needles and that much sap in the house. (“Looks great! Little full, lotta sap.“) Although smaller, this year’s tree is pretty perfect.
This past weekend we celebrated Christmas in Kentucky with my folks. I’ll be back tomorrow with an outfit and photos of the festivities!
Lost Forty Tree Farm
4499 North 400 East
Greenfield, IN 46140