Leather Boots and a Lace Skirt

The Deets:
Sweater: Target I think…
Button up: J Crew Outlet
Skirt: Target
Tights: no clue
Boots:  JC Penny
These poor boots have seen better days.
They are so comfy I can’t bear to replace them.
The right boot has giant scratches from when I used to wear them on our motorcycle (sniff, I get tears just remembering that bike)
Also, this skirt is hard to wear.
I bought it on sale and was jazzed when I saw that Kendi wore it here. (years ago)
The problem with this little bugger is it has an elastic waist band.
Who does that to a perfectly nice lace skirt?
Get it together Target.


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Insta Friday

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these.

Now that we are cramming a lifetime of NYC experiences into 2 weeks, I’ve started taking quite a few pics with my phone.

Lugging around my 1000lb Cannon is getting old.

It snowed, as I mentioned, Shiner freaking hated it (same as last year).  She started shivering and convulsing.  The jury is still out on whether she was faking or if she was actually cold.  So H picked her up and put her in his coat.
Sneaky girl.
Packing has started.
See that glass of wine in the background?
Many of those were consumed.
Packing is the bane of my existence.
We’ve been eating our way through the city.
My waistline will tell you a tale.
Our friend Joe told us about a place in the Lower East Side called Clinton Street Bakery.
It is so freaking cute.
It’s teeny.
And it is freaking amazing.
I had the french toast with glazed bananas and walnuts served with maple butter.
You guys.
Effing best thing ever.
Until I tried Husband’s
Eggs Benedict served with homemade biscuits.
Heaven in my mouth.
We ate so much food.
Also, I found out that you can buy their biscuits by the dozen.
My plan to eat healthier in MN may be going down the drain already.
Shiner is a weird dog.
She loves to squinch into small places.
Like between Sheldon and the couch.
This is the most important picture of the whole post.
Husband has a website that recently merged with another.
Homespot HQ is the site Hubs merged with.
In September there were featured in Real Simple Magazine.
That Real Simple!
I’m so proud of him!
Also, you guys should check it out!  You can click above or on Homespot’s button on my sidebar.
life rearranged


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EBEW: Boots

As I’m sure you all know, I’ve bee looking for any excuse to wear my boots with the fur.

Luckily, I was able to wear them during the quickest snow storm ever.

And now, Everybody, Everywear has chosen boots as the theme for this month.

I may be the luckiest girl in the land.

The Deets:
Sweater: Eddie Bauer
Jeans: Charlotte Russe
Boots: Sorel via Gilt
Bag: Fossil
I could have very easily worn my Hunter boots today (especially considering it’s raining)
But it’s kind of freezing out. (clearly I didn’t think it was cold enough for a coat… smart one Raych)
So these were my go to boots for the day.
I have no doubt I’ll be ready to handle the snow this winter. (as long as I remember to wear a coat)
Please remind me that I said this when I start whining about the cold/snow/ice in a few weeks. (also, I’m a parenthesis whore)
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Bobby From Boston

While we were in Boston, we figured we’d hit up a few vintage stores.

May as well hoard as many clothes as possible before we head back to the Midwest.

So we googled.

And a store called Bobby From Boston kept coming up in our searches.

Rightfully so.

This place rocked my socks.

Excuse the cellphone pics.

By the 2nd day of walking around Boston I got tired of lugging around my heavy Cannon.

I could have bought almost everything in this place.

They had old books, antique prints, awesome vintage clothes, bags.

You name it they had it.

We had to set an unofficial budget for ourselves the second we walked in.

We both knew, if allowed to do so, we’d go bonker pants and buy up the whole place.

Its actually kind of a blessing that they don’t sell online.

Right in the middle of the store is a pool table where some of the ladies were hemming and fixing pieces.
Hubs got himself 2 pocket squares and a tie.
After seeing this display case with a bazzillion pocket squares, he was a good boy and limited himself to 2.
They had tons of vests, sweaters, coats and other menswear.
They had a women’s section that was pretty good.
But I found what I really wanted in the men’s section.
A hand made, oversized, cozy sweater for winter.
And look!  I got to wear it just a few days after we got home!
Thank jeebus for snow and boots with the fur.
This is a horrid picture.
But you get the idea.


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3 weeks

You guys, this week has been bonkers.

We both came to the realization that we are, in fact, moving.

In 3 weeks.

No packing has taken place.


So, we spent an hour being sad and then put on our big girl panties (big boy boxers for H) and got to it.

We can no longer delay the inevitable.

And consciously choosing not to pack will just make the last few weeks we have in the city stressful.

So we packed a few boxes last night.

This will be our 5th time moving since getting married 6 years ago.

We have always been excited and ready for a new adventure.

Except this time.

And honestly, it’s not because we don’t WANT to go.

I just think we aren’t ready.

We aren’t done with this city.

The only other time in my existence that I felt this lethargic about moving was 10ish years ago.

When I was moving back to Nebraska after my sophomore year of college.

I ran out of money and had to abandon my college in Minnesota. (so ironic)

I was leaving really great friends and a boyfriend (who is now Husband) I had been dating for approximately 30 seconds.

I delayed packing until the day of the dorm check out.

I was refusing to accept the inevitable.

Well this time we are aware of our lack of enthusiasm and we are cutting it off at the pass.

We are looking on the bright side.

Our Houston house is on the market. (yay)

I’ve got 3 or so houses in Minnesota in my sights.

I have some big plans for the blog.

As a pessimist I’m starting to see the benefits of optimism.

In small doses of course.

We have some things on our bucket list to cross off in the next 3 weeks.

And I am reminding myself, everyday, that we were are BLESSED to have had this experience.

There are thousands, actually, probably millions of people who would love to have been where we have been.

We were LUCKY to have lived in this city.

Even if it was just for a year.

But that’s more than most people get.

And I fell in love with the most amazing city in the world.

And who doesn’t love being in love?


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House Stalking in Boston

Hubs and I escaped the city last weekend and took a trip to Boston.
What a freaking beautiful place.
The leaves were beautiful, the college campuses were beautiful, but mostly the houses were beautiful.
60% of all the pictures I took over the weekend are of houses.
No joke.
I have 2 pictures of Husband and I together.
Clearly my priorities lie with architecture.
The most beautiful of the homes I saw were on Cambridge Street.
We walked from our friends’ apartment to Harvard Yard on this street.
I would have given my left foot to go inside these 3 colorful homes.
There was a yellow one too (you can kinda see it on the right) but stupid cars kept me from getting a good picture of it.
This example of awesomeness was right on the edge of Harvard’s campus.
Those windows… I die.
There was a ‘tan’ colored theme in these houses.
I much preferred the colors of the first 3 I saw. But the architecture and style of the tan ones was much more elaborate.
These 2 houses were right next to each other.  Getting pics of these was difficult.
I had to dodge construction workers and a small crane to get these.
The things I do to take pictures of strangers homes’ without their knowledge.
I took a pic of this house because the tree to the right of the stairs is growing IN the porch!  How nuts is that?
For all you house stalkers out there: if you ever get to Boston, Cambridge street is where it’s at.
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A Great Gatsby Halloween

Hubs and I went out last night with some of our friends for Halloween.

This is what we wore. 

These are cell pics so please excuse everything
We went as Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby.
My hat kept hitting people in the face who were trying to order at the bar.
Oh and I wore these super cute shoes to complete my ensemble.
We saw some pretty cool costumes.
One took the cake.
The guy appeared to have cut out felt shapes of Halloweeny stuff (witch, ghost, pumpkin) on his T-shirt.
But upon further inspection, they were dirty felt figures.
Innocent witch?
Wrong!  Slutty Witch!
You guys, I talked to this guy’s wife, SHE MADE THEM!  Homegirl has some serious felt cutting skillz. (also she’s a school teacher so there’s that….)
He had 5 or 6 of these figures glued to his shirt!
All in all a hilarious night.
What did you guys dress up as for Halloween?


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Happy Hurricane… errm… Halloween!

Hurricane Sandy came and went.

We are all alive and well here in our teeny apartment.

My brother and his girlfriend also got stranded here. 

Poor kids.

Anyway, we didn’t lose any power/internet/cable.  We hardly had any rain.  All is good in the hood. 

In honor of Halloween, Hubs wrote a fun post for you guys!  Enjoy!

One of my favorite ways to get Halloween costume ideas is from TV shows and movies. One of my favorite TV shows for years has been HIMYM (How I Met Your Mother). However, the last couple seasons have been disappointing so I’m going all the way back to the first season.

It never hurts to go with a classic costume. Even better is if that costume comes with awesome one liners. “You’re dangerous! Your ego’s writing checks your body can’t cash.”
Political comedy that is outdated? Maybe not so much. Besides, it’s hardly a costume when you can take it off and put it back in less than 5 seconds.

Take some advice from Barney and pack a second costume. Make an ass of yourself at the party?Simply switch up costumes where you’ll be in disguise.

BTW Barney also had a penguin costume that’s not pictured.


Coordinated costumes are great. It exponentiates the awesomeness.

Rachel and I have decided to go take this route for Halloween costumes this year and do Great Gatsby. The credit for this idea goes to Rachel (ie I haven’t read the book), but going old school does seem to be popular. That 70s show set the clock back a couple decades. Mad Men took us into the 60s. Then Boardwalk empire jumped to the 20s (fitting right in with the Great Gatsby time period).


Thanks Hubs!
I can’t wait to show you guys pics of our costumes tomorrow!


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Boots with the Fur

The Deets:
Blazer: Target
Jeans: Charlotte Russe
Turtleneck: Stolen from my sister (This is my second wearing of the plundered sweater)
Shoes: Payless (super old)
Necklace: Forever 21
Watch: Fossil, thrifted in Minnesota
I’m going to have to buy my sister a new top.
This turtleneck is now mine.
Sorry Miss Marti.
In other super exciting news: I found some winter boots!
If you follow me on Facebook this is old news for you.
Winter boots used to be a necessary staple when I lived in the midwest.
I have been LUSTING after these Sorel boots.
At $150, Husband nixed them before I could say “boots with the fur”
But thanks to Gilt, they went on sale last night!
$89 (ahem. thank you very much)
I’ll be venturing out in the snow at least once this winter.
If only to wear my super cute boots.


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The Return of Menswear Wednesdays

The Deets:
Sweater: H&M
Tie: Goodwill
Shirt: Primark
Jeans: Paper Fly
Boots: Urban Outfitters
Husband has a lot of ties.
He hoards them.
I’ve mentioned this before on the blog. (Here and here)
It’s gotten worse you guys.
Exhibit A:
That tie organizer is hanging on for dear life.
I’m trying to decide if I should get him another organizer like this one or wait until we get to Minnesota.
I like the idea of the rolled up ties in a drawer look.
My motivations for that may or may not be related to the fact that Husband’s accessories take up a good deal of closet space.
Just a theory though.
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