December 2, 2014

A Peek Into Holiday Homes

December 4, 2014

It’s All About the Plaid, bout the plaid

December 3, 2014
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I wore a blanket around my neck the other day.

I wore a blanket because… Why not? But also because I didn’t want to leave my warm comfy bed and this was all I could do to keep a touch of that warmth with me as I headed out into the frozen tundra we call Minnesota living.

If you live here but weren’t born here then I strongly suggest you buy a oversized scarf, plaid being my favorite… BUT if you started life here as an infant, you evidently were born with a hardy tolerance to this wicked weather. You’re one tough momma.

Case and point. To my complete dismay and utter terror, my three native-MN girlies rarely wear winter coats, let-a-lone jackets. {I make them but they don’t like it} My 5 year old insists on wearing spring dresses no matter the temp. As I have to pick my battles with my strong-willed youngest two, I DO enforce a sweater and cotton tights.

But I kid you not, it was -19 degree wind chill yesterday. The littlest angel climbed into the back of the van and striped down past layer that had just taken me 10 minutes to suit on her. She was back down to her spaghetti strap dress. Ugh. So my life for the next 5 months will be to follow her around holding a sweater, coat, hat, mittens, and snow boots waiting for her stubborn little body to get cold. Freezing cold. Then she’ll need me and thank me for hauling all of her gear behind her everyday. Oh who am I kidding, she won’t thank me and I’ll love her just the same.

OK, back to the plaid blanket. How I love this oversized scarf. It’s totally me. And when you wear a scarf of this magnitude you must sing this song… It’s all about the plaid, bout the plaid, no treble. Yep, I sang this in my head all day long.

The plaid weave popped against the solid canvas of denim. Simple and easy for the long hours of new shop prep. It kept me warm and cozy and entertained. At least everything went according to plan with my outfit. Even if I’m already loosing control of my 5 year old’s cold-weather habits. I’ll take what I can get these days.

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Rue 21 denim shirt (similar) // plaid oversized wrap (similar) // A&F belt (similar) // boyfriend denim (similar) // Frye riding boots (similar) // Wool fedora (similar)

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  1. I’m a native and I still don’t tolerate the cold very well. Kids have a completely different tolerance alltogether…it amazes me. Either way, you look fabulous…that blanket as a scarf is a stroke of genius!

  2. Girlllllll you are totally rocking the blanket! I love how you tied it to make it look more like a scarf! I am officially take back my words! When I was thinking of wearing a blanket I thought of Lenny Kravitz and his recent blanket scarf look! if you haven’t seen it Google it! He looks like a goofball! 😉

    <3 Shannon

  3. Absolutely why not? There are too many conventional rules and I see no where I sign that reads, you can wear you blanket! Love it. I really love the camel plaid on you so cozy, and I dont do well in cold, and it doesnt really get that cold in charlotte. Love the denim look and the cool boots!
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