Thursday, October 20, 2011

Children, Family, Parks, Boots, Scarves and Fall

The other day the girls and I went up to my parents house for the afternoon for a much needed visit! Although my parents live only 35 minutes away, because of everyone's crazy schedule we don't get together nearly as often as we wish we could. So it was treat to go visit, the girls just love going over there!

We spent some time just chatting and having lunch then made our way to the park. It was a perfect day! To finish it all off, my mom bought me a hazelnut amaretto cappuccino for the drive home...*perfection*!

All of the below photos were taken by my mom on her phone, then I tried to edit them a bit to make them sharper.

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On a separate note, I don't know how much I have talked about it on here, but I have been trying to develop my style more. I don't want to get too caught up in what I wear on the outside, but I want to start dressing nicer. For the past almost 3 years the majority of what I wear is pajama/track pants and baggy shirts. I have been pregnant/breastfeeding/ crawling around on the floor and have needed comfortable clothes that I don't mind getting stained. For the past 6-8 months though Ellie has really been out of the baby stage, but I am having a hard time losing the weight and have refused to buy anything new until I lost weight. Thus... for three years now I continue to wear maternity pants and kinda yucky shirts. Plus, style seems expensive and complicated somehow.

But you know what? Maybe it's not so expensive and complicated. I have gathered so much inspiration from others on how a few key pieces is really all you need to turn an outfit into something special. Thus, enter boots and scarves!

I have been wanting a pair of brown boost forever now, and that's what dear hubby bought me for my birthday! So I have taken every opportunity to wear them when going out. I also like how it looks when you pair tights with boots and skirts .That way you can continue to wear cute skirts all the long winter long! I think it's just adorable when I see all these bright and crazy looking tights, but Im slowly working my way to that. For now I'll start off with a safe shade of charcoal ;)


Scarves! I think I love them! It's one of those things though where I see them on other people and it's totally adorable, but I feel like I have a hard time pulling them off myself. But, my mom bought me the lovely below scarf while in Chicago, so I gave it a try. My mom and sisters rock the scarves so they taught me how to tie it :) I also saw a post on my friend's blog where she is showing her hubby how to tie a scarf (lol, cute :) You can visit her awesome blog by clicking here.


Anyway, that's enough babbling from me for now. Have a good rest of the week everyone!




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9 comments:

Shauna Nosler said...

What super cute boots everyone is wearing :) Stopping in to follow from the blog hop - hope you can visit and return the favor soon :) www.shaunanosler.blogspot.com/

oomph. said...

how adorable are the boots on the little one! you all look great! fashion doesn't have to be expensive, and you don't have to wait to lose weight! start with a few key pieces (even if you thrift them for super cheap), or buy items like dresses or simple skirts that can be taken in down the road. don't be afraid to wear form fitting clothes either! you're off to a great start with those boots and scarves! i look forward to some outfit posts :)

[oomph.]

Sheri said...

I think the more we think we look nice, the better we feel all around. You look great! Boots are my weakness. That last photo is too precious!

Rainbow Bekah said...

LOVE those pictures! Looks like you had so much fun AND looked fab while having it! ;0)

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

Love the scarf too! The boots look great on her.

Kensie said...

I love this post! And you look super cute in your boots, tights, and scarf. :) Thanks for linking me too. That was a surprize. I'm a real blogger too! crazy. Anyhoo, you all look so happy and beautiful. Hope your week is just as fun.

Meg Issacs said...

Yes! Totally in love with boots. I thought maybe I could just get one nice pair, but now I see there are so many cute ones out there... I may have to get more! lol

Kensie!!! You were able to fix the comment thing, yeah! Thats a happy thing :)

Adrianne said...

AAAAHHHH, I LOVE boots. :)

Found your blog at the Monster Hop ~ following you! Hope you take a moment to drop by Happy Hour Projects and say hello!

Adrianne
www.happyhourprojects.com

Maria said...

you look great and so ready for fall!! i LOVE the boots as well as your daughters!! omygoodness, too cute!
i am obsessed with scarves. i like to wear them as belt and in my hair too! i love being thrifty too! clearance racks and thrift stores are my friends!
looks like such a fun and beautiful day! the pics turned out so pretty!
xoxo
maria <3