swiss dot dress~rodarte for target
fair isle sweater~the gap
wedge shoes~steve madden
yesterday was a snow day! the kids didn't have school, i called into to work and doug worked from home. it is kind of nice to be snowed in with your family. i mostly lounged, drank coffee and tried to make a dent in the stack of magazines and books on my nightstand. i always think that the first day of a snowfall is a little bit magical. today it's back to the daily grind, although it's a friday! today's outfit is built around another rodarte dress. it reminds me of a polly flinders dress i had as a kid-i'm sure that reference totally dated me. does anyone even still dress their kids in those dresses? one of my all time favorite color combinations is pale blue with red. i knew right away i wanted to pair this dress with red tights for the winter but i needed something to pull the whole thing together. then i found this sweater the other day at the gap. i said i wasn't going to shop this month but honestly they are having a huge sale and this sweater was an additional 40% off. it ended up being something like $9! i think it does a great job of marrying the reds and the blues. it also makes the outfit a little less "girly". once again i belted the cardigan to make it less bulky and give me a little definition in the waist. it's like 15 degrees here today and i braved the cold to take outside photos! it wasn't too bad. these were taken on our front porch and i'm sure the neighbors now think i'm insane:) i know that there are people with some strong opinions about fur. would i buy a new fur coat? probably not, but my mom found this vintage one for me at a thrift store and i fell in love with it instantly. it kind of reminds me of the one carrie wore in sex and the city. i don't wear it very often because it seems a little over the top(even for me) which is a shame because i really love it and it's soooo warm.
doug's dad and stepmom are in town so we'll have his family over tomorrow night. we're doing a homemade pizza buffet! i've been dying to see up in the air. i'm hoping i can convince my honey to brave the cold for dinner and amovie tonight. other than that no big plans for the weekend.