May 5, 2015

Share the Covers--Walking on Sunshine--and HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY REILLY!!!!

Here is the original by Katrina and the Waves . . .

And the cover by Ghoti Hook . . .

So this is it.  Today's the day.  My last baby, little Reilly, turns 1 years old today.  I cannot believe it.  It seems like just yesterday I was announcing my pregnancy on the blog.  And it does not seem like a year since the day he was born.  But here we are.

It does not matter how many kids you have or what ages they are, the first birthday is always kind of mind blowing.  I mean, a year ago we had no idea if Reilly would be a boy or a girl.  We didn't know what he would look like or what his temperament would be.  We didn't know if he would be healthy, which in the end finding out I had ICP really was a concern.

And we were blessed with this perfect, beautiful, healthy, happy, sweet little baby.  I tell people all the time he is by far my easiest baby and it is true.  I am not sure if it is because he has it so good and easy (his siblings really do cater to his every whim without complaint or hesitation) or if he is just wired to be that way, but he is so good.  He ate perfectly, he slept perfectly and he is perfectly on track for every milestone.

Reilly is an observer.  He is quiet (he hardly ever cries) and serious.  He loves to play and smile and is perfectly content with just hanging out.  He absolutely perfectly completes our family and I am so very blessed to be his mommy.  I cannot wait to see what his future brings.

A very happy birthday to my favorite little baby in the whole wide world.  I love you so much Reilly!

Red and White Striped Skirt-eShakti
Red and Blue Striped Shirt-Target
Red Rain Boots-Amazon
White Tights-Kohl's
Denim Jacket-Old Navy, thrifted
Necklace-c/o oNecklace 

May 4, 2015

Make it Work Monday #13

I've followed Joanne's blog Fabulously Average for a number of years.  She has gone from living in the Arizona desert to the far more seasonal east coast.  She has a darling little toddler daughter.  She blogs about style, of course, and motherhood.  And you should totally give her blog a read.

I was very lucky to thrift this skirt a couple of months ago after being so annoyed with myself for not picking one up from Target when 3.1 Philip Lim debuted.  And it seemed to be thrown in my face at every turn.  Nearly every blogger was wearing this skirt, which usually deters me from a style but this skirt was just too cute.  When I saw it, in my size, at the thrift store, I didn't even try it on.  In the cart she went!

So these photos are kind of creepy, huh?  I was driving home from work one day when I saw all this smoke billowing from a crop.  I'm not sure how many of you live near farms, but it is normal for them to burn their trash and some of their weeds and stuff.

When I saw it, I just knew it would make the coolest pictures.  So when I saw a spot to pull over, I did so and had a lot of fun shooting in the smoke.  And railroad tracks to boot?  A blogger's treasure trove! 

Unfortunately, the thrill was pretty short lived because as soon as I got back in my van, I noticed something.  A fierce campfire smell.  It was pretty pungent.  And anyone who has had the pleasure of trying to get campfire smells out of their clothes can attest, it isn't so easy.

But, the pictures turned out cool right?  Just agree with me please.  I paid dearly for these photos.

Animal Print Skirt-Philip Lim 3.0, thrifted
Striped Tee-Aeropostale
Cognac Knotted Booties-Charlotte Russe
Necklace-Charming Charlie's
Diamond Stud Earrings-gifted
Denim Jacket-Old Navy, thrifted

May 1, 2015

Mission #56, Day 5--As a Dress

Another option for wearing a button up . . . as a dress!  Obviously, you want to make sure that your button down is actually a dress or it can be a little scandalous.  And in actuality it is a little scandalous anyway but who cares!  I love it and it is fun and I have wanted a shirt dress ever since I saw Carrie wear one in SATC.

For professionalism's sake, I added a black skirt under the dress just in case.  But I did walk around all day saying (out loud to anyone who would listen or in my mind as well) "Honey, where are my paaaaaaants????"

White Shirt Dress-Sheinside
Black Fedora-vintage
Booties-Old Navy
Fringe Necklace-Charming Charlie's
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