Sunday, November 30, 2014

{winter capsule wardrobe}

i finally decided to get it together for winter and do a capsule wardrobe! i've been pairing down my closet for awhile, giving things to friends or goodwill, but yesterday & today i decided on my capsule wardrobe for winter!

i'm inspired by the 10 item wardrobe of the author of the madame chic books {}, where she has 10 core pieces she wears each season, plus tshirts, cardigans, and outer capsule wardrobe is bigger than that but still a scaled down and manageable number for 60 is the magic number ;)

here's how it's broken down...

12 skirts//2 long, 2 a-line, and 8 pencil skirts

12 pants//ruffle pants, pixie pants, fluid ankle pants, jeans, cords, and leggings

8 dresses

28 blouses//includes sweaters & tunics

my goal for winter {december, january, february} is to wear only these pieces, mixing and matching in all sorts of exciting ways ;)
i also have tanks, cardigans, and outer wear that i will be wearing too.
it makes me realize how little clothing we really NEED and how much is completely unnecessary!

i plan on posting capsule outfits weekly, so stay tuned!

Friday, November 28, 2014

riding horses & what i wore

we've had quite a busy's been cowgirl week in homeschool so we started off monday having a bbq lunch and riding horses at my uncle's! susanne and mckinlee were visiting so they came too & we had a blast!

 love these two!!
 sadie and i had so much fun riding primetime

 these girls crack me up with their posing :)

 and it's not my usual link up for what i wore wednesday, but here are a few of my outfits this past week...
blouse//old navy
i didn't realize until i got to the meeting that my skirt was NAVY while the rest of my outfit was black! #embarrassing
leopard flats//target
 tshirt//waco board of realtors ;-)
ruffle pants//matilda jane
flats//nine west
i found this selfie sadie took, i thought it was too adorable!! she was taking her ootd pic with baby grace! haha!

Friday, November 21, 2014

friday {favorites}!

it's friday yay!!
we've felt kind of yucky all week long, so i'm ready for a new week. and we are so excited for our company to come starting on sunday! mimi and zizi are coming for a few days, then nama and grandpa are coming at the end of the week for a few days...should be busy & fun.

on to my {favorites} this of my {favorite} things to treat myself to is getting my nails done.  this time of year my hands get SO dry and my cuticles are out of control, so it's wonderful to have someone else worry about it ;) this day i got shellac in OPI's don't burst my bubble bath with a coat of OPI's passion over it. then a little gold sparkle added because everything's better with sparkles.

one of our {favorite} local activities is storytime at the was native american week! so miss stacy (our wonderful children's library director) read stories to us and showed us a bow & arrow and real moccasins.  then sadie got to make an indian necklace.

miss stacy had a teepee set up with a "fire" in it. sadie loved it!!

another of my {favorites}? finding 50 of the same non flattering pictures that sadie has taken of poppy and nana and i while we ate lunch at cheddar's!!

poppy mid chew

nana about to apply lipstick

at least i smiled! hahaha!

and here's a {favorite} picture of poppy & nana to make up for the not so good one ;)

it's one of our {favorite} things to bake together, so this day we made the easiest pumpkin muffins ever. 1 box of spice cake mix, 1 can of pumpkin, and 1 cup of chocolate chips...mix together and bake for 15-18 minutes at 350 yum!

i love that sadie wore her anna dress and boots, elsa cape, and doc mcstuffins headband while baking ;)

another of my {favorite} things is to end the day with a hot bath! i've been needing a little basket to put beside the bathtub for towels and soaps, so mom got me this precious bath caddy when we were at spice yesterday...i know i'm going to love it!

i'm linking up with andrea at momfessionals where you can check out many more friday {favorites}!
have a fabulous weekend.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

{what i wore}

hello! i haven't posted in a week...i've had some technical difficulties with my blog..grrr! evidently when you change privacy settings on google+ it erases your pictures FROM THE LAST 4 YEARS!!
so if you see gray square after gray square where my pictures USED to be, ya that's why. ok moving on..

i'm linking up with the pleated poppy for what i wore wednesday, where we get out of our jammies and  fix ourselves up ;)

work & library story time
scarf//from my sweet sister
leggings//hue from nordstrom
boot socks//compass

 afternoon of shopping (by myself!)
 {new} pea coat//old navy

 lunch with friends & toy store for miss s

 ballet for sadie
scarf//old navy
boots//born @dillard's

 sadie got herself dressed & accessorized!
blouse//matilda jane
shoes//mary jane crocs

running errands
sweater//loft (i must really like this one, i wore it twice this week!)
bracelet//accessories exchange

have a great wednesday!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

{what i wore}

i'm linking up with the pleated poppy for what i wore wednesday, where we encourage each other to get out of sweatpants and get dressed ;)

 sunday meeting
blouse & skirt-loft

 homeschool co-op day
jeans-loft modern skinnies
necklace-accessories exchange

 silly hat day @ the library
rain boots-target

 wednesday meeting
bracelets-accessories exchange & boutique in florida


 lounging @home
rain boots-target

 sweater & jeans-loft
flats-nine west

 lunch & groceries
sweater & jeans-loft
infinity scarf-target (just got it & LOVE it!)

headed to work sales meeting
jeans-gray skinnies @ loft
booties-jessica simpson @nordstrom rack
necklace & bracelet-accessories exchange

have a great wednesday!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

{what i wore}

i'm linking up with the pleated poppy to show what i wore this week!

co-op homeschool day

 wednesday meeting night
leopard wedges//snagged @ a clothes swap :)
necklace & bracelets//accessories exchange & boutique in seaside

 running errands
sandals//steve madden
earrings//kendra scott

 baylor game
baseball tee//junk gypsy
mustard tank//target

co-op homeschool day
necklace//accessories exchange
*note to self*horizontal stripes make you look pregnant-rethink this top in the future

hair appointment & grocery shopping (my hair is much darker but you can't tell with the horrible lighting in the salon bathroom ;)
bracelet//accessories exchange

so there you have it..a week's worth of non yoga pant outfits! and someday i'm going to learn how to take a non blurry picture. ha!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

weekend wrap-up

how was your weekend? ours was jam packed & fun & exhausting! it FINALLY feels like fall in Texas..our low for friday night was 39 degrees, yay!

so we started off friday morning putting fake nails on sadie..ha! i bought her these stick on nails at target on thursday, so she had to put them on first thing friday morning. pretty cute, no?

friday was filled with all sorts of errands and running around, and at the end of the day, we showed a gorgeous home to some out of town clients.  the home was massive and had statues everywhere, so keeping my very busy 4 year old still while the clients looked through was a bit exhausting!

here's the wine room...a-ma-zing

here's the pool house and pool

and the outdoor fireplace and was gorgeous! we're hoping they make an offer soon :)
we got home late friday and mike had made pizzas for us and we watched madagascar 3, then put sadie to bed, then watched moms' night out. LOVED that movie and I could so relate to it!

saturday i was at academy looking for sadie a baylor shirt to wear to the game & came across this lovely shirt in the women's section. not sure if i would wear it while working out, but i thought it was funny!

we had an extra ticket for the game, so jackson went with us...he was such a good sport with me making them stop and pose every few minutes

we had GREAT seats and the weather was beautiful, a bit chilly though, so the whole first hour sadie whined and cried that she did NOT want to wear her sweater over her cheerleading costume because "mom it's embarrassing!" then the next half hour or so she complained because her pom poms were purple & white not green & gold! #highmaintenance   

mike & i wishing we had left our precious little girl with nana ;)

we stayed for the halftime show and to see the homecoming queen, then we left..the score at that point was 39-7 so we knew baylor would win plus it was time for some dinner

we have this adorable diner called jake's with the best home cooked food and elvis night every first saturday of the's sadie and jackson with the king!

the best piece of pecan buttermilk pie there ever was

 mom and les and jason, jennifer, and logan met us there..we had the best time!

and elvis came over and serenaded jennifer. she was loving every second! #devotedelvisfan

sunday i decided it was time to embrace the capsule i'm not doing the 10 item wardrobe or even the 30 item, but i weeded out clothes until i felt good with my choices.  so i'm going to *attempt* to not shop for clothes until spring. i have a few items besides these to add in the colder winter months (heavier sweaters, skinny cords) but for the most part, this is what i'm going to wear through fall & winter 2014.




that doesn't count tshirts, workout wear, and coats & scarves either..i'm excited and feel good about it, so i'll let you know how it goes.

since my closet was clean, i decided to show you how i organize my jewelry. bracelets and necklaces on the pegboard and bins for earrings and rings. it works really well for me to see everything i have and not be searching through a drawer for it.

my winter shoes

and boots

i've been doing laundry all day so these are loads 1, 2, and 3 ready to be folded. load 4 is in the dryer, load 5 in the washer. ugh!

 and a picture of my sweetie and the free piece of cake she won saturday night at jake's...they have a basketball challenge there..if you make the basket on the wall you get a free dessert, and she did!!

are you ready to start the week? we've got school, ballet, grocery shopping, hair appointment, and a congregation picnic this's going to be busy :)