life in connecticut.

top. jeans. similar here and here. shoes. bag. sunglasses.

Hello guys!  It’s been a minute!  I’m currently in Paris right now with my sweetheart, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it when I get back.  You want to know the coolest thing?  When I was standing outside of Notre Dame yesterday, I ran into one of you my cute readers.  All the way across the world in Paris, can you believe that?!  It totally made my day.  She asked me how I’m liking life in Connecticut, and I realized, I haven’t really written about that in awhile so I thought I would give you a little update and some of my thoughts today…

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a pretty gingham dress.

Gingham Dress.(runs small!) White Top. Cardigan Sweater. Cage bag. (similar option here.) Shoes. Sunglasses.

Want to know something?  I’ve secretly wished I would grow up to be just like Juliette Binoche in “Chocolat” whipping up delightful confections, and looking flawlessly  feminine whilst doing it, pretty much since the movie came out when I was a teenager.  In reality, I toast marshmallows over my gas burner for my kids after dinner and call the resulting smores “making dessert.”

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Christmastime in Boston.


Skirt. Sweater. (old, similar herehere and here.) Tights.  Similar boots here and here. Coat. Bag. Sunglasses.

My husband and I have been in New England all week, so on Wednesday we headed into Boston and explored Beacon Hill.  I’m trying to find out how many different ways you can say obsessed in the English language.  I don’t think there ever was a more quintessential city Christmas scene than Beacon Hill in December.  I was humming silver bells under my breath.

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winter in the PNW with Nordstrom.


raincoat. sweater. jeans. boots. (kids here.) similar hat.

Years ago, when I was in college I took a Child Development class.  I’m still not sure why that particular course was required; it had absolutely nothing to do with my major, but I took it nonetheless.  One day, in the middle of a lecture on helping children interact with nature, my professor said: “There’s no such thing as inappropriate weather for children, just inappropriate clothing.”  I don’t know why, but it was one of those random bits of advice you get in life that just stick with you, and it has come back to me over and over again in the past 13 years since I finished the course.

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