you're so fine

Tee: Gap, $8 // Jeans: Meltin Pot, $45 // Belt: Thrifted, $10 // Shoes: Cooperative via UO, $49 // Necklace: From childhood, Priceless

Every time I ask my darling boyfriend how I look he responds, "Fine." After discussing The Other Emily's post from today with my friend (also named Emily), I told her this. She said,"maybe he means like you are so fine." Hmmm, I liked that. How many years has it been since I have heard that saying. I'm bringing it back.

This is not my most creative outfit, but I love the simplicity of it. I was totally inspired by this image off of Pinterest. I would of loved to of done the same braid, but my hair is too short and way too thick. I am in love with fishtail braids, they are so whimsical. I love her eye makeup in the pic, too. Didn't even put makeup on today. 

Feeling like my photos are just not that great, do you guys have any picture/posing tips for me? Any would be greatly appreciated!




 Top: J Crew, $20 // Jacket: Custom made in Shanghai, Gift // Pants: Gap, $39 // Shoes: Cooperative via UO, $49 // Belt: J Crew, $15
Hat: Thrifted, $4 // Sunglasses: Forever 21, $5 // Earrings: Forever 21, $5 // Bag: American Eagle, $16

Took a grocery shopping trip to Gunni today where the weather was much warmer and I could pretend that it was spring. All the snow has melted down there, lucky. Emily over at The Other Emily has been rocking the wide leg jeans and made me miss mine. I am in love with these jeans but thought I needed to hem them so they were sitting in my pile of sewing projects. They were pretty long and didn't like dragging them in all the snow. They have definitely shrunk in the wash though, don't think they need to be hemmed much if at all now. Especially since I bought some Jefferey Campbell super tall clogs on sale. The pants are almost too short for them. I love this look inspired by classic French fashion. The red beret, striped shirt, trench coat, and wide leg jeans are an amazing combo. The yellow bag adds a splash of color.  

Hope you all are having an amazing Wednesday!



Maybe if I wish real hard

Dress: Libertine for Target, $25 // Shoes: Cooperative via UO, $49 // Tights: Target, $4 // Belt: J Crew, $14 

Winter would just go away already. Forecast for today, 8-11 inches of snow. I can't keep wearing all my winter clothes and just stare at my cute spring stuff. So, I am going to start dressing like its much warmer than it truly is. Hopefully the weather will take pity on me and warm up. Fingers crossed.

I ordered this cute little number the day Target officially launched their Go International Designer Collective. I saw the sneak peek from Jessica over at What I Wore, and here she is wearing the same dress in much warmer weather (I should be wearing a cardigan and jacket too, next time). I also ordered a Tucker dress, not the one many of the other bloggers out there are wearing (here is Tania from What Would a Nerd Wear looking oh so cute), but their cute little black one with flowers (found here). I am not really a burgundy person. I love this dress by Libertine for Target, I wasn't expecting it to be a soft knit (which is a good thing). It makes it much more casual of a dress. I don't really have many reason to get too dressed up. The bold green and navy stripes are so much fun and the puffy sleeves are pretty darn cute. It's going to be a challenge to remix this dress in a lot of different ways, but I am ready for a new challenge.

As you can see I am also wearing my glasses. I usually have contacts in, it's so bright here with the white snow on sunny days that I can't get away with just wearing my glasses. Today was especially not sunny, perfect chance to introduce them to you. My readers, my awesome Warby Parker glasses. Take a moment to get acquainted. Do you love each other now. I know you do.

Have an wonderful weekend!



Winter is back

Tee: Target, $6 // Skirt: Modcloth, $10 // Jacket: Nordstrom, $49 // Shoes: Cooperative via UO, $45 // Tights: ebay, $4 // Necklace: Etsy, $18
Belt: J Crew, $14

Around 10:30 this morning, Winter decided to kick Spring out and take residence for a little bit longer. This made many of us locals very sad. Crazy blizzard weather today. I finally got these pics when the storm calmed down around 6:30. I know I have mentioned that I am jealous of you all who are truely experiencing spring. Well, it's beyond jealousy now. 

I have been dying to wear this skirt. I haven't worn polka dost since I was a kid. I love the green, red, black, white, and brown color combo. Not very springish, but the weather is definitely not allowing for cute spring outfits. These tights are amazing. The color is so bright and cheereful on a dark, grey day.



But, why a blog?

Tee: Target, $6 // Coat: Custom made in Shanghai, a gift // Jeans: BDG via UO, $49 // Shoes: Toms, $45 // Hat: Forever 21, $5
Necklace: Nepalese street stall in Taipei, $5

I have to admit, it was much easier during the 30 for 30 challenge to get pictures everyday. The pictures also inspire me to be more creative with my outfits, which is the whole reason behind this blog. I must get better at getting pictures at least a few times a week. I have been having so much fun getting dressed since the birth of this blog. After having my son, I went through a phase where I actually didn't care what I wore. Mostly because my maternity clothes no longer fit and my old clothes were too small. It was depressing. I convinced myself that clothes didn't matter and that no one cared what  I looked like. Maybe those things are true, but I do feel better when I am put together and I love clothes. Nothing will change that fact.

I am in love with my new trench coat that my mom had made for me in Shanghai. It's so soft and fits like a dream.  The perfect addition to my wardrobe.

What is your essential item in your wardrobe?



Has it really been a year?

March 19th, 2010

March 18th, 2011

My son, Dexter, just turned 1 on Friday (March 18th). I can't believe it has been a year already and that I no longer have a tiny baby but a big toddler. It has been the greatest year of my life. I cannot wait for the future years to come. This past year was full of so many firsts, each one I will never forget. Year 2 is going to be amazing.

Other news, outfit posts will resume on Tuesday. Thought I could juggle this blog, Dexter's 1st birthday party, and my sister being in town. I was wrong. Life is starting to get back to normal though. Hope everyone had as wonderful as weekend as I did!



And so it starts

Top: Modcloth, $34 // Jacket: Nordstrom, $49 // Jeans: UO, $30 // Shoes: Toms, $49 // Earrings: Forever 21, $5 // Hat: Gift

I am referring to mud season. It's when the snow starts to melt and what's left is mud. Mud, mud, mud, for months and months.

Happy Wednesday! I had a great day getting party stuff done, thanks to my sister. Now if only I could get her to help me clean my house. What do you guys think of the awesome hat. My mom picked it up for me in a little boutique in Tanshui, Taiwan. It's a super cute coastly town with really fun shopping and yummy food. I'm having a great time hanging with the family. We are taking the boys sleding tomorrow, it will be Dex's first time. Might have to share pictures from that.

Have you seen enough of the army jacket? Hope not.


It's been too long. (Tuesday's post that some how I forgot to post)

Dress: Free People, $7 // Jacket: Nordstrom, $49// Boots: Target,$49 // Tights: Local boutique, $7
Necklace: Nepalese street stall in Taipei, $5

I want to start off by saying how much I missed you all. The last few days have been insane. I went to Denver with my mom and Dexter to get party supplies and food for Dexter's 1st birthday. I planned some super cute outfits since it was warm in Denver, but traveling with Dexter is no longer easy. Getting outfit pics was next to impossible. I will never in my life do a shopping trip with my son again. It was torture for the both of us. We got back late Sunday, then Monday was non-stop till I passed out on the couch at 8:00 pm. Was awoken at 11:00 to Kelly getting very sick. He is still in bed not able to eat 22 hours later. Some very long, trying days. Hopefully tomorrow will be a much better day. On the brighter side, my sister is in town with her husband and their crazy wonderful 20 month old son. They are here till Sunday and I am just so excited (love these guys so much). This also means I have an awesome photographer for the week. Thanks, Jackie!

Big apology that I haven't posted about the give away. I am going to have to wait till after this weekend now. I promise it is coming though.

Is any one more ready for spring/summer than I am?




Too busy of a day to get pics, so no post. But I am sending my thoughts and prayers to all who are affected by earthquake and tsunami.



My Heart's Desire

Jacket: Nordstrom, $49 // Tee: Target, $6 // Skirt: UO, $9 // Boots: Target, $49 // Belt: J Crew, $14 // Tights: Target, $5
Necklace: Napalese street stall in Taipei, $5 // Sunglasses: Forever 21, $5

High of 42 here today in sunny Crested Butte. I was able to wear just this for my errands without freezing to death. I am sure you have all noticed how much I love this jacket. It's hard not wearing it everyday. Last time I was in Denver, I picked up this skirt on sale for $9 at Urban Outfitters. I love skirts and dresses with pockets. And the hearts are so cute. I am sure we will be seeing a lot of this jacket over the weekend on my trip to Denver. Checked the forecast and it's in the 60's there. I cannot wait. 

What are your weekend travel essentials?



Peachy Keen

Cardigan: Target, $12 // Tee: Forever 21, Free (hand-me-down from a friend) // Skirt: Thrifted, $4 // Boots: Target, $49
Leggings: Old Navy, $7 // Leg Warmers: Target, $4 // Necklace: Nepalese Street Stall in Taipei, $5

Spring has come to Crested Butte. It's in the upper 30's today and I couldn't be happier. This skirt has opened a whole new world for me. I fell in love with it and the spring peachy color but it was 3 sizes too big. For only $4, how could I pass it up? So I bought it knowing I would have to take it in. I sew, but I haven't tailored clothes before. I have made a lot from scratch, no clothes, mostly baby stuff, laptop sleeves and accessories. Well, needless to say I managed to take the skirt in a couple of inches and now it fits like a dream. I love it. Now, I don't have to just look at my size when thrifting or shopping the sale sections. Oh the deals that will be made. 

I am very excited. This weekend my mom, me and Dexter are taking a little trip to Denver to get stuff for Dexter's 1st birthday. Already mapped out all my shopping: Michaels, Joanns, Goodwill, Target, and Forever 21. This trip is on a super budget, but I know it will be a successful one. 

Where do you shop for great deals?


Playing around with the blog. Hard work working with html code. Use to write code years ago, but you do forget. What do you think, like the new way better or should I go back to the old?


Drawing a blank here

Jacket: Nordstrom, $49 //  Top: Modcloth, $34 // Shorts: Forever 21, $9.50 // Shoes: Cooperative via UO, $49 
Tights: Old Navy, $6.99 // Necklace: Vintage pin turned into necklace, DIY

These shorts are short! Didn't realize how short till I was out of the house and at work teaching little ones (great role model here). Not my favorite outfit, but I have dying to wear this shirt. I have great things planned for this shirt. Not much more to say today, so I am signing off. 



Monday, Monday

My Mondays are insane! They start early, go till late and are nonstop. I do not have time to get an outfit picture on Mondays. Elaine from I'm Clothed Much does a getting-to-know-you post every week. So I have decided that Mondays will be dedicated to this. This week's question is what is your typical day like? Everyday is different for me. Currently I am only working 3 days a week and then spending the rest of the time taking care of my baby, Dexter. So, welcome to my typical Monday.

After I wake up (around 6) and get ready, I need to make breakfast and lunch for Dexter and I.

We leave the house around 7:15 to head to work. This pic is of the drive down the mountain.

I drop Dexter off in his classroom first.

Then head over to the other building where I teach the Bluebird class (ages 2-3). I am the opener on Mondays.

Pretty mellow in the mornings. We work on art, puzzles, gross motor skills, sensory table, and free play till snack time around 10.

After snack, we have circle time then we head outside to play till noon. We always go outside unless its extremely high winds, below 10 degrees or it's raining. The kids love it. After, we go inside and have lunch. We then put the kiddos down for a nap (most sleep for 2 hours).

(Imagine a picture of me eating lunch at a local restaurant with Kelly)

On Mondays, I try to meet Kelly for a super quick lunch (I have a 30 min break). Today we had $2 fish tacos. That's a super deal in a ski town. 

Enjoying nap time, time to catch up on stuff.

After nap and afternoon snack, the kids have more free play. When they all get picked up, I clean up, go pick up Dexter and head home. 
Once home, I play with Dex. Then feed him dinner, give him a bath and put him down to bed. 

Monday night dinners are frozen pizza, don't judge unless you want to come cook for me. It's our one night that neither one of want to cook.
The day is done, I can finally sit down and enjoy our TV.
And here we are now, Kelly and I watching 24. We are both exhausted. I leave you now, with this extremely boring day mapped out for you. Hope you enjoyed. I promise other days are way more exciting. 

Coming tomorrow, a new outfit post. Get excited!


Snow, snow go away (Sunday's post)

Cardigan: Gap
Dress: Boutique in Sydney, Australia
Scarf: Etsy
Boots: Target

It's snowing again, it's suppose to snow up to 3 feet tomorrow. No matter how hard I wish, spring just isn't coming as fast as I would like. Today was a lazy, lazy day. My baby boy is getting his molars in and its been taking forever. Last night was a long night. Dexter was up at least 5 times and every time I went to check on him he was lying in his crib, crying with his eyes closed and rubbing along his jaw. It's so heart breaking when there is nothing you can do to help.

So, I went skiing today for the first time in 15 years today! I'm a snowboarder, usually. It was so much fun. And I have to admit, I was not near as bad as I thought I would be. I imagined myself doing the pizza wedge all day, no siree, I looked like an actual pro (ok, over exaggerating quite a bit here). I had so much fun and a major plus, I didn't fall!

I have been wanting to wear this outfit for a month, but didn't include the dress in my 30 items. I love this dress. I picked it up in a little boutique near my friend's house in Sydney, Australia. I have had it for almost 6 years. It is so much fun getting wear whatever you want in your closet, oh the options! The 30 for 30 Challenge definitely made me appreciate all my clothes.

Great news to all my followers, I have decided to do my give away sooner. I am just so excited about it. Later this week I will post the giveaway. Stayed tuned!