Weekend Round Up: Color Blocking & Pattern Mixing

Welcome to the weekend round-up!  It’s all about coloring blocks and mixed patterns this time around. Continue reading


Weekend Round-Up: Jammies & Belts

So even though this is a weekend round-up, you’re only getting an outfit from Sunday. Because I never got dressed yesterday. 😛

We were supposed to go out – date night! We had childcare arranged and everything. Alas, my oldest was vying for the Most Mucous-Producing Child Award, and so date night was thwarted. And so: I never got dressed. 😉

I’m running through the #31days31waysremix prompts for a second time, and the Day 9 prompt was: Put a Belt On It. So I did! And I wore it to the science center with my family, where we enjoyed an adorably funny and educational IMAX documentary, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, saw a cool science demo on Amazing Air and meandered through several fun exhibits. I love Seattle.


(No link to last month’s outfit, because it fell on a sick-didn’t-get-outta-bed day)

I discovered this LBD + Black Braided Belt combo during the Monochromatic prompt last month, and I realllly like it. The LBD is kind of sheer (and I don’t own a slip, WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY LIFE?!) so I layered a green pencil skirt underneath. And then the tights and polka-dot scarf (which, seriously, someone might need to throw an intervention about the scarf soon you guys) bring it together.

I kind of wondered if the tights and scarf were too matchy-matchy…thoughts?

Dress: Merona (via Target clearance, similar-ish), Pencil Skirt: American Apparel (similar), Scarf: Old Navy (out of stock), Belt: Goodwill, Tights: Old Navy, Boots: Merrell.

Linking up with Style Me Sunday

Days 18 & 19: Scarves and Favorites

It’s the weekend round-up over here and Days 18 & 19 of the #31days31waysremix hosted by Greater Than Rubies.

Day 18: Scarf It Up

So the prompt was to wear a scarf in a new way.  No problem! I have several scarves, and I love wearing them!



I actually did wear this out of the house to grocery shop – even the kick-ass vintage gray leather jacket!  I’ve had it for years, but it doesn’t get nearly enough use.

I love this red infinity scarf that I picked up at Anthropologie a few years ago.  I usually wear it double-looped, but I decided to take the prompt seriously and try wearing it a new way – so I knotted that sucker. I actually liked the look! So yay for experimentation. 🙂

Day 19: A New Look on an Old Favorite

I had to do a little soul-searching on this one. I even asked my husband, do I *have* a go-to look? He asked, “Before or after kids?” Geez, there was more than one answer? Yikes! 😉

I realized that one formula I wear pretty often is: jeans + tank + cardigan + scarf. It feels put together but casual and comfortable, which is like the mom trifecta, amirite?


This tank and scarf are new in the past three months, where the jeans, shoes and cardigan are nearing ancient status. I liked mixing the old with the new.

This was a great outfit for the day, since we ended up walking downtown on this gorgeous (70 degree!) fall day – the layers were very useful and I ended up discarding the cardi and the scarf by time we got home! I run really warm. 😉