Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What I Wore: Winter Daydream


Cream Sweater, Crop Sweater, black skirt, ladylike, never fully dressed, withoutastyle, outfit, skirt,
Cream Sweater, Crop Sweater, black skirt, ladylike, never fully dressed, withoutastyle, outfit, skirt,
Cream Sweater, Crop Sweater, black skirt, ladylike, never fully dressed, withoutastyle, outfit, skirt,
Cream Sweater, Crop Sweater, black skirt, ladylike, never fully dressed, withoutastyle, outfit, skirt,

What I Wore: Sweater (ASOS), Skirt (Pin-up Girl Clothing; Similar Here), Shoes (Modcloth), Necklace (Stitched + Adorned; Similar Here), Petticoat (Similar Here)


For much of the past month I'd been day dreaming of getting out of town.  Over the weekend, roads were finally good enough to get our day trip, so we headed up to Billings to one of my absolutely favorite places in the world- Harper and Madison's. Its nothing much to describe- a little cafe/eatery, but it is hands down the best food in the city. I'd been dreaming of their croissants, perfect and flakey.

But what it is really so nice about it isn't (just) the food, but the mood. Light streams in through the windows in such a warm, friendly way. As always, it was crowded, so people sat down at tables with strangers, and left friends. Sinking into one of the low chairs by a coffee table, I watched a mother and son take their seats across the aisle, as the little boy- who could have been no more than six- very carefully opened the wax paper bag in his hand to take out a cookie and look at it and smell it... Before glancing at his mother and carefully returning the cookie first the bag and then to her hand. With equal gravity she used her nail to fold over the bag's opening and set aside the treat for later. What would be more delightful, the taste of the cookie or its anticipation? Next to me, an older couple worked to complete a crossword together, and walking out the door someone petted the dogs that are so often at Harper and Madison's. Their owners leave the back hatch of their car open so these friendly huskies can bask in the sunlight and say hi to whomever passes by.

This outfit- inspired by Pinterest, as many of my looks are of late- fit right in at this place where the cliental seems to dress a bit nicer than you would see on an average Montana or Wyoming street. Men will wear those newsboy hats and pea coats; women often have something sparkly on, along with nice shoes. Not that there's never anyone in a hoodie, but it is like we are all communally pretending we are in France instead of Montana (aided by all the Paris prints on the wall!)

Hope this past weekend allowed you to get out,  and enjoy some good food and good company too.


28 comments:

  1. that skirt is killing me softly :) it is simply gorgeous

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  2. very pretty, very feminine and very cool!

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  3. Oh, that sounds absolutely delightful! I love how you noticed all the little details and stories going on in the shop. I remember a cookie being pretty important to me too when I was six :)
    Your skirt is simply a dream! It is such the perfect length and shape, and is just beautiful with the cream sweater. Sounds like a wonderful day.

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  4. This is a really lovely outfit, that full skirts is gorgeous!! That sounds like a wonderful afternoon :)
    xJennaD

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  5. Very chic and I love those retro shoes.

    Sounds like a cool place. My husband and I sometimes make up stories about people we see when we are out. It can be quite fun.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. I love your skirt!

    wwww.highheelsandtutus.com

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  7. Ahhhh that sweater! >_< <3 I love the shoes and the way you did your hair!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  8. I was just looking at that sweater on Asos and am considering getting it haha. Love how it looks with your skirt.

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    1. I loved this sweater. Will say it got a hole in it really quick, but that could have been my dogs and their in-need-of-a-trim claws.

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  9. Gah you look so great! So well put together and ultra chic. Glad you enjoyed your little trip out of town! Sounds like just what I need right now.

    Rachel

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  10. Gorgeous look!
    http://balearaitzart.blogspot.com.au/

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  11. I think you look great! Love the vintage vibe.

    You've a new follower! x

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  12. Your blog is quickly becoming one of my favorites of the many that I follow or occasionally check. You without fail put together effortlessly chic outfits, but they're also all different, and thus, interesting.
    This one is beyond beautiful - I'm always a little scared of wearing longer, full skirts, but you pull this off so well, and the oxfords are perfect with it.

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    1. Okay, so your comment seriously made my day and I feel so bad for not responding earlier- thought I had. But thank you.

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  13. i looove this post- it was so lovely hearing about the scenes in the restaurant. especially with the boy smelling the cookie :) and there's that sweater again! this outfit is an absolute dream, i love how swingy that full skirt is

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  14. Oh, you look so classy! That skirt is just perfect and I love your oxford heels. This post is great too, with all the descriptions you've transported me to the cafe!

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  15. This skirt is SO AMAZING! Love the midi length and that way you paired it with a knitted sweater is so different from how I've seen something similar paired with fitted tops. Such a classic, timeless look.

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  16. lovely post, enjoyed your story telling here. Sounds lovely and the outfit, the brick and the iron all go together so nicely.

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  17. What a gorgeous sweater! Great detail on a simple,elegant outfit.

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  18. LOve love love the outfit Kristian! You look amazing in midi skirts, and you know it! And as if I needed another reason to visit Montana! It's been high up on my American list for ages, and I would love to see this venue for myself :) Happy Thursday! xo

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  19. I've been dreaming of getting out of town too! How lovely that you and the Mr. were able to catch a day away together. A croissant sounds amazing about now.

    LOVE how classic & elegant your outfit is.

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  20. Sounds like the perfect getaway and I loved reading your description of the restaurant. Your hair looks awesome and this outfit is 2 thumbs up!

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  21. Stunning outfit and what gorgeous photographs too!
    I love your skirt, I've been looking for one like that for a while!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  22. I'm so impressed with all these winter outfits! One of my least favorite things about winter is that I feel like I'm wearing the same thing every day- blue jeans, sweatshirt, coat, boring!

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    1. Don't let this fool you! Many days I feel like that too!

      Thank you though :)

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