Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What I Wore: For My Funny Valentine

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What I Wore: Skirt (Chicwish), Shirt (Similar Here), Shoes (Old Navy), Necklace (Popbasic; Similar Here)


With Valentine's falling right before Presidents' Day, we were treated to a long weekend at work! And with the extra time, The Boy made my wish come true- we went out of town! Especially in the winter, you can feel so hemmed in a small, remote town, and for both of us the every weekend has been a working weekend, just trying to keep treading water. So it was a relief to finish things up Friday and hit the open road!

We headed up to Bozeman, a Montana college town just far enough away that we don't get to visit it often. We spent most of our time there poking around bookstores and the funky, thriving downtown scene (sure, it obviously caters to mostly rich, granola skiing families, but it was still fun!) and eating..Mmmm, I'm honestly getting hungry just thinking about it! Our favorite discovery though was "Granny's Doughnuts." Just a hole in the wall, with barely enough room for two tables, the place was still hopping! Ironically, it the business of the head baker- the grandpa behind Granny's Doughnuts. And what he made was nothing fancy just- good, down-home doughnuts done really, really right."Everyman's food," he called it. The best part was, he let little kids put on their own icing and sprinkles; can you imagine my surprise when the 7 year old in line in front of us, refused! Sadly, we were not given that option, but the doughnuts were still pretty good.

One of my favorite parts of the trip though was getting to wear this skirt- we've been having some of the most mild weather imaginable- like it was April, not February! So I braved a skirt (Look, Ma! No tights!). This skirt was actually much trickier to style than originally anticipated. It's just so darn- poofy. You have to be careful not to top it off with anything oversized or loose at all. Even tucked in, it could make you look like a marshmallow. Plus, the skirt is such a statement on its own, everything else needed to be simple to balance things out. But I loved wearing it. People literally stopped me in the street to say how much they liked my skirt. And, my funny valentine liked it just fine too, so there's always that!

How was your weekend; do share! ;)

PS After taking in the results of my survey, I'm cutting back my posting schedule from 4 times a week to 3, so expect outfits on Wednesdays now :D

12 comments:

  1. I love this skirt so much! You look adorable. I hope you had w great time in Bozeman and enjoyed a bit of warmer weather :)

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  2. This skirt is rather fantastic.

    I'm so terribly jealous of your warm weather. Send it my way!

    I can't believe someone didn't want to add sprinkles.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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  3. Alright, I loved everything about this post. Haha, I don't know what to comment on first! To help get my thoughts into order:

    1. I was singing "My funny, Vaaaalentine" all day on Valentine's day, to the point where my brother begged me (begged me!) to stop. Haha, and now it's back in my head ;)

    2. What...is wrong with that seven year old. I'd be all over getting to decorate my doughnut. Haha that town sounds so charming. Big enough to be interesting but small enough to have homey places like that doughnut shop. How fun that you two got to escape away to it for the weekend! I'm the worst at making day trips- I literally stay trapped in Chicago or I go out for a big excursion. I need to find some middle ground here :)

    3. You look FAB in this skirt! I'd stop you on the street as well ;)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. I know... who turns down the chance to add sprinkles to things?

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  4. Oh, that sounds like a wonderful weekend getaway! And it's not surprising people stopped to compliment you on your skirt, it's fantastic! I love how full it is and that colour of green is so vibrant and eye-catching! Modern princess over here :)

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    1. "Modern Princess" <- Makes me smile!

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  5. That skirt is so pretty! Alex

    http://tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the color and texture of the skirt. It shines beautifully! Also, it's nice to get away from it all for awhile, yeah? Glad you were able to do that!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  7. The donuts sound so good, and your skirt is beautiful!

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  8. Yay for long weekend getaways! I love this skirt so much! I was surprised to see you jacket-less and with bare legs- mild weather indeed!

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    1. It was bizarre...but now snow is back on the ground.

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  9. "Granola ski families" made me smile. I hope you had a lovely weekend away! Also- great skirt. Reminds me of a vintage formal dress I have from when I was in high school. It's that same fabric and color. It seems so 1950's glam!!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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