Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Decade of Love

Happy Thursday, Snow Bunnies!

I'm sure you have all heard by now, but winter storm Leon dropped buckets of ice and snow here in Eastern NC for the first time in three years.  Snow shuts down this part of the world.  We simply cannot handle that there is something on the roads/grounds.  I took full advantage of the snow day with cinnamon pancakes, a Gossip Girl marathon and homemade snow cream.  I also loved seeing how crazy the snow makes the puppies.  There was so much ice they turned the backyard into a race track slip-n-slide and chased each other until their paws started to freeze.

In March or April of 2000 my mom came home from a day of shopping with this J.Crew denim jacket.  And I hated it.  Nobody else in my small-town high school had a denim jacket {or if they did they hadn't worn it since the early '90s}  I mean, nobody.  And the last thing I wanted to do as an unpopular freshman was to stick out even more.  I tried it on over and over...and over... and finally agreed to keep it.  And wouldn't you know Mom -and J.Crew - are always right.  A year or so later I was lost in a sea of  jean jackets at school.  I can't tell you how many times this forced-fashion process happened with me and my mom growing up.  At the time I would smirk at the items and bury them in my closet until they became "popular."  Now, I am extremely grateful for her influence.  I know it's one of the reasons I love to take risks in fashion and why I still play dress-up every day.  

And in a rare hair-up post, I wanted to show off these gorgeous earrings from Trendz Boutique.  The pictures simply don't do justice to the colors and detail.  Trendz never fails to impress. - and at $10 and under for most of the earrings, they never break the bank either!

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  1. Wow fab pants and loving your shoes!
    xo, Lee

  2. That is a great denim jacket - My denim jacket from high school was UGLY. Boxy and unflattering and an odd length. Glad you came around to this one.

    Love your medallion pants too, J.Crew does it again.

    Hope you are enjoying your snow shutdown!
    Chic on the Cheap

  3. Those pants and shoes are both so fabulous And I love the unexpected pop of turquoise with the earrings!

    Danielle @

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  5. This look is great! I am loving those pants! The pattern is so much fun! I have felt the same way about many of the items my mom has brought home. I never thought I would wear them, but now I love those items!
    Thanks for sharing! Stay Warm!

  6. cute outfit, cute post :)

    With love,

  7. Visiting from Simply Just Lovely! I haven't had a denim jacket in years, I feel like I need to remedy that gap in my wardrobe for spring :)

    <3 Vicki

  8. Saw your look on the link up and loved it! Those pants are fierce. You look gorg.