Wednesday, February 22, 2012


So first things first today - I am excited to announce my first ever guest post!  I'm over on LoriLynn's blog, A  Little Slice of Special, for her "Why I Blog Wednesday" feature.  I love Lori's blog, she's a fellow MN girl and she is a ton of fun - so go check it out here to show both her and myself some love!

Secondly, today is Ash Wednesday and that means it is the start of Lent.  And while I wasn't always super big on the "giving something up" thing when I was growing up, I have found myself doing it more as an adult. After getting the bill for my car yesterday I've decided it's time to get serious about the shopping ban I've been talking about more or less since the beginning of January.  I have good intentions but then some sale lures me back and yeah.  I need to take a break for awhile.  So I'm giving up shopping for Lent.  Plain and simple.  We'll see how it goes anyway!  It's only ten days longer than the last ban I went on this Fall, so I think I can do it.  Besides, Easter means Spring which means I'll be ready for some fun new spring clothes!

This outfit is not my favorite.  I tried.  I wanted to love this shirt, but I don't think I do.  It's one of my Target Stock Goodwill finds and it's a lot more "blousey" than I wanted it to be.  For example, the pooch in the above photo? It's just extra fabric, trust me, not a baby bump.  I had also meant to wear it without the sweater, but then I was cold.  Yeah. Not so sure on this one.  Going to try shrinking it a bit to see if it helps and if not, I didn't spend that much on it so I'll send it on down the line.  It's ok to have some hits and misses honestly!  It keeps us on our toes!

This last picture is to show off that we finally have snow again here in MN.  It's almost strange to see it at this point!  I hear more is coming too, which shouldn't be weird, but it feels a little weird!  At least we're closer to spring, so getting snow now isn't the worst thing ever!

Outfit rundown:
Ruffled shirt - Thrifted Target Stock
Sweater - Evie (handed down from mom)
Shorts - Old Navy
Tights - Target
Shoes - DSW
Necklace - Charming Charlie
Bag - thrifted Coach


  1. Yea for more snow! I think I'll join you in that shopping ban. Oh, and those shorts are CUTE!

  2. I think this is really cute how you styled the outfit- the sweater is really pretty and I love shorts with tights! Congrats on the guest post- off to check it out!

  3. ADORE your paisley...way to rock MN winter tights :)

    <3 Cambria

  4. hi there :)!

    i saw ya on lorilynns guest post and wanted to say great job!

    i can relate to ... often wondering how to compare to other bloggers in a i-want-to-stand-out-and-be-different angle!

    newest follower :)

  5. Just checked out your guest post and had to stop by and say hi :)

    Stop by and enter my Vedette giveaway!

  6. Good luck on your shopping ban! I am so ready for mine to be done, but I know you can do it. And I must say, I love your sweater! So pretty.

    About to go check out your guest post now!

  7. I love the outfit! Super cute with the shorts!!


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