Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Thinking warm thoughts

I added a bit of a summery colored scarf to my outfit today to try to think warm thoughts!  It is even colder outside this morning than it was yesterday if you can believe that!  I just keep reminding myself, I choose to live here.  Anyway, I feel like I just wore this thrifted H&M sweater but you know what, I don't care, it's warm and I'm gonna wear it again!

 Orange shirt - boutique from Pequot Lakes, MN
Sweater - H&M, thrifted
Scarf - two birds garage sale
Pants - Nine West, thrifted
Shoes - Mudd, Kohls

So the sweet CC of CC's Cheap Chic tagged me with some Liebster love even though she knew I'd been tagged before.  She is the kindest person, I got to know her last summer during the Bauble Swap. Anyway, hope you're not sick of all about me type stuff, because I thought I'd answer her questions since my frozen brain can't come up with much else at the moment!

1. Why do you blog?  I started this particular blog because I was bored with my wardrobe and I wanted to learn to remix and work my closet, but it's become about so much more.  I have said time and again, it's more about the community and the friends I've made than anything else at this point.  Not to mention, it's a daily scrapbook for me, I can see what I've worn and what works sure, but I also can remember things I did or places I went.
2. If you could have any superpower what would it be and why? I've often said I'd love the ability to be in two places at once!  Then I could do fun things while full filling obligations as well!
3. The movie or the book? It really depends - most cases I think it's hands down the book.  However, I'm being a bit hypocritical in a way, I started the Harry Potter series in movie form recently, without reading the books.  I know, I know.  The books are better.  But this is faster.
4. Favorite color?  It changes from time to time but right now I'm still digging orange (heh, I'm wearing it today!) and I have always loved shades of pink and purple.
5. Beach or mountains?  I have only seen the beach in person - I'd love to visit the mountains though.  We might take a trip to Colorado in the near future so that would give me a chance to see mountains.  You can't beat sitting on the beach though on a warm day - something I'm thinking of quite a bit with this cold weather!
6. If you had to describe yourself using only four words, what would they be? Awesome, crazy, friendly, songbird.
7. Coke or Pepsi?  When I still drank soda, I was a Coke girl all the way.  I could not get enough of it.  I gave up pop a few years ago though now, I drink maybe one Coke a year and end up feeling pretty gross afterward.  I mostly drink water!
8. Flats or heels?  I do love the additional height my 5'3" frame gets from heels, but I'm much more comfortable in flats!
9. For whatever reason, you have to start your entire wardrobe, shoes included, over from scratch and you can only buy 15 pieces.  What are they?  Boy, even just a year ago I don't know I could have easily answered this question, but now I think I can.  I would buy a denim button shirt, a white button shirt, a pullover sweater in a bright color like red or mustard, a pair of dark skinny jeans, a pair of black pants, a pair of colored pants, a short sleeve shirt in a neutral color like gray, a maxi skirt/dress, a shorter denim skirt,   a tank top in white, black flats, brown boots, leopard scarf, statement necklace, multicolored handbag.  Boom. Though I didn't plan for socks/underwear, but oh well.  I think you get the idea!
10. Thrift or retail?  I do a mix of both, but I'm much more drawn to thrift shopping.  I love the deals and I feel good about it.
11. Chinese or Mexican food?  This is like asking me to choose between my kitty cats.  I think Mexican wins out a bit more for me though.  One word - margaritas.

Whew, that was a lot of stuff, but I thought that these were actually some very interesting questions and I've said before, I can't resist a chance to answer questions about myself!  Thank you CC!  You should all go check out her blog, she's a pretty awesome lady!


  1. Your scarf rocks! It's perfect to think warm thoughts on these cold frigid days. As I type right now my fingers are like popsicles (our office is freezing)!

    Loved your answer about the 15 pieces in your wardrobe starting from scratch. Heahter

  2. I love that scarf! The pop of color is awesome and I love the thought of warm days with that scarf. Stay warm again today!

  3. The scarf and the pop of orange top makes this special!

  4. Love that you're wearing bright colors when it's so cold out! My hubby keeps asking if we can move to Cali or Florida. It's too freaking cold!

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  5. You're so cute! I love that bright color on you and I can see why it's your favorite at the moment. A bright scarf always warms you up on a cold day :) I can't decide between the beach and mountains. A couple of summers ago I saw both (Mountains in Colorado, beach in Washington) and they were both breathtaking. Living in the midwest we don't get nearly enough of either!

  6. Lol! I love the question and answers today - those were fun! Very cute scarf too :)

  7. Oh I love reading these! I would love to see the mountains too! I am loving the bright orange, good idea to think warm!

  8. Thanks for your sweet words, Bethie! I love your answers. It is always fun to learn more about each other. :) And wow, your answer for the 15 wardrobe pieces was awesome. :) And Madame Songbird, are you an alto or soprano?

  9. Love that you added the scarf. It gives the outfit a pop of color! Stay warm, and I'm with you...who cares if you wear that sweater over and over. The important thing is to keep WARM!


  10. Love your scarf!!!!! Very beautiful and makes me feel warm just looking at it :)

  11. you love orange, and orange loves you! I love that pop of super bright color that the scarf and the shirt underneath brings to the outfit!
    ♥ laura
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  12. LOVE the bright scarf. Definitely brings some color to these cold wintery days. I snagged the questions from you for my post today. I felt sort of short on words.

  13. Huge fan of scarves in this weather... mostly so I can wrap myself in them when I get cold! I can tell you've been thinking of the beach a lot... that scarf is super summery!

  14. Nice answers and a GREAT scarf! You look very very warm. I love your whole look and how you let the orange be the focus. :-)

  15. I like the scarf. You definitely need bright colors when it is this cold.

  16. Girl I love this pop of color - I hope it works to fight off the cold! And warm thoughts... what are those? I don't remember what warm feels like :)

    Pearls & Paws

  17. Haha, margaritas definitely make Mexican food the winner! I love your scarf, it's fun to incorporate cheery colors for winter :)

  18. My favorite pants! And the color is pretty too :)

    <3 Cambria

  19. Coming late to say I love the bright colours here, Bethie and it was nice to find out more about you. Now I am thinking abot warm beaches, though... :-)


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