Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Another "Pinspiration"

So I want to start off by saying, I don't want to make light of what happened in Boston yesterday.  It was horrific and terrifying and my prayers and thoughts are with all those who were affected.  I struggled with whether or not I wanted to blog as normal today, but then I thought about it and for my own comfort, I want to still do so.  It's a sense of normalcy and it's a way to show those who want to strike fear into our very souls that they do not win.  However, if this does offend anyone, I'll be more than happy to take it down.

It's still cold in MN.  Big shock.  But, it gave me an excuse to finally pull together an outfit I've had pinned on Pinterest for ever and a day.  I even pulled my boots out of storage to bring this look together.

This is a big reason I wanted a black striped skirt.  I finally found this one at Target the same day I bought the leopard print sweater from yesterday.  It wasn't terribly expensive.  I figure it's going to transcend seasons quite well too, obviously working in colder weather like today and it will work for warmer weather too.

After shopping with my mom this weekend my spring wish list is nearly complete.  I found mint pants and you'll be seeing those later.  I also found a polka dot sweater.  I still haven't found a white blouse, but I'm not too worried about that.  I'm pretty much putting a lock on my wallet, in addition to plumbing work we need to have done at home now we also have a tree that has to be removed from our backyard - we lost another huge branch during an ice storm this weekend.

Sweater - "A" brand from Herbergers
Denim shirt - Talbots, thrifted
Skirt - Merona, Target
Tights and boots - Target
Necklace - S&D
Bag - Vintage Coach via Tandem Vintage

I am glad I pulled these boots out of storage.  They not only look cute with the outfit, they're keeping my feet warmer too.  I hear there is a chance spring may find it's way to us by next week.  I guess we'll see what happens.

I have no right to complain about anything though, not after yesterday.  I have dabbled with running off and on and have never been a marathon runner, but have nothing but respect for those who are - and I especially respect the runners in Boston and I bow down to the ones who kept on running to the hospital to help give blood and help the victims.  They are true heroes.  Again, I'm lacking the words here, but my heart is with Boston today.  I also want to point you to a post written over at two birds - very well written.  I'll leave you with this - choose love, not fear.  And thank you for letting me blog mostly as normal today, again, I hope that didn't offend anyone.


  1. I don't find anything wrong with you writing today. You can't give up because something bad happened. Hugs and love to you and yours!

    Oh, and that is a great skirt!

  2. Erg, I feel badly that I schedule my posts in advance, I really didn't even think twice before my post went out today. It is a such a bizarre thing that happened in Boston. It seems like events like these get closer and closer together in a span of time.
    So sorry about your tree too! There aren't many trees left untouched here either, what a storm!
    Love your outfit! That skirt really is fantastic and I can see it transitioning so well into other seasons, as you said. It looks fantastic on you, and I love the layering!

  3. I think it's okay to post as usual. I am still shocked and I don't yet have the words to make sense of this tragedy.

    I wear my striped skirt A LOT...it's a very versatile piece! I actually had Uggs on last night, I was freezing!

    The Tiny Heart

  4. There is nothing wrong with writing today. Our world is a scary place, but that's what people who do these things want. They want us to stop our normal activities to live in fear. You were respectable in mentioning the tragedy.

    On a happier note, I LOVE your pinspiration and think you rocked this look!

  5. There is nothing at all wrong with writing today, and you made a lovely tribute. I love the outfit! I'm sorry to hear you have so much work to do at your house, but I wish you all the best with it. If there is anything I can do to help this summer, let me know! I'm hear for you!

  6. Bethie! Your post is perfect. We bloggers pride ourselves as being upbeat and positive, yet we can't always be when a tragic event rocks our world. I love your sincerity the upmost. You always speak from your heart. Your outfit is tremendous and I love how you found your own inspiration photo.

  7. This outfit is super cute!!! Love it!!! I think i see some sunshine outside of my window - please, lord, get here, spring!

  8. Nothing wrong with writing at all. We have to continue on with our lives, even among tradegy. Very moving post still. I love your outfit today - that skirt is really neat.

  9. Yes, indeed choose love! I am glad you chose to post today. Normalcy is important. And I love that skirt, super cute!

  10. I didn't even mention anything about Boston, mostly because I don't think I could really say anything that has already been said. But I am not offended by others posting about it!

    I do like this outfit and that is a skirt for any season!

  11. i love the varying stripes of your skirt. what a good find! i think i see the sun peeking out a bit today. fingers crossed!

  12. Unfortunately USA has endured many horrible tragedies and mass murders lately. It sucks.

    I like your interpretation of the Pinterest Look. Yours is more cozy actually. Every woman needs a Black+White Stripped Dress in her closet. I love yours paired with the Gray Cardigan. =)

    I made changed to my blog & have a couple of announcements, too. I'd love for you to participate in my Birthday Post. Also, did you check this past week's Best Looks? If so, do it. =) Thank You.

  13. I think this look is perfectly inspired.

    There's nothing wrong with trying to find a normal footing today. Yesterday's news was horrific, and we as civilians, as people not in Boston, can send our prayers and support, but there is no reason to let terrorists (whatever nationality or origin they hail from - this IS the work of terrorists) halt our lives.

    I have no personal relatives, close friends or acquaintances that were in the area. I don't know what fully happened, so I found no place to speak of the events on my blog. It isn't my place to say anything other than what a tragedy it was.

    I hope you and your fella are safe tonight, and will soon share in the warmth and spring days that are now plaguing my days. Wishing you a brighter tomorrow, Beth.

  14. Super cute outfit -- you totally pulled off the pinned look!

  15. Well said Beth! Choose love <3 I adore this outfit on you. The skirt looks darling with those cute boots!


  16. I don't think it's offensive at all! I still can't believe that happened...crazy to think about.

    Jess - J's Style


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