Christmas List 2013


My Fall Uniform

During this unemployed stage of my life, unless I am going to a job interview I am dressed pretty casually. And this outfit right here has been my everyday uniform, you can ask my neighbors. I snagged a green military style jacket a couple years ago from Old Navy and I have been wearing it endlessly this season. The black skinnies are classic and comfy, paired with a loose charcoal t-shirt, and I have been dressing it up with my Jcrew elephant necklace and long earrings. Here is a quick selfie of  my fall uniform with the jewelry and my goofy face.

Fall Uniform

Topshop long sleeve top / Madewell military jacket / Old Navy black jegging / Converse white shoes

Do you have a fall uniform that you always find yourself reaching for on casual days?

Woman Crush Wednesday

In an ode to the ever present Wednesday hashtag, I am doing a #WCW post! Tomorrow is the premier of the new Hunger Games movie and I couldn't be more pumped. I have been rereading Catching Fire this week in preparation and watching Jennifer Lawrence interviews, because well of course. Jennifer is  arguably the most lovable and relatable actress of our age. Love her candor and honest thoughtfulness. 

I absolutely LOVE this interview with her. We need more women like her in the spotlight for girls to look up to. She summarizes the problem of our culture in a mere statement, and issues a challenge I hope girls rise up and meet. 


Here are a few more, if you too are obsessed..


Office Inspo

Well we have lived in our apartment going on three months now and I have finally decided to attack my  office/guest room. I have been job searching and writing on the couch in various positions that aren't exactly comfortable and probably terrible for my back. So I have decided to actually get a chair for my office (novel concept) and hang some things on the wall and make the space inspiring and productive. Here are a few images from Pinterest (of course) to inspire this creative process, if you will. How did we ever live/decorate with out pinterest?

Love the simplictity of the white desk. A prevailing theme throughout my inspiration photos as you will notice I am sure.

I love the eclectic yet cohesive look of the white minimalist desk  paired with the vibrant rug and vintage shape of the chair. Which also looks classy yet comfortable, the end goal for all things, yes?

These cork boards are actually trivets from Ikea. Love the possibilities with these. 

Our office/guest room is small and dual purpose so my desk is naturally near a corner so these shelves would be perfect. 

Similar look as the others with the white desk, but I love the the strings of lights and the lamp. 

I am so excited to see this finished, although al things worth having take time and money, ie time to find the perfect affordable pieces.


A Recap

I went on a couple month blogging haitus but I am back. In the last few months we settled into our new apartment, Phil came home from training after making the commandants list (so proud!), our Luna has grown like a weed and is now looking more dog than puppy, we spent 10 days in Ireland with my family for  a family reunion, we've both been continuing our job hunt, AND due to the government shut down in October Phil's deployment was cancelled! I am absolutely over the moon that my husband won't be leaving me in December for a year deployment to Afghanistan! I cannot even tell you how happy I am! So many of our plans have changed, BUT thats really okay because he isn't going to Afghanistan!