shirt - thredUP
denim - Forever XXI
leather cuff - c/o One Little Mama Shop
boots - c/o Online Shoes
Simon kept suggesting we try and find a motorcycle to use as a prop. And then he said I should use the minivan as a badass backdrop and then I finally let him talk me into the curb sitting photo which I promise to never subject you to again because I just can't shake the feeling that I look like an aged senior in high school trying to recreate my senior pictures a decade (fine, more than a decade) later.
Hello from my perch over in begville! A couple of months ago Online Shoes contacted me about taking part in one of their monthly style contests that they host and I slowly counted to three and then responded with a super cool - not too eager - not tooo cool - "sure!" and then I waited for a follow up email letting me know that they had made a terrible mistake . . . but they were kind and charitable and let me take part this month. The other three bloggers brought the kind of competition that makes the fiercest of Tyras shake in their motos and and I'm totally at your sweet mercy for generous votes.
I'll admit that while I love the boots - they are not something that Safe Grace would've ever picked out because she is a mostly practical mom but I have visions of pairing them with dresses + tights, leggings + tunics (or did that style go out in 2008 and I'm just in a bit of denial?), and revisiting my old black denim haunt all dancing in my head. Just wait. Plus! No heel = comfortable enough for Costco which we all know means the world to me.
Chomping at the bit to vote? Lie to me. You can head over here and do so right now. You can vote every single day and you can enter to win a pair of Clarks for yourself. Win-win? Let's not count any unhatched chicks but I'll go ahead and be cautiously optimistic for me and for you.
And these photos were taken a few weeks ago. I'm wearing a grey sweatshirt on grey sweatpants on grey socks getup right now and won't bring you down to our level of hell and tell you tales from the land of the sicks except to say that Julia (who houses more animals in her cage than those rejected from Noah's most blessed Ark) fought me hard on handwashing vs machine washing (the inhumanity!) her stuffed ostrich that was in the line of flu fire in the middle of the night. After consulting my handy manual, "Thing Grace Does Not Do At 1:22am" and confirming that hand washing stuffed ostriches was indeed listed on page 167 - I won. I won hard.
Thank you in advance for clicking over!!
Or not. I'll never know.