Ice Skating.

I do not know why, exactly, but there is something very magical about ice skating. The warm laughter and friendly smiles. Which bring a great deal of joy to my heart! I love being bundled up in warm hats, mittens, scarves, and multiple layers of socks while being surrounded by crisp cool air! I especially love ice skating at night, when the moon and stars are out for a visit. Skating on a river lined with street lights and Christmas lights. There is something so old fashioned and lovely about ice skating that just steals my heart every time!! Sure my toes may be cold, but that is what friends and hot coco are for!!

For my sister’s 17th birthday my family and I went out to eat at the Cheesecake Factory [YUM] then we all went out ice skating. It was a very fun evening! This is what I wore!

  • Hat- amati accessori [Anthropologie]
  • Scarf- A little boutique in Grand Marais all I know is that it is Pashmina
  • Coat- DKNY
  • Gloves- Target
  • Pants- Daughters of the Liberation [Anthropologie]
  • Ice Skates- Riedell- Soft

Those are my [not so] little sisters! Laura, and Lisa!

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Goodbye. Hello.

Goodbye curler.

Goodbye ponytails.

Goodbye hair clips, flowers, and sparkly things.

Goodbye cute up-do.

Goodbye warm winter scarf.

Goodbye creativity.

Goodbye hair.

Hello SHORT HAIR!!!

I am pleased to meet you!

I cut my hair today… hooray!! Although some of my goodbye’s may sound sad, I am overly excited about this change in my life!! I have wanted to cut my hair short like this for years! But I never made it to my aunt and her scissors before I changed my mind. I was a little nervous but I finally went through with it and I really like it!

This is what I wore today!!

  • Hair- My Auntie Anne
  • Necklace- Fossil
  • Shirt- Express
  • Pants- Daughters of the Liberation [Anthropologie]
  • Shoes- Vintage

Aren’t these shoes adorable?! I absolutely love them! I am so happy I decided to take a stroll through that one little thrift store! ❤

Un-sunny Sunday.

Kelsey and I have decided that our “together post” would be posted every Monday, so if those are your favorites, be sure to check back every Monday!! This is actually what we wore yesterday. We both spent our Sunday morning the way we love to; at Aster, in Minneapolis. The atmosphere is great, the food is delicious, the people are wonderful and the live band, Patty and the Buttons is always so much fun! Every Sunday morning at Aster is a lovely one. If you live close by, we highly recommend it!

On Kelsey:

  • Necklace- Thrift Store
  • Tshirt- Target
  • Dress- Topshop
  • Belt- Target
  • Tights- Nicole Miller
  • Shoes- Keds
On Mary:
  • Sweater- Sleeping on Snow [Anthropologie]
  • Dress- Gap
  • Socks- Target
  • Boots- Fossil

Tea Date.

I just recovered from a horrible sickness that lasted far too long for my liking! To recover from the sickness and regain my voice; I have been drinking cup after cup of tasty tea! A guy I had been talking to knew that I lost my voice and asked me out. Guess where we went. I am sure it goes without saying, but yes, we did go out for tea. And this little ensemble is what I wore!

  • Earrings- Fossil
  • Shirt- Moulinette Soeurs [from Anthropologie]
  • Tank Top- hand-me-down
  • Watch- Fossil
  • Rings- Pandora [right hand ring finger] & EvesAddiction [thumb]
  • Belt- Vintage Vera
  • Pants- Calvin Klein
  • Shoes- Aerosole

Almost everything I am wearing has a very unique story. I love to tell stories so here we go!

These earrings are fun and kind of simple, not crazy with bling or beads. Nothing super special but I love to break out my twirly earrings every once in a while! Now, the funny thing is, every single time I wear these earrings I get compliments on them. And the majority of the compliments come from guys! It is strange because my dad, who is a machinist and a farmer, has complimented me on them. Guys I work with have, random guys on the street, my guy friends, my uncles, and honestly, the list goes on. I just think it is cute how so many men notice my twirly earrings! [Yes, they do spin around!!]

I have been drooling over this watch for over a year and finally bought it…. I am still in love with the classic look that it has!

This shirt was one of the many items I bought from Anthropologie during their last big sale… I had fun, and my closet is very happy about it too!

I found my belt at ‘My Sister’s Closet.’ Many of you may be thinking “Oh boy, Mary has one upset sister right now….” But in reality, they are both very happy! My Sister’s closet is an adorable thrift store in uptown Minneapolis. As I was leaving this belt was pointed out to me. I fell in love right away and I am so happy that I did not pass by it. I love the yellow suede leather  with the two-toned hardware!

Those shoes have been on quite the adventure with me! I bought them last year when I visited NYC. Little did I know that when I bought them I would be carrying them around all day long. Not only did I carry them around all day long, but, I also carried them through a snow storm. The snow was coming down and my shoes just happened to be in a paper bag which got wet and ripped. Oops!! I was also drenched. So there I was carrying my shoes without a bag through NYC. Upon walking up the stairs from the subway I realized that the 100 taxis’ from previous nights had vanished!! I was stuck at a subway station in the middle of a blizzard…. with my shoes! After waiting for an hour the last bus there was persuaded into driving one more route. So he brought me closer to my hotel, which was very nice. Now, every time I wear these shoes I just giggle. That night was beautiful and wonderful and kind of pathetic, but I love the memories that it holds!

Winter’s Finery.

Little Mary and I both feel strongly about the seasons: their changing, the feelings we associate with them, their colors, the clothing we wear.  While it hasn’t been feeling much like winter around here, we’ve still stuck to our typical wintery palettes.  It feels appropriately festive.

On Little Mary: feathered headband, vintage; earrings, Fossil; sweater, boutique; skirt, Anthropologie; socks, Target; boots, vintage Guess.

On Kelsey: dress, vintage; belt, Target; tights, HUE; shoes, Target.