1) It was one degree when I took these pictures this morning. ONE. I’m pretty sure I left my frozen hands in the snow, right next to my tripod and jacket that I took off for three nanoseconds. One degree temps mean you get the two poses I can do in the time it takes to auto take about 30 pictures. One day I will get frostbite on my fingertips, and I’ll have to tell the emergency room I got it taking “style pictures” of myself, and then I’ll die of embarrassment.
2) On Sunday I decided that I needed a REAL haircut, which are different from the ones you do yourself at home. (You know because of my lack of skill and all.) I can’t remember the last time I went and got my hair cut, maybe a year? I actually hate going in for trims. It seems like a waste of money, and unless you are really chopping it, then why bother? There is only so much you can do at home, though, before you need professional help. And by professional help, I mean a $13 trim at Supercuts, while your kids bounce around in the waiting area like caged animals. I didn’t even splurge for the wash, just spray me down, trim it up and GO. I lost about an inch or so, but I’m sort of amazed (stupidly) by how healthy my hair looks. Go figure.
3) I received my Joules rainboots in the mail the other day (why HELLO blogging perk!), and I’ve worn them almost continually since then. I have two pair of Hunter boots and these rain boots above, and the big difference between the two is that the Joules ones are more substantial and keep your feet a little but warmer, and fit better. (They’re cheaper, too.) They have more bells and whistles, with cute patterns inside and an adjustable width. If you’re a purest, I say go for the Hunter’s, they are classic. If you like a bit of fun in your rain boots (polka dot!), I think these are great. OR, you could be like me and have ALL the rain boots and start a sweet little rainboot hoarding collection. #winning
4) I’ve become obsessed lately with reading books about real women and their lives in essay form. I started with Momastery’s “Carry On, Warrior“, and am rereading it to catch all the gems I missed the first time. I’m also currently reading Anne Lamott’s “Traveling Mercies, which is similar to Momastery’s book, as it tells the story of a woman’s life from severe addiction to present time, with all the good, bad and ugly in between. Both are these books are faith based in a way, which is funny because I am NOT faith based, but I love their approach to life. I like that they write about the messy parts of life, and all the stuff that we all live on a daily basis and wonder if other’s do, too.
5) Lastly, I wanted to thank all of you that participated in the What She Wears link up last week. The theme for March (which I’m really excited for!) is one color from head to toe. You can go nuts with whichever color you prefer, go all black or pink or red or WHATEVER. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! The link up will be live Tuesday, March 4th at midnight, and my fellow co hosts will each pick our faves after the week is over.
On that note, my fave from THIS MONTH’S theme of Your Favorite Winter Trend was…Nikki from A Fashionable Wife! I loved how she paired the graphic striped sweater with the denim top and cute flats. She looks classic and chic and very French. J’adore;)