Christmas Love

Hello dear friends! It is the night of our Savior’s birth, and I am so excited for our church candlelight service very soon here. I just wanted to pop in and say MERRY CHRISTMAS and I am so glad you are all here, sharing a little bit of life with me 🙂 

This is my outfit for Christmas Eve church 🙂 

The coat and hat are vintage and the dress is Modcloth.

And the smile? Courtesy of Christmas love and being beyond-happy. 
(PS Check my Twitter and Facebook tomorrow and Darling Magazine for my Christmas poem!)
Much love to you and yours this Christmastide!
xo
Natalie

Draper Girl

Oh my, do I love a good hat! 
A girl hop on a train to anywhere with a good hat. 
{midnight train goin’ anyyyyyyyyywheeeeerrrrrrreeeeeeee}
Ahem. Pardon the complete digression. But these photos were taken at a train station. And then I just got carried away. Bachelor night seems to make me feel a little over-dramatic

And then the sun came out for a hot minute before it started snowing lightly. The wind was blowing something fierce, so I had to hold on to my hat for dear life. 
When I saw that this particular hat was a “Draper” hat, I just had to get it for the Mad Men reference. Apart from its particular cute-ness.
But goodness if there isn’t a bit of romance in that, don’t you think? 
Train stations, vintage hats, wind, Draper…
A bit of romance, if I do say so myself. 
{See what I mean about Bachelor nights making me overly dramatic?}

Style Secrets
Hat: Vintage
Sunnies: Local store
Ring: H&M
Blouse: Thrifted
Jacket: F21
Pencil capris: Gap, thrifted
Heels: Thrifted

Fave New Sweater

This sweater. I’ve been seeing similar versions all over the internet, so when my local thrift store had half off all sweaters, THIS had to come home with me. For $3! It’s like a big old blanket from the comfy couch in front of the fire at the log cabin….in sweater form. And besides, I’m always looking for an excuse to wear my colored jeans to work, hehe.

Style Secrets
Coat: J.Crew splurge
Scarf: Hand-me-over
Shirt: Gap
Sweater: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Jeans: F21
Boots: Thrifted

Psst..if you’re wanting a sweater like mine, I noticed F21 has a few similar ones!

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Mint Green Jeans


That’s right. I have mint green jeans. WHICH I LOVE!!!!!!! 
I think this color looks so *fresh* in winter, especially with winter white. It’s so minty-wonderful. 

Mint green jeans. Who knew? I mean, I’m just blown away that these exist, and that I found them in the window of a consignment store for $22 in my size. Normally, I’d say that was just way too much to spend, 
but. hello. mint. green. jeans.
It would have been a betrayal to my second favorite color to leave them behind.
I also tried on some lovely lemon-yellow jeans (can you even imagine?!) but those, alas, were too small.
Not that I’m complaining. 
Because I’m pretty sure mint green jeans count as a ‘score’.

In honor of my new jeans, I had to paint my nails the same color. 

And then I happily noticed the towel I keep in my leopard print ice skating tote bag was the same color. 
So I wore a similar outfit to ice skate last weekend. Complete with leopard print hat. 
Mint green jeans make my life so much more fun. 
Style Secrets
Coat: J.Crew splurge
Fingerless Gloves: Local boutique
Sweater: NY&Co.
Sparkly belt: Ann Taylor
Jeans: Consignment store
Black boots: Tag sale
Leopard Hat: Target
Pink Scarf: Gift from India
Brown Vest: Target
Snowflake Gloves: Gift from my grandma
Brown Boots: Walmart

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Introducing: My New Coat!

My new down coat was an extra special treat….something I’ve been eyeing for over a year. When the special opportunity arose to treat myself, I knew this was what I wanted! I feel so carefree—so J.Crew catalogue or Kate Spade model-esque in this outfit and combination. I just love it!  It’s a happy sort of day–and I went for a walk to get a pumpkin spice latte. 
{windy}

Have a great Thanksgiving if I don’t catch you before then, my loves!
Style Secrets
Sunnies: Vintage
Scarf: Souvenir from Ecuador
Coat: J.Crew
Pants: Tag sale
Socks: American Eagle
Shoes: ? So old!