Category Archives: In a Nutshell

an almost wordless Wednesday

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Yellow Schmellow

I thought having this vintage yellow dress altered would solve the styling challenges I’d been having with it but I’m still struggling to get it to play well with my existing wardrobe. After spending an absurd amount of time wrestling with it I had to take a step back and hit refresh. Here are a few of the beautiful ladies making yellow dress styling look easy breezy while inspiring me in the process.

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how would you (or have you) style a yellow dress? 

5 things that always make me feel better… even when I feel like poo

This year flu season is no joke, in fact it’s an epidemic. Hopefully your immune system proves stronger than mine but if you do come down with a case of the icks here are five things that never fail to make me feel better, even when I feel like complete and utter poo.

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what are your flu fighting essentials?

Weekend Mindset

Earlier this week when D suggested we go snowshoeing near Mt. Mansfield I quickly agreed. The weather looked beautiful, the mid 30’s feels like Florida after yesterday’s blisteringly cold temps, and I was excited to take pictures after all the snow we’ve had.

I imagined us leisurely tromping about, enjoying the beautiful scenery, possibly sipping off a brandy filled flask… the perfect New England afternoon, straight out of a 1950’s LL Bean ad.
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It wasn’t until D mentioned snow pants that I realized I had no idea what I’d gotten myself into. D’s idea of snowshoeing required a lot less Americana and a lot more activity. Wore Out, Vermont Life and Style Blog, Vintage Winter, Winter in New England, Vermont Winter Sports, Snowshoeing, Snowshoeing in Vermont, Snowshoe running,The leisurely stroll on groomed trails I’d imagined were replaced with talks of back country, snowshoe hiking. An activity that would most definitely require snow pants, sweating, and granola bars. Clearly I’m in over my head but I’m optimistic and still plan on packing the flask.

How is your weekend shaping up?

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a winter refresh

Wore Out, Vermont Life and Style Blog, Winter in Vermont, Snowscapes, Winter in New England, Fresh Snow, Snow Covered Pine Trees, Snow Covered Mountains, Vermont Mountains, Wore Out, Vermont Life and Style Blog, Winter in Vermont, Snowscapes, Winter in New England, Fresh Snow, Snow Covered Pine Trees, Snow Covered Mountains, Vermont Mountains, Wore Out, Vermont Life and Style Blog, Winter in Vermont, Snowscapes, Winter in New England, Fresh Snow, Snow Covered Pine Trees, Snow Covered Mountains, Vermont Mountains,I hope your holidays were warm and wonderful and of course Happy New Year. I got my Christmas wish a few days after Christmas when I returned to Burlington to find almost eighteen inches of snow. Something about a fresh, untouched blanket of snow makes everything look renewed, bright, optimistic even, and there is no better time for optimism than the start of a New Year. Here’s to hoping your New Year is off to a bright and beautiful start.

End of the World Lunch Date

Wore Out, End of the World, Outfit Posts, Vintage Pencil Skirts, Cute Winter Coats, Fun with Friends, ALDO heels Wore Out, End of the World, Outfit Posts, Vintage Pencil Skirts, Cute Winter Coats, Fun with Friends, ALDO heels Wore Out, End of the World, Outfit Posts, Vintage Pencil Skirts, Cute Winter Coats, Fun with Friends, ALDO heelsAnother amazing lunch date with Nicole (last seen here & here). After lunch at Misery Loves Company (so good) we talked our friend Brett into playing photog which of course meant it turned into a total laugh-fest which is exactly what I needed. Besides, if it is the end of the world why not go out with a belly full of MLC’s famous fries, in the company of friends, wearing a fabulous pair of heels?

Cheers to the weekend and the final push before the holidays!

*on me Lux Jacket: Classy Closet, Scarf: Florence, Tablot’s Ruffle Front Blouse: Goodwill, Belt: Pac Sun, Skirt: Thrifted, Tights: Hue, Heels: ALDO

post office holiday party security camera footage, yes.

Mayhem and hilarity ensue when an employee tries to retrieve his bike from work after the company holiday party. Kudos to management, humiliation via social media is a much more creative response than firing him, and the editing is fabulous.

Do you have an embarrassing holiday office party story?

A New Perspective

Wore Out, Vintage Sunglasses, Green Sunglasses, &0's Sunglasses, Stress, Finding a New Perspective, You know those days where you’re sure the world is conspiring against you and there’s an ever present black cloud hanging over you? Where it feels like you’re trying to swim against the current and the harder you try the further back you get pushed?  Well yesterday was one of those days for me and boy was it tough. Really tough.

Today however is a new day and it requires my favorite vintage sunnies*. Since yesterday’s dark cloud has lifted it’s been a lot brighter and easier for me to see everything I have to be thankful for.

How do you cope with bad/stressful days?

*vintage sunnies were a gift from a friend’s grandmother

Holiday Traditions

Wore Out, Holiday Traditions , Holiday Cookies, Family Traditions during the Holidays, Norwegian Holiday Cookies, Kringle, Almond Pastry , Traditional Scandinavian Holiday Foods,This weekend was all about celebrating and sharing holiday traditions. Saturday afternoon D’s Grandmother, Ingrid, gave me a one on one lesson in the art of making kringle, a traditional Norwegian pastry filled with almonds. Not only is kringle one of D’s favorite parts of the holiday but it’s a long standing family tradition on his side.

Wore Out, Holiday Traditions , Holiday Cookies, Family Traditions during the Holidays, Norwegian Holiday Cookies, Kringle, Almond Pastry , Traditional Scandinavian Holiday Foods,Wore Out, Holiday Traditions , Holiday Cookies, Family Traditions during the Holidays, Norwegian Holiday Cookies, Kringle, Almond Pastry , Traditional Scandinavian Holiday Foods,It was an amazing experience to watch and work with Ingrid in the kitchen. I learned so much watching her work.

It was even more exciting when Ingrid declared my first batch of kringle a success and tasked me with bringing the kringle to the family’s Christmas Eve party. Needless to say D will be enjoying more than a few pieces of kringle between now and then. I plan on making at least two more trial batches.

After my kringle lesson D and I headed to our friends house to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with traditional fare and lots of laughter. It was the first Hanukkah celebration for the majority of the guests and it was fun to learn new traditions together.

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What are your favorite holiday traditions?

The Many Faces of Friday

Boy am I glad it’s Friday TGIF!
Thank heaven it’s Friday.

*I’m wearing the BB Dakota Flagstaff Jacket

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!