What I Wore: January 2021

Retro Montana shirt: Sweet Peaks Ice Cream, Fleece-Lined Trucker jacket: Levis’, Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied, Boots: Sam Edelman, Hoops: Butte Copper Co., Necklace: Rain + Bow

I haven’t been doing full and complete outfit posts as of late, so I decided to start a new monthly style compilation series. Most of my outfits haven’t had to be full-on winter for the most part yet, but we just got hammered with snow this weekend, so that might be changing. 😉

These are the looks I really liked and/or felt inspired by this month. Sweet B and one of her fun looks makes an appearance in today’s post, too. To be honest, I’m learning a thing or two about how she puts an ensemble together. I’m always learning from her these days.

On Heather: Cropped Hoodie: 5518 Designs, Jeans: Old Navy Extra High-Waisted Rock Star Jeans, Sneakers: Vans All-Weather MTE, Hat: shop in Whitefish // On Addy: Tee-Shirt: 5518 Designs, Boots: Bearpaw (secondhand)
Grey Sweater: H&M, Fleece: The North Face, Jeans: Joe’s Jeans, Sneakers: Vans All-Weather MTE, Hat: shop in Whitefish, Necklace: Rain + Bow
Henley: Walmart, Vest: Patagonia, Jeans: Gap, Boots: ROAN, Hat: shop in Whitefish
Henley: Walmart, Vest: Patagonia, Hat: shop in Whitefish
Chambray shirt: Levi’s, Sweater: Montana Coat Co., Jeans: Current/Elliott (secondhand), Belt: Brighton (thrifted)

City Eats: Neptune’s Taphouse & Eatery, Livingston, Montana

Recently, Jason, Addy, and I were able to explore a new city in Montana that we cannot wait to travel back to. Livingston, Montana is overflowing with amazing restaurants, shops, and gorgeous views. I was also so inspired by all of the vintage signage in the town – some with Mid-Century influences. Before we arrived in Livingston, we decided that we wanted to try out Neptune’s Taphouse and Eatery – island-inspired cocktails and sushi in Montana? Sign us up!

Neptune’s was such a cool spot and we all loved the food, drinks, the island-inspired atmosphere, and the natural light flowing through all of the windows of the restaurant is the kind of delicious lighting that all photographers wish for.

We started with their Volcano Bowl, a sharable drink, which our server set aflame. Not only was the flaming drink ridiculously cool, it was legitimately tasty, too. We chose an Ahi tuna tower to start, which was served with wonton chips. Following that, we chose: The Popper, a Surf Style Roll with smoked salmon, cream cheese, jalapeño, and avocado inside, with tempura fried nori out, with a sweet soy and habanero masago and The First Mate, another Surf Style Roll (a term coined by Neptune’s) filled with spicy tuna, cucumber, mango, and cilantro, which was then topped with salmon, jalapeño masago, sriracha, and togarashi. We finished our meal with a peanut butter chocolate cake slice (Jason) and a key lime tart (me). To say that we enjoyed it and can’t wait to revisit Neptune’s AND Livingston would be an understatement.

Flea Finds, January 2021

One of our favorite things to do as a family is to antique and thrift. While living in Colorado, we had favorite stores that we frequented and found treasures at often, but we haven’t gotten to thrift or antique as much as we would like since moving to Montana for a variety of reasons. This weekend, we found some amazing stores and treasures while away for the weekend! I almost saved my favorite find for last, but I decided to feature it first because life is short. 😉 I am really happy with my New Orleans skirt apron that I found just in time for Mardi Gras season!

I also scooped up 2 new jackets (for $1 each!), some books, some vintage French grammar cards, and an Etienne Aigner purse for 2 bucks! Also not pictured are some wool socks for Addy and a fun brown skirt for Addy, as they’re already in the washer.

We had so much fun hunting for treasures this weekend and I can’t wait to find some more gems soon!

Travel Log: Chicago in Photographs

Lou Malnati’s

Lou Malnati’s

Molly’s Cupcakes

The starting point of Route 66

Milk Duds + Donut Holes at Lou Mitchell’s

“Cheezborger, cheezborger, cheezborger.”

Cloud Gate, or “The Bean.”

Cloud Gate, or “The Bean.”

Dove’s Luncheonette

Dove’s Luncheonette

Dove’s Luncheonette

Dove’s Luncheonette


Sip ‘N Dip Lounge, Great Falls

A few weekends ago, Jason, Addy, and I spent a few days in Great Falls visiting some of our close friends. While there, we were able to finally cross the Sip ‘n Dip Lounge off of our Montana Bucket List. We did their Mermaid Brunch on a Sunday, so that we would be sure to see the mermaids swimming while we dined.

The Sip ‘n Dip Lounge is a tiki bar in Great Falls, Montana that has been around since 1962. And if you know me, you know that Mid-Century anything is the way to my heart. 😉 We had a really good time and loved the kitsch and atmosphere of the Sip ‘n Dip.

Cloggin’ Around

IMG_3334_verticalRecently, I finally broke down and invested in a pair of clogs from Swedish Hasbeens. I had been eyeing them for a while and when a pair that I was considering was marked to over 75% off, I jumped! Something I have been trying to be better at is not impulse buying, so I considered how often I would wear them, with what, and when. I decided that I would definitely get a lot of wear out of them, so I purchased them. I am honestly enjoying pairing outfits with them, especially unexpected ones. AND, they were so comfortable straight out of the box. 10/10 recommend. 😉


Finding Joy in Fashion


This is the first fashion post in a long while and to be honest, I have struggled over the last few months to even find the love and excitement for fashion and styling that I once had. Some of the things that I had been so passionate about and invested in prior to this year were forced to take a backseat to focusing on and working through things that came up during quarantine. 2020 and all that has come with it has been so unexpected, so it is no surprise that things that we normally enjoyed or that typically brought us joy might have shifted a bit or changed entirely. The last couple of months haven’t been without challenges, but I have found joy in many of the things I love again. I hope that you all are finding things and enjoying things that bring you joy in the midst of this unpredictable and difficult year.


TJ Maxx dress, Charlie 1 Horse hat, Bed\Stü sandals, Levi’s jean jacket, Waxing Poetic fleur de lis necklace, Tiffany & Co lock necklace


Montana charm, bead, bracelet and compass ring  from James Avery


Dragonfly earrings from Albuquerque, James Avery unicorn ring, Tiffany & Co silver band, Coronado Beach sand ring from Dune Jewelry


City Inspiration: Urban Art in Barcelona


Barcelona is a place whose energy, history, architecture and art inspired me endlessly. One of my favorite things to search for and photograph in Barcelona was the urban art – which was so vivid and vibrant, like the city itself. Many businesses had corresponding artwork on their metal doors, which were welcome surprises when stores were closed down during “siesta,” making the three hour quiet time in the afternoon a great time to explore and photograph the art that would normally be in hiding.


City Eats: Billy Goat Tavern, Chicago


Back in October, we visited Chicago for the first time and one of the food joints at the top of our list was Billy Goat Tavern. Jason is a huge SNL fan and he loves this skit, so it was so cool to experience this place! Let me just say, they may not have fries, but the burger was legit! They may not have Pepsi, but I don’t like Pepsi anyway. Seriously though, I wish I had a burger now.


Travel Log: Venice in Photographs


I took and edited these photographs in 2012 and never did anything with them – today I am remembering what a vibrant and bustling city Venice was and is. What the people of this beautiful country have endured recently is truly heartbreaking.

Italy, we love you and our hearts break with yours.

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