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. ūüėČ

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)

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. ūüėČ


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\St√ľ 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


“Plaid” About These Pants


H&M jacket, Old Navy graphic tee, Abercrombie pants

Back in the fall, I purchased these plaid pants on sale. In the last year or so, I have started taking more risks with my personal style and these pants were definitely not something I would have normally worn. While the flare silhouette has always and will always remain a staple in my closet, the print is definitely out of my comfort zone. I have been so pleasantly surprised with how often I have reached for these pants over the last few months. I have paired them with fitted sweaters and oversized turtlenecks and most recently, a graphic tee and moto jacket. What item in your closet has surprised you with how often you wear it?


Fashion History: A-Line Silhouette

Today’s post is a bit different than previous posts. Up until last November, I was enrolled in a Fashion Marketing and Retail Management program with the hope of graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree. Due to unforeseen circumstances, both in my personal life and at the school I was completing the program through, that is currently on hold. My goal is to absolutely complete my degree at some point. I generally loved the program’s course material, specifically the fashion focused courses. On a recent Saturday morning, while drinking my coffee and reading a book about the history of fashion, I realized how much fashion history inspired me and how much I missed researching and learning about the subject. I have always loved learning about the beginnings of fashion, textile, styles, and silhouettes and it occurred to me that perhaps others might want to learn a bit about the subject as well, so here we are.


Ensemble. 1955. Photograph. Met Museum, New York City.

One of my absolute favorite silhouettes is the A-line. The A-line was popular in the 1970s, but actually arrived on the fashion scene in the 1950s. “A-line” can be descriptive of several garments of clothing, including dresses, skirts, and coats. The shape is narrow and fitted at the top of a garment and then widens out in a straight line to the hem. For example, in a dress, the bust would be narrow and fitted and then flare out toward the bottom of the skirt in a straight line.¬†Or in more condensed terms, the garment appears to form the shape of the capital letter “A”.

In Spring 1955, the A-line silhouette came into the fashion world via Christian Dior in Paris. The designer created collections in the mid-1950s and named them based upon the silhouettes he used, which were A, H, and Y. From this beginning, the A-line became the essential silhouette of the 1960s-70s. As time has passed, hemlines have changed, but the A-line remains.


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Forever 21 top, Loft skirt, Louise et Cie booties

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Target blazer, Dove’s t-shirt, Old Navy skirt, Splendid boots

The Blue Coat that “Fit”


Rachel Zoe coat, old sweater, Gap jeans, Doc Marten shoes, hat from South Korea, Delphes Paris star necklace, Tiffany & Co. lock necklace 

Shopping mid-December in Bozeman, I saw this blue coat. At the time, I was in a hurry, looking for Christmas gifts, and *trying* not to find or buy anything for myself. But then I got home and couldn’t stop thinking about the dang coat.¬†Do I really need another coat? (I live in Montana, so I will probably always answer yes to this question.) Can I wear it enough to justify the purchase? (I probably put at least 5-10 outfits together in my head.) Will I luck out and find it at the respective store in Helena. (You guessed it, yep.)

I am honestly really happy that I went back for it. You know those pieces that just excite you and inspire you and just make you feel like, well, “you?” This is definitely one of those pieces for me. Until recently, I bought many things because they were on trend. I mean, I still shopped the sales and frequented the thrift stores to find them, but I really didn’t know what my style preferences and inspirations really were. However, I’m starting to see patterns in the things I love, recognize decades and time periods whose silhouettes and styles I am drawn to, pinpoint the things that inspire me, and notice the things that just feel “right.” And, the thing is, when you’re collecting things that you really love, whether it is clothing or antiques or various other things we tend to collect – you can’t go wrong, really. It will all come together because it all feels like you. I still follow the trends and love and buy some of them, but if they don’t feel like me, then, well, I just don’t buy them. It just wouldn’t “fit me” right.


Leopard in Montana


Abound dress, Nordstrom Rack sweater, Roan booties, Charlie 1 Horse hat

Since the last time I posted a blog, we have relocated to Montana. We moved here in June and are loving our life here! We are finally settled at the new house and are enjoying having friends and family come and see us here. I’m hoping to catch up with a few posts on what we’ve been up to the last few months soon!

I’ve never really been an animal print girl but I scored this dress for $11, so how could I not? I paired it with a cropped sweater and booties and really like how it all came together! I’m already thinking of other ways to wear this dress – there are so many options!

What are some new things you’ve tried recently?


Springtime at The Broadmoor

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Vintage coat, Miz Mooz shoes, Goorin Bros. hat, James Avery bracelet and compass ring, Tiffany & Co necklace 

This past Sunday, we finally got to spend some time at The Broadmoor. We have lived here almost 3 and a half years and we have been told so many times during our time here that we needed to enjoy their Sunday Brunch and explore the property. We got to share the day with a great friend, which made it even sweeter.

It is no secret that I love pulling out any one of my hats any chance I get, so I was happy to be able to wear this cloche that I always love for spring. The coat was actually a last minute addition, because it was slightly chilly. It ended up being this specific coat, because most of the rest of my coats are already packed up for our impending move at the end of the month. I found the coat at a 1950s Christmas Ball we attended with our good friends in Denver in December, and I love how it tied the whole outfit together!

We had a wonderful day with fantastic weather, eating and exploring at The Broadmoor. The brunch was fantastic and almost overwhelming, with all of the delicious choices we had to make. I will absolutely miss the views of Pikes Peak and the Rockies that we have enjoyed so much while living in Colorado Springs and that we enjoyed from The Broadmoor, as well.

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Fall Hues in Santa Fe


Levi’s denim jacket, H&M skirt, Target hat & shoes, pendant from Lively in Durango

A few weekends ago, Jason, Addison, and I finally got to explore Santa Fe for a couple of days and we were blessed with mostly gorgeous weather! We took advantage of one of our nice days and meandered down Canyon Road, popping into different art galleries and shops, and just enjoyed all of the inspiration everywhere.

I was so excited that the weather was nice enough to be able to wear a new skirt I found at Clothes Mentor for a steal recently. I have an affinity for velvety textures and this gorgeous fall hue was too stunning to pass up. I paired it with a white tee and threw on my favorite jean jacket. (Is anything better than a Levi’s jean jacket for pairing with literally everything?) The hat is one I am living in this season and have been wearing it as often as possible; I found it and the slides at Target recently and could not be happier.

What are your favorite pieces this fall? Do you have any mainstays or go-tos? Any new buys you’re really happy with?


Skirting Around Albuquerque


American Eagle tank, skirt and gold beaded bracelet from Africa, Dolce Vita wedges, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Target turquoise necklace, Tiffany & Co. lock necklace, James Avery compass ring, vintage turquoise butterfly ring 

I fell in love with longer skirts while we lived in Europe; they are perfect for touring cities comfortably and are so easy to style and mix up by just adding or changing a few key pieces. I usually traveled with at least one black maxi skirt that I would wear more than once; I would just add a scarf, change my accessories or shoes each time. Also worth noting: many churches and buildings in Europe require that women cover much of their legs prior to entering, so that was one other reason long skirts became a staple of mine.¬†We’ve been back in the US for over 4 years now, but my love for the long skirt remains.

Recently, Jason took my measurements with him while in Africa and had this gorgeous skirt made for me. I wore it in Albuquerque this weekend for the first time and I had so much fun styling it. I paired it with a solid black tank and wedges and then added lots of fun accessories. How do you style your longer skirts?


Vintage turquoise butterfly ring, thicker detailed bracelet and two-toned bracelet, James Avery hammered bangle