Tuesday, November 13, 2012


 denim jacket: urban outfitters / tee, skirt, leggings: Forever21 / scarf: c/o Snowdrift Designs / rainboots: Hunter Boots 

wearing: this combination of clothing pieces again and again. skirt or short over leggings, denim jacket, Hunter boots, and a big scarf or cowl. we've had some gloomy days lately (and more of them to come this week, according to the good ole weather app), so i've remixed this outfit several times actually. (and if you look close enough, you can see the i voted sticker from last week.) i honestly don't know how i survived rainy days walking the streets of Chicago without these wellies (totally said with a British accent just now - dare you to read that word without saying it inn a British accent. see? what did i tell ya?)

reading: The Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick. i started this book last week and thought i'd be done reading it by now since i flew through all of the other books, two days each. it's not a terrible book but i just didn't get sucked into it like the others. i still recommend the Hush, Hush series to anyone who has a soft spot for teen fiction. i also have The Writing Life by Annie Dillard on my Kindle - nabbed it for $1.99 (still on sale, it looks like!) - and have heard nothing but good things about it. 

planning: my sister's (Kristine) baby shower - and the fact that Pinterest finally has secret boards makes it so much easier to gather ideas without the whole world (or my sister!) knowing what surprises i have up my sleeve. i have never planned a baby shower for anyone ever (attended quite a few of them) so i am super excited about this - especially since it's for my very own niece or nephew! 

looking forward to: seeing Breaking Dawn, Part 2 - aaaah! i cannot believe that this is it. i felt the same way when the Harry Potter movies ended, and now i have to go through that all over again. (and to all those critics, yes it is possible to be a Harry Potter and a Twilight fan.) 

listening to: One Directions' new album, Take Me Home. those British boys can saaaaaang, and i know that this new album will be on repeat many times in the coming days. i also cannot stop listening to Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran - so much good music out there lately! 

realizing: that this whole post has a very teeny-bopper vibe to it. i probably should have been a teenager these days - or maybe i'm just young at heart. *and she runs off to listen to her British boys in her bright red British wellies.*

currently posts inspired by Danielle of Sometimes Sweet, who comes up with the best currently lists in the whole freaking world. if you create your own currently posts, be sure to leave me the link - i'd love to see! 

much love.
{happy wednesday, friend.}

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  1. I'm glad someone else shares the same love I have for 1D and teen fiction!

  2. Ilene PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. They're making a movie out of the first book. I'm reading the last in the series and it's a little slow too but the series as a whole is so good.

    And I'm with you, I'm seeing Breaking Dawn on Friday. And it's totally possible to be a HP fan and a Twilight fan!

  3. Super cute! I have a skirt very similar to this and love how it pairs with the scarf & red hunters!

  4. I just throw my brother and his gf a baby shower this past weekend - it was a co-ed baby shower and turned out soo well! We had it decorated in all pink and all kinds of pretty/pinteresty things. It was so much fun!!! I. Can't. Wait. To. Be. An. Aunt.

    Eeeek! I'm so excited for you {and obviously your sis and her hubs}!

  5. I'm with you on all the great music 'out there'. I could spend hours on the internet just going from song to song.

  6. I LOVE the secret boards!!!!

    PS... you are so adorable in your red boots!!!

  7. I love the new secret boards too! They need to give more than three!

  8. Ummmmm hi, you have amazing taste in music. Let's have a play date and listen to our favorite music, because obviously we are the same person!!!

    also, I fancy your wellies. ;)


  9. I am SO excited for Breaking Dawn! I have been waiting forever for it! It seems like I read the books SO long ago!


  10. I think all of us still have that teen in us waiting to burst out! I love the things that help bring that person out in me :))

    I too am soooooo excited for thursday....... TWILIGHT!! I am glad I am not the only one who is excited about this! And I won't lie, I did not know that One Direction came out with a new album. When I read your post I hopped on over to iTunes and listened :)

    Shio :)

  11. I LOVe your outfit. oh baby showers are SO fun. I hope you have a great time planning it. enjoy the movie. I am not a huge fan but I know that you are and I hope you enjoy yourself. I hope you have a great rest of your week. Love you!


  12. and here is my currently post: http://mybeautifulli.blogspot.com/2012/11/currently.html

  13. I just love to see you wearing your shiny red Hunter Wellingtons, they are so sexy.

  14. waouh i love this hunter boots ;) xoxo

  15. I love your boots, such a fun color! And I'm with you, totally looking forward to Breaking Dawn Part 2. I heard it's supposed to have tons of really sad goodbye parts though, not sure I can take it! :(


  16. You are such a doll. Love this post!

  17. LOVE the scarf. Planning a baby shower will be so much fun :)
    I posted my own Currently post :)

    Laurie Brotherton

  18. aw, hurray for baby showers! the last one i did was snoopy/charlie brown themed & it was so fun. & gosh that baby is almost 2 years old now!

  19. Yes, I am so glad Pinterest finally added secret boards! So useful.
    Love the Hunter boots! <-- I want.

  20. i looove this outfit!! and ahh i love the pinterest planning :) SO exciting!

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