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Portion for Foxes

Monday Announcements:
  • There's not much to report this week!  I am FINALLY starting my book + documentary series this week, after a month's worth of delays due to illness and wackadoodle scheduling.  Stay tuned!
  • Off blog world, I had a fun weekend doing a comedy photo shoot for my current TBD comedy project and it was everything that I dreamed it would be.  (My partner is HILARIOUS!!!)  I considered sharing a preview photo with y'all, but I think I'm going to wait until I can better explain the context and we have social media and such set up for the project.  Full disclosure: I'm actually getting semi-nervous about sharing this part of my world and personality with y'all!  I said in the first blog post of the year that I wanted to be less watered down on the blog, but things can go from zero to, um, weird and "inappropriate" (whatever THAT means) within the span of seconds in my realm of humor so I'm getting nerves regarding what will translate and what won't to the audience I already have!  To put it mildly: I don't act how I dress, haha.  But I'll get over it and regardless, within the coming weeks I'll share something more concrete in the way of this project.  

Behind the outfit: I've kind of been obsessed with J Crew Factory sweaters this season.  They made a bunch of really cute animal print sweaters and I own three of them.  I'm also a little obsessed with pairing J Crew tops with ModCloth bottoms, and I fully documented that HERE back in the spring.  I also shared this skirt with you over the summer with a crop top HERE.  I own this skirt in yellow too, and both shades are great items to have to add prints to or do solids with solids for color blocking.  My ONLY complaint is that with both skirts they wrinkle very easily, but to be fair they are on the easier side to iron.  This particular ensemble is appropriate for this time of year because it's either snowing here (which of course, would mean this outfit would stay in the closet) OR it's between 50-70 degrees.  On this particular day it ended up being 70 and then began snowing that night, haha.

Style details: As I mentioned, this sweater is J Crew Factory and I alluded that this skirt is ModCloth (it is).  The brooch is Erstwilder and it's running low so if you want it now is a good time to order ;)  (Deer and foxes are totally friends in real life, no?!) And the shoes are Nine West!

Positivity time: It's February first!  1 month down, and 11 more to go!  (That's actually kind of crazy when you think about it).  If you started the new year with all kinds of goals, resolutions, and expectations I imagine you (may) be falling short because that's too often human nature.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, but sometimes I think New Year's resolutions fail because a whole year of change is a tough challenge.  Now that it's February 1st, I encourage people to reassess what they wanted out of 2016, applaud themselves for what they stuck with, and note what they failed at without being discouraging, and realign this month (and each month after) so it's an attainable amount of time to practice changes.  Increments with a visible horizon line are easier to measure than 366 days (leap year!!!), ya know?  While I didn't have a resolution per se, there are things I want to do this year.  January was kind of a distracting month for me so I'm welcoming a new month to get centered again, so I promise I'm practicing what I'm preaching.

Music inspired: Rilo Kiley is a band that I've always liked but never got mega into.  But not only is "Portion for Foxes" a great song, it's a totally appropriate title for this fox sweater based outfit post!  (This is my second fox outfit of 2016 already!)  Also, I never seem to get over the fact that Blake Sennett, lead guitarist of Rilo Kiley, was a regular on Salute Your Shorts.  Watching child actors all grown up is never not jarring somehow!

I've recently added two pages to this blog, one that catalogues posts named after songs and another that catalogues all of the concert stories.  Click the links on to see for yourself!  Happy Friday!

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  1. What a FOXY sweater! I love it! And the pockets on the skirt are amazing! I love this outfit! It is my favorite on you so far!

  2. The jumper is really cute! And it matches the skirt sooo well! Lovely and coordinated outfit (as always). You look gorgeous as ever!
    Much love,

  3. Salute Your Shorts and Hey Dude was the finest hour of television in the 90s, with the possible exception of the Disney Afternoon (specifically, Darkwing Duck and Ducktales.) I can't believe Rilo Kiley's guitarist was on that show!

    Love this outfit on you! Skirts in that length are so perfect: they don't fly up in sudden gusts of wind, but they flow so nicely as you move around! It makes me feel like Angelina Ballerina. And YAY for Monday Announcements! Demure outfits and not-demure comedy = GOLD!

    Wow, I'm leaving you a novel today! But I like today's positive jam -- I've actually been thinking about my 2016 goals lately, and you've inspired me to break it down a bit more, to make them more concrete and tangible!


  4. I LOVEEEEE "Portion For Foxes"!!!! So damn good.
    And that sweater is adorable, lady. I like the deer brooch paired with it.
    I'm super glad January is over with!! Jan & Feb are my least favorite months.

  5. Such a cute outfit! Love the sweater with the brooch and the skirt is such a lovely vibrant colour! x

  6. This fox sweater is too cute! I've been loving J. Crew's tops lately too. So many fun ones. Haha, I love when you said you don't necessarily act how you dress. I really love your quick wit on here and I'm sure others do as well so no fear with letting your personality shine through!

  7. Beautiful dress! Love the color!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  8. your fox sweater is so cute! I want it

  9. Loving this fox top! This outfit looks so great with your hair and coloring.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. Such a cute sweater! Love the print on it and it looks so cute with your red skirt!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  11. Such a CUTE sweater, lady! Love it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. What a cute sweater! It is perfect with your skirt! And I love the background you used for these photos - it really makes the outfit pop. :) I can't wait for your comedy project debut!


  13. I love that sweater! Foxes are my favorite. The skirt is super cute too. Great look! :)
    xo Kiki

  14. Love this fox sweater on you! You look great wearing foxes! That is so true about needing to reassess the 2016 goals! Best to reassess rather than kick yourself over things! :) And yes! Leap year! I just noticed that as I turned the page on my calendar earlier this month! :)

  15. Oooolalala you foxy lady!!! ;) I can't wait to see your comedy stuff Lauren, I love it when people act differently to how they dress and well inappropriate jokes are my favourite lol XD Exciting stuff on the horizon!

  16. This is so cute. I really love those, in every color, really. Hehe. Adorable sweater! <3

    - Anna


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