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Fashion Friday: Edition ICEAPOCALYPSE!


It’s 9:15 p.m. on Thursday night as I write this and I have a child who went to bed desperately hoping she’ll wake up and see some sort of snow or ice or anything that will cause school to be cancelled. She even resorted to sleeping with her pajamas inside out and taping a sign to her chest that reads “Let It Snow”.


If it doesn’t snow, then it certainly won’t be due to her lack of effort.

As for me, I’m torn. On one hand, I hope there’s some sort of wintry precipitation for Caroline’s sake. But on the other hand, I have an appointment to get my hair cut and colored at 9:00 a.m. and I am in desperate need. If I continue to try to pluck out all my grays at the rate I’ve been going, I’ll be bald by next Wednesday.

But I ran to Target yesterday to stock up on Iceapocalypse supplies.


A pair of fuzzy socks, mint M&M’s, and the second book in the Divergent series. I don’t know what else we could possibly need.

Here’s what I found this week in the way of fashion:

1. safari as I can see top


I really like this top and the elephants. I can totally picture this with white skinnies in the spring and summer.

2. gap fluid tank


This is the kind of tank I love to have in my closet because I can wear it under sweaters and jackets now and then by itself in the summer.

3. bow and arrow henley dress


Well I just love this.

4. gap three-quarter sleeve henley


These are sold out in a lot of sizes online, but I tried them on in my Gap store this week and loved them. I bought mine a size larger than I normally wear because it made it just a little bit longer.

5. reckless abandon embroidered tunic top


This is really cute and comes in a few different color combinations.

6. ruffled stripe henley


This is on sale at Anthropologie right now and comes in several different colors. I just happen to particularly love this gray.

7. riley camo jacket


I bought a camo jacket very similar to this from Old Navy years ago and I wear it all the time. It’s so versatile and more fun that just a normal olive green one. And it’s on sale.

8. nesting doll flannel loungers


Because this weather makes me wish I had more pairs of flannel pajama pants.

9. hooded chevron sweater

Love this to wear with jeans and boots.

10. print tunic dress


This is kind of like the other dress up above, but a less expensive version. I love both of them and think they’d look so great paired with leggings and boots.

That’s it for today.

Hope you have a great Friday and stay warm.

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  1. 1

    I highlighted both of those Anthro pieces today too! I LOVE both of them and am going to have to get that camo jacket!!!! Both are such great deals. I’m powerless to resist.

  2. 2

    This morning it is 5 degrees below zero with 25 below windchill …… We have roughly 2 FEET of snow already and are getting another 5 inches tonight :(. Virtually all schools are closed in our area……. It is beautiful…….unless you have to get out in it …….55 days till spring !!!

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    Anotherlisa says:

    Well we got the robocall at 5:45; no school here in Houston. Just a couple of icicles on the roofline, but it’s not supposed to get above freezing before noon, so not safest for school buses. unfortunately we’ll make it up Good map looks like snow is north and east of us; hope you and C get to build a fire and make smoothies today.
    My youngest has lacrosse makeup games Sunday – high temp predicted 70 degrees.
    Oh, TX you keep us on our toes!

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    well, it’s 3 degrees here (no, not a typo, I WISH!) no precip forecasted today, but the weekend is up for grabs. We’re really not used to this here in southern Indiana …. this is our third COLD snap so far this winter. So impressed with your survival skills – I LOVE MINT M&M’s !!!! We may need to evacuate to warmer climate – can we come to your house??? :)

  5. 5

    Ice day here! I know I’m supposed to be happy that the ice didn’t stick in the trees, but actually I’m disappointed. It’s the closest we get to a snowy landscape.

  6. 6

    Love that fluid tank. It’s almost 10 a.m. and not out of the 40s yet here in South Florida (which I realize maybe swimming weather for some of you, but for here – that’s frigid! I always wish for chilly weather so I can wear some cute winter clothes. But by day 3 I had worn them all and am tired of washing, drying, and folding them – so it can warm up now.

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    I live in Round Rock (north of Austin). All the other districts nearby announced last night a two hour delayed opening. RRISD? Not until this morning at 6 am because nothing makes you wide awake like watching the weather closing crawl on the bottom of the TV until your district appears. The better news? Closed all day! No school! (It’s not like we didn’t just have Monday off for MLK, but ice day makes it oh-so-much-more luxurious.) (Excited much? YES…and I’m an elementary principal!)

  8. 8

    It’s cold here in Dallas, but no snow or ice, the sun seems to be coming out actually!!! I read the entire Divergent Series in about 6 days…loved it!! Hope the movie is just as good!

  9. 9

    I just finished the Divergent series – I hope you’ll share your thoughts once you finish!!

  10. 10

    I had a hair appt at 9 am too! My hair guy is so popular, it’s like an audience with the pope!
    Hope you are able to get your hair done, priorities, you know!
    Enjoy your snow, I mean ice day!

  11. 11

    Ice, ice, baby. We are flat shut down here in Houston. My fam is hunkered in with the fire roaring and hot coffee in our mugs. Gotta go make potato and egg tacos now.

  12. 12

    Just because I know there are some Kate watchers here – do NOT get suckered in by OK! magazines headline at the grocery store. I greatly regret that the line was too short for me to thoroughly examine it out before I paid for it. Where are long lines when you need them? They don’t have any pictures of the new palace home. The photos they do have are from 50 years ago for Princess Margaret and I suspect the others of being “recreations.”

    Since I probably can’t return it, I feel better now. :)

  13. 13
    Julie in Michigan says:

    It’s ZERO here in metro Detroit without even factoring in the wind chill. 1-3 inches of snow starting this evening and another 1-3 inches of snow on Sunday. Hurry Spring!!!

  14. 14

    My kids were hoping and praying for snow here in Baton Rouge, LA. We have had some wintery precip. and maybe a few snowflakes where we live. Their dream of playing in the snow didn’t happen BUT their prayer of no school today was answered! :)

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    Oh, some of those tops are just adorable. Except they make me green with envy b/c I don’t look like that in a pair of jeans.
    It has been horribly cold here in North Georgia. This morning, our schools were on a two-hour delay because of COLD. No one’s heating units can keep up, and we’re wondering how people live in this AND snow.
    Glad you got your hair done and your eyebrows waxed! You’ll be ready if a news crew comes by to interview you about Iceapocalypse. Just be sure you grab your shoes, Jesus.

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    Marianne G. says:

    I love your posts when you include a plus size item, I wish you would do that more often. Stay warm and have a great weekend! (I think all weekends are great!)