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Day 354: Barbie Hairstyle Game

Thanks to my little sister, I just spent the last two hours of my life YouTubing my favorite computer games I played with I was little. It all started with the Barbie Magic Hair Styler video. I remember playing this when I was little – our only family computer was kept down in the basement, a dingy room that my dad used as his office space for his excavation company.

We would play this game for HOURS even though there isn’t really a purpose or an end game. Not to mention the irony – my sister and I would both run screaming if my mom came near us with a hair brush. After watching the YouTube video above, I quickly spiraled into video tutorials of all of my favorite childhood games: Mary King’s Riding Star, Equestriad, Barbie Riding Academy, Barbie Pet Rescue, KidPix….. as you can see it devolved rather quickly.

Today I wore this awesome t-shirt dress. It’s hard to tell in these pictures, but it actually has a feather pattern. I matched my white flats to the white feathers and loved the final result. As an added bonus, it was actually quite comfortable too!

Sound off: what’s your favorite childhood computer game?

Outfit Details
Dress: LeTote (OCTAVIA Feather Printed Dress) retails for $32 (similar, similar)
Shoes: zulily (BCBG) purchased recently for $20 (similar, similar)

Day 318: Weird Day

The only accurate way I can describe my day is weird. My boss is off traveling so I came in later than usual. All day it felt like a Friday and I feel like in all of my meetings we didn’t accomplish our goals. After work, L came home later than you usually does. Our mail key didn’t work, so  I went to bed super early (because I’m going to have to get up crazy early to work on a work project). Any that’s pretty much it.

Today L told me that I looked like an 80’s baby with these wide(ish) leg pants and bell bottom shirt. Bottom line: I kinda like it! I got lots of compliments on these pants today and I love pairing bright colors with stripes.

Outfit Details
Top: LeTote (THREE DOTS Bell Sleeve Top) retails for $60 (similar, similar)
Belt: J. Crew Factory purchased eight years ago for $18 (similar, similar)
Bottom: ThredUp (The Limited) purchased one year ago for $20 (similar, similar)
Shoes: zulily (Wild Diva) purchased one month ago for $20 (similar, similar)

Day 215-216: White Gate Christmas Tree Farm

This week I spent at one of my favorite places in the world: my family’s Christmas tree farm! My aunt and uncle opened the farm about 30 years ago as a hobby, but it’s still going strong today as a commercial cut-your-own-tree farm. Ever since I was little (because farms don’t have to obey the whole child labor law things), I’ve worked tagging trees, working the cash register, and directing parking. While I was in college and running track, I took a brief hiatus, but I was so excited to get back on the hill this year.  L was wicked excited to tag along… until he realized that the weekend high was under 30 degrees. I’ve never seen him wear so much clothing at once.

From an outfit perspective, these two days look the exact same – but I swear they are not! Saturday I sported a long sleeve under a flannel, along with leggings under jeans and super wool socks. Sunday I work a long sleeve white shirt along with a heavy sweatshirt along with the same jeans/leggings combo. Fashion is just not that important when you’re driving a tractor to pick up someone’s Christmas tree on the hill.

The entire weekend was so much fun to catch up with my family from all over (including some of my favorite little cousins from Baltimore). We spend a lot of time working hard, but plenty of time playing hard too! My aunt has an extremely impressive wine collection…

We were originally set to fly out of Boston super early on Monday morning, but there was a snow storm headed our way! We went to the airport on Sunday night to try to catch an earlier flight but the storms in the Midwest already had wreaked havoc on the airlines. Our first flight was supposed to route through Detroit but it was cancelled. From there, the only flight that could get us out of Boston would route through San Francisco with a 20 hour layover. Feeling adventurous, L and I were about to take it when a direct flight from Boston to Atlanta opened up. We decided to take it. Our luggage apparently did not. As I type this, our luggage is hanging out in Detroit. Oh well, at least I didn’t need anything from it!

Sound off: what holiday traditions do you have?

Outfit Details
Jacket: ThredUp (Marc Jacobs) purchased two years ago for $50 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Express purchased eight years ago for $49 (similar, similar)
Boots: Zulily (ARCTIC PLUNGE) purchased recently for $29 (similar, similar)

Happy Holidays from my family to yours!