What I Wear When It’s Below Zero

We’ve been below zero approximately 2,345 days this winter. Give or take two days. And even as a ‘lover of winter’ I’m expressing my need for a temperature just slightly above zero. I mean, let’s not go crazy and wish for 25 or 30. No, I would be happy with a nice round 10 or 15 degrees for a few days.


Since it’s been so cold, I rarely leave my house because I don’t want to be out of my fleece pajamas. This makes doing fashion posts really difficult – because I start considering this high fashion.


Which it actually is this winter. This is my new bus stop uniform and if you think your tween doesn’t want to be seen with you, well just wear this to the bus stop and you’ll be ordered to stand around the corner and pretend like you don’t even know those kids who live with you. Trust me. Try it.


For the days that I want to be warm and only the leave the house for preschool drop-off, grocery shopping or car pool – I live in leggings, sweaters, scarves and UGG boots.


This is my typical uniform if i don’t feel like pulling on jeans.


Leggings tank and sweater are all from H&M. UGG boots from 6pm. Scarf and hat were both gifts from friends.


This way I can look fashionable and match and not wear my flannel pajama pants to the store. The rule is – flannel pjs to bus stop -YES, flannel pjs to ANYWHERE ELSE- NO.


And Astrid of course wanted ‘in’ on my fashion pictures. She’s again in head to toe Matilda Jane. And she’s much cuter to look at anyway.


What do you wear on these cold, cold days that never end?


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She Talks With Her Eyes..

Esther is incredibly expressive. I really need to get her on video because when she talks – she’s not just moving her mouth.We sometimes imagine a future of musical theatre for this child.

She sings when she pees and hums while she eats. She sings herself to sleep and wakes up each morning with a song.

Which is why I do believe her alibi that she was singing showtunes when the incident happened.

Esther is always very random. If you ask her what color the sky is today she will instead tell you about Jupiter and lollipops.

Esther wears a twirly dress almost everyday so she can easily dance and spin, but at almost seven, she is now growing up and wants to look like the big kids. Now maybe she will learn hip-hop.

Which is fine with me – as long as she never stops singing or telling her expressive stories.

I’ve never known how to explain the way that Esther talks. It’s different and always with more than just words…Until we saw my Grandmother last weekend and she looked right at Esther as Esther was going on and on about perhaps the color pink and my Grandmother said “my word that child talks with her eyes – you can hear everything that girls says just by watching them even if you couldn’t hear her words..” Joy.

Happy Friday you all. xo


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Esther is wearing a sweatshirt tunic from 77Kids

Leggings from Target

UGG boots from Nordstroms

Smiles and bright eyes – a gift from above

Oh and I did the braid