Summer Break?

Well, it seems I’ve taken a summer break from the blog.  With all of the holidays and family events seeming to happen at the same time I sadly forgot to blog!  Summer is really an active time around here.  There are festivals, farmer’s markets, and music just about every day.  We seem to attempt to fit 365 days of fun outside in just 3 or 4 months.

So if it is nice outside or even raining, go and enjoy it!

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Outfit – Spring in the North

Spring in Wisconsin, it means you have to be ready for heat, cold, rain, floods, and snow storms.  And no, I’m not joking about the snow storm part, it’s happened before.  I think I carry more extra clothes around in Spring than any other season.  I can go to Lake Michigan in the morning wearing a jacket and pants, then drive out to my in-laws in Muskego and have to change into a skirt and a tank top.  It’s just all around crazy weather.  But it can be a little fun when you get to experience 4 season in one week 🙂

This outfit would be for a normal weekend day (I work all week and have no time to go anywhere. I live for the weekends)maybe start out at home on my balcony listening to the birds and the trains or at a coffee shop watching people be anti-social taping away on their computers.  Then downtown for some grocery shopping and a walk.  And who knows maybe I’ll end my evening at my mom’s, my dad’s or my in-law’s for a bonfire.

Two outfits, sometimes the second outfit is in the car and sometimes I go home in between to change.

For the Day:

Day Outfit

For Night:

Night Outfit

Whatever you do today, make sure you enjoy it!

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It’s a bit snowy out

It’s winter in Wisconsin and we are finally getting rounds of snow at least once a week.  Here are some pictures from the snow falling this evening.  They are all from inside because after an hour and a half (normally 30 minutes) drive home I really didn’t feel like going back outside.  If I end up working from home tomorrow, I’ll try to get outside and get some more pictures.  Enjoy!

Snow melting on the window

Snowy tree and road

Snow in tree

Snow on balcony

Snow on balcony 2

Keep warm!

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Outfit of the Week – Adult Snow Day

We finally have some snow! Well, we did last week but this weekend’s rain made it disappear quite quickly. Hopefully there will be some more snow soon. But for those out in the northern east coast, you have plenty of snow for some fun snow activities! Playing in the snow is something that most of us did as children. I remember wishing and hoping every time it snowed that we would get a snow day, but not even 1 foot of snow over night would cancel school. No snow days for me, on the other side of that we did get to go out and play in the snow for recess. As adults we do not take the time to go outside and enjoy the snow. We make time to go online, Facebook, Twitter, play games on our phones, ect but not for snow. Why not? Have we forgotten what it is like to go and play in the white and cold snow? Well, this week’s outfit and accessories will help you with some ideas for snow fun!!

Snow Day Wear

Coat | Shirt | Snow Pants | Socks | Snow Boots | Hat | Gloves

Snow day Toys

Cross-Country Skis | Boots | Ski Poles | Snow Shoes | Snow Tube

Snow tubing, cross-country skiing, and snow shoeing and just a couple of things to do. You can down hill ski, snow board, snowmobile make snowman, snow forts, and have an adult snow ball fight (try not to hit the face). So if you have snow outside, go out and play in it! It will make you feel better!

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Instead of Weekend links…

In place of Weekend Links, I have two more outfits and a list of things that are happening in Milwaukee area this weekend for the holidays. So more or less, I spent a bit of time looking at clothes and tree lighting than finding awesome links :).

This weekend (some happened yesterday) there are a number of festive things going on around here and I wish there were more hours in the day and more caffeine in my body to go to all of them!

Last night in Pere Marquette Park they had the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Kick-Off Extravaganza , as they called it.  I’ve lived in this city for… 22 years and I have yet to make it to this tree lighting.  Next year, next year I’ll get there.  After the tree lighting downtown they have a whole bunch of other activities that start on Nov 16 and go through the end of the year.  Here is the PDF  of all the things going on downtown.

A couple of things on the list I want to go to this year:

Carriage ride around town

Afternoon tea at the Blu (Pfister Hotel)

European Holiday Village(MPM)

Milwaukee Domes

Ice staking at the Slice of Ice

I could go on and on and on… so instead here are some more links to other things going on around town.

Milwaukee Tree lighting

Bayshore Town Center Tree Lighting  – I’ll being going to this one tonight!!

Milwaukee Holiday Parade

Museums (Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum)

MAM After Dark

Coffee Houses!! (Alterra, Sven’s <- love this place)

Here are two outfits that I wish would magically appear in my closet so I could wear them this weekend.  But since that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, let’s call these daydreaming outfits!

* I’d thrown on a pair of black tights with these outfits if it a bit chilly out!

Coat | Sweater | Skirt | Purse | Shoes | EarsEarrings

Coat | Dress | Sweater | Shoes | Purse | Ears | Earrings

Enjoy your weekend!