Coffee Chat: Back to Schoolish

November 19, 2013

Back to Schoolish - IHOD Back to Schoolish In Honor of Design | Back to SchoolishIHOD- Back to Scoolish Plaid + Stripes
Jacket: c/o Love Shopping Miami // Plaid Shirt: AE via Twice  // Skirt: c/o Love Shopping Miami
Beanie: Target // Boots: J. Crew (Sample sale but similar) // Watch: Aldo

As you instagram friends know, I like to have virtual coffee chats once in a while, so taking it here again on the blog. Join in on your own blog if you like! I would love to read! 

1). Current shows Gabe and I are stalking on Netflix: ONCE and Revolution. After whining about having to wait for Downton to Return, you all came through for me with many ways to acquire these episodes beforehand. I feel horribly guilty (maybe I don’t but I should) for watching them early, but with convenience of early peeking at my fingertips, what’s a girl to do? 😉

2). We have successfully held off on Christmas music until now, but once I found this record player and then a stack of old school Christmas records, I caved. Don’t tell my sisters I broke out long standing family rule! If it keeps us all happy with high spirits (especially Veronica), than I have no qualms. The rug is being cut as a result;) Gabe already put lights on the house so that when we get back from our upcoming trip he can come home and plug them right in. What a goose.

3). I should be whipping out Christmas and Thanksgiving DIY’s right about now as most successful bloggers are doing, but I am afraid my brain cannot be cable jumped at the moment, and there are no creative thoughts that are producing. I am taking the cue to take it easy and focus on making my children’s advent and Christmas a memorable one. I was frantically putting together the IHOD Holiday Guide last year, and though I will miss doing it, I am more than a little relieved to have no looming deadlines. And on that note, this.

4). After mentioning in this post I would probably need to hire an inbox assistant soon, I received some incredible resumes and decided to jump start this thing a little early. My type frantic fingers won’t know what to with their new found freedom! I will be sure to report how it’s going.

5). I may have tips for successful family photos down, but someone want to help me out with how to pack for a family a five for a week? Because there has to be a better way than packing two outfits for each child + laundry detergent to save room;)

6.) I am taking the pledge NOT to shop on Thanksgiving.

*All photos by the lovely Chelsey Heidorn

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” 

~ Audrey Hepburn

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  • i love the idea of NOT shopping on thanksgiving! defiantly going to spend time with my family instead 🙂 xo

  • You look adorable! I love the blazer! Also, I linked to your A Day in the Life post and LOVED reading it! I couldn’t agree more w/ your “family first” philosophy, but you must work extremely hard and pack a lot into your scheduled “career time.” Your blog is gorgeous!

  • I love your style anna. 🙂

  • Love your outfit! I am behind on ONCE and I need to catch up. I’ve not seen Revolution so maybe I should check it out. I’m currently in the middle of an old show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Netflix. I love a good binge watch. And I too cannot wait for Downton Abbey! So excited!

  • this skirt is lovely

  • I luh-oooove this outfit. It’s such a perfect way to playfully combine the colors and patterns for these chilly days!

  • Stripes and flannel is one of my favorite pattern mixes! You look adorable!
    Nic
    http://www.younglovestyle.blogspot.com

  • I remember helping my mom pack for our family of four. She was a fan of under things. Lots of camis, onsies, and things that are small, and you just wear the same sweater or two and jeans over those. That was her styl enyway. Hope it helps.

  • LOVE Revolution! Watch that with my oldest son – it’s our “thing” together. Cute outfit – I’m trying to bring myself to try short boots – not there yet. I think my legs may be too short – all my height is in my torso. We’ll see. And I’m not sure how to help you on the packing. When we are gone for a week, it’s usually somewhere that I have access to a washer and that’s how I get by with one small bag per person. We went to Belize last year over Christmas with Jim’s family and we had a washer in the house – so it was totally doable. Same thing when we’ve been skiing. It’s hard with small people, because you KNOW they can’t re-wear an outfit. It will inevitably get dirty.

  • Adore the way you mixed prints!

  • what? you can watch downton early? I need to get on this. No guilty feelings here. ha 🙂

  • I can’t imagine anything nicer right now than to hear old christmas records on a record player. All crackly and that!

  • One of my favorite coffee chats from you Anna. It feels so true and warm, in a way I can feel you right by my side even though I’m across the globe 🙂
    This outfit is so cute and cozy too. And you look so tiny, stop getting tiny 😀
    Have a fabulous week!

    xo
    Lisa

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