Month: December 2014

On the 12th Day of Christmas …

Frye Melissa distressed button boots
Sweatshirt, J. Crew; shirt, J. Crew (via consignment); skirt, J. Crew Factory; boots, Frye

… the retail gods gave to me the Frye boots I’ve been waiting for all year.

Frye Melissa distressed button boots
can’t take my eyes off of you

So, I ran out on Christmas Eve morning for some last minute gift-buying errands, and stopped in at Winners. Regardless of the reason I stop in, I always take a quick look at the clearance racks, because you never know. Seriously, always look. For example, you might just stumble onto a $50 pair of Frye boots.

I have always wanted a pair of Melissas, and the funky distressed finish is growing on me. I’m not very gentle on my boots (quite the opposite), so I think these might turn out to be a perfect match.

Frye Melissa distressed button boots
my god, where did that ginormous hand come from?

December Heatwave

J. Crew Lady Day Coat cobalt blue
Coat, J. Crew; dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs (thrifted); sweater, J. Crew Factory; boots, Joseph Seibel; bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

I know. It’s Boxing Day, and y’all have better things to do this morning. Let’s keep things brief. It was really warm last weekend, and I wore a bunch of clothes.

J. Crew Lady Day Coat cobalt blue
Hmm. Blue , purple, and black …

The end.

J. Crew Lady Day Coat cobalt blue
… one, giant, walking bruise – with a bow on top. Fancy!

Happy holidays!

One Last Hurrah

Ralph Lauren multi print ruched dress
Dress, Ralph Lauren; cardigan, Joe Fresh; necklace; Cleo; shoes, Nine West (via consignment); bag, Mulberry (via eBay)

Going to work the Monday before Christmas is a test for ye olde motivation. 2014 was a short work year for me, but I’m nevertheless ready for it to be over. I’m ready for a fresh page, and hopefully the start of an exciting new chapter. Sorry for the vague platitudes, you guys: I’m tapped out. Bring on the eggnog!

Ralph Lauren multi print ruched dress
hey, look: I got dressed!

For the rest of the year, posting on BCRL is probably going to be as haphazard as holidays with two small, very excited kids will allow; I’ve got a bunch of posts lined up, but I won’t lie: you’re probably better off watching Love, Actually for the 11,759th time, and getting your Christmas buzz on. But come back in the new year, ya hear?

Ralph Lauren multi print ruched dress
but, really, I’m ready for pyjamas …

Merry Christmas to you & your family!