Monday, January 3

winter song

One second, I had no plans for tomorrow. I was going to wake up, go running, plan outfits for the week, write, read, sew, and knit. Then, I got a phone call asking to babysit the most adorable two year old in the world for two days. Babysitting? Toddler? For a full six hours? You don't have to ask me twice. So now, my plan for tomorrow is to wake up, go running, plan two outfits really quick, babysit for six hours, hang out with Niklaas, and come home. I don't know what I'm more excited about...having an actual plan *eeep* for the day or that I get to hang out with a two year old all day. I mean, I know it will probably be tiring, but I've seen this kid grow up and he's always been one of my favorite babies. Also, most of my babysitting has consisted of children over the age of eight, unfortunately. I love them at all ages, but babies are really my expertise. I'm so excited.
Anyways. My New Years was pretty uneventful but that is nothing to complain about! Niklaas and I sat on a teensy couch in a coffee shop with my mother listening to hippie folk for open mic playing all assortments of music. Accordions were used and harmonicas were hummed. Is that the right adjective? Hmm. I had both coffee and a steamer both after eight o'clock. Remind me to never again have coffee so late again. I decided to take a caffeine cleanse at the start of break, but that was much too shameful. Now the rule is to only have caffeine before ten in the morning which seemed to slip my mind on New Year's Eve. Whoops. As a result, after coming home at midnight, I couldn't sleep. I read and finished The Girl Who Played With Fire until almost 4:00AM. While most people were out doing other things, I was reading. Haha!
dress-Forever21 tights-Modcloth shoes-thrifted 
This precious dress was from my Christmas stash! I've wanted a silky bow colorful dress from forever21 for soo long! I don't know how many of you are Gleeks, or clothes obsessed to the point that you can pick up on specific items from specific stores that you notice where an article of clothing comes from, but Rachel on Glee was wearing a dress almost identical to this on an episode! I knew it from forever21 and almost bought it...but I held out until Christmas. I love bows! I got these bow tights from Modcloth and I figured, why not go all out in "bows"? To top it all off, I put on my black sequin bow. It's probably a little too much bow, especially considering the bow belt...but, oh well. What can I say!
I've been rewatching episodes of Gilmore Girls with my sister for the umpteenth time and it's getting to the point of obsessive...again. I planned on only watching a few of my favorites but what do you know. We watched all of the third season...then started over with the first...and now we're on the second season. I fully expect we will finish the series by the time I go back to school, which is probably ridiculous. I would guess this is our seventh or eighth time rewatching the series in addition to the episodes we catch on abc family every so often. I strive to be a Gilmore. (Shh, don't tell me it's impossible.)
I'm off to read! I went to the public library last week and I hope to finish three a week. Eeeep. Thank goodness for winter break. I hope your New Years' were wonderful!


sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

I love all the bows in this outfit!! I LOVE Gilmore Girls. I want to be one too, so your secret is safe with me!

And The Girl Who Played With Fire was so good right?! I'm anxiously awaiting the last one to come out in paperback so I can get it!

xx, Katrina

Abbey said...

Reading is the best! That's all I've been doing this break. Gilmore girls is great too :) Love the outfit. Younalways look adorable. The bows suit you. :)

Anonymous said...

Super gorgeous outfit! And great blog by the way! :-)
- It sounds like you had a nice time new years eve. Oh well, I am now following you.


Charlotte said...

you look gorgeous maggie!! that dress is amazing :]]

Charlotte xxx

Amber Blue Bird said...

this is a cute dress and i love the tights with it. great look. oh and how great is The Girl Who Played With Fire?!

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

I LOVE all of the bows in this outfit. Gah, I'm such a sucker for anything with a bow on it too. Unfortunately, I can never shop at F21 anymore because all of their stuff shrinks and ends up being WAYYYY to short on me. Bummer.

You look absolutely adorable in all of these photos.

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

What a great dress! I love all of the bows!
I've been trying to read a lot over this break as well, though it's not going as well as I hoped!

Shy, Chesterfield said...

That dress is adorable!

I commend you on babysitting...thats something I have never been good at! I don't know what to do with kids and I find babies stares unsettling! haha


Alex said...

lovely lovely lovely :P and don't you worry about being way behind on my blog :P I am always a very late commenter I suppose. Anyway, I love watching old shows a million times until my brain explodes :D

simplyhope said...

How adorable! Love the bows:D Your dress is so lovely!!! Plus they go so nicely with your tights!

I only like to babysit if I get paid...hahah that sounds terrible

Natalie said...

Awww, well that's great that you get to babysit a cute toddler that you actually like, haha! :) At least as opposed to being stuck with some absolutely crazy kid or something, haha.

On another note, it sounds like your new years eve was spent well indeed. :D And gah, I love your dress! And with the tights too, it's so cute! You can definitely never have too many bows.

Marisa Noelle said...

Aw, the little bows on your dress are so sweet. I just love the whole outfit...completely darling:)

Catherine said...

Haha, I know what you mean - I can identify almost all of my classmate's clothes.

A coffeeshop near me has a similar night - it's always very nice :)

S and O said...

Cute dress!
It looks cold out there :)
I love your tights, that design is pretty...

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

What an adorable bow belt! I love the different textures in this outfit too! Thanks for the awesome comment, I really appreciate it lady!

Freckled Alice said...

Hey :)
When I mentioned to my sister that I wanted to start a fashion blog, she sent me a link to your page. I love your style! I look forward to seeing your lovely looks in the future :)
- Alice

Laura. said...

lovely dress I have seen it at my store and I have to say I regret not getting it! Thank you for your comment doll... Love your blog thank you for sharing will follow:)

MelindaJane said...

Cute outfit and I love those tights!

p.s. your header that says "Lifesized" is adorable!


Linley said...

totally in love with your bow-tie themed outfit. it's precious!

amber said...

thanks for stopping by my blog!!

your dress is so cute! :)

Maria Chloe said...

i love the print on your dress.:)

sweetdisposition said...

cute! i love the little bow theme.

Bea said...

Well, I finally had to comment. I watch Gilmore Girls obsessively as well. I go through all seasons at least once a year. I always find something relating to a certain point in my life and Rory is just so awesome.

I think I even wrote in my bio that I wanted to be a third GIlmore Girl :)

And yes, I sometimes but clothes because I see some of my favorite characters wearing them. I want a shearling jacket so bad because Rory and Lorelei both always wear one.

Bea from A plus B

Chaucee said...

You're right - hanging out with kids is too hard to deny! I love it.

Also I'm really impressed you plan out your entire week's outfits! I can only imagine how awesome that is to know what you're going to wear.

JMay said...

You look adorable in those pictures! The shoes & stockings are too cute too!

Happy Happy New Year!

Brittany said...

eee! I'm glad you got this dress, its sooo stinkin' cute on you. I saw this and wanted it, the belt is such a great addition!!

Brittany said...

eee! I'm glad you got this dress, its sooo stinkin' cute on you. I saw this and wanted it, the belt is such a great addition!!

minnja said...

Beautiful pics :))))


Dorien said...

Your dress is so pretty, love the colour! And yaaaaay Gilmore Girls! I just ordered all 7 dvds, can't wait till they're here! I'll probably be obsessively watching them too ;-)

Roadrunner said...

I love that dress :) You're so cute!


Stephanie said...

Hey I just wanted to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!

You have a great blog, love this outfit :D
Live.Laugh.Love. - everyday!

oomph. said...

what a fun post. i think it's great that you babysit and actually LOVE doing it?! hard to find good ones out there.
love the BOWS outfit.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! I LOVE that outfit! I wish there was snow over here... But yeah, nothing haha living in a tropical island sucks. haha

I watch Gilmore Girls way too much. I think it's beyond obssesion. Thank god for netflix! Oh, and it loks like an awesome time your NYE.

Thanks for commenting on my blog dear! <3 I am now following you!

captain kimi said...

you have to be a damn brave girl to shoot without a jacket. well the results show it was worth to freeze.
Lovely bows with lovely tights in a lovely winter landscape. what a perfect team.

love, kimi

Alex said...

Happy New Year my lovely! I've been so bad at commenting recently - I really do apologise!

Would you believe I'd never watched Gilmore Girls until about 3weeks ago? One of my colleagues lent me series 1 and I am HOOKED! I'm already nearly at the end of series 2.

projectvee said...

bows, bows, bows, my fave :)
how adorable are these shots of you?! haha.

TrophyBoutique said...

How do you have time to read with all that Gilmore-watching? I love that show...sigh.
The dress is adorable!

Sanny said...

You are so cute! And you seem to like toddlers a lot and goo with them which I have lots of problem dealing with lol Love your dress and its details!

Have a FAB year ahead! (:
Sanny's Head to Heart

~Abby~ said...

I love babysitting 2/3 year olds. They're sooo cute! Even the mean ones I can handle. :)
Love the outfit! The bow is cute. I ♥ bows.


Toni Tralala said...

I love your stockings! <3 Gilmore Girls was one of my favorite shows! I just loved Rori. :)

How can you wear stockings in the snow? :P C-c-cooold!

I'm following you now. I'm going to host a makeup giveaway in two weeks! <3

Justine said...

This dress is super pretty too! I love the bows with your matching bow stockings too!

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Kirstin Marie said...

I love that bow belt!!! It's a beautiful color!! Great meshing of patterns here. I wanted to let you know that I've awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award :)

Kirstin Maire