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what i wore wednesday

December 22nd | what i wore wednesday

hello! wow it’s wednesday but i am so in christmas mode and out of my regular schedule! only 3 days until christmas yay!!

and i’m linking up with lindsey for what i wore wednesday {click here to see her blog!}

this feels like such a cozy, basic ME outfit.

black ruffle top, local boutique

black cardi {with lace back} gift from scotland

jeans, banana republic

boots, my fave jessica simpson {which or no longer available, boo!}

this outfit was a bit stretching for me. i got the dress which was crazy marked down at anthro {from $270 to $60}. but’s it’s so ruffly so it felt really dressy. finally i just paired it with some frye boots and a target cardi and wore it on a school/work day. it ended up being really comfortable and fun!

this outfit was different for me since it was more form fitting and i usually wear dresses or flowly tops. a bunch of friends commented on how different it was for me.

striped 3/4 sleeve top, on sale at gap $10

brown camisole, local boutique

jeans, anthro

boots, frye

scarf, target


it’s been raining for 5 days straight here! we’re all about sweaters, scarves, cozy fireplaces and hot cocoa to stay warm and snuggly. how are you keeping cozy this winter?

26 Responses

  1. Becky T says:

    Love your work by the way. I just need to save up so that I can purchase a little something for me.

    I am in LOVE with that dress! beautiful

  2. Caroline says:

    I love these posts and I love everything you wear! I love that you’re a trendy, on the go mommy but still take pride in looking nice!

  3. kristen says:

    Hi Lisa, I’m a new reader. I’ve heard of you and see your gorgeous jewelry for years, but somehow had never heard about your blog. You have a lovely, sweet family and I’ve loved reading back through your archives.

    You’ve got such great style Lisa…reading your WIW posts has convinced me to get out of the jeans and t-shirt rut!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. April says:

    I like to see your cute little figure:)
    Trying to stay cozy here too:) Snowed for 24 hours!!

  5. Silvia says:

    I love anthro dress!
    Malaga (sun’s coast) also raining for several days.
    In our house we fought the cold with fireplace, hot coffee and love (nothing better for heat)
    I wish you Merry Christmas!

  6. Silvia says:

    Ahhh sorry for my bad grammar….:(

  7. Krystina says:

    LOVE that ruffly dress!!! it is so you! xo.

  8. Paige says:

    Super cute as always!

  9. liz r. says:

    You look great! The ruffled dress worked out really well.

    I’m staying warm with layers and layers of shirts and sweaters, plus hot drinks.

  10. Nikole says:

    Love, love, love seeing the boys in the pics! Adorable!!!

  11. Cait says:

    WIWW is the highlight of my week! Thanks for the great inspiration!!!!

    I’m snuggling under my down blanket with a nice view of all the neighborhood kids sledding down the highest hill in all of Denmark.

  12. Cheryl says:

    Love that you always tell us where you bought the clothing and they are reasonable.
    You go girl!

  13. Michele says:

    I almost bought that navy and red shirt at Gap yesterday. Looks cute on you. It’s hard to think about staying cozy when the weather in Texas was a record high of 85. So crazy! Today it’s a little more like the normal temp, thank goodness.

  14. kathy t says:

    I love the dress with the frye boots very cool

  15. We’ve had the rain here too (I’m in the high desert in SoCal, not *terribly* far from you, a couple hours). I have been thankful to stay INSIDE. I love the rain, especially when I can choose whether or not to be in it!

    I love all of your outfits (I always always look forward to your WIWW) the anthro dress is wonderful and you accessorized it perfectly! I wish my curly hair looked like yours, I might not keep it chopped off all the time!

  16. Vera says:

    Hey Lisa, I like the striped top! Sometimes it’s nice to mix it up, right? : )

  17. Electric blanket, hot chocolate, pretty scarves and brand new slipper shoes…that’s how I am staying warm this season. All your outfits look fantastic, as always.

  18. Leanne says:

    wooly socks, uggs, corduroys and layers.
    love your style. i wish i had somewhere to go looking that cute! christmas shopping means covering up with a cozy coat and scarf in this part of the north…and i’ve been doing lots of that. have yourself a merry little christmas!

  19. chanda says:

    In May i had a baby at 26 weeks. Chloe spent 4 months and 1 week in the nicu. I have 5 other childeren so this was very hard. She had many struggles while in there trying very hard to grow big enough to come home. We had so many people praying for her. One day a friend made a comment on my facebook page that said Chloe was “growing on the wings of prayer” your my heart is full” necklace is a must have in my life. It reminds me of the countless hours of service and prayer that were offered on behalf of Chloe. Right now we are in the PICU, chloe has the flu and pneumonia, prayers again are being said. Perfect time for me to see your fabulous new necklace! It means so much to me.

  20. Becky K. says:

    Lisa, you can rock any style! Love all your looks.

    We’ve been knee deep in rain, too, which has me traipsing around in a knee length black cardigan that feels like I’m wearing a cozy blanket and my 10-year-old Ugg boots. Not my finest fashion moments, but I sure am comfy!

  21. sarita says:

    too much rain here! my grands were here today – and we got to see a rainbow from the patio. I also made a rainbow on the fridge which they loved! love love that dress that you wore! so pretty! thanks for sharing

  22. Kat says:

    Summer here in Aus.
    Weather not that warm this week though, but meant to warm up for Christmas day.
    We will be enjoying our day here in our little beachside house,w hile you guys are trying to stay warm on the other side of the world.
    You always look fabulous Lisa and I really like you in the stripe top. (I am a fan of stripes and red!)
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

  23. Heather says:

    I love your outfits and the way you take your pictures & post them on your blog! So cute & creative all the way around!

  24. Merry(almost ) Christmas! Im braving the crowds today to finish last minute shopping. Pray for me:)
    I wanted to quickly thank you for the tute on how to pretzel tie a scarf. I always wondered how you got that look. Ive been using the technique since you posted and have gotten numerous compliments and people asking me “how do you tie your scarf like that?” So apparently its a common question.
    You looked great this week. Have a very Merry Christmas!(I was hoping hubby picked up my 5 million hints about wanting a LL necklace but I dont think he did:( Its really all I wanted.

  25. Genn says:

    You are so pretty! Your hair is beautiful!! Love that curl you have. Great outfits! Every one of em. Love those frye boots. oh do i love those.

    Merry Christmas!

  26. jenn says:

    just checking blogs after being with family for 7 days.

    i used the pretzel knot you showed here and got raves about it numerous times. thanks for making this 44-yr-old feel hip!

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