Sunday, January 27, 2013

Make a Date of it

Sean and I like to make a date out of grocery shopping. It makes it seem less like a chore and then I don't have to go by myself and end up coming home with things that I don't need. Like, ice cream or something (psh, who likes that stuff anyway? Certainly not me....). So that's what we did on Saturday. We got up, went to the store and wandered around for awhile. When we got home we had some lunch and made a stew to put in the slow cooker. What a delightful thing to have on a cold day! The rest of our day was spent doing laundry, washing dishes, and watching a late movie on the couch. A pretty low key Saturday :) 


Amazingly, this is the first time this winter I've worn my white coat! In winters past I've worn this baby nearly every day, so it was fun to pull it out again. By some stroke of incredible luck it has stayed white too-no slamming it in car doors or anything! One point for me!

I love how layer-able this dress is. When I bought it this summer I thought maybe it could only be a warm weather dress as it is a super light fabric. However it is perfect to bundle with blouses, cardigans, tights, or whatever! Plus, it is one of the more comfy dresses I own. I even did all the housework in it! Usually I can't do that until I've changed into sweatpants! Am I crazy, or is anybody else like that?

Ok, so I did have one weak moment where I ate this maple frosted cake donut. I never eat donuts if I can help it. I always turn them down, but once in a while I have to get a cake donut. They are pretty much childhood to me. There was a woman who would make little cinnamon ones and bring them to all the events around our small town. It was a treat once in a blue moon to get a bag of those to share with my sisters. Plus, how pretty does this one look?

And here was our stew. It was the most delicious thing ever. Just potatoes, carrots, seasonings, and a roast. Definitely worth the wait! I love slow cookers.

Hope your Sunday is as lovely as you are!
God Bless,

Ephesians 6:12-13
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Earrings- Vintage Avon, from mama's jewelry box
Blouse, Brooch, Belt, Hat- Vintage, thrifted
Coat- Old Navy
Dress- Target
Tights, Socks- Walmart
Lips- Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Nutmeg


Ali Hval said...

Wow, I'm amazed that you're able to keep your coat so white and pristine! Props to yah, Mrs. Katie. :D I'd spill something on it instantly, so I tend to stay away from nice white things, haha! I also love your red accessories. What a fun hat that is!

Your Saturday sounds lovely, and nothing does beat stew or soup in a slow cooker at the end of a cold day. I hope your Sunday is just as nice! <3

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

That is so cute! Kevin and I always go shopping together too. It's just so much faster and we prevent each other from getting bad stuff too. I can't believe this dress is from Target! If I had seen it I probably would have one of my own too :). That coat is darling as well. Have a great Sunday!



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Lindsey Louise Bales said...

aw, your style is so inspiring (i think i say that on every comment... opps!). i love winter white too, my favorite color of winter coats are the white/cream ones! i love low key days! those are the most perfect ones.

also, i don't see a way to contact you on your blog anywhere.. would there be anyway you would want to shot me an email? (address on my blog). i had an idea i wanted to tell you about!

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Anonymous said...

Love that dress...the print is charming, and it really does work well with layers. You are NOT the only person crazy enough to do housework while dolled up -- there are at least two of us in the world :)

<3 Cambria

Tati Reyes said...

You are just so lovely! You are so beautiful and your style is so unique and classy and you believe in God and you're just wonderful! I am so happy I follow your blog!

Elana said...

Oh my, this coat is gorgeous! The perfect winter one for sure. And I love seeing the different ways you've worn this dress over the seasons. This is probably my favorite though! The red blouse looks darling under it. Sounds like a lovely weekend too :)

Jessica said...

I love your outfit! And you are absolutely beautiful!!

I love that Bible verse too. :)

libys11 said...

hey gorgeous!! love the whole layering going on here :D that hat is so fab on you!! :D love this entire post!!

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Joyce said...

That is a really cute dress,I love the bird print and how you wore it for winter time with all the layering ! Your layering skills always amazes and inspires me :) And that stew look so delicious, I love potatoes!

Well... said...

That is definitely amazing how you've kept that coat so white! It looks pristine and brand new, so major props to you. I got a pair of white jeans that I'm too nervous to wear out! Haha, I know I've got to wear it sometime (um, hello, that would be a waste of money not to!) but...well, I keep imagining all of the things that could go wrong...
Anyway, this is one of my fave looks from you! That dress is so cute and you layered it wonderfully for a shopping date (which, by the way, is adorable). Psh, who eats ice cream anyway? In winter? Psha! ;)

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Monique said...

Sunday stew sounds delicious and the print of your dress is just amazing! Way to winterize it!

Marisa Noelle said...

Aw - hehe, the hubs and I do the same thing with grocery shopping :-) Coming home to a stew does sounds like the most delightful thing this time of year. I need a good stew recipe to keep me warm with all this snow we are getting.

I love how you styled this dress! Yet another lovely color palette - I think I may just copy :-) as I have the same piece.

Have a sweet week darling! xo Marisa

Laura Go said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend the day to me! I also do love the way you've layered this outfit! That dress is adorable.
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The Braided Bandit said...

Such amazing colors and prints here Katie!The bow blouse beneath the strappy dress is my favorite and that white coat is beautiful! I am STILL searching for a green and brown Dooney & Bourke bag like that, so dreamy! Sounds like the perfect mix of productive and mellow for a Sunday.
xo Hannah

Hattitude said...

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this outfit is awesome katie! i love love love it.

all the details and layering is just perfect.
and that ring is SOOOO precious!

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two birds said...

i think that actually sounds like a really good day. just being together and doing mundane things is fun. and i love this outfit on you. the layered dress is so cute and i love the coat over it all!

Jessi said...

This dress is beautiful! I love it! Especially with that red blouse underneath, gorgeous combination! I love going shopping with Ethan too! I hardly go alone anymore. Sounds like a laid-back relaxing Sunday :)

Izzy said...

aw it's so cute you can get all dressed up for grocery shopping! really neat idea to make it a date. love your whole outfit and colour scheme :)

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Megan Butcher said...

That dress is so lovely, especially paired with that pristine coat!! <3

:) Megan

dusanabotswana said...

that stew looks amazing!! have you ever used a pressure cooker? i always recommend them over slow cookers because they're so speedy and to me just as yummy but seems no one in the US knows bout them. anyway, you look BEAUTIFUL!! you are a master at layering, all of it looks so well put together & how cute you two make a date out of groceries!

Caro * said...

Perfect style !! So pretty :)

I love your hat and your bag :)

Kristian said...

Loving how you winterized this look. Also, you are so very chic in that hat and coat!