Category Archives: in my closet

OOTD: Summer Sweater

That thing where it's 420 degrees outside and 69 degrees inside.

OOTD: Office Hours

This summer instead of having our 4-year-old Alice go to her school’s summer program, Dave and I decided to get a nanny. Her name is Kylie and she’s been WONDERFUL over the past two months! I really wish we could keep her all year and just have Alice in this hybrid coparenting-learning-field tripping-coming to the office situation, but I’m not sure I’m up for all the coordination it would take. I’m definitely considering it because I’ve never seen Alice so engaged and happy–she plays all day, does art and science camps and activities all over town, and gets lots of time outside, which leads to nice early bedtimes. Smile. I love having her at work after 4 every day and all day on Fridays.

OOTD: Buy me, don’t buy me, whatever.

My friend Sarah and I first found these 70s-inspired tees from Funk Life creator Katie Heath on the bods of our friends who were buying them through her Etsy store and posting them on Instagram. After purchasing a few for ourselves, they soon became our favorite tees and we knew we had to carry them at Hello Holiday.

OOTD: Sunset Dress

This weekend I'm at my parents house in Spirit Lake, Iowa. The weather is beautiful and we're finally having some hotter days which makes going out on the boat even more enjoyable. My parents also just finished a long new deck across the shady back of their house where we can sit and watch the lake lap at the rocky shore. Duck families swim by, the neighbor's chickens cluck happily in their roost, and Alice alternates between climbing into my arms and trying to pull people down to the dock to watch her swim.

OOTD: Old-Testament Lasertron

This post could be a #tbt to ten years ago, but these photos were just taken outside my office in Benson. It was kinda fun to see that in the mirror. This t-shirt designer out of L.A., Treacherous Minx, is amazing. We've carried lots of styles from her before. I love the soft fabric and fit--I'm wearing a small here but could do a medium. And I've been living in those shoes--they're from a Swedish company called Maguba and the design is just for Hello Holiday.