My Favorite Part of Blogging

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Noodle’s wearing: Logan Richard Collar (Also seen here, during her day at the beach!) — Use code “KELLY” to take 15 percent off your order!

I’m wearing:

Hunter Boots (Non-Glossy Version here! And be sure to read my Guide to Buying Hunter Boots!) / J.Crew Puffer Vest (Factory version here, and love this one and this one, too!), Jeans, Hat and Striped Shirt (Big J.Crew sale today! Grab my red gingham-lined trench for a big discount!) / Daniel Wellington Watch c/o (On MAJOR sale! Skinny version here.) / Lands’ End Scarf c/o (On sale!)

And don’t forget to shop the Presidents’ Day Sales!

Okay, maybe the title of this post is a little misleading, as there are a lot of reasons I enjoy blogging so much. But one of my absolute favorite parts? Taking photos–particularly photos by the water and photos during snowstorms. In the case of beach pics, I love how subjects stand out against the blue ocean and sky. With snow photos, I love how colors really pop, and how the camera seemingly captures a moment of pure magic as tiny flakes are frozen in time.

So while yes, yesterday was absolutely freezing, I couldn’t help but throw off my coat for two minutes to snap these pics. Or, rather, set up the photos. Can I tell you how heartbreaking it is for me that I can’t take my own blog photos? I desperately wish there was somehow I could step out of my body for a couple of minutes every day so I could be behind the lens… but I’m lucky enough to get to photograph my friends on a regular basis, and have an amazing husband and friends who don’t mind snapping away. Really, though: doesn’t Mitch have a great eye?!

Granted, I probably shouldn’t have worn white jeans, as they completely disappear into the background. But all my other pants are in the wash, so… c’est la vie. Winter white to the extreme!

Disclaimer: Hunter Boots are great for a quick walk around the block with the dog when it’s snowing, but they’re not true winter boots. (My toes go numb if I’m in them for longer than 15 or 20 minutes in freezing temps.) Please read my Guide to Buying Hunter Boots for more info!

Anyway, Mitch and I had a very grown-up Valentine’s Day yesterday, hence the casual t-shirt and vest look. ;) We spent the majority of it at Home Depot, buying paint, caulk and wall anchors… and browsing bathroom cabinetry, shower doors and vanities. The rest of the day was spent measuring, caulking, painting, planning and making scary purchases. (Do you guys like it?! It seriously took us months to find a pretty vanity that wasn’t outrageously priced. We had a 15 percent off coupon for this one, though, so it seemed like a no-brainer.)

The previous night, however, we did go out for a nice dinner, which was a bit more “Valentinesy.” We didn’t end up making it to the restaurant we’d planned on–much too cold to walk that far!–but the second restaurant had a cheesy 90s-style love mix playing, so we had a lot of fun with that. ;) We also watched “The Martian” at home, which we’d both never seen. (Ah-maz-ing. A must-see, for sure.)

Mitch is off today, so we’re continuing with our huge list of projects. Up today: Hanging shelves in the backroom for laundry, installing anchors for a wall mirror and large frames, and fixing a broken toilet paper dispenser. Ah, homeownership… 

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Shop the post:

Hunter Boots (Non-Glossy Version here! And be sure to read my Guide to Buying Hunter Boots!) / J.Crew Puffer Vest (Factory version here, and love this one and this one, too!), Jeans, Hat and Striped Shirt (Big J.Crew sale today! Grab my red gingham-lined trench for a big discount!) / Daniel Wellington Watch c/o (On MAJOR sale! Skinny version here.) / Lands’ End Scarf c/o (On sale!)

Favorite navy striped tees:

And don’t forget to shop the Presidents’ Day Sales!

  • Your outfit is so cute and Noodle looks adorable frolicking in the snow! I can’t wait to see your home when it’s finished! I’m glad things are coming along now smoothly for you.

  • Stephanie

    The photos is by far my favorite part of blogging too! I have been playing with my remote and tripod recently to take my own photos.

  • mary evans

    yay noodle, love the stripes….

  • Mary Kate

    I love this outfit! Noodle is seriously adorable too! I really need to work on my photography skills because I love taking pictures, however they end up usually being pretty bad haha

    Mary Kate
    http://www.mynewchicagolife.com

  • These pictures are beautiful! Sometimes I wish I could take my own pictures too, Alex just doesn’t always quite get what shot I want haha. Also, I loved the Martian, such a fun, feel good movie!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

  • Props to you for braving the snow – these are so cute and noodle is the sweetest! Hope you guys enjoy the day off today :)

  • I’m a sucker for a snow storm shoot as well! It’s not always easy to get a photographer who is ready and willing to head out into the cold with you, and lets face it, snowstorm photos with a tripod are the opposite of fun and magical, so having someone is pretty fantastic.

    Chic on the Cheap

  • Maya McDonald

    Staaaaahp! You’re so stinking cute! I want to take photos in the snow with yoooooou! xx

  • Maya McDonald

    Staaaaahp! You’re so stinking cute! I want to take photos in the snow with yoooooou! xx

  • Elana Lyn Gross

    Your scarf looks so cozy! I absolutely love this outfit. Pictures in the snow always look so dreamy and Mitch and Maya take amazing photos. I’m glad you had a good Valentine’s Day! http://www.elanalyn.com

  • This outfit is so cute, Kelly! Good luck to you and Mitch on all of your home improvement projects!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

  • This outfit is so cute, Kelly! Good luck to you and Mitch on all of your home improvement projects!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

  • pictures are definitely my favorite part too! and writing (sometimes)! you look so cute and noodle is hilarious! She looks equal parts freezing and overjoyed :)

  • snowstorms make for some pretty amazing photos and these are so good! I can’t wait to share mine too!

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