Lands' End plaid flannel pajamas for the whole family as seen on Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen, her husband, and daughter

The Family That Plaids Together Stays Together

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Spoiler alert for friends and family, as this is the photo we used this year for our holiday cards… and our cards haven't been mailed out yet!  In fact, they haven't yet arrived.  Thursday, I spent the day at my mom's, picked Emerson up from school, came home, took a shower and we all got in our pajamas and took this photo in our living room.  We took maybe six photos,…

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Weekend Reads

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This week was a busy one. We put up our tree and holiday decorations, did our holiday card photo shoot and ordered cards, had two doctor's appointments, work, and checking in on my mom.  I'm writing this Friday at 5pm and I am ready to go to bed right now! It was a lot, but I took some time for myself.  While commitments caused me to miss the gym twice…

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Gift Guide for Teens and Tweens by a Teen

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Last year I invited my friend Marley to write a holiday gift guide for tweens. You all loved it so much, I invited Marley to return this year and provide the coolest gifts for older tweens and younger teens in your life. Since my daughter is more a tween than a teen, I've added some input to each of them for a broader age range. Take it away, Marley! Gift…

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Unreal Fur Wanderlust coat in Brown as seen on Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen

What I Wore: Faux Fur Statement Coat

Outfit Posts Winter

I wasn't sure what to title this outfit post.  Chewbaca Coat? Perfect Pants? The power of a statement coat? Faux Real? I think I should have gone with Chewbaca coat as when I opened my Rent the Runway delivery that's immediately what I thought when I pulled out this coat.  With a statement coat like this, you can have on a relatively tame outfit and still steal the spotlight. coat…

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Over 40 fitness one year after starting weight training by wardrobe oxygen. How to start a fitness routine

I Started Weight Training One Year Ago: The Results

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A year ago, I was in the worst shape of my life. At 5’3” I was a bit over 200 lbs. I had back pain, knee pain, and occasionally got migraines. My allergies were terrible, I was always tired and felt as though I was living life in a fog. I’ve never been athletic, but always felt I was still strong… but even my strength was fading. I don’t “do”…

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Gift Guide: Family Gifts

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Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays… but it often requires buying a gift for a family you may not know well beyond Facebook updates and holiday card letters. This gift guide focuses on family gifts – something you can give a family, a couple, or even your own family and this gift guide has a variety of price points. National Parks Pass: Nothing better than giving someone…

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What I Wore: Talbots Black Watch Blazer

Outfit Posts Winter

When people ask me to describe my personal style, I find it difficult.  Angie from YouLookFab once defined it as Modern Classic, and I feel this look is a good example of modern classic style.  Not only that, the black watch blazer is from Talbots, which has the tagline Modern Classic Style.  A perfect match, no? blazer | t-shirt | jeans | boots | bag | earrings Blazer: Black Watch…

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Weekend Reads

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I'm writing this Thursday evening from a hospital waiting room as a loved one recovers from a successful surgery. On the ride to the hospital my sister mentioned my post of what to wear for a hospital vigil and I realized I didn't even think of it when I got ready today.  But rereading it I followed the instructions; I wore my Universal Standard black overalls with a cream Lands'…

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