Before the Light Fades

photos shot by [houston] - thanks babe!

My oh my, it is getting quite chilly outside, isn't it? I live deep in Texas and today it was 37 degrees. Cray-cray. Although I'm Norwegian by blood (and thus am contractually obligated to love chilly weather ) it can be quite uncomfortable to be caught in a cold place with thin layers. This Zara coat (last winter, sorry) is the perfect mix of style and substance.

Are you a hat person? I'm one of those people who has never felt really comfortable wearing hats, and am always startled and awkward when people I'm shopping with try to tell me that they think I look good in hats. "Oh, er, um, this thing? Ah. Thanks. I'm gonna put it back now. I'd never wear it. But thanks." I'm trying. And this isn't the first time I've worn a fedora on the blog (here, and here).

I thought I was being so clever in snipping off the ribbon from my $20 Albertus Swanepoel for Target hat (making it look exactly like the $178 J.Crew version) but it seems the internet (I mean you, Alicia!) beat me to the punch! Clever folks! Haha :) I love a good bargain, especially when mixed with a little DIY ingenuity.


PSS Random Fact Time! I can sing the entire Gangsta's Paradise song (you know, by Coolio?) from start to finish. Coolio's rapping ain't got nothing on this girl. Maybe I'll do it sometime on the blog?