I feel like the time is just flying by!  I'm into the third week of my adventure, which seems absurd.  Today I have another installation of my casual-and-coffee series, since pretty much all of my days have involved quite a lot of coffee.


I've been looking for a zip-front house dress for a while for days on which I feel particularly lazy or don't really want to pretzel my arms around to find my zipper.  I was pleased to find this one in blue, since blue is really one of my favorite colors although it's rather underrepresented in my closet.  As a bonus, it matches almost perfectly with my cozy fuzzy blue sweater.

On the flip side, orange is definitely NOT my color, so I challenged myself to add some orange accents to compliment the Chicago "You Are Here" mug I picked up on my way home from Wisconsin last year.


I'm super happy to have finally gotten an Erstwilder badger brooch!  It's been on my wishlist ever since I discovered Erstwilder's whimsical pieces.  Since I have family in Wisconsin, all things badger are always a hit.  Not to mention, as a child I had a series of picture books featuring the adventures of a badger named Frances!  So clearly, I absolutely had to have a badger brooch for me.  Did anyone else read the Frances the Badger books as a kid?








Carved bakelite earrings: Antiques shop in Wisconsin
Carved bakelite necklace: Gift from a family friend
Shelton stroller abstract print dress: Swell Farewell on Etsy
Blue fluffy mid century cardigan: 57th Street Antiques
Giant badger novelty brooch: Erstwilder
Elastic buckle belt: H&M
Opaque white-people-nude tights: Capezio
Black low-heeled loafer pumps: DSW