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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Loop

My Dad was in town from Florida last weekend.
We call him Pop.
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Pop LOVES trains so whenever Pop is in town we head north to Tehachapi to check out the trains.
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This time, we made it all the way to the famous engineering feat-the Tehachapi Loop without stomaching the seemingly endless winding mountain road the locals sent us on last time. (Thank you, new i-phone for showing us the freeway route!)
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While we were there, two different trains passed thru the loop.  Photobucket 
The girls watched at first,
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but quickly lost interest in this engineering marvel.
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When Kennedy was REALLY over it (after about 5 minutes), and tired of being reminded we were RIGHT next to the road so she needed to stay close, she put her hands on her hips and pouted.
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Luckily, this fit was short lived!
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Such a silly pair. Slightly dis shoveled, but I love them just the same!
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This is probably my favorite shot of the day! Madison is just tall enough to see over the top of the monument as the train makes a full circle over itself.
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Pop snapped a few photos of me at the Loop, too.
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Gramm, my mom, got me this 'Old Man' cardigan a few years ago. Very trendy, but I wasn't sure what to do with it. Whenever I tried to wear it I felt frumpy. It came with a skinny belt and spent most of the last 3 years in an ottoman at the end of my bed with the rest of the sweaters I never wore. Sad.
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It's not what you wear, but how you wear it.
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Pairing this 'Old Man' cardigan with a wide elastic belt and striped Summer dress, layered over vintage flair jeans (which I'm now noticing look pretty stinking short!) made me look at this sweater quite differently.
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It has a new home...on a hanger...in the closet.
When we got home from our trip to Tehachapi, I realized I had no good photos of my Rock-a-Bow headband. Breadwinner took a break from pushing the girls on the swings and helped me out.
We started with this one.
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Then I told him I never know what kind of face to make. I just feel silly.
Which prompted this.
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The perfect way to end a fun filled day with Pop and the girls!

the outfit: burgandy 'old man' cardi/gray striped tank dress-NY&Co, brown elastic belt-Forever21, vintage flare jeans-American Eagle Outfitters, gray modern pearl statement necklace-Allorahandmade, mustard bow headband-RockaBow

the girls: Madison-pink plaid peacoat-Gymboree, purple ruffled tee-Carter's, cutie skirt-EisleyRae, white polka dot leggings-Old Navy, gray boots-JC Penney, gray/white houndstooth bloom-Lillybug Lane  Kennedy-chambray denim top/white tee-Target, yellow tutu skirt-Crazy 8, owl leggings- Gymboree hand me downs (thank you, Kimberly!), pink puffy jacket-Gymboree hand me down (thru 4 girls and still super cute!), headband-Little Penelope Lane

6 comments:

Elyssa said...

Very cute! Love this outfit! I've never bought a grandpa sweater either, for the same reason but maybe I should rethink it. I have a wide elastic belt from f21 that might be perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lauren said...

I really like this outfit! It caught my eye over at the pleated poppy :) xo, L @ stylemammal.blogspot.com

Alyson @Eisley Rae said...

So fun! I need to take my kids to the Loop. I don't think Matt's even been there. Fun. Love your outfit! Yay for the Eisley Rae shoutout. ;) Thanks.

Mallory said...

Visiting from The Pleated Poppy...love the old man sweater outfit! It's ridiculously cute!

Hill said...

So-o-o-o ... How's that Loop work? BTW: Great site!

Jocelyn and Jerry said...

I was just looking at the photos more closely, the leggings Kennedy is wearing are the same leggings Mackenzie was wearing in the picture I sent you this weekend! Oh how our girls are so much alike.