Friday, October 24, 2014

On The Edge Before We Fall

 




 Free People Hat and Dress
Forever21 Jacket (thrifted)
Leather Belt (thrifted)
Report Leather Boots (thrifted)
Ecote Bag

So deep winter might not be my most favoriteest thing in the whole wide world but I do really like watching everything starting to freeze over.  The riverbanks are probably my favorite, our pond has already completely frozen over and doesn't have a lot of character going on but the river still has a lot of life left in it before it too freezes over and becomes a highway for the snowmachine riders.  I just really like how the layers of ice build up and there's still just a hint of grass and dirt.  It's nice to see that before everything becomes  a white wasteland for the next six or seven months.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stripes Or Something







Urban Outfitters Hat
American Eagle Outfitters Jacket
Kate Spade Saturday Tee (consignment)
Gap Wool Skirt (thrifted)
MichaelMichael Kors Suede Boots (thrifted)
Cleobella Leather Bag

This tee is new.  I was actually just looking for a new work shirt and this one ended up being one of those so called "holy grails" of a striped shirt.  And it was five dollars.

I have a few other striped shirt but I really dislike most of them, either they've gotten worn out or the necklines are too low for work so I've gotten rid of them these past few months.   My work wardrobe is really small, just two pairs of jeans, four tops and three different cardigan and that's mostly because work requires me to wear sorta cute clothes for interacting with tourists but stuff I don't mind getting ruined from bleach.  I ended up spending most of my money on my fun clothes - the stuff I change into once I get home and what I like to wear on my off days.  Anyways, two of my work shirts are out of commission due to stains or holes and I needed an new high neck tee.  (Um, I guess I should mention this is not a work outfit. I'd probably get a lot better tips if I went to work dressed like this buuuut...yeah, no.)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Don't Fear The Reaper






Free People Hat
BCBG Coat (consignment)
Free People Dress
Leather Belt (thrifted)
Ecote Boots
Cleobella Bag

I feel really excited that this dress is ending up being more wearable than I thought.  I didn't think it was going to be easy to winterize because it sort of has an awkward look during the summer but it ended up that it looks really cute with boots and tights. (Personally, I think it looks cuter than it did when I wore it this summer.)   I'm feeling pretty good about where my wardrobe is right now, it does have more than the 35-40 items that seems to be so popular with the current minimalist fad but everything is stuff I really like wearing and most stuff is wore fairly often.  I've been trying to be really good about saying no to stuff at the thrift stores that doesn't suit my style and now that I feel a little more focused on what I want my style to be, it's easier to do that.  (That expensive shift dress that's a great deal for $5?  No problem, it doesn't work with my closet, it can wait at the store a little longer for someone who needs it.) 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hangin On








Urban Outfitters Hat
Leather Jacket (thrifted)
Spell Designs Romper
Cleobella Leather Bag
Leather Boots c/o H&M

The Spell website had a big sale just a little while ago and I ordered a few items at a huge discount from what they normally run (Way cheaper than what everything is going for right now on ebay, I got this romper for about $45 on sale and they're going for around $160 on ebay.)   I've been looking at this romper since last winter, I really love this particular print ad while I was a little worried the legs might be too short, they're actually about perfect, they're long enough in the back that I feel pretty comfortable in it.   I do really like the other prints in this line as well buuuut....rompers are a pain when it comes to the restroom.   This one has quite a few little buttons so as much as I like them, I'm just going to stick with this one. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Live For Today




Urban Outfitters Hat and Bag
Ecote Kimono
Joie silk Blouse (gift)
7FAM jeans (consignment)
Doc Martens (thrifted)

I'm trying to extend the wear of my kimonos into winter by layering cardigans under them, the temps are still fairly warm but I know once that first bout of -20 below hits, I'm not going to feel very motivated to layer them. Winter dressing can be a little depressing, I know in years past I've sucked it up and worn some stuff that wasn't very practical.

These Docs are one of my favorite pairs of winter shoes, I can wear wool socks with them and they have really thick trends so they get some traction on the ice.  Because nothing says cool like falling on your face or ice cleats.  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

And Again






Free People Hat
Fred Meyer Kimono
Old Navy Tee
7FAM Jeans (consignment)
Leather Belt (thrifted)
Seychelles Boots
Ecote Bag

Once more through the Way Back and then that's it, I promise.
 This outfit has some of my old and new favorites, that Old Navy tee is almost seven years old! (Ahh, back when their tee shirts were awesome and lasted forever, it does seem like their new V-neck long sleeve shirts are pretty awesome though.) I remembered why I hadn't worn it in a while, there's a stain that's resisted all of my efforts and while I do like that this tee has the perfect v-neck - not too long, not too short - it's really not worth it to keep something that's stained.  I also need to fix my hem job on these pants, I think they were originally cut for a seven foot giant, the inseam was so long!  Right now they're still too long, I need to take another inch off before they look decent, I just got a little too excite to wear them.  But a day off too long hems was too much of a blast to the past for me so I'll have to hurry up and fix them.  

Friday, October 17, 2014

To The Far Side Of Fall

 





 
Urban Outfitters Hat and bag
Free People Jumpsuit (ebay)
Leather Belt (thrifted)
Ecote Boots

Even though we now have snow on the ground, it's been pretty warm.  Upper thirties so yeah, I'll just wear all of my fall outfits now.  (stupid weather, getting in the way of blogging outfits!)  I do think it's pretty about this time of year, there's just a little snow but not enough to cover the grass and it's not just a glaring expanse of white ice everywhere you look.