Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Beware The Woods As The Light Fades

UO Hat
Muubaa Jacket
All Saints Maxi (ebay)
Kors Michael Kors Suede Boots (consignment)
Scarf (consignment)

When I bought this bag last year, I'd been debating even getting it because I didn't feel like I used my tote bags that often. Almost a year later, it's one of my most used bags - I really like how the patterns works with my solid colored maxis and the leather is right in the middle of cool/warm toned leather so it ends up working with everything! I can also throw it in the wash so I don't feel too bad if my water bottle breaks open inside.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Of Two Minds

Uo Hat
Elizabeth and James Coat (ebay)
Old Navy Tank
Helmut Lang Skirt (ebay)
Free People Heels
Woolrich Bag (consignment)


I have complicated feelings about open toe boots (Is it winter? Is it summer? Make up your mind!) and I don't usually go for them but these boots are just so awesome and the open toe adds a little to the interesting look they have going on. (I suppose open toe boots would make sense somewhere like Florida, since their winter is pretty much our desperately hot summer.)

Monday, September 26, 2016

In The Setting Light

Uo Hat
Helmut Lang Jacket (consignment)
Free People Dress (ebay)
Old Navy Scarf
Dooney and Burke Bag (thrifted 2013)
Clogs (consigment)

This was a date night outfit, my brother and sister in law offered to watch the kids (because they are super aweome people, thank you!) so Ev and I went to dinner. Alone. In Silence.  Ha-ha, not really silence  but it is nice to have a date night every now and then, I think our last one was over a year ago.
All of he leaves had really changed color at this point, by now they're all on the ground and that hard frost this morning finished off the last bits in the garden.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fireweed Seeds

UO Hat
Winter Kate Kimono (ebay)
AEO Shirt
J.Brand "Maria" Jeans (ebay)
Free People Clogs (ebay)
Dooney and Burke Bag (thrifted 2013)

Hey, it's velvet time! Or at least, I am really excited about velvet being a big trend this year, I love velvet and it's so great to find it in such great fall colors like burgundy. I want velvet boots so bad but I have a feeling that may just be a pipe dream - they would get trashed up here with all of the rain and snow and slush. Bah humbug.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lighten Up

UO Hat
Fred meyer Poncho
Isabel Marant Entoile Shirt (ebay)
Rag and Bone Leather Pants (ebay) and Shoes (thrifted)
Free People Bag (ebay)

The leather pants ride again, this time with a poncho! (Hmm, I think this might have happened before...) When I say I love this poncho, I mean I LOOOOOVE this poncho. It's one of the cheaper things I've gotten over the years, a few dollars at the local grocery store but it's so perfect with the burgundy and black ombre and it has held up so well to all of the wear from last winter, zero pills! It was warm enough to just layer over my shirt this day but most of the time I layer it over a jacket and it's pretty effortless - it's basically just a big scarf.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Time Waster

UO Hat
Old Navy Cardigan (thrifted)
J.Crew Long Sleeve Tee (thrifted) and Skirt (thrifted)
Coach Leather Bag (thrifted)
Free People Clogs (ebay)

A 100% second hand outfit today! (ahhh shoot, no it's not, I forgot about my silly hat. But by this point, I think it's down to a penny per wear so close enough? Upward inflection?) One silly thing I do when I find certain brand at the thrift store is look at their tags to see when they were produced. Old Navy is one brand that does this and I amuse myself by trying to guess what year it was made....sadly, most of the time I'm pretty spot on in my guesses so I'm not sure what that says about me. Old Navy can be fun because their older sweaters were ~amazing~ and they use to use silk and cashmere, I even remember when ON sent out a questionnaire asking people if they would rather have nicer clothes at higher prices or crappy close at low prices. (I will say, it seems like a lot of their stuff is on a upward swing, their kids clothes are awesome right now and pretty durable and the few things I have bought I've really liked.) This cardigan is from 2008 and it is in the ~amazing~ section of what ON use to be, mostly made of wool and even thought it's 8 years old, this thing is pristine!