Sunday, September 28, 2014

Obligtory Northerner Complaint





Jones Wool Coat (thrifted)
Urban Outfitters Hat
Joie Silk Dress (ebay)
Leather Belt (thrifted)
Ecote Suede Bag
Jeffery Campbell Heels

For some reason I don't wear this dress very much during the summer, the logical time of year to wear a silk dress, but more during the fall/winter.      Speaking of which, while it's apparently fall down in the lower 48 as of September 21st (or whatever) we got snow the other day.  It didn't stick but it's in the forecast again for this week.

Winter, IT COMES.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Northern Exposure







 
Urban Outfitters Hat
AE Necklace
Shirt (thrifted)
Free People Skirt
Ecote Suede Bag
Leather Boots c/o H&M
 
This skirt is one of my very favorites, it's just at the perfect length for me and it's a far better version of my leopard maxi from Sears. (I've had that dress since the start of the blog and it had so many thing right with it but the high/low skirt just ruined it for me.)  The only problem with this skirt is that the slits on the sides are SO high, it's literally every time I'd walk, bam!  Butt cheek.  I'm not really into that so I stitched the side tighter another eight inches and it's so much better now.   It's nice being able to make small alterations because sometimes a few stitched is the difference between keeping and wearing a garment vs sending it back.
 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Slow Burn






Urban Outfitters Hat
Free People Kimono
American Eagle Outfitters Blouse
Theory Shorts (thrifted)
Ecote Suede Bag
Jeffery Campbell Heels

So, this weekend we learned I should NEVER be sent to buy a keg.   (That's always a great idea, send the teetotaler to buy the keg, can't see anything going wrong with that.)  I got to the store, and because no one had requested anything, it was left to me to choose what to buy.  They didn't have my first choice and as I was trying to think of something everyone like, the clerk said they had Angry Orchid.  I love Angry Orchid apple cider, it's delicious!  I didn't really think about it and bought a full keg of it. 
It turns out even with a bunch of alcoholics, you can't drink more than a few cups of apple cider, it's just too sweet!   (Considering a few of the people we invited regularly drink 18 packs of beer a night, it's surprising how little they could take.)    Everyone was very disappointed in me and now we have three fourths of s keg of apple cider that no one wants to drink.  I personally think they're just not trying hard enough.      My fail aside, my brother's b-day was a bunch of fun and Ev had his b-day a few days after.  We tried to pawn more of the cider off on people but nooo, no dice there.  (I did get him some old Scotch for his birthday.  Scotch is one of the few things I do like to drink and it's really hard to beat the old stuff.  Burns soooo good.  When we first got married I got him a bottle of 18yr Glen and that stuff was killer.)    

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tough Call






Burberry Coat (thrifted)
Free People Dress
Ecote Suede Bag
Jeffery Campbell Boots

You know what's sad?  That I had to sit and think about buying this coat when I found it in the thrift store.  It fit me, was cheap because it just needed a small repair and it was authentic.   And I had to THINK about it.   In the end, I had a moment of sanity "I'll be so pissed at myself if I don't buy this" and too it home.  Almost five months later, I'm REALLY happy I had that moment of sanity and did buy it because I love it.    Looking back, I think it was just one of those days when you don't really feel like trying on clothes or buying anything, I was just at Value Village because the kids had a particular movie they were looking for and I just happened to know this out of the corner of my eye.   I did the same thing a few years ago and passed up on a Theory cashmere sweater dress that looked phenomenal just because I was in a "eh" mood.  

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Slow Fall






 Urban Outfitters Hat
Woven Bag (thrifted)
Free People Dress
Jeffery Campbell Heels


It didn't take long, the leaves all turned color and feel right off the trees the next day.  I'm beginning to think all of those people who say their fall lasts for a month or more are lying.  (What do they do, glue the leaves back on the trees?) 


Friday, September 19, 2014

Lost









Hat
Love Couture Denim (thrifted)
Anthro Silk Dress (thrifted)
MIA2 Sandals
Leather Bag (thrifted)

That is an actual bomb.

Not much else to say, expect I'm pretty sure it's not alive anymore and the moss around here is freakishly soft.  I mean, it's at least half a foot deep, it's like walking on squishy puppies or something.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Autum Nights






Free People Hat
Anthro Necklace/Homemade necklace
MINKPINK Kimono
PJK Silk Tee (threadup.com - use to be okay but they've gotten really expensive lately)
JBrand Jeans (gift)
Jeffery Campbell Boots
Woven Bag (thrifted)

It's my youngest brother's 21st Birthday today!  We got him a keg and we're having a huge BBQ, we've been so lucky with the weather staying warm that everyone's trying to take advantage of it.  It should be pretty fun, I can't believe he's so old already.  Ev's birthday is coming up in a few days as well and it's a pretty big one for him, he's officially going to be an old man!  30 - whoa.  I think I'm going to get him a cane or something. :)