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December 15, 2014
December 10, 2014
hat, jeans, sweater, jacket: thrifted
bag: estate sale
fox t-shirt: F21
boots: Steve Madden
quartz necklace: in the shop
This is an unplanned outfit post with iPhone pics from Saturday spent out and about. I had no intentions of posting this outfit, and the photos weren’t even taken with that in mind. We went to a craft fair, did some Christmas shopping, went to the movies, and ate pizza. This wall is from a secret entrance behind the theater- there are roughly 1 million people milling about on the other side. I have the hardest time sitting through most movies lately, which is weird because I used to be obsessed.
This weekend I reconnected with one of my closest friends in my past life and it was so, so good. I had a talk with a local small business owner that was so energizing. I met some cool people at Brian’s work holiday party. I bought plane tickets. I spent a day in my pajamas. I drank hot cider and lots of coffee. It was good.
How was your weekend?
December 2, 2014
I borrowed this blouse from Katie last month. In my opinion, polka dots are a neutral so I wanted to pair this with everything and had a hard time narrowing it down at first. I don’t wear a lot of brown, and I feel like most the polka dots I own are black and white, so it was fun to work with something a little different. Plus if there’s a bow tie on a blouse, I’m sold.
top: borrowed from Katie
sweater (J Crew) & skirt (vintage): thrifted
shoes: My Sister’s Closet Vintage on Etsy
brooch: Andsmile on Etsy
I have to confess that we haven’t done an ounce of holiday decorating around our house. It’s not that I’m not in the spirit- I’ve done most of my shopping, I’ve been eating peppermint cookies, and we watched Bill Murray’s Scrooged over the weekend. I guess you could say I’m sort of in the spirit? But at this point it almost seems not worth dragging the boxes out of the attic for only a couple of weeks, and we aren’t spending Christmas eve or day here. I know, I’m the laziest. You’d think a girl that grew up on a Christmas tree farm would have a little more gusto over decorating, huh? ;)
Do you do a lot of holiday decorating around your place? Should I at least put up a strand of lights? :)
November 26, 2014
Although I definitely wear a little more black in the winter, I still like to add my fair share of color. I was excited for it to cool down so I could finally break out my newest top from Mitla Moda- one of those things you get off-season and have to count the days down til you can wear it. Well, off-season for someone that lives on the surface of the sun and avoids black for half the year, but a perfect year-round shirt for anyone else.
top: Mitla Moda
jeans, shoes, scarf: thrifted
sweater: super old
quartz necklace: in my shop
If you didn’t know, today is Fair Tuesday- I believe it’s the finale in the string of themed shopping days this week, but a more redeeming one since it’s in support of fair trade, ethical, and eco-friendly goods. Today you can take 25% off in the Mitla Moda shop with the code FAIRTUES.
You can see how I styled my other Mitla Moda top last winter here. These shirts are so perfect with leggings!
Did you do any shopping this weekend? I’m not one to brave the crowds of Black Friday, but I did order some stuff over the weekend and have most my Christmas shopping done. And I may have bought myself a thing or two along the way- but I think that’s normal, right??
November 19, 2014
I took these photos a couple of weeks ago on a super moody day- it looks so wintery compared to the perpetual sun I see every day, yet it was obviously still warm enough for bare legs and a light jacket… so not so wintery after all.
When I thrifted this jacket I immediately knew it needed a patch on the back. After a few minutes of a never-ending search of the word “patch” on Etsy, I typed in “cats rule everything around me patch” and because the people of Etsy rule- this popped up. Done.
dress, jacket, shoes: thrifted
patch: Black Lodge Press on Etsy
Rose Quartz necklace: in my shop
This post is also an obituary to these shoes. I recently thrifted them and in the hour I was wearing them around the house and taking these photos, the soles literally started disintegrating and leaving their remains with each step. Bummer too, because I’m on a loafer kick and they were really comfortable. But, it’s better than the time a couple years ago when I wore vintage sandals to class and a sole fell off as I was walking back to my car- ah the occasional pitfall of 2nd hand.
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I recently got the urge to DIY a thrifted sweater with a felt egg patch. I don’t know, sometimes the crafting urges strike and you just have to follow them. I wanted to pair the sweater with a colorful dress, and the bird print was unintentional, but a perfect match up with the egg. Which came first? I guess in this case it was the egg.
sweater: thrifted + DIY
bird dress: ebay
boots: Steve Madden
They egg project turned out to be pretty addicting- I even made a few more for the shop. They are all thrifted sweaters, with hand-stitched patches I made out of felt made from recycled plastic bottles- you can find them here, here, and here. Sometimes you just need a fried egg to help stay warm, ya know? ;)