Briefly and Quickly Before It's Gone

1.10.14

Spell-kimono-Boho-chic

Spell-kimono-Boho-chic

Spell-kimono-Boho-chic

Spell-kimono-Boho-chic
Embroidered Kimono - Spell  //  Top -  Ezra //  Jeans - Gap  //  Boots - Aldo  //  Necklaces & Sunnies - F21  // Backpack - Stela 9

Well, despite ranting and raving the weather has started to turn.  The leaves are redder and the sun more orange.  It's here: Fall.  It's here and that means soon it will be chilled.  Soon there will be more layers.

But while there's this tiny moment of warmth amid the red I'm going to indulge myself with kimonos in all their glory before they're hidden under layers of knit.

Day of Shooting

30.9.14

Wallis-shift-dress

Wallis-shift-dress

Wallis-shift-dress
Navy High Neck Dress - c/o Wallis  //  Tights - Target  // Boots - Aldo  //  Necklace - Homegrown Boutique

This past Sunday I did a special promotional shoot.  After a bit of a crisis to start the day - gear breaking, and all the stores closed, getting across town to borrow from a friend - it was a great day filled with a variety of fabulous subjects.

I had picked this lovely shift dress to wear that day for two simple reasons: comfort and style.  The style was business professional and appropriate for all the new clients I met.  And the comfort, well that speaks for itself - I spent a whole day shooting in the studio and the dress just moved with me throughout.

This is one of those pieces that looks great and just gets out of your way to let you go about your day.  That's a win in my books.

Leaves Are Falling....

29.9.14

Boho-kaftan-wool-fedora

Boho-kaftan-wool-fedora

Boho-kaftan-wool-fedora

Boho-kaftan-wool-fedora

Boho-kaftan-wool-fedora
Kaftan - ThreadSence //  Jacket & Hat - I forget, they're older  //  Tights - F21  //  Boots - Aldo  //  Necklace - Lulus  //  Bag - Target

...so we're firmly into Fall.  The layering begins. I do love the golden light that drowns the richer colors.  I do love the tones that start to dominate the city.  But I deeply lament the end of the warmth.  It feels like I'm breaking up with the Sun.  It feels like we're giving each other the parting kiss goodbye.

And I don't like that.  Absence does not make the heart grow fonder.  As much as I love the rich hues of Fall, my heart will always lie with the bright and vivid hues of Summer.

Insta Saturday

27.9.14

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. 
- Oscar Wilde

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Muffin Top Thigh High Socks

26.9.14

lace-dress-sock-bun-loose-cardigan

lace-dress-sock-bun-loose-cardigan

lace-dress-sock-bun-loose-cardigan

lace-dress-sock-bun-loose-cardigan
Cardigan - Jana  //  Dress - Ruche  //  Socks - Urban Outfitters  //  Boots - Aldo  //  Necklace - I forget  //  Sunnies - Lace Affair

Thigh high socks are so cute.  I love layering them on bare legs and over tights.  But it seems that every time I do there's this tightness and almost a muffin top roll thing that my legs do.  I never see that on any of the pictures on the internet. *I know they're all photoshopped so that might be edited away too*  It's one of those little pet peeves.  Like, I know my legs aren't shaped weird so how come I get this roll?  And what is their secret?

You know, 'cause it's like high school.  Everyone else is in on the secret except me.  Spill people.  Spill.  Whats the secret to non-muffin top thigh high socks?  What am I missing here?

Neutrality

24.9.14

Fringe-sweater-wool-fedora-Fall-Chic

Fringe-sweater-wool-fedora-Fall-Chic

Fringe-sweater-wool-fedora-Fall-Chic

Fringe-sweater-wool-fedora-Fall-Chic
Lace Edge Top - ThreadSence  //  Cardigan - SheInside  //  Pants & Fedora - I forget  //  Boots - Aldo  //  Bag - Target  //  Scarf - street stand  //  Sunnies - Lace Affair  // Long Necklace - Top Shop  //  Short Necklace - Vanessa Mooney

Generally I'm against it.  I'm against is sartorially, and in a more broad metaphorical way too.  It's non-committal, wishy-washy, and easy.

To dress neutral is a cop out because you know it's going to look good, you don't have to think about anything.  And by not thinking about things, you never really consider where you stand.  You never have to say that you're this or that - boho, vintage, a pink lover, a hater of florals.  You never have to actually risk anything.

I'm always skeptical of and suspicious of people who only wear neutrals - because if you can't commit and take a stand sartorially *where it's arguably the easiest since there's nothing on the line* then where else are you copping out?  Politically?  Socially?  Emotionally?

I know, you didn't expect that today did you?

*This post has been brought to you by a woman who rarely cops out sartorially, politically, socially, or emotionally....except when she hasn't slept for six nights and her brain has temporarily turned to mush* 

Swap Meat

23.9.14

Clothing-swap-haul

Clothing-swap-haul

Clothing-swap-haul
Sweater & Shirt - swapped  //  Jeans - Gap //  Boots - Call It Spring  //  Necklace - Ten Thousand Villages

Early morning rushes.  That's my new reality.  Since my girl has started school the morning rush to get lunch ready, get breakfast ready, get her ready, get myself 'ready', and get out the door has created a new sort of wave to the day.

There's this big push int he morning, and then the slow meander back home.  This morning for instance I just needed to get out my PJs and so I grabbed the things that were out and threw them on.  It was the stuff that I had just nabbed from a clothing swap I hosted.  And I'm pleased to say that thinking creatively about fashion has made it so that I don't look like a total mess when I have three minutes to get dressed.

*these pics were grabbed on my walk home from the school that morning* 
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