As per usual, these last few months have run right past me. I dream of the day things won’t be so all-consuming busy; but I also would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it. Being this busy sort of forces me to not let a single moment go by unappreciated.
So here they are, however raw and undone, some appreciated moments of the passing weeks and changing seasons:
That’s it, just a little slice of my life as it passes.
Love to you all!
***Song of the Moment: Gone Tomorrow, by Lambchop***
This statement ring is one of my favorite pieces from the new collection and the perfect little gem to dress up your digits. Its symmetry and shape demand attention, especially with the negative space it creates. It’s architectural and uniform, with a twist on modern tribal.
The Colima compliments many styles from “tomboy” to “socialite,” and everything in between. For a more casual yet fashion-forward look I brought back the wildcard overalls (that we all love to hate and hate to love) and paired it with a flirty crop tank. Throw on a structured jacket, ankle boots, and top things off with a hat, sleek tote, and accessories.
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Overalls from Modcloth
String Crop tank by Lille Boutique
Toboggan coat by Pendleton Portland Collection from Shop Adorn
Indigo Spye Belle boots from Imelda’s Shoes
County Line fedora by Goorin Bros.
Mia Folding tote by Ellington
Chains That Bind necklace by betsy & iya
Colima ring by betsy & iya
Did I mention it comes in four more different color options? Swoon!
***Song of the moment: Dance Apocalyptic by Janelle Monáe***
With Halloween around the corner I’ve been finding inspiration in a slightly macabre subject: the skeleton. Some consider skeletons “creepy and terrifying” at times–especially when you stumble across one in a grave yard or other spooky environment. Others find it a boring subject of science – I mean, who wants to memorize the names of all 206 bones in the body? And remember the plastic skeleton figure that hung in the corner of your classroom that was hardly ever used (except when the teacher was gone and it was fun to move its limbs as if it were still alive)?
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But personally, I see something beautiful about this evolutionary form. It’s a fully functional structure that we use every single day without even realizing it, not to mention that it protects our most vital organs. Each bone has a distinct shape or curve that distinguishes it from the next, and throughout our lives it builds character revealing that you might have had a broken you leg as a child, or underwent surgery in your late twenties.
Maybe it’s because I watch the show Bones too much, or maybe it’s because I recently took an anatomy class, but seeing the human form in it’s most raw state seems unifying in a way. With billions of people on this planet we all look the same if you look beneath the surface.
***Song of the moment: Bones by The Killers***
For my very first IOTW post, I’ve decided to pay homage to the fresh fall season. I questioned my pick at first asking “am I being too literal?” but when I took a step back and gazed at this necklace, not only was my inner critic silenced, but my shop wish list gained a new #1 lust item: behold, the seasonably apropos Autumn in the Park necklace.
I’m very particular about the length of necklaces and where they fall on my body, especially in the fall and winter months. Why? Well, most often I’m wearing a double-looped scarf, one that I surely don’t want covering up my necklace game (people might start to worry about me without my omnipresent neck bling…). This piece fits my fall needs because the bended brass piece and hint of brown leather perfectly peek out from under said scarf. And if the extra drapery needs to come off due to an unexpected burst of warm sun? Autumn in the Park gets its full-frontal moment of glory!
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Ramie Dress by Curator
Thumbs Up Wrap by Alternative Apparel
Castle Moss Jacket by Bridge & Burn
Color Palate Tights in Navy at Anthropologie
Slip In Super High clogs in Vintage Blue Nubuck by Swedish Hasbeens
Natasha K. skinny bangles by Voz Collective
Cully Ring by betsy & iya
General Studs by betsy & iya
Autumn in the Park Necklace by betsy & iya
This ensemble will keep you comfortable during the often erratic weather transitions in the early days of fall, plus it shows one example of how to wear a brightly colored sleeveless dress well into cooler months. No need to pack up the summer dresses before it’s absolutely necessary, ya know?
Pumpkin patch picking, apple bobbing, corn maze wandering fall perfection! Now, if I could only find some of those candy corn Oreos..
***Song of the Moment: Autumn Sweater by Yo La Tengo***