Monday, September 18, 2017

Autumn, Ahoy!

    I'm full of outfit ideas involving fall colors, but I couldn't resist welcoming the season with
something nautical.  I only wish I lived a little nearer to a body of water so I could take some pics more in line with the theme.  Oh well, the woods are turning gorgeous colors so this navy blue really stands out among all the reds and oranges and yellows.  I also managed to welcome the season with a minor farm accident.  We heard about a man who had some wire fencing he wanted to get rid of and would give it for free to anyone willing to come and tear it down without leaving nails all over the ground.  We agreed since we need to build some fences for the chickens and all the other animals we hope to acquire in the spring.  
    We spent about four hours one very cool day last week pulling rusty fencing staples from rotted wood posts.  About midway through this endeavor, I hit a particularly stubborn staple that refused to come out.  So, with the staple puller firmly hooked underneath, I put both hands on the grip, and one foot on the post and pulled with all my strength.  Turns out, I'm much stronger than I thought and the staple came flying out while I went flying backwards into the box of old staples and barbed wire bits.  I scratched my arm to pieces, but managed to find the staple and add it to the box.  So, don't be alarmed if you happen to see a few scratches in these pics, or bruised knees from kneeling on the ground for the four hours it took to pull up that fence.  It's all just a part of being a farm girl and a fashionista. 



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Navy Blue Vintage Sailor Collar High Waist Dress - $23.60 from: RoseGal.com

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Vancouver Fashion Week is Coming!

I got an invite to Fashion Week in Vancouver this year and I so, so wish I could go.  But, I'll stick a pin in that idea and hopefully I'll be able to go next year!  In the mean time I'll be posting pics and videos from this year's fashion week as they become available.  I'm so excited to share this with you!


Something New, Something Blue

    I wish I'd had the courage to wear color at my wedding.  A friend of mine wore the most gorgeous
teal gown with an ivory bodice and I adored Gwen Steffani's ombre pink gown at her wedding with Gavin Rosdale, but really before those two stylish blondes showed me that colors at a wedding can be classy, I'd never even considered it.
    I always said I'd only take the plunge once, but my wedding was full of so many kerfuffles and blunders that if the subject of renewing vows came up, I'd seriously consider it.  And if I did, this time around, I might add a little color to my wedding dress, and while I'm at it, why not knock out something new and something blue at the same time :D      
    I didn't really have a wedding dress in mind with I spotted this lace lovely, but I think it would be perfect for the occasion, even if I'm going as a guest.  Or, and this is something I hope to make a reality soon, I think it would be perfect for a fall garden party with friends.  I bought mine second hand, but the best part is, I've spotted a look alike dress at ModCloth that is so gorgeous and classic I had to share.

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My dress and shoes are from ThredUp.  Use my link to sign up and save $10 off your first order.
Look alike dress, Chi Chi London Exquisite Elegance Lace Dress in Navy spotted at ModClothMake an unforgettable entrance in this decadently embroidered dress by Chi Chi London! With an ornate illusion neckline, intricate scalloped lace, and a full, tulle-lined skirt, this coral-and-white frock exudes timeless feminine flair.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Looking Sharp (Cactus Puns Are Back!)

That's right!  Another succulent print with lots of ruffles and girlish style.  I added a belt to this dress to give it a waist, and had to be very careful when ironing it because this fabric has a tendency to melt when the heat is too high on the iron, but it was worth the extra effort for such a cute dress.

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Richlulu Womens Sweet Cactus Printted Off Shoulder Ruffled Purfle Chiffon Strap Mini Dress- $19.99

Earrings and Necklace from BlueSunEmporium.etsy.com

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Sailing We Will Go

Just a quiet, chilly morning out here in the hills.


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J Crew Sweater from ThredUp  Use my link to sign up and save $10 off your first order.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Autumn With Emily


The morns are meeker than they were,
  The nuts are getting brown;
The berry' cheek is plumper,
  The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,
  The field a scarlet gown,
Lest I should be old-fashioned
  I'll put a trinket on.
    Thank you, Miss Dickenson.  I like to read that poem every autumn as soon as the the leaves turn.  When I was deciding how to spend my clothing budget for this first month of fall, this dress was at the top of the list and I'm so glad I bought it.  It's unlined, so a slip and chemise are a must, but the colors are so vibrant.  I intend to wear this to the first of the fall harvest festivals in the area starting next weekend.  I have missed this folksy little slice of American Culture and I can't wait.

Shop the Look:

Sleeveless Printed A Line Dress with Belt - Yellow- $20.49 from: RoseGal

Charter School Cardigan in Rust and Qupid Heels from ModCloth

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Up Coming Sale!

Word on the street is that ModCloth's about to launch a pretty awesome sale.  From 9/11 at midnight EST to 9/13 @11:59 pm EST take an extra 30% off already-on-sale items.  I'm ready for some end of summer savings, how 'bout you?  Plus, get free ground shipping on all domestic orders over $50!

Scallops and Ruffles

I've been so curious to try one of these ruffled wrap tops that all the fashionistas seem to be wearing.  I've finally taken the plunge and I really love it!  I ordered one size up from my usual XS and it fits a bit loose, but pretty well.  Pay close attention to the measurements when ordering, this one feels like it runs more true to size.  For the skirt I normally wear a size 2, but ordered it in a size small and with the elastic waist, it fits perfectly.  I wish I'd been wearing this outfit all summer.

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Elastic Waist Scallop Hem Textured Skirt- $10 from: SheIn

Qupid Heels from ModCloth


Friday, September 8, 2017

Strawberries

So what if summer's over...I can dream, can't I?
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Strawberry Print Dress from: The-Other-Sparrows.com
Red Heels from: ModCloth.com