Fact: the fella called me his little pilgrim all day whilst in this outfit for Thanksgiving, which felt rather appropriate given the festivities of the day, huh? I wasn’t complaining.
We traveled to Texas to visit with some family for a few days for the holiday, and the southwestern state offered warmer temps than Boston, but still had a surprising chill. So while I have no coat on here, I’m definitely sporting some layers. These days, I’ve been all about skirts as they offer a lot of flexibility :: here I’ve got a thick, full wool skirt (with pockets, yes!), opaque tights underneath with cozy socks and my ole’ reliable brown leather boots. I’ve tucked a cowlneck sweater in at the top, belted with a nice, manly leather braided belt borrowed from the fella, a vintage fur collar (that I’m rarely leaving home without these days), a small bag and a felt wool hat.
This is essentially my uniform for winter days — just rotate in a different shirt, different accessories, heels or flats. What about you guys, what were you wearing for Thanksgiving? A classic dress? Stretchy pants to accommodate all the good eats in your belly? || I’m not judging! ;) ||
OUTFIT DETAILS | hat (old GAP, similar) | fur collar (vintage, see more here) | cowlneck top (old anthropologie, similar) | belt (vintage) | skirt (vintage) | boots (old dolce vita, similar)
December, how you’ve snuck up on me! Just when I’ve gotten used to writing “2013,” its nearly time to ring in 2014. Anyone else feel like the year has just whizzed by? I’m not complaining though…I mean, time flies when you’re having fun, right? Right.
After a very nice trip indeed to Texas for Thanksgiving, I’ve been playing lots of catch up packaging up sales (thanks to everyone who dropped by the shop to pick up something special during the big sale!), getting inventory and bookkeeping organized, working on design plans to come, etc. etc. I have felt constantly behind these past couple of weeks as I’ve taken on more and more work for myself, but I am convinced that with enough caffeine, good music, late nights, and early mornings, I just might finally catch up and be on top of it all. A girl can hope, right? Thank the heavens for planners and coffee. Seriously.
How are you guys doing? Excited for the holidays? Or are you feeling a little overwhelmed? Do share…
As we say bonjour to December and winter, I bid adieu to you November.
>> Oh, and over on Instagram, I was honored to have the ever-lovely Darling Magazine select two photos of mine to be featured in their curated weekend series! (See here and here) To see more snapshots and behind the scenes as they happen, follow along!
Good morning sweet friends, and a happy thanksgiving to you!
I’m with the fella B visiting some of my family in Texas, and it has already been a sweet visit. Last night, we ventured out into my grandparents’ backyard with a shovel to dig up a “time capsule” I had buried way back when I was tiny. By some small miracle, my grandfather struck gold and found the glass bottle I had buried containing some mysterious note I had written to the “future world.” When he found it, we all did an immediate little victory dance! Sadly, the interior contents had disintegrated into sand, so we’ll never know what words I left (and perhaps that is for the best, as I’m sure it was something trés silly and embarrassing). And then my grandfather took out his treasured guitar that is over 100 years old, and we sat there tuning it together, trying to humbly play a song or two. I went back to the hotel with my handsome, dapper man B and beamed with gratitude at how my life has turned out, unfolding with adventure after adventure with my best friend at my side.
And sadly, we had to leave the pooch behind, and I am missing him so greatly. That little fuss Gazpacho is our whole heart. In the mornings, he pops out from under the covers and trumpets around while prancing up and down the bed telling us to get up. It is no doubt the best way to wake up everyday. That fuzzy little goose, I love him.
|| What about you guys, what are you doing for Thanksgiving? Anything you are feeling especially grateful for this year?
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I N T H E S H O P // After you recover from your food comas this afternoon, go ahead and gear up for the Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale we are having over at our shop! So many great things to treat yourself and others with from dresses to sweaters, jewelry to home goods. Go ahead and pick your favorites and get ready to snag them up at a lovely little discount during our holiday sale (which can all be done from your bed in your PJs no less)!
Vintage 1950s 1960s coat | Vintage 1940s velvet blazer
top row :: Vintage 1940s blouse | Vintage 1970s silk ruffle blouse | Free People peplum top
bottom row :: Antique Edwardian blouse | Anthropologie silk tie-neck top | Vintage 1990s lace top
top row :: Gap cable knit cardigan | Vintage 1960s knit cardigan | BCBG Max Azria hi-low cardigan
middle row :: Vintage tie-neck sweater | Madewell Gray knit pullover | Madewell winter cardigan
bottom row :: Vintage lace collar henley | Vintage 1960s fisherman knit sweater | Vintage 1990s wrap sweater
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Yesterday, when taking my darling pup Gazpacho out for a walk, I donned my fluffy puffer coat for the first time because fall is quickly beginning to feel like winter here in Boston. If you happen to see a big, green, human-shaped sleeping bag walking a most precious and saucy puppy — that will be me for the rest of the cold months. (I kid…sort of.)
For days when I want to look better than “that walking sleeping bag” though, I’ve had to learn the real trick to staying warm: layers. But who says those layers can’t be both pretty AND practical? Thus, I’ve been loading up on cozy sweaters for the shop, festive and staple blouses to serve as base layers for winter and beyond, and nabbing a few beautiful coats for you guys — all of which are over in the shop now. (I’m constantly adding new inventory to the store, so there is plenty more, and fresh items are constantly rotated in.)
What do you guys think? // Do you have your eye on anything special in the shop? // How would you wear it? I’d love to know! // Me? I’m wishing that midcentury coat or that 1940s blazer shown at the top fit me…
“Do not expect to be perfect at once. If you do, you will be disappointed. Be better today than you were yesterday, and be better tomorrow than you are today.” —Lorenzo Snow
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Sure, destinations are wonderful, but journeys are even more-so because of their unyielding reality and necessity. These words are a great reminder that “perfection” is a process, and as such it’s important to make room for learning curves and to only compare yourself to well…your yesterday self. Definitely a welcome thought I need to keep in mind as I start this new week.
What about you guys // what are your biggest enemies — comparison, perfectionism, impatience? (I’m raising my hand to all three of those…) // And please do tell me about your weekends, lovelies!
Happy Monday // xoxo.