Burgundy Corduroy Blazer – Vintage, Thrifted
Gray Cardigan – Target (old)
Royal Blue Top – Vintage, Thrifted
Ikat Scarf – Thrifted
Gray Arm Warmers – diy from old sweater
Black Pants – Paige, via Nordstrom’s Rack
Tall Boots – Aldo, via Buffalo Exchange
Leopard Clutch – Marc Jacobs, Thrifted $10!!
Fleece Hat – New York & Company (old)
Hello, friends! When life throws you rocks, make lemonade. Yep. I dare you. There are
no juicy lemons here, people. Good old fashion rocks. The kind where you gots to squeeze
real hard to get an ounce of juice. And then squeeze hundreds, heck, even thousands to
make a glass half full.
All’s I’m saying is that, it has been a very challenging month trying to keep this ship afloat,
but I definitely see the sun shining through at the end of this long road. Shifting priorities,
making new business plans, re-building, from the ground up. I’m not going to bore you with
the full story, but know that I’m well and feeling re-energized and excited to drink this tall
glass of (sparkling) lemonade that I’ve worked hard for.
Thanks so much for visiting this ‘lil blog o’ mine. Every time I see a new message from you,
it really makes my heart sing. For serious. And also, this gorgeous, gray leopard print clutch
that I recently thrifted. Not only is my heart singing, it’s dancing, too. Hope you don’t mind
sharing the spotlight!
Oh, yes, I did. Finally made the leap to cut my bangs. Really changes things up a bit! I’m
not used to them yet, but am enjoying a change. Currently, I prefer it swept to side (below),
and inching ever so closer to feeling confident enough to wear them straight across. (Kind
of like the above photo, where I’m smiling awkwardly).
Thought, I’d also show you the evolution of my layering for this outfit. Starting with this basic
cardigan look. Twisting the scarf is new to me and I like it! Adds an interesting texture and
sculptural element. Also keeps it tidy for days when I don’t feel like having a bunch of fabric
around my neck, but still want the warmth. You can also get a better look at my arm warmers,
made from the sleeves of an old sweater. I also use these to add length to knee socks,
when wearing tall boots. I have made several in different colors.
Burgundy and Royal Blue is such a fabulous combination for fall. It’s cheerful and made cozy
with gray and black tones. Also love the swagger that comes with a menswear inspired look.
The temperatures really dropped the past day or so, into the low thirties at night, which
made my morning of running to meetings quite chilly! I was perfectly bundled up, without
feeling like a balloon in this get-up.