Purple and blue…ahh, I love this color combination! And with puffy sleeves, no less…super groovy!
The blouse is from Forever 21, the skirt is thrifted, and the belt is handmade by me. 💙 I’m trying a new project of sewing myself belts that tie in the back! The purple star pin is made of sequins and I recently found it in an old jewelry box I have. 😄
And here I am at the pumpkin patch! I’m sooooo drawn to the sickly grey pumpkins!!! I love the traditional orange ones of course, but there is something so endearing about these grey ones. I adore them! ❤️
Hello, all!! 💕 How has your October been thus far? Hopefully, very well!
Autumn has a nostalgic feeling to it that’s hard to pinpoint exactly why, but the feeling is noticeably there. Hence, I have found myself reaching for a book that brings me back to my childhood, and most definitely, it’s this one:
I read it profusely in elementary school, so much that the spine of the book is broken, so it’ll lay flat when you open it. Other than that, it’s still in mint condition! The time period of the early 1900’s has always felt…comforting to me? Almost like a warm embrace? ❤️
I’ve always been drawn to the Titanic story, and I also enjoy the film, but I mainly watch it now to admire the fashion (I turn the movie off after they hit the iceberg and I pretend they duct taped the damage and everything carried on and all was fine). Anyhow, Voyage on the Great Titanic will always be the heart of my childhood, and I never tire of re-reading it!
I’m also halfway through a book I bought recently, written in 1722 by Daniel Defoe, and it’s absolutely fascinating! The amount of detail provided really sheds light on the subject matter and immerses you so much that you feel as if you’re actually there (which is no picnic). This is the fourth book I’ve read about the plague.
Outfit time! This new lace top is from Forever 21 and the skirt is thrifted. Paired with the thick black choker, I like the vintage feel it has!
Evening walks at the first start of autumn are always one of my favorites. It’s not too cold yet, so I can still enjoy the outdoors!! I discovered a back-end trail at the park I walk at, and there’s a spot with a beautiful view of the river. Now it’s my favorite spot…
I usually walk by myself, but this time my friend came with me. I like to trek on out there and check out the creepy crawlers on the ground, and also the wildlife. There are hawks and I saw my first real-life owl when I took these photos!
Well howdy!!! This Sunday afternoon, I went to the happenin’ Pumpkin Patch where my sister sells her jewelry each year. I hung out for awhile with my mom and sister, enjoyed the crowd and the music, and also took some photos. ‘Twas a great time! 🎃
All pumpkins are beautiful, am I right? 🙂
DRAMATIC PUMPKIN PATCH POSE.
On a side note: Saturday evening, I had the wonderful privilege to set up my art table at an art party downtown. It was SO MUCH FUN. I sold two of my framed art, which was totally unexpected!!! I also had new items I made: two brooches, two headbands and a jewelry box. ❤
My table was in the perfect spot: right up front where the musicians were. The weather was perfect, the set up was perfect…all in all, just a great night. One of the best parts was when I excitedly geeked out when I saw a fellow artist wearing a Ghost shirt. LOL!
It was 97 degrees where I live today, but it doesn’t change the fact that autumn is here at last! And I did everything in my power to celebrate it; the changing of seasons tends to intertwine with our lives and you can just “feel” the change in the air.
First off – my autumn leaf headband has made its debut of the year. It was about time to air out this bad boy, and the first day of fall is always the day for that!
I’m wearing fall-inspired eyeshadow that has glitter in it! Yay!
Last night, before walking into the house of a birthday get-together I was going to, I noticed the chill in the night air and that fall scent. ♥ I then looked up and saw the International Space Station drifting across the sky, which I hadn’t seen in a long time. So that was like…magical.
If you ever want to see the International Space Station but you aren’t sure where to start, download the Sky Guide app! You can have it notify you when the ISS is passing over, and the sky map will point out where it’s at.
By now, I recognize it immediately in the sky…it’s like seeing an old friend…
The dress is from Forever 21. ♥ I love it so much…
I had coffee earlier today and I sat out on the Starbucks patio, enjoying the day and read quite a bit. I ended my day with a Pumpkin Smash smoothie from Jamba Juice, and a short walk at Woodward Park. There is a gigantic smoke cloud from a wildfire billowing in the background on the right, somewhere in the far off mountains. Yikes…
How do you celebrate fall? I have many fall scented candles…which I have lit, as I type this. I like to eat more apples (than I already do…geeeez, I eat a lot of apples), spend a little more time outside, and (pretty soon) visit the pumpkin patch. ♥
Du kan få stå under mitt paraply…❤ That’s the only remotely romantic thing I know how to say in Swedish (you can stand underneath my umbrella). Besides jag älksar dig (I love you). Jag älksar dig, Lassen’s Peanut Butter Power Smoothie!
Hello there, beautiful people! It rained this weekend where I live, and I was super happy about it and even went for a nice walk. Rain walks are definitely my new favorite!! Nothing compares to the smell of rain, especially at the park with all the vegetation.
Outfit of the Day…
I really love my new sweater tights I bought at Target! They’re a nice nude color that’ll go with anything, so I’m sure they’ll be a staple for me this fall/winter.
Do you have a go-to playlist for when it’s rainy outside? I’m sure it’s a thing. For me, I tend to always gravitate towards the Smashing Pumpkins album, Machina/The Machines of God, which came out back in 2000.
It’s one of those albums that just fits perfectly with walking in the rain, in my opinion. That’s also where I got the title for this post (I’m not Billy-Corgan-cool enough to come up with a title like that on my own), as it’s a song off the album and probably one of my favorite Smashing Pumpkins songs in general. ❤
Hello everyone! I hope the start of the new month is going well for you all!
November has always been one of my favorite months for two reasons:
1) It finally begins to look and feel like fall where I live and the trees start turning colors…
2) It’s my birthday month. 🙂
I like November because it also starts to have more rainy and cloudy days. Fog rolls in too, which isn’t good to drive in of course, but it looks cool from a distance.
I went for a walk with a friend of mine on Sunday, and I took some pictures of the trees changing colors. Outfit photos too, of course!!!
Indeed, I spotted a bunny just hanging out. This one actually let me take a picture, unlike most others that take off running the second I reach inside my purse to take my phone out!
‘TWAS A NICE EVENING. As you can see, there were leaves everywhere so it made for great photos. 🙂 That top I’m wearing is actually a sweatshirt and was quite warm.
Is everyone ready for winter ahead? I like the idea of winter, but I’m horrible at dressing for cold weather. I really dislike feeling too bundled up, although I love how the styles look. I think I’ll wear a coat like once out of the entire year when I walk to look at Christmas lights! Other than that, I’ll wear tights with my outfits and maybe a scarf and gloves, but never a coat. No wonder I’m always saying ‘I’m freezing!’ during these upcoming winter months. 😉
Today, I’m very very happy to show you my new autumn leaf headband. All it took was a blank headband, a package of leaves from Joann fabric, and glue! I also used some orange and yellow flower cabochons I had left over from making some rings.
All I had to do was lay down the headband and apply glue to the back of the leaves, and press them onto the headband fabric. Very simple to do, and I used gorilla super glue (hey, that rhymed).
I’m always wearing flower headbands, but since it’s fall and all, I really wanted an autumn-themed statement piece. Just wait until Christmas – I now know I’ll be making a holly-themed headband to keep up with the holiday flow. 😉
A simple red dress kept the rest of the outfit minimal. I wanted the focus to be on the headband, of course! We’re having some lingering warm days – a pleasant upper 80’s today – so short sleeves work just fine.
This statement headband has gotten a lot of compliments, a few confused stares here and there, and overall, I just love it and it’s become my favorite one I’ve made – plus it was totally inexpensive to make!!! I feel like a little autumn fairy out and about. 🙂
I had an unexpected surprise to find out that the place I work observes Columbus Day, so I have a 3 day weekend! An extra day to relax and enjoy some free time…yaaay!