Monday, November 29, 2010


Dress (as top): LOFT;
Belt: LOFT;
Sweater: Faded Glory;
Leather skirt: Old Navy (thrifted);
Tights: Hue;
Carpet saddle bag: thrifted;
Boots: Target.

I spent the last few days with Jeremiah's family for the Thanksgiving holidays, and didn't do very much. No photo-taking, no Internet, no blog-related stuff. It was so very relaxing. Though it kind of sucks because I wore so many outfits based on items in the 30 for 30 Remix Challenge, and now I'll have to just rewear them again! Jeremiah and I just spent a lot of time watching movies, eating and hanging out with family. We originally had plans to go Black Friday shopping (which I'm usually down for), but we ended up making tons of food for our football tailgate instead. It's going to be hard to get back into a normal routine after this week...

Being back near our old home turf meant that I had time for two things: the farm park and the Salvation Army. I actually broke my shopping ban and bought some vintage stuff for myself. I don't feel that bad about it, actually: I've been conservative about shopping the last few months, and I get few opportunities to go to my favorite (cheap!) vintage haunts anyways, so I considered this a big enough deal to break the 30 for 30 shopping ban. I got three vintage dresses, one Ann Taylor blouse and some Bongo gladiator wedges, all for $17 total! Sometimes I have my awesome Mozart moments when it comes to thrift shopping.

I did get some time to visit the farm park. It was so strange to see the trees already barren and the fields empty. I took the opportunity to take photos near my favorite spots -- the fence by the cabin and under the long bridge. I got a chance to wear my 16th outfit for the 30 for 30 Remix Challenge, and really liked the mix of reds and florals with the leather skirt. My Hue tights have been one of the best buys I've gotten in a long time -- they were $2 a pair over the summer at the mall, and I've worn them almost nonstop since the weather turned.

I did make a friend at the farm park:
This wild stag snuck up on me while I was walking to the cabin! We both stared at each other for a second, and then I backed up to the field and started snapping photos. He took a turn around the cabin and then jumped a few fences into the forest, where he chased a doe. I later saw them walking together slowly in the woods. I was the only one around to witness it too, so it made for a very surreal and beautiful time there.

How was your weekend?


  1. Super cute bag!! LOVE the little ruffles peeking out of your cardi..I love you in this color:)

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  2. Love the ruffle peeking out under the cardigan. The photos ooze serenity, which sounds like you've just had plenty of. So pretty.

  3. That bright red cardigan is such a good look on you! What a neat experience with the deer! I live out in the way way country, but we don't have deer in our yard too often - we did have a horse in our yard over the weekend, though (one of our neighbor's horses had escaped!)!

  4. Oooo I love how the flowy top of the dress sticks out over top of the cardi! That is such a cute look, and the belt pairs it perfectly. I love this look, I think it is my fave of the challenge so far. I'm a sucker for red, and red looks great on you!

  5. Oh I love deer. That must have made for a peaceful time for you.

    You look fantastic in this! The ruffles over the cardigan is such a cute look.

    And I have to ask...are you losing weight? You look like you are but I don't remember you mentioning whether you were trying to or not (please forgive me if you have, I'm so behind on reading!).

  6. First of all, this is the best quotation ever: "Sometimes I have my awesome Mozart moments when it comes to thrift shopping." You DO have Mozart moments. I'm so proud of myself when I have them, too.

    I love your outfit and all these photos. You look gorgeous and the angles of the bridge supports looks so cool as a background. And that bag- I needs it!

  7. Ooh, the collar of that dress peeking out from under the cardigan... perfection.

  8. That bag is lovely, looks like it will last a long time.
    You find such beautiful places to take photos!

  9. Come to my house and you can see deer like that every night!

    You so look so awesome in red and black. I know I've said that before, but you do.

    And you look ready for the game!!

  10. I love the ruffles, I love the bag the most and together they are wonderful. Loved the pictures as well.

  11. that purse is so amazing! and i love the outfit. I too broke the shopping ban over the weekend, but I didn't get the deal you got! I knew I was going to though becuase I was in DC and there isn't an H&M anywhere near me, so I wasn't passing up that opportunity.

  12. as always, you look beautiful. Red is a stunning color for you.

    That is awesome that you had a moment with a deer. They are usually quick to run away!

  13. Very awesome to see wildlife!! I love the ruffles flowing over the cardigan! Super cute outfit! And for some reason I just love the photo under the bridge! :)


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