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    Beauty and the Beast || Feat. Lady V London

    Welcome to the second installment of twisted fairytales! Today, as you can see by the title, I’m sharing my twisted Beauty and the Beast. Which, more accurately, would be… Beauty (killed the) Beast. I Beauty and the Beast in mind almost immediately when I tried on this gorgeous vintage red rose print Eva dress; what is really more iconic to that fairytale, after all, than the rose? But it wasn’t until I remembered this massive vintage fur coat I rescued from Goodwill that I decided on the twist to give Beauty. I feel as though this concept is a little more apparent once you see all three of the twisted…

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    Red Riding Hood || Feat Lady V London

    Happy spooky week! I am getting started on my spooky posts a bit late this year, but as soon as I saw this gingham Lady V London dress, I knew it had to be the base for a Red Riding Hood costume! I am excited to be collaborating with them this week on a few different looks– all of which I decided to base around some of my favorite fairytales. I can’t wait to share the rest! But for today, we have Red Riding Hood. I paired the dress with a cape that I made a few years ago for one of my husband’s short films, and let me tell…

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    Autumn Bounty || feat Lindy Bop

    The turning of autumn for me is marked by the ripeness of its bounty: the apples and the pumpkins and the grapes that offer themselves up in generous amounts. We visit my parents’ farm often in this season to pick apples, which then get made into applesauce, apple butter, and apple pies. This year has been their most fruitful (pun intended!) and I hope to try many recipes featuring apples. I picked nearly 50 pounds of apples the other day, and I only hope my family doesn’t get sick of apples before we finish them off! Pumpkins, too, are prevalent of course, it being autumn and pumpkins being the feature…

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    The Autumn Leaves || feat Lindy Bop

    One thing I have noticed this Autumn is that my style is shifting ever so slightly once again. Through the past two years or so, I had honed in on a very specifically 1950’s feeling, gathering up loads of vintage dresses and accessories that emphasized that. It was the epitome of everything I’d ever thought I wanted with my style… and yet, I felt something missing. That something, I realized recently, is a bit of a fairytale. That touch of storyteller. Something a little fantastical. Many people began to follow my blog nearly ten years ago because of my writing. When I first started my “internet presence” as an introverted…

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    The Lady of the Lake || How to style floral for fall

    Close to where I live, there is a beautiful little harbor full of boat docks, waterfront parks, and quaint tourist locations. It’s on the list of 10 best places to visit in Washington State, which seems so odd to me, being that it’s my hometown and I’m so used to the surroundings. They don’t seem quaint or interesting to me; they just seem normal. Everyday. Almost mundane. But even in the most everyday of places, there are still charming spots. This little house on the water is under the process of being converted into a public house for people to rent for parties as well as a space wherein those…