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    Jack’s House || Autumn Fashion and Historic Places

    In the fields of our property, behind a thicket of evergreens and underbrush, there is a tiny little house called Jack’s House. It’s no more than ten feet long by six feet wide, barely big enough to hold a bed and a few shelves, but somehow it was the residence of Jack, who was the caretaker of the old farm in the early 1900’s. I don’t know much about Jack. I don’t know whether he was old or young, whether he was married or a bachelor, whether he was employed fairly or poorly. But his house still stands today, with an old and rusting horseshoe over the entrance for good…

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    Autumn Blues || Feat Donna London Vintage

    As I write this we have finally received the go-ahead to move into our home. While we aren’t closing on the sale just yet, we do get to rent from the owner while everything gets sorted out. The lot lines need moving, which could take months, and we don’t want to be moving and remodeling in November! Renting while we wait is the perfect solution, and the sweet woman we are buying the home from is more than eager to have us live there and do whatever we want to do to make it home. So these past two or so weeks we have been doing the necessary renovations in…

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    How to Wear a Cape | A Retro Guide to Fall Outerwear Style

    Recently it has come to my attention that I own a lot of capes. I’d never really thought about it until I was tagged on Facebook by someone seeking to answer the question: how does one wear or style capes in a more modern way? And, while my fashion sense may not exactly be considered modern, I have worn capes in a lot of ways over the years in ways that don’t feel outdated or just plain weird. So I thought I’d put together a few of these looks with capes in the hopes that perhaps you’ll be inspired to wear a cape and channel your inner Jane Eyre on the Moors.…

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    What I’m Reading || The Lunar Chronicles

      This past month one of the things that I forgot to put in my last Thrift Haul was an entire series of books. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer are, as far as I can tell, a futuristic semi-twisted take on classic fairytales that all link together somehow. I haven’t read any synopses for the books because I don’t want any spoilers or anything to ruin what I think the books are. But so far, I’m enjoying them! I’ve only just begun to read Cinder, which is set around a Cinderella-like character who is actually a cyborg… and that’s all I can say! Wheebo Beret | Shirt, Amazon |…

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    Mixing Patterns with Tights || feat Donna London Vintage

    It’s the beginning of tights season for us, and one of my favorite ways to pattern-mix is choosing patterned stockings to compliment an outfit. Originally, I was going to style this dress from Donna London Vintage with solids and let the pattern shine on its own, but after trying a few different things I realized what I really wanted was to create a rich fall outfit with multiple patterns to enhance the pretty maroons and pinks of the dress. This outfit came together in an unexpected way – first by adding the hat with its black and blue feather, then the cape with its softness, then finally deciding I wanted…