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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sense may not exactly be considered modern, I have worn capes in a lot of ways over the years in ways that don’t feel outdated or just plain weird.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…

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    The Beginning of Spooky Season | feat Unique Vintage

    This post features a gifted dress that was chosen by me. All thoughts and opinions are my own. As August draws to a close, I am really feeling the urge to get into subtly spooky vibes. This Unique Vintage bat print dress is the perfect addition to my closet for the season! As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to pose with our pumpkins and create a wonderfully vintage Halloween vibe. This dress is fantastic for fall weather with its thicker, stretchy material and 3/4 length sleeves. It features subtle bats printed (?) all over in a leathery texture, which I really love as it’s not immediately…

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    Longing for Fall || feat Donna London Vintage

      As we wait for our  move-in date to finalize, Washington weather is beginning to slowly turn into fall, and I am so looking forward to everything autumnal! This dress from Donna London Vintage immediately sparked a vision of orange tones and crispy leaves and pumpkin-hunting. So I threw on my favorite straw hat, a cozy orange blanket scarf, and found the most fall location I could. Which, to be honest, wasn’t very fall till I got into editing and a little color tweaking made a huge difference! We have some fall leaves, but nearly everything is green here still and the weather is pleasantly warm at 65 degrees Fahrenheit.…