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    Paisley, strappy flats, and a big hat

    The leaves are finally turning orange, the air is getting crisp, and Starbucks has come out with their Pumpkin Spice flavor. That, my friends, means that it is definitely and irrevocably fall. Nevermind that the actual first day of the season is still 14 days away. (On Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday, I might add!) This paisley dress with its turquoise accents and full skirt is the perfect way to welcome in the season. Falling For Fall I always feel a thrill when I can say that 80% of my outfit is thrifted. It used to be that I was embarrassed so much of what I wore was from the thrift…

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    Lace-Up Flats, Swan Print Skirt, and Polka Dots

    Preparing For Fall It’s that time of year when I start to get anxious. Anxious for cooler weather, for earthy tones, for crisp air and orange leaves and pumpkin everything. It seems to be quite cliche for a blogger to say, but I love fall. Perhaps I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, but homemade pumpkin spice? Yes, please. As my eagerness for cooler weather starts to permeate everything, I find myself reaching for all of the fall items I have, and buying everything that is darker and more dramatic for the season. These lace-up flats from Amazon are a direct result of my fall dreaming.…

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    Mixing Up the Holidays

      I am only just getting around to sharing this outfit because 1. I am a very late person, 2. I made this skirt for Skye but liked it so much I had to wear it before I sent it to her, and 3. I had to wait for her to wear it on her blog. And then, I am just… a procrastinator. Because you guys, I made this for Skye’s birthday which was six months before I finished and mailed it to her. So, yes. To further cement my procrastination skills, today I am finally starting AND finishing a few Christmas gifts for my family and my husband.  …

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    A Tale of Two Petticoats

        So back in April for my birthday, my husband and I took a surprise-to-me trip to Astoria, Oregon. While we were there, I decided on a whim at a vintage store that I just really, really needed a petticoat. But since I couldn’t decide on white or red, the woman running the shop (who owned it, I think!) offered me both petticoats for a discount that ended up being exactly the amount of birthday money I had left. I bought them both right then… and once I got home to try them on, was disappointed that they were shorter than expected, and WAY fluffier than expected, and didn’t work…

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    Homeschooler Style

    There is something about this outfit that very much reminds me of Amy Flying a Kite. Perhaps because of the longer skirt length, the of-the-woods feel to the colors, the slightly unruly hair (to me, used to straight hair), and the whimsy that comes with headscarves and unusual prints on skirts. I don’t know exactly what it is, but the entire thing feels very Amy. Perhaps it’s also because these glasses, newly received from Firmoo, feel a bit homeschooler-ish to me, and Amy has a (very charming) homey vibe in her posts. (And she was/is, in fact, home-schooled.) I’m sure many of you know this by now, if you’ve read…