Flowers in the Forest


This post could more correctly be titled “The thrift junkie and her wardrobe.” I didn’t realize until I went down to name where everything came from that everything I’m wearing (except for the wedding ring, obviously) is thrifted. And who would have guessed? I mean, the only tell is the fact that there are two missing buttons on the dress I haven’t replaced yet.

Shh. Don’t tell. I’m really terrible about replacing buttons when I have safety pins.

I also don’t hem or iron. Worst. Housewife. Ever.


I didn’t realize how much of a staple this jean jacked would be when I got it. I didn’t consider myself a jean-jacket kind of girl, but I have been wearing it at least twice a week, if not more. It goes with everything. I had no idea I’d love it this much.IMG_1026

This dress happens to be one of my very favorites, and I got it for two bucks. I might love it so much because the floral print reminds me of the easter dress my mom made me when I was five… but we’ll just pretend I really love it because it’s pretty. Which is also true.

This dress also goes with everything. Or every season. I can wear it sans jackets in the summer, with a cardi in the spring, and with tights and a sweater in the fall and winter. It’s the best! I’ve been looking for more like it at thrift stores,  but so far, no luck. Maybe I can make a pattern for it and make myself a few more. IMG_1032

My birthday is on Saturday. I’m so excited to see what the husband is going to do! He keeps hinting at his plans, but not telling me anything that I can figure out. I only know that it’s going to be an adventure of some kind. IMG_1039 IMG_1041IMG_1035

I can’t wait, though. It’s weird thinking about the fact that I’ll be 25. That sounds like such a turning-point age to me. Like I will have to be more adult, or something extraordinary is going to happen. Maybe while I’m 25 we’ll finally save up enough money to go to Ireland. Maybe I’ll finish that book I’m working on (oh yes, again…) and try to get it published. Maybe I’ll have a baby. Who knows? I just like the sound of 25, and I think I’ll start writing up a list of things I want to do before I’m 26.IMG_1031IMG_0998

Thrifted: Dress, heels, belt, jacket

I hope you all have a fabulous Monday!

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  • Sarah With A Bow

    1. Happy almost birthday!

    2. I’m sorry I’ve been so absent lately. I’ll eventually be able to explain, but at this point… no time!

    3. In two weeks’ time, I will be far less employed and then I WILL HAVE TIME TO MEET UP WITH YOU. CAN YOU TELL I’M EXCITED BY THE CAPITAL LETTERS?! YESSS.

    4. That dress does look like the perfect every-season dress. Also, I’m looking for a jean jacket that I like because they are so freakin’ versatile. Too bad I’m so picky, right? Hahaha.

    • Eccentric Owl

      1. Thank you! I’m REALLY excited for my birthday.

      2. Life happens! Heh. I’ve been internet-less, and my phone eats comments, so I can’t comment unless I’m stealing someone’s computer and internet. So y’know. 😀 I do see emails, though.

      3. YES!!! I can’t WAIT! SO EXCITED!

      4. Good luck! Jean jackets are freaking hard to find that actually fit right. This one took years to find.

  • SomeCallMeQ

    I love the red buttons and probably wouldn’t have noticed the two missing if you hadn’t pointed it out. Happy early birthday! I’m curious to hear what Mr. Owl has planned!

  • Salazar

    If you save up enough to go to Ireland, will you let me tag along? I’ve only been to Belfast, but I want to visit the rest so badly! Oh and, maybe we should be writing buddies. I need some initiative to finish that damn book I’m working on too.
    Hope your birthday is going to turn out awesome!

  • Rebecca

    Oh my goodness, this is so retro and fabulous. I’m not usually a jean jacket fan, but I LOVE this one in this outfit, and your shoes are great too.

  • Habiba

    Hey Kristina, I just wanted to tell you that I really admire your sense of fashion. Also, thank you for teaching me about the vintage look, your blog is one of my favorites, I hope someday I’d be as confident and stylish as you are, especially since where I come from there is very limited freedom in wearing what you want.
    Wish you the very best in life,
    Keep being gorgeous.

  • Jamie Rose

    Happy birthday!
    I can definitely see why this dress is one of your favorites. It’s adorable and the colors are great! I think the jean jacket looks great with it.