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What I Wore

Another outfit post!  Two in one day.  Here’s what I wore to church this morning:

Posing in the backyard.

Nice big picture, huh?  I mentioned in my last post that my husband and I went shopping last night.  Here’s some of the stuff I scored!  I’d been eyeing this dress at American Eagle for months, but last night I discovered that it was on clearance, plus take an extra 30% off the clearance price, plus an extra 10% off at the register.  I bought it, determined to make it work for fall/winter.  I threw on the same sweater from yesterday (get used to seeing it; I wear it all the time), some brown tights, and the fabulous vintage boots I got at Goodwill last night for $4.  They are cognac leather and they are amazing, but they are also very narrow and they barely fit me.  I was in some pain when this picture was taken.  I can definitely put up with them for just a few hours at a time, though.

You also saw the bag and the bracelets yesterday.  I decided to roll with a vintagey theme today, and so I wore the locket my grandparents (Nan-Nan and Pap-Paw, of course) got for me when I was a baby:

My lovely locket. I will have to remember to use the macro setting next time.

And I wore the signet ring also given to me by my Nan-Nan.  It belonged to my great-grandmother, whose name was Letha, so it has a lovely L (though you can’t see it here):


My ring!

I also picked up a vintage trench at Goodwill for $3:


My new trench.

I’m pretty pleased with it!  It’s in really good condition.  At some point, I might replace the buttons and buckles to give it a bit more oomph, but I’m not sure yet.  I’d been wanting a trench for a long time, and I found one at Goodwill, so I’m pretty pumped.

I might be back later to post about something possibly non-outfit related, but we’ll see.  Until next time, have a great Sunday!


Daniel and I wish you a happy Sunday!

  • Dress, American Eagle clearance
  • Brown sweater, Gabriel Brothers
  • Tights, Wal*Mart
  • Boots, vintage, Goodwill
  • Trench, vintage, Goodwill
  • Antique signet ring, Nan-Nan
  • Diamond earrings, gift from Daniel
  • All other accessories are the same as yesterday! (Too lazy to add links I added in the previous post, haha.)

What I Wore

Hello there!  So exciting, my first outfit post.  Yesterday I met my fabulous friend Erin for lunch.  Here’s what I wore:


What I wore for lunch with Erin.

This is a pretty terrible picture, I know.  The husband wasn’t around to take it, so I set my self-timer and put the camera on the bookshelf.  I didn’t even get the shoes in the picture!  Here they are:



Another not-so-great picture.  I got these shoes at Target on clearance a while back, and decided to ignore the fact that they’re about a size too big.  I think they have a very Seventies, Love Story vibe.



Confession time – that mustard bag?  My friend Caroline totally had it first.  I loved hers when I saw her at the end of the summer, and searched high and low for a different fabulous bag with a similar pop of autumn color.  I finally just gave up.  I loved the bag too much.  It’s not a problem, really, since we’re not together often, and I’ll just carry a different bag when we are.  The pouches are currently living in the bag, but I carry them by themselves sometimes.  I can’t decide if I like that look or not.  Those bracelets (actually necklaces) were given to me by my Nan-Nan (grandmother) on Thanksgiving.  They’d been in the box of play costume jewelry for as long as I can remember, and when all of the great-grandchildren were playing with the jewelry, I absently just wrapped these around my wrist.  I liked the effect, and so did my Nan-Nan, because she told me to take them with me.  Thanks, Nan-Nan!  (She is incredibly stylish and beautiful.)

And here is a picture of my face, so you can see a little of what was going on there:


Taking pictures of yourself in your car in the parking lot of a restaurant while you wait for your friend is cool.

So that’s pretty much it.  Already this blog is helping me to look critically at my wardrobe and evaluate my choices.  Overall, I like the color combinations here.  I felt pretty good in this outfit, and more importantly, I had a nice lunch with a friend I don’t see often enough.  This was followed by an evening of shopping with the husband (I changed slightly for that, but no pictures – sorry!) where I picked up some new pieces that I’ll show you in the next post…

  • Teal sweater, Rue 21 (I think…it’s a few years old and I don’t remember) clearance
  • Brown sweater, Gabriel Brothers
  • Jeans, Calvin Klein (at Sam’s Club) (no link because I don’t see these on their website)
  • Heels, Target clearance
  • Mustard bag, Target
  • Metallic pouches, Hollywood Intuition at Target
  • Earrings, Gabriel Brothers
  • Necklaces (as bracelets), my awesome Nan-Nan
  • Garnet ring, Ohio Amish Country (I know, right?)
  • Wedding band
  • Diamond band my mom found many years ago
  • Nails, Cover Girl Pixie Pink with China Glaze Matte Magic topcoat