The Accessories

Sometimes I like the outfit I'm wearing okay, but I'm mainly a fan of the accessories, and without them, maybe I wouldn't like the clothes as much.  I think that's the case with this simple outfit.







Outfit Details - sunglasses: ZeroUV // top: Tobi (similar) // skirt: Target // bag: vintage, thrifted // scarf: vintage, thrifted // necklace: c/o ONecklace // bracelets & rings: Dinosaur Toes (here, here, and here) // shoes: Fiel

I don't know what exactly it is about the sunglasses, but I don't want to take them off.  I've gotten a few compliments, as well as a few strange looks, but either way, that tells me they're pretty interesting, and I have to agree.  Do you have any accessories that you feel make an outfit, or that you want to wear all the time?

Lace

I love lace.  I love LOTS of lace!  This black tunic with lace shoulders is one of my favorites thanks to its ability to be worn with jeans, skirts, shorts, whatever.  I've worn it to meet with clients, and I've worn it on lazy Sunday afternoon bike rides.




Outfit details - tunic: Target // skirt: TJ Maxx // boots: thrifted with DIY harnesses // jewelry: Dinosaur Toes // bag: vintage, thrifted

Purple

As you may have guessed from seeing corn in the background of my pictures, I live on a farm.  I was feeling kind of frustrated and a little overwhelmed the other day, and being that fresh air does the soul good, I figured I'd take a little walk around my yard and up my road to help clear my head.  I felt so much better when I got back in.







1.  I picked myself a few flowers and weeds to put in a tiny antique vase on my kitchen counter.
2.  My farty, annoying, and always loving dog, Kona.
3.  Chris' grandma let me take her picture.  "Good," she said, when I told her I wouldn't get her face. / One of the many butterflies enjoying nectar on my butterfly bush.
4.  Flojo can't come out on walks, so she watches patiently at the window (and this always makes me kind of sad since we do everything else together).
5.  Where the kind of gravel road turns to complete gravel road.
6.  More of my weed bouquet.
7.  Another butterfly, and Kona's favorite position on the front porch.

When you're feeling overwhelmed or bummed out, what helps you clear your head?

Thrift Store Score

I. Love. Thrifting.  Honestly, I don't know what it is about the searching, the sifting, the picking, the inevitable pit stained clothes, the sometimes walking out empty-handed, all in hopes of finding a treasure for a steal, but I just like doing it.  It just seems worth it when I find a little gem amidst all the summer camp t-shirts and holiday embroidered chambray.  Enter this perfect 1970's blouse for $3...







Outfit details - blouse: vintage, thrifted // jeans: Old Navy (Christmas present) // shoes: Kork Ease, ebay // bag: vintage, thrifted // name necklace: ONecklace c/o // rings & bracelet: dinosaur toes

I don't know what I love most about this blouse: the perfect fit, the soft fabric, the details, or the floral pattern.  Now that thrifting is the trendy thing to do (I miss the days before hipsters caught on), it definitely makes finding good vintage pieces more difficult.  But I guess that just makes me appreciate the things I do find even more.

Do you like wearing vintage clothing?  What's your favorite vintage piece?

Once A Month

I hope this finds you well and enjoying your summer.  I'm enjoying air conditioning and a fading, barely visible tan line because I'm too anti-humidity to head over to the pool and remedy the latter.  Anyway, I don't know about you, but for a few days a month, I want my clothes to be as unconstricting (I think I just made up a word) and shapeless as possible - not coincidentally, this is when you'll usually see me at my most hippie or most homeless, because muumuus, caftans, and the like seem awfully appealing...








Outfit details - fringe top: Ross (birthday money) // dress: thrifted // wedges: Fiel // bag: vintage, thrifted // jewelry: Dinosaur Toes here and here

This is the second time I've worn this top and dress together, and it's almost as comfortable as pajamas, almost, but more importantly, it's so loose and forgiving.  Binge cheesburgering?  This can handle it.  Lady Bloat?  Not a problem.

Also, this handsome turkey was treating himself to bugs in my front yard the other day, and because he didn't seem to mind me watching (whereas they usually flee), I thought I'd snap a few pictures of him.  The downside to living in the country is the distance - FROM EVERYTHING.  But the upside to living in the country is all the beautiful wildlife that calls your yard home, or at least, the kitchen.