Outfit Details: Dress: Thrifed & altered // Hat: Target // Necklace: Etsy // Bag: Chantilly Songs Kickstarter gift // Socks: UO // Shoes: Clarks (gift from hubby)
As the days are getting shorter and the weather has seriously cooled off, I am finding that warm cups of cider, heavier blankets, cozy hats, and pumpkin spiced anything is really getting me into this new season. As my hubs has been battling a fall cold, I spent a good part of my afternoon yesterday outside on our hammock reading (or re-reading) some Hemingway, taking in the cool breeze but still basking in the bit of sunshine that sneakily peeked through the trees. This all being during the hours where my son takes his nap. The evening was filled with sweet potato quinoa and was finished off by a sunset kayaking run on the lake with a friend. It's hard for me to not miss the warm summer weather, but little moments like this make it all the easier.
As for this dress - I just had to mention it. It was a dowdy old thing down past my ankles before I hemmed it up, but I just couldn't get over the peter pan collar and teacup and menu print - so I snagged it up at my local thrift. Better yet, my hubs bought these shoes for me six years ago and I hadn't worn them once. I guess back when he bought them I was more into pointy toed heels and such, but how very nice to find them now packed away in a large container in the back of my closet. It was like an early birthday gift.
So that is life as of late. It's 9-11 today and I can't help but to remember seeing that tragic day unfold 11 years ago as a young student in my college dorm room. My heart truly goes out to the families who lost loved ones that day and has great respect for the many heroes that stepped up to keep our country safe. You will never be forgotten.
Talk soon darlings!