Feeling Fall



Outfit Details: Dress: thrifted; Jacket: via Ross; Earrings: from Hawaii; Shoes: Report, via Macy’s; Knee Highs: via Modsock.

Even though it’s summer, the weather here screams fall. So after being unable to remember what pair of jeans I wore in my last blog post, I opened my tights drawer and found these knee-highs looking back at me. The coat got thrown over the whole thing, simply because rain could fall at any second here.

So, big news, I’m actually going back to school. I registered for classes last week, and I meet with my advisor tomorrow. Technically, I was supposed to wait to register, but I couldn’t–I like to plan ahead for everything. I’m doing a program for a medical assisting certificate, which should take me about a year. I’m actually really excited about the whole thing, even though it means more school. Although honestly, I’ve missed learning and classes over the past year.

 These earrings are one of the larger pairs I own–I walked into a small store in Hawaii (I think on Kawaii) and purchased several pairs including these. The sparkly flecks in them seemed to go well with the top of the dress, and evoked a little “Starry Nights” feeling for me!

Boots & Boys

Outfit Details: Long Cardigan: Macy’s; Dress: via Nostalgia (local shop); Sweater Leggings: X-mas gift; Boot Socks: X-mas gift; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s.

Sometimes throwing things together ends up working out. I bought this dress at a local shop in Bellingham and I love it–after all, who doesn’t love a dress with pockets?–but it’s not always super flattering on my body in addition to being very short. Throwing this brown cardigan over it just pulled everything together nicely.

Plus, after staying up to nearly 4AM last night I’m pleasantly surprised that I can put together an outfit that I like.

 I’ve been working on my hairstyling/braiding abilities over the past couple days, and I’m hoping to start incorporating new hairstyles into my daily life.

Living My Nakesake

Outfit Details: Dress: Darling; via Les Saisons Boutique; Sweater Leggings: X-mas gift; Boot socks: X-mas gift; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s.

Sometimes the right outfit puts you in the right mood. This dress always cheers me up. It makes me want to frolic through fields and woods like a woodland nymph. In addition, it lives up to the name of my blog. Ironically, I don’t actually own as much lace as I thought I did even though I love lace more than anything. I just hate itchy clothes.

In addition, I’m almost positive this is my most inspiring garment in my wardrobe. Ever since I bought this dress in early December I thought about the different ways I could wear it. With this cardigan or that jacket–versatility, thy name is this lace dress! However, I never actually put it into practice. I’m starting now, though.

 Don’t you love the lace? So pretty!

Anyway, I wore this on a date. I know. Dating. I think I hate dating. I like getting out and meeting new people, but I just feel so incredibly awkward doing the whole thing. I’ve gone on this whole organic kick–you know, “things need to just… happen! They need to develop organically.”

I never understand my friends saying stuff like that before, and now I’m going to say: I’m so sorry. You are so right. I totally understand now!

I got a pair of knee high socks for X-mas. I actually layered them over my sweater tights and I really liked the end effect. It actually looks pretty seamless, even though the sweater tights are grey and my socks are brown/cream.