What I Wore Wednesday – Fall Edition

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 Scarf – H&m
Dress – Tulle
Cardigan – Urban Outfitters
Tights – Hot Step
Shoes – Aldo

So this daily outfit post really reminds me of Fall. The colors I’ve got going on here are basically all of my go-to Fall colors wrapped in one outfit. Also, as my oh-so-observant boyfriend pointed out, yes that is the same scarf from last week’s post. I love it. It’s warm. Deal with it. I have a lot of spring scarves, not so many winter scarves. Besides, if you couldn’t already tell, I love purple. I guess this just means I got the okay to buy a ton of new winter scarves. Oh, it’s in writing, looks like I’m going on a shopping spree! Because, as I’m sure you know, you can’t buy new scarves without buying new shirts, skirts, and dresses to go with them.

The last one is more of an outtake. It was a windy day. 
So it’s finally happened, daylight savings time as come and it’s making me tired and miserable. When I leave for work in the mornings it’s barely light out and when I leave work in the afternoon it looks like it’s 10 pm out. Where have you gone sunshine? It’s going to get harder and harder to do sunny outfit shoots. I’ll try my best to keep them from looking miserable 😉
Until next time!
Maggie

Real Estate Stalking on Chilly Days

As it’s starting to cool off here I can’t help but thinking about the awful way winter will take over my life soon. I’m remembering freezing night and sludge soaked shoes which is already giving me shivers down my spine. Does winter really have to happen every year?

In an attempt to escape from the tundra in my mind I decided to do a little real estate stalking. After studying abroad in the south of France one fall, my go-to escape from miserable cold are the rolling vineyards and gorgeous golden sunshine of the Côte du Rhône, so naturally that was where my search began.

I always find the most amazing rustic brick homes when searching through Mediterranean homes and this time was no exception (via). Come daydream with me…

I would worry about rain, but from what I remember it doesn’t rain very much in paradise.

I absolutely love the big brick details in the kitchen paired with the tile floors. There’s something so raw and natural about the wood, brick and tile in this kitchen that makes me feel like only farm fresh foods should be allowed on the table.

If every time I walked outside I saw these rolling green hills I would die happy. Wouldn’t you? 

Alright, time to close the computer, climb under this pile of blankets and try to stop shivering.

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Vintage Haul for the Esty Store

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I finally got a chance to get some new merchandise for the Etsy store and I’m excited about it! I have some work to do taking pictures, editing and getting everything listed, but I thought I’d give a sneak peek here.

Oh and before I forget I have a coupon running right now. Enter FALLFUN at checkout and get 15% off of your order! No pressure, just something to think about 😉

So, if you’ve stopped by the store you should know that I recommend a size for all of the clothes that I list and that’s based on how they fit me. Generally, I fit in a Medium so I try to give and idea based on that. That’s just a little back story for the following pictures. Please note that, no, I did not take off what I was already wearing before trying these pieces on. I am much too lazy for that.

Ok, I know this shirt doesn’t look fantastic in this picture, but it’s actually really cute. It’s just a tad big on me, but it has the cutest pleats in the front and on the collar. 

I have to admit I love this dress and am debating keeping it. The sleeves are a little too short on me, but it fits great, is in fantastic condition and has pockets! I’m a sucker for anything with pockets. This is definitely a vintage dress worth holding on to. 

I love the beading in this vintage clutch. Once I get this posted you can see all the details, but it’s pretty stained inside and on the back. The front is surprisingly unharmed so I had to get it. It was just too pretty. I think someone else will appreciate it as much as me.
That is probably my downfall a lot of times. If I find an item that has some damage, but is amazing and I think still has a lot of wear left I usually pick it up. So we’ll see about the vintage clutch, but I’m hoping I wasn’t wrong. 
Here’s a peek at everything in this latest haul. I have a ton of stuff from a previous one that’s not up yet either, but I didn’t take any fun photos there. Since I do all my Etsy work at my parents’ house because they have more space I’m usually rushing to get out of there. 
Oh I really wish I took a picture of me in that first vintage red dress with the collar. 1) The fit was AMAZING. 2) It reminded me of old super hero costumes from like the 60s. I’m not sure why, my skinny blond friend did not agree, but he obviously has no imagination. Anyway, I’m using this blog post as incentive to get on the ball and actually list these things on Etsy, so get on me about it please! I can use all the help I can get. 
Until next time!
-Maggie
 

What I Wore Wednesday

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Let me start by apologizing for the half-hearted outfit post. It sort of sneaked up on me and I threw it together really last minute, but enough excuses. Here are some fun patterned tights I just found at Forever21 and an otherwise simple outfit.

 Blazer and t-shirt – Urban Outfitter
Scarf – H&M
Skirt and tights – Forever 21
Shoes – Steve Madden
 These little cowboy inspired boots have been my go-to fall shoes for a couple years now and they’re starting to show some wear. It’s going to be a sad day when I have to replace them.

That’s all for today. I swear next week’s post will be full-hearted! Hopefully it will stay warm and sunny long enough for me to get a few more pictures in.

Happy Halloween! Musings on Skull Fashion

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Happy Halloween!

It’s finally here! My favorite holiday. I’m sure you’ve already done all your celebrating over the weekend, but here at my office we’re having a little Halloween costume contest and munching on candy still. So in the spirit of Halloween I decided to do a little post about one of my favorite Halloween themes and fashion motifs: skulls! Yup, you can be scary and trendy at the same time! Bet you didn’t realize that.

Here are some cool fashion pieces I found, mind you, some of them are a few years old, but still fun on a day like today!


I love these shots, so elegant and yet mad scientist at the same time.



via pichaus



via Daily Dose of Lies

 Of course this post would not be complete without these Alexander McQueen clutches, or without Alexander McQueen period, but I’ve seen about a million DIY’s for this clutch so here it is.



via Corridor 40

I love the idea of these more than I love the shoes themselves, but there’s gotta be a better version of these out there somewhere. If you find them, tell me. I will most likely own a similar pair before I die.

Now if you don’t have a thousand dollars to spend on a clutch. Another great source of some really awesome and original pieces is Etsy! Some of my skull accessories:



via BevaStyles

 

via Winterberry Jewelry


 

via Mood Raven Designs



via MichelleChangJewelry
 





Well, now that I’ve sufficiently terrified all of you, I can call it a day. Hope you all have a great Halloween and eat enough candy to make your teeth fall out!