Monday, October 27, 2014

Thunderstruck.


Hello everyone! It has been a few days since I've posted, and for that I apologize.  We've been through this song and dance before, so I'll spare you the excuses and get straight to the good stuff.  I did promise you more Fall inspired posts featuring dresses and knee socks, and obviously this post is no exception.  This is an outfit I wore out to brunch on Sunday, and the weather has been absolutely perfect.  It's the typical California Fall where it has been cold enough to wear scarves and jackets, but still warm enough to wear a dress without having to pile on the layers to keep from freezing (what is freezing, anyway?).  Speaking of jackets, the absolutely beautiful faux leather number I am wearing above is the newest addition to my wardrobe, and I am completely smitten.  I have been on the hunt for THE perfect faux leather jacket to serve as my Fall/Winter go-to coat, and I finally found this gorgeous winner at... wait for it........... ROSS.  Let me start off by saying I have absolutely no shame in purchasing anything at a "discount" store.  You can find gold ANYWHERE, and Ross is a prime example.   My husband and I like to go on occasion to look for discount items for the home and kitchen, but I have never really taken the time to hunt for anything in their clothing section.  This past weekend I decided to give it a whirl as we had a bunch of free time (so why the heck not?) and like I do, I stumbled across the jacket of my dreams.  Okay I'm probably being a bit dramatic, but I know ya'll know how it feels to find something you've been searching and scouring and pining for and when and if you finally do, it practically seems like it was meant for you.  The jacket was over 60% off the original value of $160, is a size medium, fits me perfectly, and has zippers and buttons and snaps in all of the most adorable, perfect places.  I could go on forever, but I won't.  It's a damn fine jacket. 

Thank you so much for peeking on over and reading my blog.  We all need little creative outlets here and there to take our minds away from the everyday stresses and worries of life, and this is one of mine. :) I really do enjoy posting my outfit creations and personal style endeavors for any and all who are interested, seeking inspiration, bored, curious, all of the above.  For whatever reason you read my posts, I want you to know how much I appreciate you!  :) I hope everyone has a beautiful week as well as a fun, safe and happy Halloween!

Love to you all.  =^.^=


Outfit Info:

Dress: H&M
Faux leather jacket: Ross
Creepers: Ebay
Scarf: Target

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fade away, radiate.


Hello friends!  It has still been kind of warm here during the day but I have been aching to do another Fall inspired post so I threw on my faux leather jacket, knee-socks and tights, and went for it.   I actually wore this outfit to a show on Monday night and I loved it so much that I told my husband "I wish I could wear this everyday."  It's true.  Everything about this collection is perfect for me, and the shoes are no exception.  They are original T.U.K. creepers I found secondhand for half the price, and they fit me like a charm.  I have never been so pleased with a secondhand purchase.   I've had an obsession with creepers since high school and have not been able to justify spending the extra money on originals, and the fact that I found these jewels screaming my name at a Crossroads store in Downtown Berkeley is a lovely little miracle.  

Please forgive the changing shades of color and light in some of the photos.  The sun was beginning to set so every shot was a race with time.  My husband eyed this location on one of our walks a few weeks ago and suggested we take some photos here sometime, and today we did. I actually quite like how they turned out. :)

I hope this week is finding you well and happy.  Stay tuned for more Fall appropriate posts, and thank you so much for reading!

Love to you all. =^.^=


Outfit Info (I finally used links! haha):
Dress: Forever 21
Faux Leather Jacket (Old): Urban Outfitters
Creepers (Secondhand from Crossroads): T.U.K.
Pork Pie Hat: Berkeley Hat Company