Flights of Fancy

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Since I do an unusual amount of costuming anyway, lol, I tried for the most part to put together my Halloween look with pieces I already owned. Initially I was aiming for steampunk Little Red Riding Hood, but ultimately ended up leaning more Airship Captain. And you know what? I'm ok with that.


Happy Halloween!

and it begins

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Fall has descended upon DC (yay!) and the wind on Saturday was not playing around. Trying to find a spot to take photos that was 1) secluded, and 2) out of the wind, proved to be impossible. In the end I just leaned into it and tried my best to keep my hair under control, lol.

Also, looking at these photos has left me with a question: are people actually belting overalls? Like for real? Because I can't imagine the awful things it would do to my proportions to even try.

Turtleneck: J.Crew ~ Overalls: Old Navy ~ Jacket: Anthropologie (runs large, I'm wearing a medium) ~ Sneakers: Converse ~ Watch: Ebay (similar) ~ Bracelet: Etsy ~ Sunglasses: Kate Spade (old)


old & new

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Another one of things I get to enjoy while I'm in Pennsylvania is the orchard (& its incredible fruit offerings) of the Historic Round Barn. I've never had a better apple than the ones I've had there, and if you find yourself in the area you have to grab some for yourself! It's family run and everyone is so knowledgeable that it's impossible to leave without something tasty.

 Sweater: French Connection (TJ Maxx, similar online) ~ Jeans: Joe's ~ Jacket: ASOS (old) ~ Booties: Steve Madden ~ Purse: J.Crew (old, available on Poshmark) ~ Sunglasses: Kate Spade ~ Watch: Ebay (similar) ~ Bracelet: Etsy

Traditions

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Visiting Pennsylvania during Apple Harvest Festival is one of my very favorite things. Even though I had to spend this trip resisting the urge to deface every Trump/Pence sign I saw (SIGH), hanging out with my friend Jessica and her family is totally worth it. 

Moving back to NC isn't really on my to-do list, and honestly the NC I lived in never looked like this, but there is something about being out in all that nature that makes me homesick for it anyway.


Short and sweet, but on Thursday (woot woot two posts!) I'll be back with a close up look at my outfit from day one.


decisions, decisions

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Have I spent any time here talking about the specifics of fit? Or at least how some of those fit decisions can be incredibly personal?

More often than not, I choose pieces that place me squarely in the traditionally flattering category. I know what I like to emphasize and what I don't, and I don't often stray from that. In my attempts to figure out this season though, I seem to be drawn more and more to those pieces that feel a little "wrong".  This dress from Lou & Grey/LOFT is a lovely weight, and feels much more expensive than it is. Add in sleeves and a skirt that stops just above the knee and I figure I've found a piece I can dress up or down, with sneakers or booties, for years to come. But it doesn't emphasize my waist. It fits in the shoulders and bust and then just kind of flows down the rest of the body. 

It's one of those pieces I bought because I feel great in it, even if it doesn't fit like so many of the pieces where I usually say those words. So...yeah. Sometimes you have to just buy the pieces that make you happy, even if they're not the ones you feel "fit the best".

Dress: LOFT (Lou & Grey) ~ Jacket: Anthropologie (old, similar, under $100, under $40) ~ Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters ~ Crossbody: Anthropologie (old, similar) ~ Sneakers: Converse ~ Necklace: Kate Spade ~ Watch: Ebay (similar) ~ Bracelet: Etsy