THREADS // CHANGING SEASONS

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outfit details: kimono c/o swell // jeans - thrifted // boots c/o blowfish shoes // crystal necklace + hornet's nest ring c/o helios jewelry // vintage oval turquoise ring c/o bella & chloe // triangle turquoise ring c/o erica freestone


It's been fun to find new ways to style my kimonos now that the weather is getting colder.  If you know me at all you know I am a KIMONO HOARDER.  But most of them are so light and airy and have big bells sleeves it can be hard to layer them under jackets or make them be warm.  I don't own many long sleeve tees at all, its just never been something I gravitate towards, but I do have just a couple basic ones.  I ended up loving this look, so I will be on the lookout for some more long sleeve tees for other color options!  I can't remember where I got this orange one a few seasons ago, but I love the way it looks with this kimono, which might be my new favorite.  It is so light and comfortable, and I'm always a lover of paisley prints!

My dark hair has really grown on me.  I think I'm almost loving it more than the ombre now.  And believe it not it has not faded to any funny colors on the end where it was super blonde!  I was worried I was going to have to do a couple takes but it blended in perfectly after a few washes and does not seem to be fading out! 

Yesterday James and I went to Austin to go see Saves The Day play!  It was a fun night, but Ill share more about it in another post.  I have several things I need to attend to today... I'm about to post another giveaway so don't forget to check out all the giveaways going on right now.  The first ones are ending already.  I'll be emailing the winners within a few days of each giveaway closing.  I added a scrolling widget at the bottom of the homepage for giveaways yesterday so now you can easily see if there are any new ones available from the front page!

THREADS // DYLAN + FRINGE

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outfit details:  shirt - skyline fever // jeans c/o pylo // purse c/o rossio roos // turquoise ring c/o bella & chloe


I was going through some photos on my hard drive and realized I have quite a few outfit posts from past months that never even made it to the blog.  I knew I had a few from more recently, but I actually have a few from a while ago... like this one from sometime in September!  This is the exact reason why I needed to take a break, ha ha.  Too many little details were getting lost in the files.  I'm on a mission to drag them all out so I can be completely caught up and ready for a new fresh season with a clean slate.  (So you may see quite a few outfit posts here for a while, along with a few posts from warmer weather days...)

I loved this simple outfit.  I wore this to a friend's birthday party.  I think I have about 5 different Skyline Fever Dylan tees!!!  A normal one, an oversized one for lounging around the house in, one that I cut as a crop top, one that I cut as a muscle tank and this one that is slashed up.  It really is the best tee in my opinion, but you know, I may be a little biased ;)  My favorite thing to pair it with is these Pylo bell bottoms.  Oh, and see that cute little pouch in these photos?  Well, its gone.  In just 2 weeks of not eating grains, dairy & sugar, my little pouch Ive been carrying around for years is gone!  I never thought it was bad, actually kind of cute at times, but its been amazing to see how my body is transforming rapidly before my eyes with just eliminating a few things from my diet.  I'm so proud of myself for sticking with it every single day.  I haven't caved one (yet).  I know the holidays are going to be tough, especially when I'm not eating out of my own fridge.  I have re-organized our food cabinet to make it easy on myself.  Maybe Ill share a post all about it soon. 

Anyway, back to this outfit!  It's hard to believe I only have one outfit post so far with the adorable fringe purse from Rossio Roos b/c I have literally used it SO much in the past few months.  Its the perfect size to fit my essentials for going out when I don't want to carry a big bag or one that I have to hold.  I have always been a huge fan of over the shoulder bags.  You can get this bag in 3 different colors (without the beaded patch).  I'm in love with the black & dark brown ones. 

In other news... I know I said there would be a new giveaway everyday this week... well I fell a bit behind, so the last 3 will resume tomorrow on Monday!  There are 3 currently live right now on the giveaway page, so make sure to go enter before the end.  Each one lasts one week!

Also, I am LOVING the new blog changes I made yesterday.  Everything is so much easier to find!  Things like this make me one happy girl.  I'm kind of blog design nerd if you haven't noticed. 

THREADS // OFF TO A CONCERT

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I think I wear a variation of this outfit pretty often.  You just can't go wrong with a pair of fun bell bottoms, a great tee & your favorite vintage jacket.  This is my first outfit post with my new hair!  Although I have a few already shot from weeks ago that I haven't shared, so you may see my hair flip flop around for a while.  It's starting to really grow on me.  When I look at photos of my ombre I really miss it, but I'm embracing a new look for this season at least, allowing myself to feel comfortable with a new look.  Bottom is beginning to fade and blend into the top a bit more, so its looking better that when I first dyed it.

Last friday I went to go see Fred Eaglesmith with my bestie.  It's been a little tradition of ours.  Weve been seeing him play live for about 13 years now.  This was our 6th time to see him together.  I have to admit, I was a little disappointed for the first time with the show.  They played pretty much the same songs as last time, and told the exact same jokes, which aren't as funny the 3rd or 4th time hearing them.  Just about every show we go to they call someone out, for talking too much, or something.  This time they called out my bestie b/c her phone rang.  It was pretty uncool.  They may think its annoying to hear a phone ring, but when a mother waits months to see your show and can't turn her ringer off b/c she has 3 little ones at home who may need her... Surely it's all in good humor and fun, but after time and time again it just becomes rude, especially to fans who love you and pay to come see you play.  I may just stick to the albums for a while and forget the live shows, sadly.  I really cannot wait for Steve Earle to come back around... that is a show you leave with nothing but a big full heart.

Anyway...I am pretty damn excited it's jacket weather! 

P.S. Don't forget to check out the GIVEAWAY page this week!  A new one just went up this morning :)

PRIESTESS OF THE BONES

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I woke up Halloween morning feeling not an ounce of my usual Halloween spirit.  It is my favorite holiday after all.  But this month has flown by so fast for me, that it was hard to believe it was already here.  As of that morning we had no solid plans on what we were going to do for the evening.  None of our friends were trick or treating in town like usual.  We thought we were just going to stay home and watch scary movies like last year.  Then while James was at work he ran into one of my parents friends who invited us over to their family party.  Which was so cool b/c that morning I was missing how we used to go over there every year with my parents.  So we ended up going to a party AND trick or treating after all!  I got to see old friends I hadn't seen in years, who now have kids who I had never met.  It was great!

So, last minute I threw together this costume.  I had this little black velvet jumper I got at F21 with the idea in the back of my mind I would wear it for Halloween, but never really got around to put any ideas together.  I was walking around my house and I spotted this branch sitting in the corner.  I have kept it for a few years now thinking I was going to make a hanging clothing rack out of it and just haven't done it yet.  So now, it has new life!  I have lots of bones on hand, so it just started flowing together and before I knew it, I was the Priestess of the Bones.  And not surprisingly, it felt very natural.  Although by the time we got done trick or treating I was completely over being the jumper riding up, and the heavyness of the hat, etc.  Luckily I brought along my boyfriend jeans and a hoodie in case I got to cold, so I spent the rest of the party enjoying being me.

I love how beautiful my jewels from Aurora Shadow & Star Native fit in with this outfit.  I almost never wear one of their work without the other.  I also tend to wear my Strong Medicine Studio cuff ring and Silk Bone Jewels ring when I wear them too.  I love all the silver together. They are just the PB&J of jewels.  And this is two years in a row I wore both this vest from Mamie Ruth and these boots from Lulu's.  Maybe I can keep it up in future years... And this bag I just got from Ladies of Paradise was so perfect.  (They just launched their site and have the most rad bags, you must check them out!)  If you have bought the Bohemian Collective Magazine, you might recognize the necklace and hat!  They were both featured in the Made For Pearl editorial. 

It ended up being a great night!  I'm so glad we didn't stay home and watch movies, although that would of been fun too... it was so much better spent connecting with people we love.