Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In The Heat




UO Hat / Gap Button Up (thrifted, old) / Isabel Marant Dress (ebay) / Anthropologie Bag (birthday gift)

Oh wow, do I miss that nice warm weather right about now! It has been a chilly,
wet week and a half and 80F plus sounds pretty awesome right now. The interior of Alaska is full into the fall season now with everyone winterizing cars, house and waterlines. It's a little sad to realize that our summer was so short but here's hoping for a mild winter! 

This dress did not get a ton of love this summer and I'm bummed about that. It's a beautiful dress and is fairly light but the temps were so hot during the short summer that we did have that sleeves felt too warm most of the time. I may complain quite loudly about winter but I do love the layering that comes with colder weather so I think I may get more wear out of this dress in the coming months. This particular day I'd worn the button up over the dress but it was too hot for that by the time I took pictures and settled for tying it around the waist.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Run Blue Run









Joie Silk Dress (consigment) / Free People Belt and Sandals / Isabel Marant scarf for H&M c/o H&M / Coch Bucket Bag (thrifted)

Fall is here, the weather has chilled and the kids are back to school. I don't know where the summer went but it went by fast! These photos are from the carnival a little while back, 3 years ago the ride provider for the Tanana State Fair spilt from the fair and has been running their own separate carnival and it is a blast. They have wrist bands for kids with unlimited rides and with a discount of half of this year, it made for a great afternoon of fun for the kids - I can't even count how many times they rode the Gravitron! We really got our money's worth out of those wristbands and then packed our own water bottles and food to keep costs down. However, looking back I don't see how my parents were able to do as much as they did with six children, just two seems so expensive at times! We did back to school shopping and even with grandparents spoiling them, it seems like there was so many things to get.

Anyways, about the outfit, I found this dress at our local consignment shop before it closed down, a little over a year ago, and this was the first I'd taken photos of it. It's a very lovely thick silk but I need to sew a little button so the wrap part of the skirt doesn't fly up! I worn my tall sandals again and had much better luck with them stying up for an afternoon of walking around.  I received this scarf from the collaboration H&M did with Isabel Marant almost four years ago and it's my most worn scarf - it's held up extremely well with no pulls and it's probably one of my most worn accessories.  I think I would cry real tears if it was ever lost or ruined!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Soft





UO Hat / Anthropologie Romper (thrifted) / Free People Sandals / Coach Bucket Bag (thrifted)

I bought this romper at Value Village last year and since then it's been sitting in my alterations pile - I've been trying to slow wrk my way through and doing little things like taking straps up, something that makes a big difference on how things sit if you're short, or hemlines, stuff like that.  I'm slow, I know.  I do reall like this romper with it's loose legs and the muted colors but now that we're in fall up here, I don't know if I'm going to get that much ore wear out of it before the cold hits.  I don't know if the short colors would look good with tights, I'm pretty boring now and jut wear black ones but maybe I'll try to branch out and try some colorful tights again.  Don't you feel like colorful tights ala 2010 are going to come back?  I sort of do with the current trends swinging heavily towards maximal style  and BRIGHT COLORS/EMBROIDERY/ALL THE STUFF.  It will be interesting to see what happens.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Seeing Stars






Michael Michael Kors Blouse (thrifted, older) / Isabel Marant E. Pants (thrifted) and Flatforms (ebay) / Anthropologie Bag (birthday gift)

I'm really happy to fit into these pants again, the tiny star prints makes for a fun change from my regular black jeans and I lke how the cropped length works with sandals.  This off-the-shoulder blouse is a little older and I realize that they are a very trendy thing right now but, I love off the shoulder stuff!  (Secretly hoping it sticks around...)  I don't think I will be too bothered if they go out of style again however, it's a look I personally really like so I'll probably just keep wearing them.

Friday, August 18, 2017

State of Fair






AEO Hat / Joie Silk Maxi (ebay) / Ecote Bag / J.Crew Belt (thrifted, old) / Free People Sandals (ebay)

I wore this to the Tanana State Fair last week - Alaska has a few State fairs during the last month of summer with the on in Palmer being the largest but the Tanana fair in Fairbanks isn't much of a slouch.  Ev and I had taken the kids to the carnival the weeks before that and since they got unlimited ride wrist bands, we didn't do ay rides at the state fair but we did send a lot of time in the animal barns.  It was 90F this day and seeing as it was the first time I actually felt cute at the fair ( my fair outfits are usually dreadful for some reason) I got Ev to snap a few pictures. (In public...with so many people round.  I am a coward when it comes to pictures n public so big deal for me.)   I bought this dress on ebay last summer for less than $10 and have worn it a fair bit - it's just long enough to wear sandals and not have the hem drag on the ground which is a must for walking around a fair.  It was nice and light so I didn't feel too overheated in the sun and the hat kept said sun off my face. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Words Are Dangerous Instruments

I don't often talk politics here on the blog - it's an outfit of the day type hobby blog and it feels silly or trivializing to talk about shattering events.  There have been moments however when I did feel the need to say something, even if it was just an expression of grief and sadness, and I feel that now if an important time for we as people to stop and say, "That's wrong."

The events over the weekend are beyond troubling and I am so sad and angry to see such hatred in a country that I love so much.  This is not who America is.  We are a land of hope and optimism  for a better future for us all and this is a cancer that will only spread if we do not speak against it.

I know that many of us are careful with our words these days, they can be instruments of love or hatred, they can unite or divide us and they are dangerous things.  The words and actions coming from the Charlottesville Unite The Right Rally are dangerous, poisonous things of hatred and fear.  This is not who we are. 

I don't have any words aside from "You are wrong.  Your actions are despicable.  Your views are cancerous.  Your words are against everything that I hold to be morally correct and true."

I stand with my brothers and sister against this hatred and while I understand that many of us do not want to invite more strife into our lives, this is the time to say something. They may seem small but as we've seen in year and just days past, words are dangerous instruments.

Justify







AEO Hat and Bag  / Michael Michael Kors top (thrifted) / Justify Skirt/ Target Sandals (thrfted, older)