I’m sure you’ll be surprised to hear I can sometimes over think an outfit. Today, I reminded myself to “Keep It Simple, Stupid,” and selected a fit and flare dress, denim vest, leggings, and my favorite western boots.
Vest, Tinseltown (cut from a consignment jacket). Dress, Shein. Leggings, Amour. Boots, Ariat. Sunglasses, Charming Charlie. Bag, Rebecca Minkoff.
In our photography class, on Sunday, our instructors encouraged us to shoot on Manual. (I have a habit of using the Aperture mode.) I used Manual for the jumping shot (above), but it really is much simpler to use Aperture, as I did below. Keepin’ it real. Keepin’ it simple.
I felt really good about this outfit because an old man in the produce section of Raley’s said, “Nice outfit!” Granted, I was reaching overhead for a plastic bag at the time and my skirt was probably riding up a bit . . . but I’ll take the compliment.
Hat, Nine West. Vest, AC-3998 (cut from a thrifted jacket). Plaid shirt, Passport. Star Wars tee, Disney. Skirt, Mossimo. Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Vince Camuto. Earrings, consignment. Bag, Rebecca Minkoff (are you sick of seeing it yet?).
When rain is in the forecast, I either reach for the curling iron or a hat. Sleek, straight hair is an impossibility when a storm front moves in.
Poncho, Aziza. Shirt, Jones New York (thrifted). Skirt, Bass (thrifted). Boots, Steve Madden. Earrings, Stardust Remembered. Bag, Rebecca Minkoff.
I can’t complain about the rain. We need it, and we had beautiful weather for the weekend!
My volunteer group took ten kids to Point Reyes on Saturday. Some of them had never been to the ocean before!
Beefy and I took a photography class on Sunday. Afterwards, I played “model.”
Do I really need an excuse for curls?
If you’re in the Sacramento area, I hope you join the Sacramento Fashion and Style Meetup! I attended the inaugural meeting today and can’t wait for the next one.
Shirt, Mossimo. Skirt, Mural (consignment). Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren. Bag, El Paso Saddleblanket Co. Sunglasses, Coco Sunglasses. Earrings, tourist shop in Bridgeport, CA.
We met for coffee and then visited two boutiques in the downtown area: YSJ Vintage and the The Denim Spot. I was very pleased to be downtown so that I could pose with the capitol dome.
I’m now a member of ten* meetup groups, although I’ve only attended events for five of them. They range from fashion to writing to hiking to photography to sailing. I’m a woman of diverse interests! Now, back to that stack of book on my nightstand.
*It’s eleven now. As I wrote this, I was inspired to join another group!
I had two very different interviews, today. One in the pet industry and the other in beauty. But I made one plaid chiffon blouse work for both!
Jacket, BCBG Max Azria (consignment). Blouse, Romeo + Juliet. Jeans, Old Navy. Boots, Steve Madden. Earrings, Rose Bowl Flea Market. Bag, Rebecca Minkoff.
Thankfully, this blouse does not retain pet hair. My pet interview was first and involved cuddling three tiny dogs.
Jacket, Diane von Furstenberg (consignment). Blouse, Romeo + Juliet. Skirt, Mossimo. Shoes, Nine West. Earrings, Rose Bowl Flea Market.
I wasn’t selected for either position, but Jackson comforted me:
I got some good, quality time with my dogs on Tuesday with a hike. We even saw some snow!
I met my Toastmasters mentee for lunch and discovered a new-to-me art gallery, The Brickhouse. The owner graciously let me take photos with a few of the outdoor murals. I’ll be back for the big Day of the Dead celebration on my birthday!
Vest, Tinseltown (cut form a consignment jacket). Shirt, Passport. Skirt, Madewell. Boots, Steve Madden. Sunglasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Bag, Rebecca Minkoff. Necklace, thrifted.
The murals (from left to right) are by artists @bamr_theartist, @r2romero, and @lisa.elias.
My parents were afraid I’d be a Halloween baby and forever cursed by Satan, but I held on for a few days. We never celebrated the evil holiday as children, but my grown sister is a Halloween fanatic, now. I enjoy watching the revelry, but seldom participate.
Shirt, Levi’s (thrifted). Tunic, Rachel Roy (consignment). Leggings, Express. Boots, Style & Co (thrifted). Earrings, Rain’s Embellishments
. Bag, Rebecca Minkoff.
I’m getting into the spirit with my sugar skull earrings and pumpkin soup.
I don’t actually like the dark and shorter days. They make me sleepy. But I have an excuse to lie in bed and catch up on my blogs. Finally, my Feedly queue is at less than “499+” unread posts. (That’s as high as the count goes.)
You never know what you might find under the bridge. A man, parked in his car, smoking a joint. A shrine made from stones, crayfish claws, and a beer bottle cap. An oddly dressed woman posing for an unmanned tripod.
Coat, Lilli Ann San Francisco (vintage). Sweater, Full Tilt (thrifted). Striped tee, American Apparel. Shorts, Lassie. Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Sam Edelman. Earrings, Claire’s. Bag, Rebecca Minkoff.
I took a picture of the shrine for you and snapchatted the woman (whatiwore2day). The pot-smoker spooked and drove away.
I had my fingerprints scanned for a certification, today. The scan reveals my (lack of) criminal record, but, honestly, says nothing about me as a person.
Sweater, thrifted. Skirt, thrifted, shortened, and embellished. Boots, Miz Mooz. Sunglasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Bag, El Paso Saddleblanket Co. Earrings, street vendor. Ring, vintage.
Just looking at my hands tells you so much more about me. I’m practical and lazy. I love to spend time outside, getting dirty. I cook. I’m in a committed relationship, but I’m not a traditionalist. I doubt the Live Scan will return those results.
What do your hands say about you?