Polka dots and lace

I was going to take some bags of clothing to Goodwill last month, only to find myself at Goodwill, minus the bags of clothing. So I just went in and browsed around. I found this cute polka dot dress with lace marked with the color of the week for half off, so I snagged it for $3.50. Not bad, if I say so myself.

The bag of clothing still hasn’t made it’s way to Goodwill, but it keeps getting added to, so it’s all good. It has now become two bags of clothing, as my son added to it as well. It will get there one of these days.


The lace details on this dress were too cute to resist. I’m always a fan of cute details.

I attempted to style the cardigan wrap thingy again. Mostly I was wearing it with a big white belt across the front. Other than draping it over my shoulders like a poncho.

This weekend, I’m mourning the passing of summer as our high temps have only been in the 50’s. Not even that yet today. My sister even had snow already down in Bend! Craziness, I’m telling ya! Just say no to early winter.

Thank you for stopping by. If there is no post next weekend, just know my body did not want to acclimate to the cooler temperatures just yet, and I just said ‘no’ to taking more photos for the blog. Ha. (Funny how at the other end of winter, these same temps feel like spring is coming on and it’s time to go outside and have fun again.)

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Falling into Fall

Tomorrow is the first day of fall. Waah. I love the beginning of fall, but hate the way it ends. All bitter and cold with winter-like weather creeping in. If only I can live in a land of eternal summer all year round! Sigh.

Wrap cardigan, gifted to me similar here, silk top c/o Mott & Bow, black skinny jeans c/o Mott & bow, blue turquoise disk dangle earrings, Target, black wedge sandals, similar, here. Tortoiseshell cat ear sunglasses, Betsey Johnson. Don’t give a damn attitude, earned it.

Time to start transitioning our summer clothes into fall appropriate attire. Today I am adding a wrap poncho. Wrap cardigan? Wrap? Not sure what this is. This wrap thingamabob. (Yes. I think that’s a word. My dad uses it all the time. Haha.) This was given to me by someone who wasn’t quite sure how to wear it. Well. Neither am I sure how to style it, but I thought I’d give it a go.

I chose to wrap the cardigan wrap thingy around my waist and tied it in the back.

Is it weird in the back? And do I care? No. I do not care.

This is what it looks like un-wrapped around my waist. It’s long, the sides hang down. It’s fun, but really, how did the maker intend for this to be worn? I really want to know.

Conclusion of the weird wrap cardigan thingamajig: It’s soft and warm and weird shaped, but I like it. Still don’t know if I’m wearing it ‘properly’. Still don’t care. I think I’ll play around with this one a bit more as autumn overtakes us.

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