Blue and gray on a fine fall day

This past weekend this fine fall weather was amazing! Just a bit cool in the mornings and evenings, but perfect the middle of the day. Sunday we stopped at the park on our way home from church and played in the leaves. So much fun! I felt good for two whole days after my round of physical therapy, chiro, acupuncture and massage, and then the pain started creeping back in on the third day. I was jumping and throwing leaves and having fun because I still felt pretty good.

After I got home, I was worried my back would start hurting really bad because of it, but the pain was just creeping slowly back in like it had the last weekend after my round of appointments, so I don’t think I was any worse for the wear after playing in the park. May as well have had fun with those fall leaves while I still could. The rain is coming back again and they are going to be wet and slimy now. Not so much fun to play with any more… Wah, wah, wah. And Monday’s round of appointments didn’t seem to give me as much relief as the ones the end of last week. So, play while you can, I say!

 

Fall fun!

 

Blue and gray stripes + white coat

 

Blue and gray

 

Fall style

 

Taupe boots, + blue and gray outfit

 

 

Blue short sleeved sweater + gray cardigan + blue and gray striped skirt and taupe boots

 

Blue and gray on a fall day

 

We also had fun taking Boomerang shots of us throwing the leaves. Check out my Instagram  to see it.

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

 

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Purple lace and tulle

I found this purple lace zip 3/4 length sleeve top and dusty purple pleated tulle skirt on sale at Rue 21. Only three dollars for each item! Whooo! This was a few months ago, so they are probably long gone now, but they always have sales racks with different price points on them, so they are always a good store to check out any time of the year. So, while everyone else is posting about the Nordstrom half-yearly sale, I’m over here telling you to go to the three dollar and five dollar bargain racks at Rue 21.

My mom and I went shopping earlier this week and we did indeed check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I thought everything was still too expensive for my budget over there. We saw absolutely nothing for sale under $40 in the clothing section. Maybe if you bought a small accessory, then you could find a good deal. But, if you’re a bargain shopper like me, hit the clearance racks at Rue 21. Summer clearance didn’t seem to be in full swing at the mall yet, but it was starting up and will really get going the second half of August.

After walking around the whole mall and finding nothing we wanted at prices we wanted to pay, my mom and I ended up at TJ Maxx, where I found three items, technically four, but someone snagged one we were looking at after we put it back. My clothes and shoes are being held ransom by my mother until my birthday when I will act totally surprised at my cool new clothing digs that I picked out for me. We do this almost every year for birthdays or Mother’s day. At least we know we’ll like what we get that way, right?  😉

 

Dappled light

Dappled light

 

Purple lace and tulle

Purple lace and tulle

 

Lace and tulle

Lace and tulle

 

Lace zip ruffle sleeve top + pleated tulle skirt

Lace zip ruffle sleeve top + pleated tulle skirt

 

Twirl

Twirl

 

Lace and velvet

Lace and velvet

 

If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will never look ugly. ~ Roald Dahl

If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will never look ugly. ~ Roald Dahl

 

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All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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