Vivid print dress + fall colors

The fall colors are upon us! It’s bea-oootiful out there right now. Gotta enjoy it before the rain comes down and washes away all the pretty leaves on the trees.

Dress, given to me, blazer, Romeo + Juliet Couture, layered silk tank top c/o Mott & Bo, Betsey Johnson handbag, Marshall’s small tortoiseshell sunglasses, old + round toe black pumps, Ross

This vividly colored dress was given to me. I wasn’t too sure I liked the orange on it, but I love all the rest of the colors, and the orange isn’t dominant, nor does it look bad on me, so it’s all good. I’m just not much of an orange fan, unless it’s a bright summery orange or a springy orange. Fall orange, not so much. I feel like, in the fall, they take all the pretty colors and muddy them up a bit. I tend to add the word ‘poop’ to the beginning of the colors that are a much darker, murkier color than what you would see the rest of the year. I know. I’m mature like that.

Nature does such a wonderful job of turning all the leaves pretty colors. Somehow, we ruin that when we try to mimic it in fall colors for clothing.

I always feel like wrap dresses have a vintage sort of vibe. Not sure why. So I attempted to do a bit of a victory roll on one side of my head. It’s really more of a ‘defeat’ roll, as I tried several times, had it looking good, only for it to start flopping off the side of my head. At some point I had something that resembled a cool looking hair flower, but alas, that didn’t stay put either. Hairdo’s aren’t my forte.

Also, I wasn’t having trouble with this wrap dress flopping open. It had ties on the waist, but they didn’t affect the top staying open or closed. I was wearing it with a silk camisole underneath (from Mott and Bo) so maybe I wasn’t noticing it trying to flop open. You could also try double sided tape if you have a wrap dress or top that won’t stay put. If you have trouble with wrap dresses and you’re petite like me, check out this post here: How to style a wrap dress if you’re petite.

You all have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by.

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Where do your feet go?

This past week I’ve been taking pictures of where my feet go and posting them on my Instagram.  The guest speaker at our church was talking about where your feet go, God goes with you and had mentioned asking people at the church he used to preach at to take photos of where there feet went that week. So off I went to take photos of where my feet went. Unspoken challenge accepted.

The feet photos that day were really great. Taken with my real camera. Out in nature while doing this photo shoot for the blog. After that, they were crappy cell phone photos mostly at or around work and at the grocery store. I really thought my feet were going to go somewhere really cool or do something really fun.

Reality is, God is going with me to work and to the grocery store. Wah. Wah. Wah. I’m sure even He’s bored with that. But in the mundane, everyday places life takes us, it’s good to know God goes with us. Sometimes work is hard. Sometimes the grocery store is boring. Sometimes we go to the grocery store after work and want to run all the slow pokes in front of us down with our grocery cart. God is still with us. I think that was the point of this exercise. Not necessarily to go out and find great adventures for our feet to go on, but to know God is there in the here and now. In what we’re really doing every day. There’s comfort in knowing that.

 

On to the outfit. I found this crushed velvet tunic top at Village Merchants consignment shop down in Portland when I went a few weeks ago with my sister and nieces and son. The shoes are super cute denim bow sandals I got a TJ Maxx a few years ago. The white stretchy pants I just got at Kohl’s recently. If they’d stop getting dirty when I traipse about in the woods in them, I’d wear them more often. They are that comfortable. Flowers from the Gresham Saturday Farmers Market.

Yes. I walked out on a fallen log across a small creek at some point while taking photos. In wedge sandals.

Where will your feet take you this week? Just remeber, where you’re going, God goes with you. Even in the mundane boring-ness of everyday life.

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

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