Styling a basic tee for fall

Continuing on last weeks theme this week – styling a basic tee for fall. With motivation from tees compliments of Mott and Bow. (All opinions are my own.) This look is definitely an early fall look, as I’ll be ditching the shorts altogether when the weather gets really cold. But, as most of us realize by now, motivation is hard to find this year, so take it from wherever you can and just go with it.

Mott & Bow fitted crew tee shirt, c/o; jean shorts, old; Navy blue duster cardigan, a gift; Sole Society gray combat boots, gifted, more boots here. Cat ear Betsey Johnson sunglasses, Marshall’s, old; Hair scrunchie, Marshall’s; Interlocking circle necklace and earrings, Kohl’s, old.

So, we tried to take off on a little adventure to the gorge last weekend. We didn’t just try, off we went. Only to get out there and discover a lot of the parking lots were closed to most of the falls. Some had signs saying it was due to the fires. We weren’t sure if it was the current fires over in Clackamas County or the Big Fire that swept through the gorge a couple of years ago.

However, we did get out at Latourell Falls, and you can go to the falls, but the other hiking paths are closed. Bridal veil falls was open, but overflow parking was closed so we couldn’t find anywhere to park. Multnomah Falls parking lot off the Columbia Historic Highway was closed, however, you can still park at the one off the freeway. Horsetail Falls parking lot was closed. I was starting to get so bummed, I dubbed this The Year Of No Fun Whatsoever.

And also, don’t go chasing waterfalls. Really. Don’t. They’re all closed. Technically, if you can see them without going on any hiking trails, they’re still there for you to see as you drive by. But that’s it. Keep your arms and legs in the vehicle at all times. It’s not safe to get out and look around this year. There’s Covid and murder hornets and fires with lots of ash out there.

As it’s rained a bit more this past week, maybe you can go hike to them at this time. But now you’ll probably slide off the trails. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

The good news is, my Mott  & Bow tee was not only comfy, but also good for an ‘attempting to have an adventure’  sort of look. I paired it with a long duster cardigan – they’re coming back! – and combat boots for an attempt to be warm in the shade and cool in the sunshine. Exactly what the changing season calls for.

As usual, thank you for stopping by. May your week be filled with sunshine – but no raging fires.

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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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