Lessons from my Poshmark fall wardrobe

Listening now…

I have been through some life changes since my last blog post… more to come on that later. I will have a lot more time to blog (at least for now) and plan on getting back into the weekly blog swing of things. 

It’s fall! 

 

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My absolute favorite time of the year to blog about all things fashion related. 

Whether it’s a Fall Fashion Inspiration post, a Spooky shoot, I really love doing these. 

This time I thought I would do something a little different. 

While going through my photo shoot photos from the other night, I realized that our clothes can kind of….teach us something. 

 

We wear what we feel and we wear our hearts on our sleeves. 

 

In the mornings, we go through our closets and carefully choose how we want to portray to others that day, we wear Black to certain occasions, our friend tells us “wow, you have a lot of Black clothes!” while going through your closet-while you may have never noticed before. 

We speak as silently, or as loudly, as we want to the world with what we clothe our bodies with. 

 

Here are some lessons from my Poshmark fall wardrobe, which you can find here:

 

Be as humbly yourself as possible, but with attitude.

 

 

It’s perfectly okay to be quiet- if that’s who you are (me.) 

But never, ever, ever let people tell you who you should be, walk all over you, treat you less than you deserve. 

Remain yourself, but know when to step outside of this comfort zone when it comes to protecting your own values. 

Damn straight.

 

Keep it simple.

 

 

This means taking time to sit with yourself and learn patience through your process. 

Wake up in the morning, wipe the sleepy from your eyes and look up at the sun and how it has risen for you ; the way in which it has blessed and given you another minute, another hour, another day. 

For a minute quickly becomes days and months and years and if we don’t take the time to sit with it, really notice it and breathe it in, it will evaporate right before us.

 

And on it goes…keep it simple. 

 

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Daydream as often as you like.

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Play dress up with your life and try on as many varieties as you like.

Our choices were not meant to be taken so seriously… 

Do your very best and the universe will send rewards and gratification your way.

 

It’s okay to dress like Fiona and Frank from Shameless.

In fact, I encourage it. 

 

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But don’t be too much of a Frank…. #Shameless

 

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The best cozy autumn movies

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I was sitting here trying to think of something to write about…sometimes that is a struggle as a blogger.

Then it came to me- this is kind of a classic post, but one I have never done myself and always love reading.

My mom and I love to watch fall movies together- every time I try to search for recommendations online for them, it seems a lot of the same ones come up or they are more in the scary category.

I wish they had as much selection for fall movies as they do for Christmas! But…I am here to help! Here are a few of my all time favorite, classic, have-to-watch-every-year autumn movies.

 

 

Stepmom.

 

 

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Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon- what more can you ask for? It’s a tale of Julia Roberts as the “Stepmom,” struggling to make her way into the kids and their mom’s life. If you haven’t yet watched it, the best part is when they are all singing and dancing to “Ain’t no mountain high enough!” (Hence the song in this post)  Something about that scene just gives me such good feels. I’ve loved this movie since I was a kid (thanks mom) and that song still never fails to lift me up when I need it.  I encourage you to dance to this song if you are ever feeling sad, I promise it works.

This movie actually has a few seasons in it, but it definitely hits home with fall for me since there are really quite a few beautiful foliage scenes!

Warning: This is a really sad one 😦  Actually a few of these are…. I love a good cry.

 

You’ve got Mail. 

 

 

Meg Ryan. Tom Hanks. 1998!

 

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I talked about my love for this in my Fall favorites post. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are at first rivaling owners of bookstores- Meg with her little “Shop around the corner” and Tom Hanks with his big corporate bookstore. They become random AIM messaging strangers who don’t realize who they are talking to…. you can probably guess the rest from there!

 

When Harry Met Sally.

 

Another amazing Meg fall movie. Meg’s fall outfits with her blazers and hats! 2 friends and their really funny interactions. That beautiful foliage!

 

Sweet November.

 

Another sad one but so worth it.

 

This movie has been another fall favorite since I was a kid. It is also where I first developed a crush on Keanu Reeves and realized that only Charlize Theron can look that beautiful with short hair. (Okay, and Mandy Moore in How to Deal) And that I absolutely love love love the song Only Time by Enya, but that it will always make me cry thinking of this movie.

Sara claims Nelson as her “November,” in which she promises to change him for the better if he gives her one month with her. One month, no commitments, no pressure.

What can go wrong, right?

 

What are your favorite cozy fall movies?!

Seasons Passing

We had snow on the mountain top this morning. This is not rare to have pre halloween snow up here- but I am going to an oktoberfest today! Time to bundle up:

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Vest and cardigan were both lucky finds at thrift stores, leggings given to me from mom but are from victorias secret, scarf is H&M,boots are Blundstones ($130 value gotten for $54 from sierra trading post!) Jacket was also a lucky goodwill find, but is from forever 21- it is actually a size XL even though I am a small, but I got it because I have been liking the oversized coat look lately, so it still works.

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Early morning shots when my older dog Lily wakes me up at 6 am,.

Remnants of our snow shower….

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Early morning shots when my older dog Lily wakes me up at 6 am,.

Mom's coziness

Mom’s coziness

I just want to show the progression of the october trees, this photo was taken on october 9th.

I just want to show the progression of the october trees, this photo was taken on october 9th.

This is the bottom of the same tree, taken on october 17th.

This is the bottom of the same tree, taken on october 17th.

And a few lost photos from my week before that somehow didn't make the blog... of this abandoned house I pass all the time and decided to photograph

And a few lost photos from my week before that somehow didn’t make the blog… of this abandoned house I pass all the time and decided to photograph

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Do not enter

Do not enter

Themes…

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Cozy reading with dinosaurs illustration for Bologna Children's Book Fair by by Marta Dlugolecka

Cozy reading with dinosaurs
illustration for Bologna Children’s Book Fair by by Marta Dlugolecka

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It’s an autumn affair…

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This house is so beautiful

This house is so beautiful

Cozy up with a good book

Cozy up with a good book

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This little sleepy baby wore herself out growling any anyone who came by to say hello.

This little sleepy baby wore herself out growling any anyone who came by to say hello.

For all you fashion bloggers out there, I'm in love with my tights and was happy to bring them out. I love fall fashion the best, I always have

For all you fashion bloggers out there, I’m in love with my tights and was happy to bring them out. I love fall fashion the best, I always have

Of course food

Of course food

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Street lanterns

Street lanterns

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Jackolantern guy

Jackolantern guy

Church tips

Church tips

This tree....

This tree….

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A saturday well spent

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And on my way home I stopped to take pictures in this field that I pass a lot and always admire...

And on my way home I stopped to take pictures in this field that I pass a lot and always admire…

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Ribbons

Ribbons

After the fair, we went to see Elijah and the Moon play- he was amazing! Check him out: