Lessons from my Poshmark fall wardrobe

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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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A spooky fashion shoot

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I decided to have a little fun with my tripod (well I used my mom’s this time because it was already all set up and mine is a bit more difficult to set up) and take some fun fashion shots. The only other time I played around with a tripod was with my Mickey Mouse rules all post, but I think I need to make this a regular thing!

 

#1:

Lularoe Halloween leggings, Target thrifted sweater, H&M boots

 

These leggings have trick or treaters on them. How cute!

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Do you like my teal pumpkin with polka dots that I painted? Also- there’s my skull pillow with the eye bitten off from Molly… #extraspooky #Keepinitreal #Realbloggersarecool

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# 2:

Thrifted Forever 21 dress, Lularoe leggings, thrifted pleather red jacket, thrifted cow bag, thrifted Teva brand boots, floppy hat from my sister. 🙂

 

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How awesome is this cow bag?! My mom said she had a similar one and I remember it from when I was a kid…

 

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#cowandstripes #whynot

 

The bag also has a millon pockets and organization sections in it plus a Velcro closure…

 

# 3:

Thrifted dress, Lularoe leggings

Bottom photos- added an H&M sweater and my Carhartt beanie

 

I like the blue and yellow together. It feels retro to me…this dress is also a very flattering fit!

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I also love the dress because it easily layers for fall and winter.

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When you try to tripod and you cut off your head, but the pictures come out kind of artsy/blurry and you like it.

 

#4:

Aztec sweater from sissy, thrifted Zara brand jeans, 80’s belt “thrifted” from mom’s closet, cow bag, beanie, and boots on repeat.

 

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Pumpkin: Thrifted, painted, polka dotted.

Posing with your pumpkin to end your photo shoot- priceless.

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Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed! XOXO

Weekend roundup: October and apple picking

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I first discovered this song in October of 2009 so it always makes me think of October. I saw Phantogram live in the beginning of this year and it was one of the best concerts I have ever been to!

 

 

 

 

 

Not only was it the weekend but it was the first day of October, the best month ever!

We were lucky enough to go back to Greig Farm in Red Hook like last October, but this time to apple pick!

 

 

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We are always this happy with food coming!

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Brisket sandwich and deviled eggs with hot apple cider. 

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Of course it pays off to have a very supportive #bloggerboyfriend who is always willing to take photos of you for your blog.

I was wearing my new Lularoe maxi skirt today that actually has palm trees on it, but the colors are very fall and the pattern from afar looks like leaves. I was wearing this with a striped shirt, and my Mickey Mouse beanie I blogged about here.

 

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I look like a baby in these photos (maybe it’s the braids and Mickey Mouse, haha?!) but I will forever be thankful for my baby face as it keeps me forever young.

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How was your first day of October?

Fall Fashion Inspiration

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It’s time for another Fall Fashion Inspiration post!

How is it time already?! 

But alas….fall fashion is simply my favorite.

 

 

 

My fall fashion inspiration post from last year seemed to be really popular! Sadly, I still never found my perfect trench coat. (Or any trench coat, sad face….) So that’s still a goal this year.

 

I have been thrifting a bit and plan on doing thrift haul and outfits from thrifting posts as soon as I get a big enough stash going! It is also time to go through my clothes again and start my Poshmark account. (I have been selling on Ebay on and off for years but my sis tells me this site is way better!)

 

Fall Fashion Inspiration

 

Sarah Paulson’s look in Blue Jay. Long dress, blazer, and beanie.

 

 

 

 

First off, if you have not seen Blue Jay yet- go watch it. It’s on Netflix and has become one of my favorite movies ever. I am a sucker for sad under rated Indie movies and this is definitely one. And I’ve been obsessed with Sarah Paulson ever since American Horror Story and my obsession only grew after watching her star in this role. And her outfit throughout the whole thing! Oh my God, her outfit. I need to recreate it this fall but I am not sure anyone could wear it like she does. When I do I will be sure to blog about it!

 

 

 

It was hard to find a full length photo, but it is basically a long floral dress with a long blazer (rolled at end with white underneath), and a winter hat. I think you could supplement the winter hat for any fall beanie and it would work. The outfit seems simple enough, yet something I never thought of wearing together.

 

Brocade, Embroidery, and Retro colors. 

 

 

I recently saw these boots at Target and did not know it was called Brocade at the time. Then I saw another blogger talking about it and realized I really wish I bought these boots! Lol.

 

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Angela Chase inspired. 

 

Was anyone else as obsessed with My So Called Life as my sister and I were?!? Not only with the show, but with Angela as a person and her style. 

T shirt under dress. Plaid. Flannels every day. Doc Martens and Timberlands. Angela Chase’s style is definitely coming back…

 

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Layers.

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Velvet under plaid? Genius.

 

Varsity Jacket.

 

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Black Coven hats.

(Inspired by AHS Coven)

 

 

 

 

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Thigh highs & Statement tights.

 

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I want this whole outfit.

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What are your favorite fall fashion looks for this year?

Outfit for a fall date night

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Friday night we went out for a date night and I felt like dressing up!

Fall is my favorite season to dress for. I love transitioning dresses to wear with tights.

But recently I purchased my first few pairs of Lularoe leggings…

And I have been obsessed.

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#Fringeboots #Leatherandfringe #Fringeforever

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Arrow leggings! And fall colors : )

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I got the dress at H&M for about $12!

 

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Their burgers are grass fed local beef and just fall apart in your hands. SO GOOD. I crave them constantly…

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Ricotta ice cream.

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frankie and i

XOXOX

November gratitude: week 3

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I am grateful for songs like this that bring tears to my eyes and have so much meaning of gratitude in them.

“I don’t care if the house is packed
Or the strings of light are broken
I don’t care if the gifts are wrapped
Or there’s nothing here to open
Love is not a toy, and no paper will conceal it
Love is simply joy that I’m home
I don’t care if the carpet’s stained we’ve got food upon our table
I don’t care if it’s gonna rain, our little room is warm and stable
Love is who we are, and no season can contain it
Love would never fall for that”

 

We usually don’t listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving, but this year I caved!

Monday has come again and I  enjoyed a Sunday night snuggled up with a glass of wine and my computer on my lap to blog our 3rd week of November gratitude!I sat in the cozy living room with mama watching the Christmas lights around me twinkle and smelling the pine scented candles mom had lit. Tidings of comfort and joy… Puppies snoring behind me, too. I enjoyed every bit our last moment of peace and serenity before another busy week…

 

Week 3 gratitude:

 

angel I am grateful for the change of the seasons and the opportunity to embrace all that they have to offer. This weekend, that meant a holiday farmer’s market (in 65 degrees and sunny) and decorating for the holiday. 

 

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I bought this…and one with curly fries on it!

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angel I am grateful for food in my belly and a holiday to celebrate one of my favorite things, eating.

Just kidding, it’s about being thankful…

And eating.Lots of eating!

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Pumpkin cheesecake, anyone?

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These were so delicious…I may have already finished this entire packet.

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angelI am grateful for the ability to express myself through my sense of style and through blogging.

And for a patient mama who can take pictures of me for my blog. Good thing she’s a blogger too so she gets it!

Here’s what I wore to the Holiday market! #OOTD

I am like a walking ad for H&M. The pants, shirt, and duster are all from there!

(Not planned)

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I wanted these shoes all summer. I finally found them for $7 on sale at Target at the end of the season!

 

A not so typical 65 and sunny day in late November on the mountain top…

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Someone else wanted to pose too….

 

angelI am grateful for our first big snowfall, my cozy home, and family traditions for Christmas. 

(By the way- this was Saturday night into Sunday- right after our 65 and sunny day!)

We decorated on Saturday with the warm weather and felt lucky to wake up to snow and be able to enjoy our Christmas decorations with the snow falling outside.

 

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Guess who was helping!

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With Thanksgiving upcoming, what are you grateful for?

 

Fall favorites

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Via:

 

Autumn is my favorite season. There are just SO many feel- good things happening in this season. I get a warm and fuzzy feeling like during the Christmas season, but a different kind of feeling. 

I wanted to make a list of my favorite things about fall that I get excited about every year! 

 

1.)  Leaves changing, Chasing leaves, leaf peeping: Fall photography.

Now that I have my own camera, I am even more excited for this. I got my camera in the perfect time! I am so excited to go for drives and chase the changing leaves. 

I took this picture last year , on September 14th. 

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September 29th, 2013.

 

2.) Fall movies.  Mama and I have already watched You’ve got mail. My absolute favorite fall movie. Which, I don’t even know if it truly counts as a fall movie because there is also Christmas and winter in there, for probably the same amount of time. 

 

3.)Fall candles. Currently lit right now while I write: Autumn leaves by Yankee Candle simply home. 

Here’s a list of last year’s favorite fall candle scents, which I think all sound delicious smelling. Fall candles. I need to take a trip to yankee and bath & body works. However, I recently bought a Macintosh apples and pumpkin spice candle from TJ Maxx, which has been doing the job perfectly and probably for half the price of both of these stores. Would highly recommend checking there first!

 

4.) Fall fashion. Shorts and dresses with tights, scarves, light jackets. Most importantly, boots are back! I wrote a blog post recently about my fall fashion inspiration.  Since then, I have become even more excited- mainly about clothes with patches, varsity and bomber jackets, cropped denim with frays, sneakers, and sweaters with elbow patches… hopefully a fall haul soon to come. Last year, I wrote about my fall outfit  for the Oktoberfest festival that I went to, which is actually my next excitement on my list. 

 

5.) Oktoberfest.   

My favorite fall festival, that goes on for 4 weekends in a row in my home town. 

Oktoberfest festivities  are always something to remember.  

Riding the ski lift up and down the mountain with the crisp October air while  admiring the  array of colors, spread so sporadically over the valleys, appropriate of the early October time setting. It’s something I just feel like you can’t beat. 

 

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We went in 2014, too, with our friends. 

Our Oktoberfest is the absolute best because it’s situated right in the mountains in the Hudson Valley- including food, beer, kettle corn, and riding the ski lift.  With your beer, if you prefer. : )

 

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6.) Fall hiking.  

I didn’t hike nearly enough this summer. But I also prefer to hike when it’s cooler out. 

I can’t think of a more perfect time to hike than in autumn, with the cool crisp air and changing and falling leaves around you. 

 

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7.) Pumpkin, apple picking, and corn mazes. 

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8.) Halloween parties. Fall cocktails!

Last year, I had a Halloween party and it was my first ever party that I threw on my own.

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It was really fun planning it and getting everything ready! I had just as much fun photographing everything and blogging about it…

Okay- now looking back, I did not make any fall cocktails for my party. I think I was too busy with the decorating to focus on that!

Pinterest has an array of mouth watering fall cocktails like this caramel apple sangria:

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9.) Being spooky. 

Last year, Frankie and I had “Spooky nights” every so often, where we would watch a Halloween or fall movie and do fall- oriented things. Like craft. I know I’m a nerd, but it was fun.

Being spooky also means dressing as vampires.

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Or carrying a skeleton on the side of the highway.

[We were doing a photoshoot]

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10.) American Horror story. 

I am a huge fan of the show. For Halloween last year, Frankie and I dressed as Meep and Lobster boy from the Freak show season.

There was a costume contest and I was very upset we did not win, but was convinced it was because no one knew who we were because they didn’t watch the show. I urge you to watch AHS! All the seasons are now on netflix.

 

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I also dressed as Misty Day from the Coven season for my party last year…

 

The new season premieres this Wednesday- and there have been many hints, but overall, they have been very secretive about what the season is about. I have heard all sorts of rumors, and they have released many mini trailers, but none really telling what the season is about.

There have been a lot of “6’s” in the posters and trailers. I have heard the season is about the lost colony, which I think would be pretty cool. But we will have to wait and find out!

 

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 What are your favorite fall things?