It's been hot, hot, hot lately--too hot for fall! Two days this week hit 70, when, in my mind, November should never venture past the 50s.
Wednesday, November 4
This Halloween I finally put together a costume I've wanted to for years--Miss Frizzle! Making this definitely embodied her most famous phrase: "Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!" Everything that could have gone wrong did, but I think it came out very well in the end.
Wednesday, October 28
This outfit features a whole bunch of new items. Apparently I was so excited about said items that I inadvertently put them all on at once.
You can probably spot my new Jord Watch--the Cora in Maple & Silver, which I reviewed last week. But do you see those boots? They were, I admit, a bit of an impulse buy (I needed boots, but perhaps not burgundy ones with three-inch heels). And I've been on the search for new jeans for a while, and lucked out at Target (but not with the boyfriend jeans--that was a horror show!). I've been wearing these everywhere. They're comfy enough to relax in at home, but nice enough for work, and high-waisted so I can wear them with nearly all my shirts.
And to pull it all together, these photos were taken with my new 50mm lens. Can you believe I've never had one before now? They're such photography staples. I'm loving the depth of field and quality.
Sunday, October 18
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
Thursday, October 15
Every so often, one of those companies comes along that is just so me. Jord Wood Watches (yes, wooden watches!) highlights sustainability and modern lifestyles while creating a range of beautiful products. When Jord reached out to me to review one of the timepieces, I had to say yes!
My normal impulse is dark and flashy--I very nearly went with the Purpleheart & Mother of Peal Cora--but decided to go with a more neutral look. After all, I don't wear watches and really should, so I realized one that matched all outfits would be ideal. I settled on the Maple & Silver Cora, which retails at $275 (although I'm really digging the Fieldcrest series in Maple or Zebrawood--Christmas gifts, anyone?). Before I get into the review, quick shout out to Jord's customer service, who promptly responded when the watch ended up in Maryland (as in, not where I live).
Wednesday, September 9
In my hometown, one of my favorite places to go is the town forest. There are miles of hiking trails and a massive hill (pictured here). Most of the trees were planted at the same time, and they were arranged in rows. The effect is a bit unsettling but endlessly fascinating and beautiful.
Wednesday, September 2
May 5, 2015 by Grand Central Publishing (Hachette)
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