At The Heart Of Nature

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dress: Plato's Closet (Heritage 21)
I had a simply splendid time today with the lovely Asten Davis of Jane of All Trades, as she allowed me to impose upon her photographing skills and snap some pictures (before we had class) of me for this post. I have been missing many a day of capturing my ensembles from either feeling uninspired, or not wanting to put up with the hassel of taking my own pictures. Thankfully today was different!

I cannot tell you how wonderful it was, from the "almost" fall weather, to the greenery around me, to the most perfect dress and hair, or to the BEST pictures I have had in awhile. While the rest of today might have been filled with loads of homework and preparations for dinner, it was the knowledge that I had beautiful pictures and a post to write that got me to the place I am now, sitting in a chair and stairing at the screen before me, feeling inspired. 

This picture is a bit blurry but I just pretend that it is all part of the art, especially since I love the picture to much, but then again if you squint your eyes it looks clear:)

Sweater: Minnie's Menagerie (Grandmothers) 
Now, where should I go from here? I suppose I might as well tell you dear readers about my favorite pieces from this outfit. First of all, the mustard sweater that was a treasure from my grandmother is absolutely to die for! Most people might abhor the color, but I on the other hand LOVE it, and honestly wish I could somehow wear a smidgen of it every day:) Nonetheless, it went splendidly with this dress because it just so happened that the dress had hearts that were the same color. 

Traveling now to one of my favorite dresses in my collection and such a treasure at that. I picked this dress up at a resale store we have around here called Plato's Closet (it is where college kids can bring their clothes and get a little extra cash). Normally all they have is modern styles that I do not typically wear, but every once and awhile providence has its way and I find a perfect piece. The interesting part about this dress is that it is not even vintage but gives off all the ares of a dress straight from the 40's. It is actually a Forever 21 dress from their brand Heritage 21 (which tends to sometimes be vintage). At first I was hesitant to purchase the dress because it is a sheer fabric and was missing the liner, but the dress was calling out my name and I couldn't turn a deaf ear to it's pleas. It is now one of my favorites, plus, it has colorful hearts all over the fabric which just makes me happy!:)

Apart form the perfect dress, I decided to curl my hair for the first time in awhile which made the day and  my ensemble even more inspiring. I have greatly missed that 40's look with curls and victory rolls! But whenever I have the time I am bound to seize the opportunity before it slips away or before I decide that I am to lazy to do "bandanna curls" (which are crazy super easy). 

Edited and love how it turned out!

All in all, today was quite rewarding and productive blog wise, and I hope to find the time to capture all of my fall ensembles if fall will hurry up and arrive already, but in the meantime I hope you are inspired to be yourself and enjoy the fun of being an old fashioned soul. 

{Better Late Than Never}

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sunglasses: Dollar Store!
Hello dear readers:) I hope the crisp cool weather finds you all  enjoyable. I know that since starting my blog I have not been a faithful blogger, but here is a quick post with pictures I took about a month ago (better late than never).
I am still trying to figure out how to take my own pictures (using a trypod and self timer), so some of my pictures might not be as great and clear as I would have hoped. Taking your own picture is a challenge. You have to zoom into the area you will be standing, set the timer, press the button, and then quickly run into place before the camera starts shooting consecutively and you start posing like a model at a photo shoot. And as much as I wish that the pictures would be perfect, or appear so on my small camera screen, most often out of the 100 pictures I happen to take only 10 will be blog worthy. Nonetheless, this is a great learning experience for me.

This is an ensemble quite typical of my taste. I love to pick out a favorite and comfortable  skirt to pair with a simple solid blouse and colored sweater. I found this sweater a a thrift shop a while back, and though it is a modern brand, and not vintage, I absolutely love the shade, and the style is vintage worthy. Oh, and least I forget about my most favorite pair of shoes ever (and most expensive)!! I had been searching for ever to find the perfect pair of penny loafers. I didn't really want black, though they are classic, because tan would go with more. I finally found a pair on the Internet, but of course they didn't have my size (and I am always scared to order the wrong size online). However, my sister and I went shopping at Tyler's one day and  I surprisingly found them there (I was freaking out as is common of me). The crazy thing is that they are Sperry's, but that is also great because they are real leather and very comfortable. So throwing them on with a pair of ankle socks makes hem the perfect addition to any ensemble.

Shoes: Sperry Penny Loafers!

Skirt: Thrifted
Shirt: Made (Simplicity 1940's Pattern Remake)
Sweater: Thrifted (Chaps)

Just some mushrooms waiting to get their picture taken.

And more mushrooms. 

Fall Fashion

Saturday, October 4, 2014

It has definitely been awhile since I have posted, and I must apologize in advance for this post being minutely short, but life has been an utter whirlwind. I am officially a college student now, and though I have been taking college classes for three years, I can now feel the work piling on! However, fall is here and it is my favorite time of the year as for the season and the fashion. To me fall is very magical (although not quite as magical as Christmas). My favorite part about fall is waking up on the first day, and never being disappointed with the gorgeous day. Fall has a simply calming scent that flows in the air, and makes you take a deep breath, drinking it all in. The sun always seems to be shinning so warm and bright upon the leaves that are fading into golden hues, and everything rustles in the wind.
Nevertheless, fall is a time for sweaters, and tea (cuddling up with a good book). Jackets, and hats. And oh, lets not forget about the endless days of wearing colorful tights and drinking in the crisp aroma of the season. I would post some pictures of my personal fall ensembles, but I have been swamped, so you will have to make do with my polyvore set, though I think if you took a peak in my closet you would find practically every piece above. My daily fall wardrobe consists of a sweater, plaid skirt, a jacket (if it is chilly), oxfords or boots with tights, a simple broach and a perfect hat!