Oh, hello there “summer”. Summer for Texas that is, because spring is a very brief season in our fair state. It’s entirely unpredictable, as a couple of hours later it decided to storm and launch tornadoes and sling hail on all of us. But for the first part of the day, it was summery, full of sunshine and clear skies all around. Such weather is when a crop top needed to be worn, I think. Of course, with a denim jacket thrown over. Two outfit post in a row!
And of course we are praying for the people affected by the storms, while we were pretty safe. Also, while we are at it…let’s hope to the heavens that this weekend will be comfy and clear. We are planning to attend the Dallas Asian Festival. We have never been and are pretty excited to experience the foods, sights and sounds! Friday evening can’t get here soon enough!
This is my second pair of dance shoes in mint condition that I have found there. The first pair were tap shoes and being that I’m a dancer at heart….a DANCER! You get it, yes? Okay, and while we are at it…I am an even bigger thrifter at heart. Everything you see here is thrifted being that this is an outfit post after all. And I haven’t done an “outfit post” in a long while. So here it is…what I wore today, what I danced in today, what my husband laughed at me in today. And if I can make him laugh…it is all worth it. Other than putting on clothes in the morning, we are getting our house done little by little…we have only 4 or 5 boxes left in our living room! What a feat…considering before it was like 100…so there’s that. And to cap the day off, in this house we finally have a garden flower bed. And we are planting that little thing up. Stay tuned for that! Things are getting “crazy” over at the Liles house…real. real. crazy.
Sometimes you can’t traipse through a giant magical forest to get an outfit picture…so, sometimes you just have the side of your house. And that can work, right…right? This is just a snap shot of a little color blocking I did for this first Wednesday of February.
I bought this skirt, oh about two years ago and never had a chance to wear it…initially, I kind of hated it, but the real beauty of vintage is loving pieces that you can pick out on a whim and end up loving them later for an entirely different reason.
The week is flying by as we get closer daily to the big move and the walls are becoming less filled and boxes are being procured. Emory doesn’t know what to think, and we are sure he will be a mess for a bit with new changes in the air. And what better way to pack than to throw on a good Nina Simone record and pack pack pack away! Here is to working for the weekend.
I don’t think I ever tire of exploring our Botanic Gardens. Each and every time there is still so much to discover. Which is lovely as my favorite time to wander around the gardens and woods is Fall time. We have been waiting quite anxiously for the leaves to really change in an overt way. And POOF! On this, 11/11/11, they did indeed. It was inspiring, peaceful and just the time needed to breathe. That being said, I don’t think we can be more ready for Thanksgiving to come around.
Hello, last 50 days of the year…we’re ready for you.
P.S. This is what I wore today, I picked this vintage floral dress up when I really scored at Goodwill the other day. I thought because it was floral I might have to wait until next year, but really, who wrote that rule?! Not me, so I wore it with tights and a scarf to “Autumn” it up just a wee bit. It may be my favorite dress of November, that is until I wear a lovely navy polka dot dress I found, then that one will sure to be my favorite! Cheers.
I’ve worn all of these clothes many, many, many times. Maybe that is the case because they are a part of my favorites, all vintage and/or thrifted items, the button down being the sole exception. So, all that to say that this is what I wore today! It’s been busy around here as we have been deciding what we want our Christmas tree theme is this holiday season that seems to be spreading as a theme throughout the house. The holidays are not a sprint for us, as we start at Halloween and treat it like a nice long stroll all the way through January 2nd. Much fun, many pictures to take and winter clothes to experiment with.
Now fashion and decorating is all fun and good, but the most important thing we did today was give to to Operation Homefront at our local Dollar Tree store, where we were able to ensure that a lot of military kids in need would have a toy or 10 (with your help!) on Christmas. We will be returning weekly till Christmas! We love the spirit of giving. It just feels right.
Today’s nasty Autumn weather called for my new vintage red swing jacket. I do believe its pop of color was just want I needed to drive away to the rainy day blues. And speaking of jackets, the last piece of my Halloween costume came in today. My “Anna” is now complete. I did not realize that the research for this costume was going to be pretty intense, and it is kind of silly how much work went into it. But this is what I love, it was fun for me. I’m fairly sure no one will know what or who I am…as it is not an American pop culture reference. Kind of like our Pierrot le Fou costumes last year. But any holiday that I get to dress up as a Godard girl or Anna Karina character I am all for it. So, it’s time to carve Emory’s pumpkin, don scarves and hats and sweaters and welcome the Great Pumpkin under the harvest moon.
There’s a wonderful chill in the air. It may seem as if I talk about the weather (probably) too much. I apologize…no, really. I do. As my fellow Texas residents know, the weather here can one day be incredible frustrating, annoying, impossible and then the next day be absolutely lovely and grand. Bu that’s the way it goes some times, and today it was the latter…autumn seems to be making an appearance.
I did get to wear my second new vintage coat and a splash of color. Now that I have, of course I will go back to all things neutral, black and white. I just had to get the sherbert colors out of the way now. These are a few quick pics at home, as we have been homebodies as of late. And since the weather is trying to turn, Emory was ready to get his quite manly puppy sweaters down, something that seems to give him extra energy and speed. Because…he ran. all. over. our backyard. As it has been pouring down rain the last couple of days, our grass is a vibrant green and too high and I think it gave him superpowers. All this after it was dead all summer, so we haven’t wanted or to or had a real reason to mow it. Yet, now one side is so tall it actually hissed at me the other morning! I can not tell a lie! Or maybe it was the 30 feral cats that dominate the alleys. Let hope they are in a free jazz band? Who knows, eh?
This weather makes me leap in my heart with anticipation for the next few months. Both Bo and I are very excited for the approaching holidays, we can’t stop talking about it. I can taste the wassail, smell the apple cinnamon throughout the house and taste the s’mores. Speaking of s’mores, we might just have to have a s’more date tomorrow.
Today is the last possible day to probably wear this vintage lace dress. So, I suppose before I hang this dress on the vintage rack with the Summer dresses, I thought I’d give it a whirl about town. The first Texas cold front of fall is supposed to move in overnight quite quickly. Which is probably for the best as I am kind of tired of sweating in October. It’s fall for goodness sake! We have pumpkins to carve, Halloween costumes to find and costume parties to attend…and lots…dare I say, immense amounts of turkey and dressing to eat. May the Holidays begin!
We love weddings. From the way people express themselves, to the people watching, to…well, it really is all about the cake isn’t it? The day was full of great weather, a beautiful garden and the find of oddly placed pink house. The evening wedding was nicely done, and the night reception was a lot of fun; highlights included a photo booth, many, many bottles of Dublin Dr Pepper, a candy bar and a LOT of dancing. A great day to be out and about in Fort Worth.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Heather & Bo
P.S. We got dressed today! And this is what we wore. We obviously aren’t taking ourselves too serious in these photos. I had about 80 bug bites, almost fell on a big branch on the way back to the car, Bo almost dropped our camera. Needless to say sometimes “photo shoots” aren’t fun all the time. Fashion is just fashion and I thought Bo looked pretty dapper. And by the way my high bun is retired for 2011….lets all rejoice!
When you are driving around the city and you see a wall like this…well, you pull over. This is what I wore today on a thrift store grabbin’, hanging out with Emory, getting over a cough/allergies kind of day. Could I talk more about how I love this season? To the point that it seems I’ve been into cooking lately and I’m really, really loving it. (and if you know me at all…I don’t really cook). From desserts to comfort foods, it makes me even more excited to know the holidays are coming soon.
And the the good weather is coming just in time. Here in Fort Worth, we see the city developing in unexpected ways. From food trucks to becoming a developing walkable city to the progression of the art scene. We will be attending Arts Goggle Fall 2011 this year with our dear friend Katie, and couldn’t be more excited for the Near Southside and the artists we know that have work featured this Saturday. If you are in Fort Worth, come out to Magnolia Avenue and check it out.
Outfit Description: Vintage Sweater- Yard Sale, Blouse-xx1, Skirt- Goodwill, Oxfords-Ebay