With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! as the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Spring and Fall
I am over-joyed that it's September- it's one of my favourite times of
year! There's definitely already some Autumn zing in the air. The days
are gradually becoming cooler and I believe the sleeve-less times are
behind me. The leaves have already begun to change colour; starting at
the tips, it looks as if they have been dipped in yellow or orange paint. My
blog is less than a year old, so I haven't yet covered Autumn (which, in my
opinion, is the best time for fashion). I've already started drifting towards
fall-ish clothing, like this wool plaid skirt (needed to cut the wind's chill).
I think I thrifted this skirt for a measly three dollars, a steal! The wool is
rather itchy (I call it my rough-spun wool skirt) but I always were shorts
underneath my outfits so that combats that! A lining once existed I'm sure.
This picture here, of me bending over to pick these flowers, is of a
before-the-melt-down Samantha. I always knew I was an avid animal
lover and I'm deeply compassionate about the environment, but this
is a new all-time low for me. People pick flowers all the time, there's
nothing to it! But here I was, crying and babbling about how I took away
the flower's right to life in the park, while Paul attempted to console me,
telling me I was going to ruin my make-up (gotta love the concern). I
think what bothered me was that I didn't even plan to take them home
and put them in a vase to gaze at their beauty. Next step: join Jainism,
become a monk, and then walk around barefoot, sweeping the ground
before each step I take. Nah....A happy medium exists, I'm sure.
While I was wasting some more of my time on Pinterest, viewing image
after image, I finally stumbled upon a project that piqued my interest.
These old gold watches had been stripped of their time-telling abilities,
and instead replaced with sepia-toned, antique-looking photos. My heart
just melted. I only had this watch sitting in my jewelry box, but the next
thrifting adventure I'm bee-lining it to the Grandpa-like watches. I at first
was going to use a picture of my dog or cat, but then decided upon a picture
of my mom and I that had been taken at my high school prom (I can't believe
that was seven years ago now, where is the time going?!). I don't get to see
my mom often, so it's a nice reminder of her. Oh, I'll be making more of these.
Wool Skirt- Thrifted