Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Plaid and Rationale

Leaves, like the things of man, you
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
Wedges- Spring
Bag- Thrifted
Jewelry- Thrifted
Shirt: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted


  1. ooh beautiful plaid skirt!! this is such a lovely look :) so pretty :)


  2. Such a cute outfit for fall :) I love plaid skirts and you look adorable in this one. You're so lucky to be able to wear fall clothes already. The heat has just begun in LA so I don't think I'll get to wear outfits like this for a while.

  3. You are super stylish... I love every detail of this look!!!
    Amazing bag!


  4. Oh my goodness, IN LOVE With that skirt and leather detailed purse!! So perfect for the fall.

  5. I love how you styled this look. Your skirt is amazing. And I love the touching DIY. :)

    fashion and tea

  6. couldn't agree more, LOVE the fall the most. It's my favorite time of year and yes, it's also the best time for fashion. you look perfect for autumn here!


  7. I think I told you last time, but your hair just kills me. It's girls like you that make me want to get some bangs cut because they just look so fabulous with hats like the one you're wearing! This outfit definitely inspires me for fall. It's a shame it's still around 90 degrees here, haha. I have a few weeks to go before we get cooler weather. Wool skirts are always itchy, I have that same problem. Love the seaming down the front of this one! It's a lovely fabric.

  8. Love that vintage brown bag girl! Your outfit is perfect for fall and you wear that plaid skirt so beautifully! :)

  9. This skirt is incredible! Can't believe you scored it for three bucks. Autumn is the best season, I'm right there with you.

  10. You are so adorable! That skirt is such a great find! And that hat is just the perfect touch!


  11. This skirt is so perfect for fall. Love the length on you!

    Xo, Hannah


  12. You are so pretty! Love your hair! And you really suit this hat!

  13. Ah, girl, I love that skirt! And three bucks? Totally a steal. Funny, I purchased a similar plaid skirt for $1.50 over the summer from a thrift store, too! It must mean that this year will totally be excellent for plaid skirts (nods).

    And how sweet is that fun little watch? I love that you put your mother in it. You're too darling!

  14. I saw that picture of you and your dog and I thought that this blog was great already! Really great finds, I think thrifting is a talent! Just wondering, where is your blog based?

  15. You look amazing in this outfit! The color choice is splendid! And I adore your plaid skirt! Awesome! :)



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