return of the colored tights!
What a week it’s been so far: shake-ups, shut-ups & dress-ups (as for the latter, ahem, why yes, my friends and I did take an impromptu trip to the Bristol Renaissance Faire on Labor Day) – and it’s only Wednesday. Anyone else? Y’know what else has suddenly happened within the past week, at least here in Chicago? GLORIOUS FALL! To borrow a word from my dear friend Tate, it’s downright autumnal. And you know what that means…
That’s right, the return of the colored tights!
Ok, so for some reason the sun was being particularly unreasonable this morning, but if you can’t tell, my legs are orange.
It’s also the return of the ModCloth Avocado Orchard dress by Heartbreaker (size M). To prep for the morning bluster: a sage green cardigan from New York & Company (size S) and orange tights by Simply Vera.
I ended up buttoning the middle 3 buttons most of the day, which I think looked better and more streamlined. I also wore my kicky new Merona shoes again.
Those would be the Merona Moreen Oxford-Style Mary Jane Pumps (size 9).
Yellow flower earrings echo the flowers in the dress without being too matchy-matchy, and this is my first time wearing the locket my grandma gave me.
It was another treasure found in some of her rummage sale finds, and I absolutely love it. I’ve never seen a locket like this: an engraved “book” with a tiny charm. It took me most of the summer to finally get pictures put in it, but I’m so happy with how it turned out.
Portraits of my grandpa & grandma… circa late 1950s, early 1960s? I forget. They were married in 1956. Their golden anniversary party a few years ago was so much fun – 50 years! That’s just unheard of now. I feel so blessed to have such a strong foundation in my family. And they’re just as great together today. In fact, I always relate this Doris Day line from Calamity Jane to them: “We’re like the 7-year itch to each other… but it’s a lot of fun scratchin’!”
Not too tough on the eyes either, eh? They coulda been in pictures, I tell ya! :)