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What I've Been Wearing

The weather this September has been so odd. We thought for awhile fall weather had arrived; Little Lady begged me to get her fall/winter clothes down for the attic and then all the sudden we had a couple weeks with 80°-90° days. I tend to enjoy all the seasons and the clothing it brings, but this unexpected hot weather in September has been a bit rough. It is very hard to teach school when I  keep thinking about how blissful the beach would be.

I picked up the skirt below at a Goodwill. It was in rural southern IL and the prices were crazy cheap - $3 for skirts! I'm pretty sure it's a vintage homemade piece. I was drawn to because of the bright green color and the fun golf flag detail on the pocket.  

I wore this on one of the rare cooler days we've had this month. This dress is from eShakti but I picked it up thrifting. I have a few eShakti dress and I'm always amazed at their quality, This is a  slightly bigger size then what I normally wear but for the price (under $4) I couldn't pass it up. The shoes were a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law and I've had so much fun wearing them this month. They work in the warmer weather, but the wine color and velvet scream autumn to me. 

This is another vintage piece I picked up thrifting. I bought it because I thought the pattern was so unique. However, last time I wore I ended up twinning with one of my friends - she was wearing a dress of similar color and pattern from Boden

This skirt is originally from Anthropologie but I bought off thredUp. I enjoy the hunt of exploring actual brick and mortar second-hand shops more than looking online but thredUp is great when you are looking for something specific. 

This skirt and the dress above are also both from Anthropologie - I've owned both of them for ages. When I do look for secondhand clothes online I almost always search for a brand/designer that I already know I enjoy. 

When I wore this outfit I got asked a lot about the belt/scarf around my waste. I honestly can't remember where or when I got it. I have quite a collection of smaller scarfs, I personally enjoy them more than belts. 

This is another skirt I picked up at Goodwill for $3. It is super comfortable and I adore the colors and pattern. I felt good in both these outfits and Jer claims he also liked them. Neither of these outfits are super flattering though. Sometimes, I worry about looking dowdy...patterns, colors, and longer skirts  (especially with flats) are not to every ones tastes. There is another part of me that also doesn't care. If I feel comfortable and pretty -  why should it matter?  I'm not sure if it's age or maybe the chaos of motherhood but I find myself caring less and less about trends. I obviously still enjoy clothes and style...but I'd rather be known for having a style of my own rather than simply being trendy/stylish. 


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