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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Largest Corn Maze In Vermont


Thomas and I spent about an hour and a half wandering this 12 acre corn maze. We (and by we I mostly mean Thomas) probably would have been able to solve the maze in less time if we hadn't stopped for a few pictures along the way! But despite the stops and distraction we still managed to make it out without using the early exit for those who get truly lost. Fall will never be my favorite season, but I'm definitely starting to warm up to it with all of these fun activities you really only get in this season. Being around people with a lot of enthusiasm for autumn also helps--enthusiasm is contagious.

Outfit details:
Marais USA flats (similar)
*pictures by Thomas

Monday, October 20, 2014

Postcards From Vermont


In case you haven't been following my adventures on Instagram, I'm just back from a road trip through Vermont. The trees were glorious, the little towns were adorable, and if I didn't hate winter so much I'd consider moving there. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the trip; most pictures were taken by Thomas.

2 Old 4 School


When I was in London this past summer I spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to capture a good photograph of a red double-decker bus. Every time I saw one on the street I whipped out my camera and stopped whatever else I was doing to try to get that iconic vehicle. My travel companions were unreasonably patient with me and eventually I got the shot. So, I understood Thomas when he expressed a desire for a picture with a classic yellow school bus. Luckily my friends knew where a bunch of school buses got parked when they weren't running and dropped by there over the weekend for a few pictures. Thomas got all the school bus pictures he could desire and I had the perfect backdrop for my "2 old 4 school" sweater. I'm quite glad to be beyond the days of waiting for the bus on your corner no matter the weather and enduring a couple of particularly ornery drivers through the years...

Outfit details: 
varsity jacket (old, similar)
thrifted skirt (similar)
*pictures by Thomas

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ghost Friend

Sunday Remix


Three ways to wear one simple green dress. Basic sleeveless dresses like this one are some of my favorites to own because there are so many ways to wear them. In summer all it needs is a cute belt and flats, in fall you can layer blouses underneath or sweaters on top. Bonus for this dress: has pockets.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Weekend Wedding Planning: Bridesmaids Dresses


Since I'm having an destination wedding (at least it's a destination for my side of the guest list!) I decided to let my bridesmaids pick their own dresses and shoes. I'm giving them pointers about the style I prefer and showing them a few of my favorites, but since they already have to purchase a plane ticket to come to the wedding it seemed excessive to pick an expensive dress they'd only wear once as well! Their guidelines are: navy, flowy/romantic, and mid-range hemlines. Navy is one of our wedding colors and it's such a versatile color I'm confident they can pick dresses they'll wear again. My favorite is this simple, silk chiffon dress by J Crew.
Fun fact: ironically when I was in high school one of my classes required us to plan our own weddings and learn a lot about wedding traditions much of this information I have retained. I remember my teacher was quite firm in the fact that all bridesmaids should be maids; i.e. unmarried women because they were to represent our unmarried lives, which were coming to an end. More fun facts: bridesmaids were originally a sort of bridal infantry. In early Roman times they were supposed to help intervene with wayward thugs or vengeful suitors. But dressing bridesmaids nearly identical to the bride persists in other cultures and times as well--they made it intentionally difficult to identify the bride so evil spirits or ill-wishers wouldn't know who to curse! It's interesting how we keep the tradition of having bridesmaids when much of our reasons for having them has changed. And I definitely haven't been to any weddings recently where I couldn't tell who was the bride. 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Bundled


Instead of a style crush this week there's a look that inspiring me: the cozy, bundled look that all starts with a beautiful scarf. I'm not completely sold on scarves the size of blankets, but after last winter they're growing on me. It's only when I start to collect a few favorites that I notice other themes, such as a muted color palette. Bring on the earth tones and neutrals.

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