After a brief hiatus from blogging, I am back just in time for my favorite season. Fall is here and we midwesterners have lucked out with perfect weather. Normally our autumns get cut short by long hot summers and impatient winters, but this year has been glorious.
I found this vest ten years ago at a thrift store in the Quad Cities. The label says Alpine Ski but it reminds me of Marty McFly or Michael Jackson. It's very warm and seems to always effortlessly be neither in or out of style.
In any case, it's great to be back and although I'm not going to make promises, I hope to be blogging more often from here forward. As always, thanks for reading!
boots: MIA, jeans: H&M, shirt: from my sister, vest: thrifted, bracelet and hat: forever21
It feels like summer! I am wearing an $18 dress from Kmart, do you guys ever shop there? It may seem like an unlikely place to find clothes but I am often pleasantly surprised by the "attention" brand. Also, if you have large hands like me, attention brand bracelets are sized slightly larger than most and will actually fit. So affordable, too! The dress, like most dresses, is slightly see-through but I just wore a slip underneath. I can already tell I'm going to get a lot of mileage out of this dress in the next few months and have already received tons of compliments on it. Overall good purchase!
Watermelon toenails: apply one coat of pink, let dry. Paint a light green stripe across the tip, let dry and then paint the dark green rind, leaving a sliver of the light green rind exposed. Finally add black dots with a toothpick to make the seeds.
Thanks for reading :-)
Happy Armed Forces Day to the brave men and women who serve our country!
I don't talk much about my day job on this blog, but today it is relevant and worth a mention. I work with homeless veterans by assisting them in finding permanent housing. My position was made available by a grant through the VA as part of the Five Year Plan to end veteran homelessness. The grant has the ability to pay security deposits and rent to help vets get back on their feet.
It is so rewarding to see someone go from sleeping outside, in their vehicle or in a homeless shelter to signing a lease and living in their own apartment. I am one of the lucky people who can honestly say they love their job!
So today, I just wanted to say thank you and dedicate this post to all the members of military, armed forces, veterans and their families. You are appreciated, honored and respected by your civilian neighbors. Thank you for your service!
|dress: apt 9, bag, calvin klein, necklace: forever 21, jacket: ana, shoes: target|
If you are a veteran or know a veteran who is in crisis, please visit the Veteran Crisis Line website or call 1.800.273.8255 and dial 1 for 24/7 confidential support.