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on the horizion

Wore Out, Vermont Fashion, Winter to spring transition, Burlington Waterfront, Lake Champlain, Colored Denim, Vintage Knits, Casual Friday, Oxford WedgesSunnies: stolen from D, Vintage Knit: The Get Up, Jeans: PacSun, Wedges: Forever 21

As the esteemed Mr. Rogers would say, yesterday was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. It was sunny in the mid 40s (which felt downright balmy) and the scent and sounds of spring were everywhere. I scooted out and took a nice long walk on my lunch break and soaked up as much vitamin D as I could. I ended up walking along the lake and was astounded at how other worldly the beaches looked covered in peaks of snow and ice. Unfortunately this was the only photo I was able to take before my camera battery died (insert forehead palm slap here) but in a way it’s fitting as there are a lot of exciting things on the horizon for me both personally and professionally.

what are you looking forward to?

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Floral Fog

Wore Out, Vermont Fashion,  Lake Champlain,  Perkins Pier, Vintage Midi Skirt,  Forever 21 Moto Jacket, Michael Antonio Heels, Mixing Prints and Florals, Nude Heels, Talbot's Blouse, Lucky Multi Strand Necklace, Downtown Threads, Vintage Floral SkirtDollar Store Sunnies, Moto Jacket: Forever 21, Talbots Blouse: Goodwill, Lucky Necklace (similar) c/o 6pm, Vintage Skirt: Downtown Threads, Tights: The Sox Market, Boots (above): Old Navy, Michael Antonio Heels (below)
Wore Out, Vermont Fashion,  Lake Champlain,  Perkins Pier, Vintage Midi Skirt,  Forever 21 Moto Jacket, Michael Antonio Heels, Mixing Prints and Florals, Nude Heels, Talbot's Blouse, Lucky Multi Strand Necklace, Downtown Threads, Vintage Floral Skirt Wore Out, Vermont Fashion,  Lake Champlain,  Perkins Pier, Vintage Midi Skirt,  Forever 21 Moto Jacket, Michael Antonio Heels, Mixing Prints and Florals, Nude Heels, Talbot's Blouse, Lucky Multi Strand Necklace, Downtown Threads, Vintage Floral SkirtOne of the best parts about living in Downtown Burlington is the walkability. I’m lucky in that I’m able to walk to work, however that means most days (especially during the winter) I’m carrying a change of shoes in my bag. As much as I’m a slave to fashion I’m even more of a realist and platforms just aren’t practical, especially in Burlington. Besides I love these heels way too much to subject them to the salt, muck, and grey snow matter that’s currently covering the sidewalks. I leave that to my trusty Old Navy boots, the more wear and tear they endure the better they look.

Does your commute affect your wardrobe? Are you fashion focused or rooted in reality?

an almost wordless Wednesday

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Granny Moto

Wore Out, Outfit Post, Vermont Fashion, Spring Jackets, Mock Neck Top, Charlotte Russe Jacket, Mustache Ring, Spring Outfit Ideas, Easy Spring Outfits, non leather moto jacketWore Out, Outfit Post, Vermont Fashion, Spring Jackets, Mock Neck Top, Charlotte Russe Jacket, Mustache Ring, Spring Outfit Ideas, Easy Spring Outfits, non leather moto jacketWore Out, Outfit Post, Vermont Fashion, Spring Jackets, Mock Neck Top, Charlotte Russe Jacket, Mustache Ring, Spring Outfit Ideas, Easy Spring Outfits, non leather moto jacketDollar Store Sunnies, Moto Jacket (similar): Charlotte Russe, Top: Georgia, Jeans: H&M, Misc Bangles, Mermaid Bracelet: Alex & Ani, Gifted Mustache Ring

I went to Charlotte Russe looking for a bandeau/bralet top and left with two jackets (this being one of them), NOT good. I will freely admit to owning too many coats but the pull of the sale rack was too strong. I couldn’t resist the mix of exposed zippers, gold hardware, and creamy twill, the perfect mix of tacky grandma and biker chic. Besides I thought leaving with only two coats was a testament to my willpower; I’m still thinking of the cropped cobalt blue leather jacket and powder pink silk blazer I left behind.

What pieces have you left behind or brought home recently?

Jonathan Couture Photography

Wore Out, BB Dakota Bostwick Jacket, Southwestern Inspired Prints, Jonathan Couture Photography, Vermont Fashion, Vermont Fashion Photography, Vermont Life and Style Blog, Cole Hann Booties, Skinny Cargo Pants,BB Dakota Jacket: Urban Outfitters, Sweater: Burton, Cargos: Levi’s, Cole Haan Ankle Booties c/o 6pm Wore Out, BB Dakota Bostwick Jacket, Southwestern Inspired Prints, Jonathan Couture Photography, Vermont Fashion, Vermont Fashion Photography, Vermont Life and Style Blog, Cole Hann Booties, Skinny Cargo Pants, Wore Out, BB Dakota Bostwick Jacket, Southwestern Inspired Prints, Jonathan Couture Photography, Vermont Fashion, Vermont Fashion Photography, Vermont Life and Style Blog, Cole Hann Booties, Skinny Cargo Pants,For someone who takes or poses for photos almost daily you’d think I’d be comfortable in front of the camera but when Jonathan of Jonathan Couture Photography first turned the lens on me I felt completely out of my element. I’m used to taking self portraits with my tripod, when no on else is watching, so it took me a few minutes to relax with someone new behind the lens. Luckily Jonathan has a great sense of humor and was quick to set me at ease with encouragement and plenty of coaching. By the end I was trying to nail down another time to shoot together.

who takes your outfit photos? are you camera shy or always close-up ready?

just a peek

Wore Out, Outfit Sneak Peek, BB Dakota Bostwick Jacket, Southwestern Inspired Prints, Jonathan Couture Photography, Vermont Fashion, Vermont Fashion Photography, Vermont Life and Style BlogI can’t wait to share more photos from my impromptu photo shoot with Jonathan of Jonathan Couture Photography! After seeing these it’s going to be hard going back to snapping photos with my tripod and timer!

Have a great weekend!

Spot the Dots

Wore Out, Vermont Fashion, Winter Outfit Ideas, How to layer clothes without looking bulky, Vintage Knit Cardigan, Mixing Knits, Layering Knit Pieces, Ankle Boots, Levi's Boyfriend Jeans, Black and White Outfits, Vintage Pendents, Edwardian Cross Pendentwait… I thought it was spring?Wore Out, Vermont Fashion, Winter Outfit Ideas, How to layer clothes without looking bulky, Vintage Knit Cardigan, Mixing Knits, Layering Knit Pieces, Ankle Boots, Levi's Boyfriend Jeans, Black and White Outfits, Vintage Pendents, Edwardian Cross PendentHat: Downtown Threads, Scarf & Old Navy Ankle Boots: Plato’s Closet, Vintage Knit Jacket: The Clothes Line, Sheer Blouse & Tank: Target, Levi’s Boyfriend Jeans Wore Out, Vermont Fashion, Winter Outfit Ideas, How to layer clothes without looking bulky, Vintage Knit Cardigan, Mixing Knits, Layering Knit Pieces, Ankle Boots, Levi's Boyfriend Jeans, Black and White Outfits, Vintage Pendents, Edwardian Cross PendentVintage Edwardian Cross pendent from my grandmother 

The girl who started off the week touting the approach of spring is once again swaddled in knits. Clearly I’ve retreated to my cold weather color palette of cream, gray, and plenty of black. This handmade vintage cardigan is lined with beautiful cream silk, making it feel a bit more refined than other knits, and is the perfect compliment to my relaxed boyfriend jeans. Add ankle boots that show off just the right amount of my spotted socks and I’m ready to hunk down and wait out the rest of the winter weather.

what colors, textures, and styles helped you get through the winter?

Bookworm Wednesday: every picture tells a story

Wore Out, Bookworm Wednesday, Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams Birthday, Famous American Photographers, Black and White Photography, Ansel Adams BooksToday would have been Ansel Adams’ 111th birthday and I know it might seem strange to celebrate a famed photographer’s birthday in a feature dedicated to literature but given that a picture is worth a thousand words I’d consider Ansel Adams to be one of the greatest authors of all time.

For those of you unfamiliar with Ansel Adams’ genius I would suggest starting with Ansel Adams: Our National Parks  or Ansel Adams: An Autobiography Wore Out, Bookworm Wednesday, Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams Birthday, Famous American Photographers, Black and White Photography, Ansel Adams Books, Ansel Adams: Our National ParksMy dad bought me a copy of Our National Parks when I was just starting to get interested in photography and I remember being awestruck not only by the photos but by Adams’ storytelling abilities from behind the lens. Adams’ photos were able to capture the majesty and grandeur of The National Parks without loosing their natural beauty or connection to a greater story. The idyllic scenes Adam’s captured helped preserve some of our nations most beautiful landscapes and to this day are used to promote conservationism.

Who would you consider a great storyteller? 

 

Signs of Spring

Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Vermont Fashion, Winter Outfit Ideas, Military Inspired Coats, Lux Coat, Floppy Felt Hat, Vintage Brooches,  Vintage Frye Boots, Colored Tights, layering spring dresses, Fishtail braids, how to layer without looking bulkyFloppy Hat w/ vintage brooch: Charlotte Russe, Sunnies: Downtown Threads, Faux Fur Snood: Gifted, Lux Jacket: Classy Closet, Dress: H&M, Vintage Sweater: Thrifted, Tights: Target, Frye Boots: Originally Mom’sWore Out, Outfit Posts, Vermont Fashion, Winter Outfit Ideas, Military Inspired Coats, Lux Coat, Floppy Felt Hat, Vintage Brooches,  Vintage Frye Boots, Colored Tights, layering spring dresses, Fishtail braids, how to layer without looking bulky Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Vermont Fashion, Winter Outfit Ideas, Military Inspired Coats, Lux Coat, Floppy Felt Hat, Vintage Brooches,  Vintage Frye Boots, Colored Tights, layering spring dresses, Fishtail braids, how to layer without looking bulky Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Vermont Fashion, Winter Outfit Ideas, Military Inspired Coats, Lux Coat, Floppy Felt Hat, Vintage Brooches,  Vintage Frye Boots, Colored Tights, layering spring dresses, Fishtail braids, how to layer without looking bulky Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Vermont Fashion, Winter Outfit Ideas, Military Inspired Coats, Lux Coat, Floppy Felt Hat, Vintage Brooches,  Vintage Frye Boots, Colored Tights, layering spring dresses, Fishtail braids, how to layer without looking bulkyCall me an optimist but I’m starting to feel/see signs of spring everywhere, despite the 30 degree temps. D and I took advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend with a nice long walk along the Burlington Bike Path. The bike path is one of my favorite spots in Burlington, there isn’t a bad view to be had and it winds along some of the most beautiful parks in Burlington.

This look is the perfect mix of the winter staples that have seen me through the cold and the spring pieces I’m itching to wear. A newly acquired vintage sweater, almost long enough to be a dress, I mean a Kardashian would wear it as a dress, was the perfect base for a floral trapeze dress and my faux fur snood. Mom’s old Frye boots and a big ole floppy hat (perfect for showcasing old brooches) brought everything together.

What signs of spring and/or spring fashion are you most excited for?

Simple Stripes, Big Hair

Wore Out, Outfit Posts, Striped Denim, ELLE Ankle Booties, Steve Madden Bag, Black Moto Jacket, Simple Winter Outfits, Charlotte Russe Scarf, Southwestern Print Scarf, Black and White Outfit Ideas, Wardrobe Staples, Simple Outfit Ideas for Cold WeatherWore Out, Outfit Posts, Striped Denim, ELLE Ankle Booties, Steve Madden Bag, Black Moto Jacket, Simple Winter Outfits, Charlotte Russe Scarf, Southwestern Print Scarf, Black and White Outfit Ideas, Wardrobe Staples, Simple Outfit Ideas for Cold WeatherHat & Scarf (similar): Charlotte Russe, Moto Jacket: Forever 21 (similar), Cable Knit Sweater: TJ Maxx, Striped Jeans: Revolution, Steve Madden Bag: Macy’s, ELLE Booties: Kohl’s, Ring: Montreal Street Cart

After close to twenty years of struggling my hair and I have come to a mutual understanding. I give it plenty of Moroccan Oil, only wash it twice a week, and keep the heat to a minimum; in return I’m left with more curl than frizz and relatively little poof. Deviation from this careful formula, say falling asleep with your wet hair in a messy bun, can (and in this case did) result in an 80’s-licious poof. Instead of fighting with my unruly hair I just kept my outfit simple and gave my hair plenty of room to err grow.

how do you cope with busy Mondays and bad hair days?