Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Fashion- Day 1, grumble grumble...

I hate starting Fall Fashion week off on this foot, all haggard and lacking of much thought, but I guess this is real talk. We've had a long weekend here. Saturday we ran Jack around the park and I attended Black Cherry Burlesque's Halloween show downtown where I proceeded to take in gimlets and burlesque magic (seriously, everybody needs to go to at least one in their life). Sunday we drove 2 hours out to Willcox to go pumpkin picking with some of Greg's co-workers and later that afternoon it was off to the in-laws for his grandmother's birthday, something we were all looking forward to and are very grateful for (she has cancer and has decided, after last year's rounds of chemo, that she won't be doing anymore treatments). Our time is never guaranteed, but thankful for it we are.

So! Today's outfit is purely for comfort and a house cleanin', laundry doing, resume updating, tea sippin', horror movie watchin', pumpkin' carvin' day. It's raining outside as well, so there's that.

*Here you can see the little tears in the upholstery on Bets (short for Betty, yes, I'm a Mad Men fiend, a FIEND I SAY!). We found her by the dump and just couldn't let her sit there so we adopted her and one day, new upholstery will be in the works.

Sweater- Vintage Dior, stolen from my dad's closet in high school. He actually bought it for my mom and she wore it a lot when she was pregnant with me. This is one of my most beloved pieces of clothing and it's cashmere so it's like being wrapped up in unicorn wishes and kissed by the backs of baby rabbit ears.
Shorts- Buffalo Exchange
Mukluks- Urban Outfitters
Limp hair, tired eyes(I was tossing and turning ALL night), oil production out the yang and STILL stuck on lipstick (that stuff really does outlast)- Three pinot grigios, two glasses of champagne and three gimlets. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Jack wears- Huggies (he had just woken up).

Here's some pics of the aforementioned pumpkin picking spree. Our stupid camera lens was dirty and I couldn't tell from all the sun. So pardon the crappy quality.

If today's outfit were a song (sorry about the stupid 3 sec. sound clip the precedes the song, I didn't realize it was there until I posted it.)-


autumn said...

Those boots.... those boots....THOSE BOOTS. I want them on my feet.

I am feeling a lot like you are today- only I am hung over from my punk baby and not tasty Champagne. Boo.

Peace Love and Leener said...

I love the shorts with boots. Fantastic and I love the story behind the sweater.

Emery Jo said...

i love your pumpkin pickin' outfit!! You look like a celeb. Im so glad youre joining in again!! :)

plantmyappletree said...

I am drooling over your boots. I am checking for those myself since two years but they are ridiculously expensive in Germany. I bet once they are out of fashion I can get a cheap deal.

I love the pumpkin shots of your little one, looks like so much fun.

Amanda said...

Thanks ladies, I'm definitely glad to be participating again. Only I'm hoping my next entries will have a bit more luster to them.

Oh! and @plantmyappletree- I got these for $20 at Urban Outfitters. I realized a few years ago to shop for things after the season (which is when I got these). So check for things a month or two after they come out, it's very likely they'll be discounted.

Sarah said...

I love love the outfit! A perfect balance of completely hip yet still comfy! And I've been hearing great things about some burlesque shows around here - hope to make a girls night out of it soon!

E said...

That sweater did remind me of unicorns. :) I love the cut and color, and how fun that there's family history to it as well.

Charlotte said...

You look totally comfy (never, ever a bad thing) and your boots make me want to slouch around the house allllll day.

Em-Jae said...

Aw, I lovelovelove the story behind that sweater. Absolutely adorable.

And those boots -- my goodness they look delicious!!

PS - Thanks for the oh-so-sweet comment on my 'fit today :] You made my day!

Em-Jae said...

OH, and PPS:
The picture on your blog's header is friggen hilariously AMAZING. Classic.

Molly said...

Those mukluks are killer.

Aaaaand I love that word.

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

Jess Craig said...

okay, um... why do you look freakin' fabulous as you clean your house?

Rachael said...

Um, I don't know what you're talking about because you basically look amazing in both outfits. If THAT'S your bad day, I can't wait to see the rest of the week!

Chelsea said...

Oh how fun would it be to see that Burlesque's Halloween show! How fun!

You could wear a paper sack and still look hot!

Love the bootie-shoe-boot-socks.

and as always, your little man is adorable!

Bevin Albright said...

I love the boots and shorts look. You pulled it off amazingly!

Love, Bevin @ All is Bright