Love Warrior

I’m pretty excited. I found this look for you in regular and plus size! The jeans are VERY inexpensive for both, and the Peaceful Warrior tee I’m wearing in the picture is linked HERE and on sale for ten bucks! It even has a pocket (everything is better with a pocket). As for the cardigan it’s oversized and baggy (perfectly so) and soft. I am wearing a small in the picture. If you get a large it will certainly fit plus size. I’ve linked you below.

 

Hey, have I told you lately that love kills? Not in a knife to the heart way (though it does that too). I mean in a dousing out all the evil things-way. Peaceful warrior means you go to war against evil using love and kindness as your weapons. I’ve never seen love fail. Not ever. Wear it as your armor instead of defensiveness, and instead of retaliation. It will keep your heart kind and soft even when someone is throwing hate and shade. And given time love always turns the hardest hearts. Be consistently kind to your enemies. Not for them, for you.

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Violet Beauregarde

I had a purple bedroom when I was sixteen. I took it so way over the top (surprise, surprise). Sheer purple curtains, purple vases, purple comforter, purple stuffed animals, purple walls. All the shades, yo. Needless to say I got a little burned out. This fall I’ve returned to the color of my youth. No doubt I’ll take it over the top again! Because, you know-when I love something I love it too hard. Like… until I kill it. But, until I murder purple here are all of my favorite things. I included two sale wallets too, because Kate Spade at fifty percent off is a great thing. Hey, girl, hey!

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Feeble Attempt

You have to make a blog post, you have to make a blog post…

That’s been my mantra for weeks…months?

Jolene, she’s my cousin, was visiting from South Africa. And then I had a work trip to Brazil during which I was more often drunk on caipirinha’s than not. Last year during my visit to the Philippines I was faithful to blog each outfit, this year I wouldn’t have even been able to find the space bar on my computer. Seriously, Brazil, I’m still hungover.

Also, I hate summer clothes. Have I told you that? Now that fall is upon us (I’ve already decorated the outside of my house) I feel comfortable going to the mall again. I’ll be better. Anyway, today is my first day wearing scrubby clothes, no makeup and my hair is hellavu dirty. I’m sitting in front of the fire getting ready to write while the kids are at school. So, here is my feeble blog post. Hope your weekend is great.

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Not Dora’s Backpack

So, I have a terrible back. And by terrible I mean that sometimes the condition of my back gets so bad my hands stop working. They just seize up and I can’t drive, or write, or pick things up. Claw hands, for real. Thankfully, it’s been about four month since it was bad enough to affect my hands. Since I am an author (and blogger) the nature of my work is to always be lugging a computer around with me.  I favor messenger bags, I like they way they look, and I like to wear them cross body, but every time I used one I payed the price for days after. I switched to a backpack so that the weight on my back would distribute evenly. It’s better, but not an answer to the problem. Either way, I get crazy compliments on this one whenever I wear it.  I linked you below.

 


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Hippy

Over the weekend we dragged the kids to Bellevue to go to the Z Gallerie. Have you ever been? No? You’re missing out. Check them out online, they’re my absolute favorite store for home decor. They have odd things, the type of things you’d imagine I’d have in my house.  Anyway, I linked my outfit below. I am getting a ton of wear out of these BedStu sandals. Since they’re neutral they’ve become my go-to. I linked a bag similar to the one I have. Mine was last year’s and they don’t have it anymore.

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Peasant Prices & Blogging

Okay, the wedges are at least. They already were a great price and now they’re on sale too. So, go check them out. As for my lax blogging. It’s my camera’s fault…my friend’s fault…my…my…my…

I’ll do better.

I’ve had a hectic few weeks, and let me tell you, there’s this period of impossible fashion blogging in Washington state. Why? Because while the rest of the country is experiencing full fledged summer, here in the PNW we are still experiencing winterish spring? So, anything I post would be from last year’s winter wardrobe. So, excuse my slower posts, things will pick up when summer treats us all fairly. Also, I’m trying to just balance out right now. If that means less blogging and more writing-so be it. I’d like to share more blogging things with you too. Fashion and feelings are my forte, yes?

There have been some home projects we’ve had to work on like flooring, and deciding if we want to invest in the backyard, or if we are selling. I’ve had my eye on another house. We live in a development now. I have an amazing view of the Cascades, and I love my location since I am a few minutes away from the kid’s school, but I’ve been wanting something a little more private for a while now. Somewhere I can put dragons on my fence, and have a yard that neighbors can’t see into. I came to Washington for peace, and while I’ve mostly found it, I’ve discovered that in my line of work I need a certain sense of separation from people to maintain that peace. So, whilst I try to adjust to a new balance of work, and home, and decisions, I’ll be spreading out all of my extra curricular activities and depending on the week you may see more or less of them.

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Black Bat

I wasn’t even going to take the camera with on the day I wore this outfit, but Josh said I looked Guise of the Villain. So here is a villainous outfit. I guess. Why did I call this post Black Bat? It’s Scarlet’s favorite Jack White song and she made us play it all day. Tip, if you have a lot of hair try wearing men’s fedoras. They’re the only hats that work for me because I can’t stuff my hair into women’s hats. They always look awkward and half way through the day they look ready to pop off. I also tend to prefer straw hats in the summer. So, hey, hey! Links below.

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Skirting Around

I always buy skirts to wear to church. Not dresses, skirts. Like there’s something more acceptable to the Lord about wearing separates on Sunday. It’s how I do. It probably stems back to my traumatic college experience of single hand holding with boys, sacred music, and pantyhose and pumps. Have I mentioned that I attended a really strict Christian college? We wore skirts. It was okay because I went to college in Florida and skirts are nice and breezy when it’s hot. That’s what I told myself as I sang hymns, and peeled pantyhose off my sweat soaked legs every night to make my 10:00 o’ clock mandatory bedtime.  Anyway, I don’t have to wear hose anymore, and you couldn’t pay me to sing Come Thou Fount, but this week in Washington state it’s hot as hell and I’m back in skirts. I linked you below.

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Kickers

I remember bitching about Monday and now it’s Monday again. How does this keep happening? For most of you it’s a holiday. A depressing holiday. Is that why they give us all of these sales, to distract us from how sad today is? Today we remember people who died, here is fifty percent off… Also, enjoy your BBQ.

Anyway, my Docs are my new favorite thing. I have a ton of Doc Martens, but these are the most kick ass pair I’ve ever owned. Link below.

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Bad

I’ve been looking for a green  bag for a long time. People get really excited about this one when I wear it. The bad news is you can’t get it stateside. So, I found a kelly green hobo and linked that for you. Otherwise, my shoes are on sale!  The really unique thing about these wedges are that they have a velcro strap at the ankle. They are comfortable and sturdy, and for someone like me who has wobbly ankles they’re a great thing.I’ve yet to fall down in them. Anyway, I know it’s Monday but I hope it’s a decent one. I’ve  had to do some soul searching this weekend. Soul purging? Soul cleansing? It’s not purged, or cleansed, or found. My best friend did tell me I need to take up yoga, smoke lots of weed, or have a seance. Honestly, the last thing I’m willing to do is yoga. So…

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