I spent this year’s peak foliage time manufacturing jewelry for the holiday season so before it was fully gone Brian and I took a walk on one of Portland’s many trails to enjoy the outdoors before everything’s covered in snow.
It was about a two hour walk, but to be fair it was mostly that long because I insisted on stopping every half mile to pick up a handful of leaves and throw them into the air like the little kid that I am. Hot damn I love autumn!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t do well with cold weather. I love Maine but not the temperatures so when the leaves begin to change their color my wardrobe begins to change to be warmer. Here’s a run-down of my usual autumn attire on my daily walk to work.
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In a little under a month it will be time for SWAPMaine again and I’m awfully excited! In fact, I’m so excited that I’ve already begun going through my wardrobe to figure out what I’ll contribute. Here’s a look at some of the items I’ve placed in the “give away” pile so far:
Sea foam L.L. Bean sweater set
I got this cute sweater set at a clothing swap recently and although I love the color it’s just too big on me to justify keeping it around. My favorite part of this set is the little iridescent buttons:
Tootsie Pop Tee
This shirt is from another time in my life and doesn’t at all fit the style I have now. Ah, well. Someone will either like it or think it’s ridiculous enough to wear ironically.
Embroidered snowflakes skirt
This is a simple cotton skirt with pockets and it’s one of my favorites. However, it’s another piece of clothing that’s too big for me.
Mocha flowers skirt
I bought this skirt because it reminded me of mocha chip ice cream in the springtime but I can’t overlook the fact that it’s the wrong length for me. I’m five feet tall so if a skirt makes me look about a foot shorter than I am it needs to find a new home, no matter how adorable it is.
Those are my selections so far, but I may have more as the days progress and we get closer to the swap! If you have some clothing or shoes you’re ready to swap, bring them by the Portland Flea For All building on Saturday, June 9 between 10am and 2pm and pick up your free ticket to the clothing swap the next day. For more information, visit SWAPMaine’s blog at swapmaine.com
Goodwill of Northern New England recently asked me to write about my favorite little black dress (or, LBD) to help promote their Little Black Dress event that’s happening this Thursday from 6pm to 9pm in Portland, ME. I was more than happy to do so, not only because I like talking about my clothing but because their programs genuinely do make a difference and any opportunity to support them is one that can’t be passed up. If you want to attend the event, you can purchase tickets by clicking this link.
Here’s an outtake from the Little Black Dress photo shoot I did with my mother in Cape Elizabeth.
To see my full outfit and read the story behind it, click the link below: