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Hello World.

It’s been a little while, hasn’t it? Seems I’ve been so caught up in the life-things happening around me that I’ve forgotten to tend to myself and the things I love.
(Like this little blog – humble thing that it is.)

In the meantime, fall has made its slow descent upon Texas (–mostly in the form of pumpkin spice everything. It’s still a cool 80+ most days, but we can pretend, right?)

And something else we might agree about: this is the best time of the year, is it not?

I mean, c’mon. Crisp fall days give me life. (Ironic, since dead leaves abound. But I am dead inside, after all… kidding.)

But in all seriousness — there is something about the cool chill of a brisk autumn day, the ritual of pulling out jackets & sweaters & scarves knit by your grandmother, the warm and fuzzy feeling of spiced cider in your belly (+ rum for extra warmth).

And of course, the beautiful (dead) leaves.

It’s a time for change – it’s a time to let the past go – it’s a time for renewal.
And fall does it with such style.

Now, it is true that our own personal style can say so much about us. But perhaps it is more powerful than even that. Because our clothing is also a means of saying what we sometimes cannot. It’s a visual perspective. It’s a silent voice.

And perhaps I am  run n i  n  g    a w  a  y  with an idea, but it seems to me that by breathing new life into old items you not only give voice to the past, but also speak to who you are working to become — all of this in the present moment.

So. I’m not going to pretend that I wear such tailored attire on a daily basis, but today was a pressed cotton blouse and oxfords kind of day. And let me to you what, I felt like a regular lady in this.

[Despite finding myself at a Britney Spears kind of Crossroads in my life.]

Surely history has shown us by now that a confident woman can take on the world?

I’m just here to kill the game.

(And okay, admittedly I don’t always know what that looks like. But today it felt like this outfit. And sometimes that’s good enough.)

I promise we’ll chat again soon.

Grace

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Outfit:
Blouse | Anthropologie Sale
Skirt | Thrifted
Belt | Fossil Outlet