Denim button up: a gift from a friend
leather lace up boots: thrift store
vintage feather hat: thrift store
Okay so before I talk about this outfit for a second I just wanted to say HOORAY for my new blog layout! I am so happy with it. I think I mentioned in a previous post about how I was beyond over my old layout so when I spent a weekend browsing through one of my favorite sites, Pugly Pixel, and stumbled upon her little web designer directory I was super excited. I found Blog Milk and instantly fell in love with their pre-made blog designs. Didn't hurt that they had "milk" in their title (a sign??). Anyway, I think this layout speaks more to my personality. Never mind that I nearly went blind tweaking the layout yesterday and adding bits of e-flare. If you're reading this blog on a feed I recommend clicking over to see the new design ;-)
Also, I should add that this new design has sort of made me more excited about blogging. I think it's motivation for me to update with better content and photos. Since starting this blog two summers ago I've never really taken a break from it. Which is fine. However, lately I was starting to feel sort of down about blogging in general. No one ever addresses this (I think) but blogging, especially fashion-y sort of blogging, can be exhausting. I think it can be a very competitive word in the sense that a lot of bloggers are always showing off the cool new duds they bought, the cool new stuff they got sent for free, the cool NEW whatever. As a reader and blogger it makes me think, "Dang...how can I ever keep up?" but then I realize, do I even want to keep up? The answer is always no, not really. If I can't hack it as myself on this blog then I should stop blogging, end of story. Do any of you guys ever feel this way?
Back to the outfit: no I don't go around holding Mexican Cokes as the perfect outfit prop for these photos (back story: Grant and I found a local food truck meet up in a neighborhood by my house and split a Mexi Coke and bought some woefully abysmal burritos. Never again Dos Chinos!) , but on our way back to the car we saw this little construction field and took a few shots. I guess you could say that this outfit was a tiny bit inspired by Bob Dylan circa his Desire days. Can't wait to do the look up proper when it gets colder out.