Grey Days and Still a Sweet Life

I was away from home for a couple of weeks and I am so happy to be back. I always miss home when I am away and this was a very long trip for me. After a few days of getting back to normal I decided today was time to head outside to breath in fresh mountain air. It's in the mid fifties and partly cloudy and autumn is clearly heading to a close. When I look at the most basic things in my life, I am so grateful. Even grey days don't take away from a sweet life.

I'm wearing a grey sweater from Nordstrom, a scarf from Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy jeans, and Vince Camuto booties. A fun hat covered up my messy hair! Gotta love hats!

What are some of the things that make you grateful for your home?

Today, Stella and McCall have their checkup with the vet. This lovely lady has been taking care of my dogs since I got them, so 10 years for McCall. I wanted to show extra appreciation today when the world seems so harsh and angry right now. So, I made cranberry pumpkin walnut bread and added a jar of my pumpkin pecan butter to a gift basket for the office. It felt good to do something positive.

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Wrapped and Booted

I showed you this scarf on my last post. It is definitely seeing a lot of use. It is warm but has soft colors that make me smile and go with so many items in my wardrobe. I layered it with a camisole and duster for warmth. I wore black leggings and a pair of over the knee boots as well and carried a neutral bag. This outfit was cozy and gave me the option to take off layers if I got too warm. Layering is one of my favorite ways to dress because our climate changes a lot. The sun can be very warm but if you are out in the mountain air you will certainly feel the chill.

Do you have a favorite way to dress for your climate?

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How to turn a top into a knotted or twisted tee

I love the style right now of a tunic or longer top but I am short enough that often they over power my body and I get lost in all that fabric. But I can't seem to give up on trying to make it work. Recently I found a way to wear these kinds of tops that puts them in better proportion to by size. I take the tail end of a longer top, (lighter weight tops are easier to manage) and I twist it on the side and poke inside my pocket. You could also poke it inside the waistband. I was amazed how it gave my tops that look I am crazy about now called the knotted or twisted top. As a matter of fact I found a few on a very good sale and ordered them because I love the look so much. With this new technique I am using though I can make most of my tops look like they came that way.  I am having fun with a basic twisted top and a colorful blanket scarf. I next mission it to make my scarves not seem so overpowering. A way to do it came to me the other night and as soon as I try it, I will share it with you. I think a little cutting down to size will make all the difference.  

Do you have tricks you use to make a trend work for you better?

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Fall Fashion in a Mountain Setting

Like so many people, fall is my favorite season of the year. We usually have a long season which I love. It typically starts in early September and lasts to the beginning of November. This means I get to wear the fall styles and the colors I love the most. My closet if full of rich earthy colors, jewel tones and even some grey and charcoal items. Today, I wore a caramel tunic with a bold scarf, skinny jeans and fringe booties. I thought I would be way more into the fringe trend when it came out a couple of years ago but one pair of booties was all I ended up getting and they have filled that trend desire for me. The top is a tunic and kind of long on me so I took the tail and twisted it a little and then stuffed it in my pocket. It gave it that look I am seeing of the knotted or twisted tops, which I like. 

Do you have any do it yourself trend ideas? 

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