Desert Delight!

I am so delighted that I finally got out and found a place to take some pictures that showed the beautiful southwest desert. My outfit wasn't what I hoped for but I was so happy to be out in the sun and warm air, I didn't care that much. I am wearing a black turtleneck, black CK jeans and a reversible poncho. It was warm enough I didn't need the poncho for long. I wore a tan Brighton belt and BP Trolley booties to break up all the black. 

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Layers and Zippers.

Today I am wearing another hat, poncho, scarf and boots combination. When it is cold out, I try to find ways to layer my clothes because it is much more comfortable for me than a bulky coat. My hat is from a local boutique called Mountain Monkey Business, the scarf is from Target, my poncho is Michael Kors from Norstrom. I love the tan pockets and side zippers. I am wearing black Calvin Klein jeans and a black turtleneck as a base and my boots are old enough that I don't know where they came from. I love the faux zipper on the outside and the buckle detail. My bag is old from a local boutique in down town Boise. Please excuse the fingerless gloves, it was below freezing and I grabbed them at the last minute to work with the camera and forgot to take them off. Oopsy!

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These Things. . .

Next week the national weather service is predicting snow showers here in our Idaho mountains. And so it begins. Our perfect weather is going to wind down into a winter wonderland. Some things I will miss, other things I will embrace.

Winter fashion. Picture taken outside our house

McCall Winter Canrival

I will miss seeing wildlife in the warmer weather setting. We took this picture of a moose cooling off in a pond near our house. We hid behind a tree and used a telephoto lens because these animals can be very aggressive. He was looking straight at us.

Probably only a year old.

Deer on the border of our yard looking at us watch her.

Later the day this picture was taken these baby Robins left the nest for good.

Stella and McCall never giving up that the squirrel will come down.

Last warm October night.

Soon we will see the first October snow and experience all the wonder that winter brings. 

October 22, 2012

Payette Lake in winter.

My hiking trail.

Long Winter naps.

Linking up today with A Labor of FashionHappiness at Mid Life.

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Brighten up the Day

It is usually sunny here in the mountains. It will snow a lot but almost everyday you see the sun for a little while. I wanted to send a picture to “How I Wear My: Pink” to Adrienne at The Rich Life on a Budget. This is my first time participating and I was excited to wear my pink coat for the picture. But the sun was not coming out this weekend it seemed. Finally, I put on my coat and went out in the snow for pictures. It was still bright outside so they came out ok but as soon as I came inside and put on my sweats to workout, the sun came out. I called for my photographer (hubby RT) to standby! I ran and put on another outfit, grabbed my sunglasses and went out in the sun for a shoot! What fun. I absolutely love the sun. 

My first outfit is all really old clothes. Pink coat: Metro Style bought 8 to 9 years ago from Chadwicks. Floral leopard blouse: bought at Again Consignment shop in Eagle, ID. Jeans: Lucky bought 9 years ago. Boots: bought at Maurice’s 10 years ago. You would think I keep things a long time but really if I don’t use something for six months it is out the door. 

When I was young, I loved pink. I wore pink and adored pink. As I got older I decided pink was too immature for me and gravitated away to the point I owned almost no pink at all. I am so happy that pink is popular and thought to be a color worn well by mature women. I am adding pink to my wardrobe again and it brings happy feelings.

My second outfit is newer except for the coat. The t-shirt is a funny story. I bought it online when I saw it on a fellow blogger. I thought it said Celine, but when it arrived in the mail I saw that it reads C’ELFIE. I am not sure what that even means. But, C’est la Vie! The Calvin Klein jeans were purchased last fall at Costco and the boots bought last fall at Macy’s, they are Vince Camuto. 

Anyway that was my excitement for the day.

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