Sartorial Saturday–A Classic Combination

I know it’s still early in August, and we’ve got plenty of days in the 90s ahead of us, but I’m already thinking about fall. And what is a more classic combination for fall than a cardigan and skirt?

I love this floral swing skirt from Unique Vintage. Its color palette is just different enough to be really interesting. The cool grey background is lovely, and the flowers themselves are in enough colors to offer lots of options for coordinating.

I paired the skirt with a Yemak cropped cardigan over a Pinup Girl Clothing peasant top in complementary shades of blue:

I decided to go with green and brown accessories this time, with a Splendette Duchess bangles stack as well as my HOMES bracelets, and the ever-adorable Erstwilder Slothertons.

When you add in a pair of boots, it’s the perfect look for fall!

What is your go-to outfit for cooler weather?

Animal Crossing Summer

So this has been a weird summer, right? I don’t know about you, but we didn’t go on any trips, didn’t do any of our normal fun summer activities, and to be honest, we barely left the house. That doesn’t mean I haven’t had a fun summer virtually, though, thanks to Animal Crossing: New Horizons…I got to do lots of fun summer things in the game!

My animal neighbors threw me a very fun birthday party:

I went swimming in the ocean:

I visited an aquarium with a friend:

I went star gazing:

I had an all-penguin slumber party:

I enjoyed an outdoor workout with some of my animal friends:

I had a picnic on the beach:

I saw a beautiful fireworks display:

I went fishing:

I participated in a fashion show:

I went to an art gallery with a neighbor:

I attended an outdoor concert:

I spent some time in a tea garden:

I visited friends:

And neighbors:

It certainly hasn’t been the summer I planned or even wanted, but I made the best of it, and I had a lot of in-game fun!

Movie Night at Home

We might not be able to see a movie in a theatre right now, but we can participate in tonight’s Hamilton watch party on Disney+ at home! I even picked up some of our favorite movie snacks for the experience.

This is another unusual activity in a very weird summer, but it’s a memory, and a good one at that!

Chickadee Thursday

Chickadee has been waiting to wear this dress for years…pretty much since Ladybug outgrew it. It’s still a little big, but she was so excited when I gave it to her earlier this week…I’m so thankful she loves hand-me-downs!

Quote of the Day

I’m not going to lie…when I look at the world around me, sometimes I feel this way a little bit!

“Don’t say hate, gandhi, you keep throwing that word around so much it’s lost all of its meaning. Now I have to find another word stronger than hate to describe how I feel about others. I mega-loathe you all. Good day.” John C. McGinley as Dr. Cox on Scrubs

Quote of the Day

I think this quote applies to all of 2020:

“Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” Michael Gambon as Professor Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Sartorial Saturday–A Floral Affair

Normally, I prefer nice, stiff cotton skirts. But when I saw this Vixen by Micheline Pitt swing skirt with an original 1950s floral print, I knew I’d have to make an exception. And as long as I was making an exception, I decided to try out the vacation blouse, as well!

Both pieces have a nice weight, and you don’t have to worry about wrinkling thanks to the fabric!

Aren’t the colors fantastic?!?

I accessorized with Splendette Duchess bangles (of course!), and a gingko leaf brooch from the Erstwilder Art Nouveau collection.

This outfit works for now, and I also think it will be great heading into fall!

I’m glad I took a chance on something new!

The Perfect Island

Today was a Very Exciting Day…after four-plus months of playing every day, I finally achieved a 5-star rating in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! I have a perfect island!!!

The awards for such a rating, besides my residents’ ovation and fame forever, are a lily-of-the-valley plant and a golden watering can. The flower, in particular, is a prized item to me, because I haven’t achieved a perfect rating in every Animal Crossing game, so when I do finally get one, it’s a Big Deal. I’m so happy my animals like living on Gloriana so much…I’ve put a lot of work into designing it!