Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"I like your shirt!"

I ran across this shirt when I was not pregnant, and thought to myself if I ever did have another baby I would for sure get this! Luckily, being pregnant through the month of October worked out great. I made sure I had plenty of events to wear this for to justify buying such a novelty item. One such event was this past Saturday - Ghoultide Gathering - a specialty Halloween art show that my friend exhibits in (I'll add her link further down).
Sorry for the pained and pale look on my face, but it was a cold and windy day - hard to smile for the camera.
Konrad & Joseph Fireflicker Cardigan - Anthropologie
Jeans - Motherhood Maternity
Bare Traps "Armandy" Boots - Macy's
Hoop Earrings

I also wore the shirt a few weeks earlier, when I took my hubby to a Social Distortion concert for his 40th Birthday. It was the perfect choice for the venue. (I hope to do a post on music in the future.)
I plan to wear this for any other Halloween outing this month..... pumpkin patch, trick or treating, etc..... Besides the events I've already mentioned, I have worn it out running a few errands yesterday. Hence the title of this post, no matter where I wear it, I get a lot of smiles and comments. Mostly, "I like your shirt!"
Richard has taken a huge liking to the shirt as well....... he wants me to wear it every day. He even wandered into our room at 3 a.m. the other night asking where it was. But the sleeping habits of a 3 year old is a whole other post!
You can do fun things while wearing this too..... like feeding the baby tomato and mozzarella salad!

I do hope to share some home decor on here, and since this is sort of a Halloween themed post, starting with my current mantle styling seemed like a good start. I have wanted a fireplace and mantle for so long! I am lucky enough that the new house has 2! Even though we've only been here 2 weeks, it bothered me that I didn't know immediately just what I wanted to decorate with (for an every day look). I know it seems silly, but after wanting something for so long, and pouring over Pinterest inspiration, I thought it would be easy.
Luckily, after going to Ghoultide Gathering, the inspiration hit for a fun Fall motif. I had purchased a new doll from my friend Jennie at Prim Pumpkin, and I wanted to display all (well most all) of the dolls I had from her in one place. I also have a framed print that I bought from Melissa Belanger that I got at the show last year (this year I bought an owl painting). The 3 panel screen is from Department 56 and is usually the backdrop for my lighted houses (don't know if I have the energy this year to put them up). There are some crates and my Mom's Nancy Drew books. I love the addition of yellow and blue to the typical orange. I was surprised at how quickly this came together once I focused on it.
Of course, there are some peacock touches! If you look closely at Melissa's work, you can see two of the trick or treaters have peacock outfits on!


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That shirt is awesome! Just the best! You are so cool to wear it. And the picture of you feeding the baby is so good. I have that cardigan! I bought it for $24 on a popback over the summer. I tie it in the back, too! It is funny, because we have exactly the same taste. : ). And I love your holiday decor. I do not have anything up yet, although I did buy the kids' costumes last night.


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I love, love how you decorated your mantel. It's so elegant and professional looking, something you would see in a magazine. I am a Nancy Drew fan and have been wanting to do a yellow and blue outfit in a post, along with my Nancy Drew books.
I would love to see your Department 56 houses. I have them as well and yes, it is a chore to set them up. Maybe you can do a few or just one this year.
Thanks for sharing,