Which is exactly what it's been doing here all weekend. Not only did this week deliver up some actual honest to goddess fall weather, it also brought the delivery of another wonderful Milla package!
Friday's decidedly 90's grunge-inpired outfit featured several Milla goodies, including the zip-up denim jumper dress and floral leggings which arrived in this latest package, and the boots which were an earlier gift.
If you follow her blog (and you should, because she lives in something of a dream world, trust me, I've witnessed it!) then you've already seen the gorgeous carved leather hair accessories she's been crafting and wearing so beautifully.
I was SO excited to find this little leaf (along with an equally lovely butterfly) tucked into the pocket of an amazing leather bag (which I'm sure will be making an appearance before long). It is absolutely the best ever fall accessory and I keep getting compliments from strangers every time I wear it out!
Milla and I love coming up with themes for the thrifty care packages we send one another. The fun part is that the themes will often just present themselves based on what we happen to find, which adds a little bit of magic to the whole process I think :)
For this package, Milla came up with a super fun 70's/90's fall back-to-school theme, based on two vintage teen magazines that were also part of the package. An early 90's Seventeen magazine and a magazine called Sassy from the late 70's (different from the one that was big in the 90's). These being the decades we both most often look to for style inspiration (and I'm sure a big reason that we have such similar stylistic tendencies) made this package so perfect!
The backpack which arrived pre-adorned (vintage sun/arrow boyscout pin added by me) took me straight back to my college days in the 90s. Even Lucas, when he saw it, made a comment about how it was like traveling back in time (something that Milla and I aspire to do as a team one day, incidentally ;)
This is what I wore on my now biweekly trip with Clover to the public library. We go to storytime, return books, and check out new ones to read. We go through A LOT of childrens' books each week and it turns out my new old backpack is just perfect for lugging them around on our library trips!
The obligatory silly Clover outfit shot :)
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In other seasonal news, check out the bounty from our compost heap. Lucas harvested all of this just from volunteer pumpkin and squash plants that sprung up out of last years compost!
Oh, and the title of this post was not only in reference to the weather. In addition to the awesome package from Milla, this week also brought: a swap invitation from another favorite internets gal and style inspiration, which I'm very excited about, an amazing 70's vintage sweater dress gifted to me by Oosa (mother-in-law and beautiful bride from my previous post), and then just yesterday, I unexpectedly received another very special package from yet another lovely and infinitely inspiring blogger... all posts for another day!