Sunday, October 24, 2010

When it rains, it pours...

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!

Back to School, 90's Style!

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!

Elbow Pad

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!

Always With the Silliness

The obligatory silly Clover outfit shot :)

nom nom nom...

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!

20 comments:

the Citizen Rosebud said...

what a bounty...of everything. love your docs, by the way. your outfit is taking me back.

Heidi Ann said...

I always love your photos and fashions, Missa! We are getting a LOT of rain up here in Gold Country today!

Nicky said...

hehe, I can feel your excitement in this post! I just checked out Milla's blog today and don't know why I haven't til now! Sounds like you girls are having fun swapping goods :D That leaf is SO adorable, and well worn by you!
I love that pumpkins plant themselves. We've had them every year for about the last 5 years. I had to go and plant some this year (by breaking last years pumpkin open) because none sprung up from last halloweens pumpkin carving! The colors on yours are incredible! I've been really wanting to do a compost pile! This is good encouragement :D

Anne Dye said...

The beauty around Thrify Candy is inspiring me to brighten up our own corner! And Clover's eyes... seriously amazing!

Bee said...

oh my word that child is precious. what an imp she is in that one picture. man, i have been lusting after those leaf hair pieces on Milla's blog, too. they are incredible. i hope she offers them for sale someday. gorgeous.
i love the floral leggings and man, i forgot about backpacks. i had one with patches all over it.

Modesty is Pretty said...

What a great outfit and I promess I just saw a blogger who bought a sweater exactly like yours from Zara! I hope I can thrift one too. =D

Cel said...

Ah, lucky you getting one of those leaves! Milla really is wonderful... hers is the blog that got me started reading so many others, including yours :) not to mention starting my own! And Clover is adorable as usual :D

Thrifted Treasure said...

She obviously knows your style so well. that leather leaf is stunning, it looks so real!

Jocelyne said...

Aww, what a fun pressey! The leaf looks so amazingly real, what a great piece! I am loving this rain, it reminds me of home!

Zohar said...

ha that first image of Clover is priceless!! I wish it rained here, I miss winter so so much!!

Milla said...

Eeep! Eeep! You look so very adorable, jeez! I'm so happy you liked these goods, and especially the backbag, I felt rather silly about it all, but then when it came together, I was like "Holy s***! This is actually going to work." I do wish I'd had more time to make the actual packaging good, but hey, I'm always running out of time...

Justice Pirate said...

I just wanted to say I'm in love with the leaf clip.

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Gorgeous--I absolutely love that leather leaf clip! Also loving your boots and all those fab squashes and pumpkins. I don't think our compost has grown anything exciting, sadly.

Crystal Lee said...

such a cute outfit! I adore the floral leggings & cardigan!

sally said...

ah, i hope i can buy one of those leaf hair pieces one day! you are so lucky to have one! c'mon, etsy it up, milla! :) i looooove your sweater, missa! i was just looking on etsy for patched elbow cardigans yesterday. you scored!

Teenysparkles said...

You guys are so cute! You, Clover and Milla I mean. i love your outfit posts, i wish i wrote as beautifully as you do too.

Alexa said...

What a lot of fall loveliness! And the leaf clip is beyond gorge.

Angel said...

Just discovered your blog - I love it! The leather hair accessory and the leather elbow patches on your jacket are beaUTiful! Full of Autumny goodness... x

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JordanMayTwigs said...

I just discovered your blog.
And I adore it.
Such great finds!!

xx
JordanMayTwigs.
<3

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flaming hag folkwear said...

I love Milla's leaves. And your leaf looks really lovely in your hair!
Think I am almost ready to send a package your way.....