As I was doing a bit of desktop tidying (the pixel-based kind, not the papers and pens kind) the other day, these pictures popped up like the proverbial $20 note forgotten in a jacket pocket. They were snapped at the beginning of summer when I was still in Iowa, then they sat, untouched, in the intervening months as I packed up the above kimono and gold pleated skirt and moved my wardrobe—and my life—down to Texas.
In less than two months my boxes and I will complete the second leg of our move up to Seattle, where we hope to find a cute little Craftsman house to rent in close proximity to an impossibly well-styled coffee shop and the Mothership (this, of course, being my nickname for the Nordstrom corporate headquarters where I will be working).
In the meantime, due to my severe aversion to packing and unpacking, I am attempting to live out of two pitifully overstuffed suitcases—supplemented by the occasional shopping trip. It helps that it’s still regularly on the wrong side of 90 degrees here in San Antonio, so I can stick to floaty dresses and off-the-shoulder tops that take up very little suitcase space without having to dig out any heavy knitwear.
Truth be told, though, I can’t wait to dig out my fall favorites. I think this pleated skirt will pair especially well with a little bit of faux fur and crisp PNW air, don’t you?