Monthly Archives: October 2011

{flavors of fall: part III}


To finalize my series of the best & brightest of the fall season,
I bring you my favorite ‘to-dos’.

As much as I wish I was, I’m no domestic diva.
Cooking is a serious endeavor,
and there isn’t a paint-related task in existence
which I can complete in a day.

Still–the creativity, smells, sights and adventure that
fall lends are really quite comforting.
Something about the spicy-goodness and crisp air  makes friends,
family and the great-outdoors almost magnetic.

Whether you plan to turn over a new leaf (cheesy–I know),
or revisit old past times,
I hope that you make the most of autumn.

Pumpkin Patches & Haunted Houses

{Find a local patch or spook shack}Pumpkin Patches Oregon, Halloween activities, Fall activities, Oregon, Western Lifestyle

Picking a Halloween Costume

{The Best Costume ideas for 2011}

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Throwing a Halloween Party

{Creative party ideas}

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More decoration ideas.
Spooky Halloween treat inspiration.

Brushing up on Baking

{Seasonal recipes, here.}

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Visiting Family & Friends

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Football & Tailgating

{Don’t show up to a tailgate or football party empty handed}

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Revamping your Wardrobe & Home

(Candles! Resale! Martha Stewart!)

{Literally, the tastiest scent to ever hit fall}

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{Wardrobe help?}

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Feeling the earthy-toned, cold-weather, warm-homed excitement
I brought you back in September?!

Fall festivities.
They’re here people, embrace them.
Not the wimpy half-hearted embrace you save for frenemies & the fragile elderly,
I’m talking about the full fledged bear hug you’ve been holding back.

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Bittersweet autumn.
The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause
between the opposing miseries of summer and winter

{Carol Bishop Hipps}


{agriculture couture}


I’ve just spent the last week drenched in fashion.
After a summer filled with the bare necessities, it was such a treat.

Actually, let’s be clear: drenched in re-sale fashion.

I spent the week in Portland, Oregon
at a Summit  of the Association for Resale Innovation,
a meeting of the industry leaders of the pre-loved clothing business.
It was amazing.
Progressive. Creative. Intelligent.

I am exceptionally excited for my next venture in life back into the re-sale clothing world.
In November, Second Glance will open it’s first Men’s clothing store: The Alley.
I encourage you to join myself and new faces at launch party events.
I will fill you in with the details later.

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There are two items which I am dying to share with you, which I very recently was made aware of:

1. Urban Outfitter’s Vintage Embroidered Cord Jacket

Fall Fashion

I believe that every man, woman, and child needs this item for their fall wardrobe.
For a mere $189 you are purchasing history.
This is resale fashion at its finest.
This recessionista is on board with the vintage-american look that UO has captured.
Cheers to them.

2. Campaign for Wool: Sheepish

Sheer genius? Entirely!
I adore everything about this Harrod’s sponsored video & concept.
Sheep are probably one of my favorite animals, and fashion my favorite hobby.
What a serendipitous match.

I was literally overjoyed when I heard Oregon designer Amanda Grisham,
(the emerging designer of Portland fashion week 2011),
explain that Pendleton brand wool is all the rage this fall & winter season.

Make sure to include wool in your fall and winter wardrobes.
Read more, here.


Until next time my friends,
reduce, reuse and resale. xox.