January 11, 2018

Coyote Song Trail

I have noted before that I live in what was once the "Wild West". I was born in California, but have lived in Colorado for 13 years now, essentially living half of my life in each state. I'm about as far from any typical western stereotype as a gal can be: I can't surf the Cali waves, I don't really know how to ride a horse, I certainly don't know how to pan for gold, and you will never see me taking up rock climbing. No, I go out on trails named things like "Coyote Song Trail" not equipt with spurs, nor even modern running shoes, I go out looking ready for a board meeting and I get some really funny looks for doing so. It's for fashion people, come on! It's not like I'm actually going on a hike in my pumps, I'm just here to borrow the pretty scenery. Also, add that to the list- I don't hike...

But despite my being dressed for a board meeting out in the frontier, Coloradans are curiously kind about it, even when they obviously find it quite curious indeed. It's a pretty great place to live all things considered, even if London still has my heart (and might as well be on a different planet it is so different). Luckily the scenery here in the foothills still has a lot going for it even in winter, when everything turns to tan and dies away. I still wish we had at least a dusting of snow! We've had so little snowfall so far this year, everyone seems wary it will all come at once and we'll be buried in it for all of March.

So what does one wear for a little nature walk to check out some beautiful striped rocks jutting out of the ground? Well this time I wore my flecked tweed wool pencil skirt and a soft wrapped knit top in a dark forestry-teal-ish green shade. I'm not sure this style of top is very flattering on me, (a long line bra would help add some sleek-ness, but eh) but I really love the color and it is super comfortable. Like with the grey blue velvet dress I wore recently, I decided on my brown crocodile stamped leather accessories as an accent once again. These Remix heels are already becoming a staple in my shoe wardrobe! 

It's earth toned ensembles like this one that really make me miss having brown hair. I must be super restless as I can't decide what to do with my hair next, and everyone knows when you want to change your hair what you really want to change is your life in some way (the breakup=haircut cliche being the most obvious trope here), it's just that hair is much easier to change! Sometimes I think I've been rather rash and immature dyeing my hair purple, but then I catch a glimpse of it glowing in the sun and its so pretty and I want to keep it a bit longer. Hmm...

I hope all of you are doing well this second week of the new year. Despite only being a handful of days into the new year, I think I need to reevaluate my goals and projects already so my timelines are a bit more realistic. Oops! I always forget that while my ideas and project list may be endless, my time, motivation, and energy are not. Back to that good old fashion new year shuffle...

Skirt: Made by me
Top: Banana Republic
Coat: Thrifted
Shoes: Remix
Fishnets: Amazon
Clutch, Gloves, & Jewelry: Vintage


  1. Totally swooning over this look and that gray tweed!!! Adore the backdrop and you make the wild west look so fashionable!

  2. That brooch is a beauty! Love this look against the wonderful scenery.

  3. I love your brown accessories here- especially that clutch! And the cream coloured coat on top is perfect.
    As for dying your hair- I always think "It's just hair". If you change it for a while, and then get tired of it, you can always re-dye it. And if you cut it, it will grow back. Whatever you do to it, doesn't have to be permanent :)

    1. Thank you Nicole! I think I just need to order a purple wig from Necia's Hairstyling so I can have purple hair occasionally and brown hair to match most of my closet! ;)

  4. I love those accessories. They were the first thing that really grabbed my attention in the picture, they're such a stylish accent on top of everything else.


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