Velvet Everythingβ™₯️

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Velvet is a trend that has been around for a while now. I remember in the 1990’s, it was usually incorporated into cute crop tops or dresses, but now it is everywhere, even on shoes!

I really love when velvet comes and adds an unexpected pop in certain accessories! Would you believe I thrifted these shoes?!😍 I found them at Goodwill for only $5.99! They were my size, so I had to get them! Normally, these shoes would retail for anywhere from $14.99-$24.99 easily!

I love the way velvet looks in different lighting, like in these pictures! It has a sheen and life all of its own!

I also found this 1990’s Gap Brand Velvet Shirt!😍 It is actually listed on my Etsy!πŸ‘‡πŸ»

https://www.etsy.com/shop/EdisonsPlace

I just loved the red and the fact that it’s such a staple piece, a button down shirt! It’s soft and comfortable, but also stylish! One of those shirts that can be worn normally or tied up!

I also thought it was such a festive red for the holidays coming up!πŸŽ„

If I can give you any tips for velvet, it would be this: THRIFT IT. πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Velvet is one of those things you can easily find at thrift stores, if you’re willing to get out there and look. I mean, you can also buy some newer pieces that incorporate it, but there’s just something about finding it secondhand and vintage!

It’s definitely a trend that has been around for the last year or so and here to stay a little while longer, I think!

What are your thoughts on the material? Do you like velvet? And if so, what’s your favorite color? I have to say green and yellow have always caught my eye!

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Throw Leaves, Not Shade βœŒπŸ»

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Have you ever noticed that when you’re doing well for yourself, you encounter two kinds of people:

1. The ones who are genuinely happy for you.

2. The ones who try to discredit you and make things difficult for you.

I don’t know why that’s the way of the world, but it is. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

So, I thought I’d write a sort of letter of encouragement. I haven’t experienced too much of this lately(knock on wood!) but at times, it can be difficult to navigate. You start wondering what you ever did to people to make them so jealous or mad or just resentful of you!

I’m here to tell you, it’s a problem within them, not within you.

I guess I was just thinking the other day, as I was walking around and enjoying all the changing leaves and smells of fall, that we are a lot like trees.

We have roots that hold us down, keeping us grounded and practical, but at the same time, we have branches that are constantly reaching towards the sky, dreaming and wanting to achieve the impossible.

This is all fine and good…at first. Trees are usually in a forest. A forest is your people–a group like your family, friends and closest acquaintances. They are people who love you, but sometimes, when you start to sway with the wind that they can’t see and they don’t understand, they can become mean spirited at times.

That’s not practical.

You can’t do that. You don’t even know how!

Sometimes, people don’t mean to be unsupportive. Sometimes they literally don’t understand your dreams because they aren’t theirs.

I also heard a quote the other day that I love:

“If you want to do something, talk to the people who have done it.”

In other words, don’t listen to those who don’t know what they are talking about. Emulate those that you want to be like and get pointers from those who are already doing what you’d like to be doing, not the entire peanut gallery!

While I was walking around and looking at leaves, I also heard these words in my head:

Throw leaves, not shade.

If we continue the metaphor that we are trees, we can also choose to be one of two ways. We can throw leaves around like confetti, celebrating in our successes and other people’s…

Or, we can throw shade and constantly darken other people’s lives with our negativity and mean talk.

The choice is yours. Which will you be?

P.S. These pictures are kind of fashiony πŸ˜‚. For anyone wondering, the booties were a Christmas gift last year, the yellow top was $10 at Old Navy(STEAL!) and the overalls are from Shein, I love that website.

Changing Leaves, Abandoned Houses & Mint Ice Cream🍨🍁

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The weather has been gorgeous in my hometown lately.πŸ‚

This last Saturday, my husband Tim and I just hung out with really no plans and it was so fun! Sometimes, work gets so busy for him and I’m caught up in so much petsitting that we have to make time.

So, we went out into the country and took pictures of the changing leaves and just did some exploring. We even went to a Goodwill we had never been to before. If you know us, you know that’s rare.πŸ˜‚ Most of the Goodwills in our area, we’ve been to, and we have them classified: this one has the best shoes, this one has the best furniture, this one has the most cool and random things, etc…

We stopped when we saw this old, historic looking house. Probably from the late 1800’s, early 1900’s, but it had so much charm. It had an old metal gate falling down all around it and the prettiest front porch. I love finding places like this.

We also went to Cruze Farm and got some ice cream! They have such unique flavors and all of them are made with fresh cow’s milk! I tried their new mint flavor and Tim tried “Brookie dough”, a brownie and cookie dough combination.

This weekend was so fun and much needed! It’s a good reminder to just slow down, stop and take in what’s around you. Cleaning can wait until tomorrow. Some obligations can too.

Make the most of today.

P.S. The skirt I’m wearing was a thrifted tennis skirt and I love it. Top was from Old Navy for $10 and hat was from Ross for less than $7. I’ve been really into mixing patterns lately. I haven’t been in the mood or had time to thrift lately, but I’m hoping sometime next month when things slow down, I’ll get the chance to!β€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ»

Fall Vibes

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Fall is seriously one of my favorite seasons.🍁❀️

The leaves changing and falling, fall scented candles, sweaters…

I decided to have fun and do a fall themed photo shoot!

Someone gave me this WoodWick candle last year and I love burning it around this time of year! 😍 It is Oatmeal Cookie scented and when it burns, it also crackles! What is it about a crackling fire that makes everything seem so cozy?

I really wanted some fall vibes to come across in this shoot, and by the end of it, I just wanted to lay on this quilt and read, so I did!

The books in these pictures are actually for sale on our Etsy shop! I love how old they are and when you’re turning the pages, you can almost go back to another time.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/EdisonsPlace

Most of them are from the late 1800’s-early 1900’s and I love staging pictures with them or setting them on our mantle!

The quilt is one a family member gave us that we take on picnics, the red leaves were sourced from our gorgeous oak tree in our yard and the red coat is actually for sale on our Etsy as well!

It reminds me a lot of Sabrina’s red coat in the new Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series on Netflix and is a true 1960’s vintage wool coat!😍 Who else has been watching the series? It’s been fun and spooky to watch right after Halloween!

The yellow sweater I’m wearing is one I thrifted forever ago for $3.99. It rarely gets cold enough where I live to wear, but I’m obsessed with the color of it!✨

Anyways, just wanted to share some photos I had fun taking! It’s fun sometimes to just do a themed shoot! I feel like the more I practice, the better I’ll get at it!

Yellow Overalls OOTD

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These overalls are retro, from the late 1980’s/early 1990’s, polyester and AWESOME!πŸ™ŒπŸ»βš‘οΈ

When I first saw them, I loved the look of them: the pockets, the unique straps, the zipper in the back, everything!

Overalls have been a big trend this year and I had never seen any yellow ones before! I decided to list these on our Etsy, Edison’s Place! Disclaimer though, I edited these pics with my Lightroom Preset, so they are way more of a bright yellow than this, but I mean, how cute are they???

https://www.etsy.com/shop/EdisonsPlace

*These overalls have sold out in just 24 hours!*πŸŽ‰πŸ˜±

Someone else also pointed out to me that they look a lot like Ronald McDonald’s outfit!πŸ˜‚ TOO TRUE. How great of a costume would that be?!

Anyways, just had to inform you all that yellow overalls exist and they are the coolest.

Do you all like the overalls trend? I’m gonna be honest, my 7th grade self is rejoicing, because I had about 5 pairs, including denim, khaki and even some purple ones!πŸ˜‚ So I love them! What about you?

Feeling Fine in Graphic Tees

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Who doesn’t love an awesome, comfortable, graphic T-shirt?

Lately, I have scored some great ones at Ross Dress for Less!πŸ™ŒπŸ» I am extremely picky about the T-shirt’s I buy because I don’t want to end up looking like a billboard.πŸ˜‚ A T-shirt has to speak to me on a personal level and I have to agree with it in order to wear it! This “Feeling Fine” shirt was also in my favorite color, so that was a no brainer!

I also got one that says “Original” and a few others that had references to Tokyo on them. If you don’t know this about me, Tokyo has been and is incredibly high on my bucket list! But then again, most of the world is!πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I paired this shirt with some shorts I made myself, fishnet tights and boots for a cool fall look. I love layering shorts and skirts with tights this time of year!

What are your favorite ways to layer? And what are some of the coolest T-shirt’s you own?

πŸ–€Plaid is RadπŸ–€

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Plaid has been making a big comeback lately in fall fashion and I am all for it!πŸ™ŒπŸ» I have always loved plaid and preppy touches mixed with an edge.

This skirt is one I found on eBay for less than $9.99!

I love pairing it with combat boots, turtlenecks, rocker tees and all kinds of stuff! It’s a very versatile piece.

You didn’t hear this from me, but you can find some amazing gems in thrift stores when it comes to plaid! A lot of times, you can find the skirts and matching blazers, which seems to be a big trend lately!

So, if you want to give plaid a try, look at thrift stores first or try eBay, Shein or Zaful, some online retailers, to find some cute pieces that incorporate it!

What is your favorite color when it comes to plaid? I love a classic red or this gray like I have here! 😍