This fall I got myself a fabulous gift, some gorgeous clothing and fabric sent from Thailand. I wanted something partly to celebrate almost being done with my dissertation, but mostly as a reward to myself for finally starting to live a healthy lifestyle. I’ve dropped about 30 pounds since June of this year and I’m feeling wonderful! Nothing like some new clothes to inspire me to continue eating in moderation and staying active (that’s all I did, I promise!)
|A pretty cotton patchwork top and blue fisherman pants. It was kinda chilly so I put on a comfy sweater I had. The pants are beyond comfortable. The necklace is a gift from my mom.|
About three months ago, my friend Lindsey (we met in graduate school) who lives in Thailand graciously agreed to be my personal shopper using some of the profits from my little Etsy store. Lindsey has a travel blog with breathtaking photos, you must visit and be transported not only by the images themselves but by her truly talented writing. I often go to her blog to escape my giant laundry pile and immerse myself in another world. She also has a very cool etsy shop called Lotus and Lace where she offers beautiful jewelry and photography (and soon clothing) inspired by her travels.
I was blown away by the lovely stuff she sent me (Thank you Lindsey!!) and I thought I’d share it with you to inspire you to add some color to your closet this winter.
|Beautiful sparkly pashmina as modeled by Elena|
I love this pair of gaucho? type pants. They are a heavy linen material with a tapestry trim and giant pocket.
Elena loves this pocket and thinks it should be required on all her pants from now on. I’d probably wear these with a simple tank top when it warms up. Although tomorrow the high is 77 so maybe tomorrow!
Trying to pose by this crepe myrtle tree. Elena is
trying to actually eating dirt off camera. That is my quiet acceptance face.
|The dress is mine from ages ago, but the floral chiffon top was one of my gifts!|
I also got some gorgeous cotton Thai/Indonesian style sarongs. I love these patterns!
|Guess what, chicken butt? I wanted this photo to be better but chickens kept pecking my toenails so I had to move!|
This one has moons on it and a hypnotic pattern. I'm dying to wear this to toddler time at the library and see what the other mamas think.
|The scarf is also from Thailand|
I think this one is my favorite photo though.
Anyhoo I had a ton of fun during this mini photo shoot. Hope y'all enjoyed it and are going to go find some exotic prints for your wardrobes! Or maybe for your dogs and toddlers.