Just Last Month

These photos were taken last month after visiting Continuum Distilling in Waterbury - a very unique distillery that takes the leftover yeast from beer making to create spirits. I sampled cocktails and indulged in a gorgeous cheese board.

Having never visited Waterbury before, I did a location search on Instagram to find this gorgeous marble building. I believe it's the town hall, or maybe the library - the map didn't seem too clear - Instagram got me in the vicinity, and that is all that matters.

I'm not sure why it took me over a month to post these photos, but I suddenly felt like I had to get them up, because I can't be posting fur coats in April (regardless of whether or not we still have a few days which require them!)

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The Rundown
 Cashmere Sweater Nordstrom
 Distressed Jeans Gap similar
Leopard Fur Coat J.McLaughlin similar
Cream Booties Aerosoles
 Vintage Bag Anna Pearl's Curiosities similar
Cream Wide Brim Fedora Goorin Brothers similar
Necklace French Kande
 Gold Rectangle Chain Necklace Etsy
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry



Ordinary Life

I can't believe I haven't posted in three weeks, though in my defense, the last two have been a blur with the world turned to panic over the corona virus pandemic. Remember back at the beginning of the month when life was normal and the virus seemed like a problem far, far, away? Apparently just a few miles from me a party was taking place actively spreading the virus in my state.

My month of fun blogger gatherings has been canceled, though rare, I actually had something for every weekend, and each passing Saturday has felt just a little more sad, thinking about the life being missed out on as we remain tucked away at home.

As my only income at the moment is dog walking with Wag!, naturally the more people are staying home with their pups, they less they need me. I was grateful to have a couple clients this week, I assume their moms have essential jobs they can't stay home from, thus making my job essential. That's how I look at it anyway - I don't think there is much risk in going into a house empty of people as long as I regularly use hand sanitizer. I soaked in every moment of my walks this week, trying to cling to the sense of purposefulness I had at that moment, and the joy of spending time with a dog.

The days at home lead to boredom, which lead to shopping, and now I feel like I can't even scroll through two posts on Instagram without being sucked into a vortex of shopping temptation. Despite my sudden drop in income, there seems to be a disconnect with the logical part of my brain that should be telling me not to click 'add to cart'. In my weakest defense, realtors desperate to keep operations going are serving up some good sales.

I want to try and get back to normal blog posts, try to FaceTime more with my friends who I now haven't seen in weeks, and try to find some creativity in myself. I've been missing it for a long time now, and this housebound situation is making me acutely aware of it.

Of all the disasters that keep us stuck at home, at least we get power and internet access for this one. Silver lining, right?

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The Rundown
Brown Cardigan Target similar
Black Tee Banana Republic
High Rise Skinny Jeans "Ann" c/o Mott &Bow
 Karen Croc Embossed Boots Aquatalia
Bucket Bag "Johnny" Danse Lente
 Scarab Necklace Vintage via Etsy similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx


Camel Coat

I can be very fickle when it comes to what I want to fill my closet with. You might not think that, because I've been shopping with such reckless abandon as of late, but I'm not good with on the spot decision making. I tend to ruminate about my purchases, probably too much, which is why after shooting these photos I went and returned this coat. Loft might have listed this coat at $200, but I know it's not a $200 coat. It was, and is on sale for $80 - reasonable, I thought, but actually, not really. It wasn't particularly warm, it was comprised more of polyester than any other fiber (I'm picky about my fibers) and was it the very exact right shade of camel that I wanted?

Nope.

Back it went. Then I decided I'd rather have a vintage coat, bid on this one at shopgoodwill.com and wasn't thrilled with it when it arrived. The problem with buying vintage however, is that I can't just return it. The answer that I dream of giving is that I will carefully tailor it myself until the fit is perfect, the reality is, beyond ripping out the shoulder pads I will be too afraid to take my scissors to the coat, it will sit unworn, and then likely get donated once more.

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The Rundown
White Satin Blouse Banana Republic
Straight Leg Distressed Jeans Gap similar
Camel Overcoat Loft
Cream Booties Aerosoles
Brown Round Bag Mark Cross thrifted similar
Necklace French Kande
Midi Stackable Diamond Ring c/o AUrate New York
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Gold Herkimer Diamond Ring c/o Lumo
Cat Eye Sunglasses H&M similar