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WIW: Orchard Outing

The other day P and I finally made it out to a local orchard to pick our own peck of apples. It was an incredibly beautiful autumn day and we treated ourselves to a HUGE caramel apple, made right on the orchard.

P shot all of these photos on lovely black and white film. The colours were great that day but I love the vintagey feel of monochrome.

Above is my “I’ve got caramel all over my face and the wind is blowing my hair right into it” face. Yeah.

Anyways, here’s what I wore!

Dress/UrbanOutfitters, Belt/Vintage, Woven Flats/Vintage, Earrings/Vintage, Bag/Lucky Brand, Scarf (on bag)/Stolen from Mom!

ttyl,

Maria Nichole

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WIW: Witching Hour

witching hour noun ˈwi-chiŋˈau̇(-ə)r : the time of day when supernatural creatures such as witches, demons, and ghosts are thought to appear and to be at their most powerful and black magic to be most effective.

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P and I had a great time shooting these pictures while paying a visit to a local cemetery. I am dying over the extreme fall vibes. Perfectly spooky!

My favorite part of this outfit is my jewelry. I’m wearing three vintage bracelets, one with all ten commandments as charms, one with ‘best’ and ‘friends’ charms; I love them both! One of my rings is from UO and the creepy clutching hand one is a design of my own, wrought out of sterling silver with a blue agate stone.

After all the hocus pocus, we retreated inside to relax over hot chai lattes and a cozy movie night.

Here’s What I Wore:

wool fedoraasos wool sweater – gap (similar herecotton maxi skirt – h&m leather baglucky brand scarf (on bag) – vintage leather stud boots – urban outfitters (ancient) sparkly socks – new look london jewels – see above!

ttyl,

Maria Nichole


Getting Cozy

Well last night was the first official frost here in Eau Claire. And, I’ve officially diagnosed myself with a cold.

So, in my self-inflicted couch ridden-ness, I created a polyvore for fool-proof fall coziness, complete with cute fuzzy slippers and immune supplements!

Get Cozy

But seriously, when you’re feeling under the weather and the weather is less than encouraging, take full advantage of these facts and pull out all the stops in the layering sector. No one gets to judge you round this time of year, especially if your sick.

And, if they do say something snarky about your too-hip patterned leggings, you can always threaten to give a hefty cough in their direction.

Tune in next time for the full dish on my brilliant birthday weekend!

Until then, stay warm dear reader.

ttyl,

Maria Nichole


September Playlist

September is my favorite month of the year. School is in full swing, the air is crisp, sweaters are dug out of storage, tights are worn, apples are ripe, leaves change, Fall begins, squirrels get fat, geese fly south, socks are recommended, and people switch from iced to piping hot coffees and teas. And, of course, it’s my birthday month! This girl has the fall vibes down.

So, in honour of the best of months, I’ve compiled a mood-driven playlist to accompany you through this transitional period. Find links to youtube in the song titles and enjoy over a cup of hot cocoa and a good read.

September Playlist, Fall 2012

1. Slow (FD Acoustic Session) – Twin Shadow

I love the original of this one but the acoustic version just has some rawness to it that I find irresistible.

2. Heart of Glass – Blondie

Agh! That dress! Her legs! The hilarious video editing! Obviously I’ve known/appreciated this song for quite awhile but it wasn’t until Tumblr mega-maven suicideblonde posted it that I realized how much contagious energy it possessed. Play it on repeat.

3. Rosa – Grimes

Can’t get enough of that grungy nineties baseline.

4. I & Thou – The Daredevil Christopher Wright

Hometown heroes The Daredevil Christopher Wright released their second full-length this summer entitled The Nature of Things. The whole album is just as enchanting as I & Thou so make sure to check it out! Also see their incredible music video for the song Pale Horse, Pale Rider, below.

Pale Horse, Pale Rider from Adam Wheeler on Vimeo.

5. Let’s Rock the Beach – Real Estate

Yes, this song exudes a hyper-summer vibe but I classify it as beginning of fall for those sunny moments driving through rural Wisconsin where everything is just right.

6. Crystal Ball – Grimes

This girl is on fire right now and she deserves the hype. She’s got a unique style and works it like no one else with a cool whiff of a Miss Gevinson of similar underground internet-kid cult fame.

7. River Man – Nick Drake

Cool Autumnal imagery combined with a soothingly sultry voice, you had me at hello!

8. Icarus – White Hinterland

Okay, possibly overly everywhere on every commercial ever at this point but this song is just too perfect to deny.

9. Where We Belong – Megafaun

Another local EC band with a great folksy fall song that never fails to put me in a contemplative mood, I think it’s that rolling guitar lick. The song gets kind of experimental and crazy towards the end but that’s just part of their charm.

10. Ta Douleur – Camille

I like to fit French babes with killer voices and beat-boxing skills into my playlists as often as possible but to be truthful, I was actually going to add Camille’s song ‘Les Ex’ but couldn’t find a good enough version online! Enjoy one of her most popular songs instead, please.

11. Dreams – The Cranberries

First fell in love with this song as a kid. It was the background music to the Babysitter’s Club preview on my family’s copy of Free Willy on VHS. Little known fact of the day.

12. Fakin’ It – Simon and Garfunkel

Those claps.

13. Muscle’n Flo – Menomena

This band should be famous times ten. If you’ve never heard of em, they’re one of my top five all time favorites. Give em a shot.

14. Five Step – Mashup (Dave Brubeck’s ‘Take Five’ vs. Radiohead’s ’15 Step’)

I’m not sure who the original DJ is behind this masterpiece but holy balls it’s good. If you haven’t heard the originals, check em out here and here. Also, try to focus on the music and ignore that guy and his dance moves. Or not.

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Hope you enjoy this playlist and have a great start to your Autumn months. Do you have any favorite fallish songs or albums? I’d love to hear about them, leave a comment!

ttyl,

Maria Nichole

P.S. –> Please note, I like musicians and think it’s cool to support them by paying for their tunes, especially the ones you really like.