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It’s been a beautiful late summer week with morning temperatures in the low 20s and afternoons around 30C. Septembers are often about new beginnings and I love this time of year. On Monday I headed out to take a few photos for another outfit of the day post while capturing images from my street before the seasonal changes are too apparent. I made my way over to the Distillery for a coffee as well.

I picked up a striped Henley tunic/dress earlier in the summer. It turned out to be too warm for most of the summer but is perfect for the late summer and presumably spring period. A pair of leggings and casual jacket could take it into October. I don’t wear jewelry very often but it’s something I’d like to start incorporating into my wardrobe more consciously. The necklace I’m wearing is a one-of-a-kind piece that I purchased at a gallery in Tobermory twenty-one years ago.

Sarah, a young colleague at the time, had recently split up with her long time boyfriend and wasn’t sure what she wanted to do. We headed up to Manitoulin Island for a long weekend after the September labour day weekend. We didn’t make it to Manitoulin Island, and I recall likening Highway 6 to the Twilight Zone, but we had an amazing time exploring Tobermory. The Georgian Bay landscape is stark and beautiful and quite a contrast to my current high density, yet well-designed, downtown neighbourhood. We spent time caving, horseback riding, checking out Flower Pot Island, viewing sunken ships from the glass bottom boat, scaling cliffs and visiting the local shops and restaurants. In the weeks following our getaway, I encountered others who had also set out for and failed to reach Manitoulin Island.  Soon after, Sarah  joined her sister in Japan to teach English.

Do you have something that brings back a fond memory? Linking up to Not Dead Yet Style’s Visible Monday.

Flowerpot Island, photo from Bluewater Tourism

Flowerpot Island, photo from Bluewater Tourism

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008I’ve been on the lookout for a new pair of shoes or ankle booties. Something to replace the pair of booties and two pairs of shoes I banished from my life. I don’t like clutter but sometimes I donate things a tad too quickly. Such is the case with my autumn footwear.

I’ve been eyeing a pair of muted mauve suede booties for awhile – they’re out of my budget. The other week I came across something that seemed a viable substitute at half the price. A pair of black Camper bootie-ish shoes. I wasn’t totally convinced I wanted black though, but, today I went to purchase them. I came home with something else. It’s still a Camper shoe but instead of a bootie cut it’s a slipper-like loafer with texture and a print! I like these aspects but now I’m second guessing myself. Do I want to keep them or exchange them for what I had intended to get?

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In the meantime, while I sort out this fall shoe shortage and limited budget dilemma I’m linking up with Sheila’s shoeshine at Ephemera. This is my attempt at another outfit of the day post. BTW, Happy Thanksgiving!

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005crI came across and started reading a few style blogs back in the springtime and over the following months discovered many more. These blogs are intended for women over 40 and 50. The first one I came across was 40+ Style and my other favourites, for a variety of different reasons, are Not Dead Yet Style, Bag and a Beret, The Rich Life On a Budget, Style Crone, Une Femme d’un Certain Age, A Colourful Canvas, and two recently discovered ones – You Look Fab and The Vivienne Files.

Much of my clothing over the past five years has been found in thrift shops but I’ve been trying to define my personal style a bit more as I’ve been picking up the occasional new retail piece and I’m trying to avoid spending money on too many thrifted items for the sake of adding to my mostly casual wardrobe. Finding these blogs coincided with this and I’m enjoying them and the sense of community they seem to inspire.

Anyways, today I decided I’d try an outfit of the day post and I’m linking up with Patti’s Visible Monday series at the already mentioned Not Dead Yet Style blog.

Early fall OOTD

Early fall OOTD

Top: Soya Concept (El Pipil); Skirt: Diane von Furstenberg (thrifted); Leggings: The Loft; Shoes: Pikolinos (end of season clearance)

Do you read style blogs? What are some of your favourites?

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