Fashion & Photography: Gold Flecked PullOver and neon detailed sandals

I’m preparing for a trip to the East Coast in August. I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve never seen that part of the country before. New Hampshire is the destination in mind. One of my best friends is getting married there, to a gal from Massachusetts. His family, groomsmen, and I are all heading up there together. ROADTRIP! Oh Yeah! You know how I feel about roadtrips…..

(I’m sure that I’ll have many posts on the subject of that road trip to put up later on!)

So, because for me so many occasions have so much to do with what to wear for them…. I’ve been doing some shopping! Today I picked up a few new things. One of them was this splendid Gold-Flecked Pull Over. (I’ve been hankering for a pullover similar to this ever since last spring’s Anthropolie catalog came to me by way of U.S. Mail.)

{ThisGreenEyedGirl} Gold Flecked PullOver and neon detailed sandals

Along with the purple tank seen underneath. XS Arie brand on sale! Score! It has a lovely little velvet trim around the top which I think adds a nice touch.

{ThisGreenEyedGirl} Gold Flecked PullOver and neon detailed sandals,

I have a confession though…… I tried this pull-over on SEVERAL times before realizing… I’d been trying it on backwards!!! That’s right. AWHA moment! ‘So that’s how it goes! It looks so much better now!’ It buttons down the back. The buttons are adorable, too.

{ThisGreenEyedGirl} Gold Flecked PullOver and neon detailed sandals.

{ThisGreenEyedGirl} Gold Flecked PullOver and neon detailed sandals (button detailing)

No outfit is really complete with out something vintage. In lieu of that I wore a vintage¬†gold watch and bangle (on my forearm, fashion statement ūüėČ )¬†Also, a vintage Class ring that belonged to my grandmother from 1955. I really cherish this piece, as it has nostalgic value.

{ThisGreenEyedGirl} Gold Flecked PullOver and neon detailed sandals..I had paired with it a long strand of wooden beads spaced with gold seed beads which I’d tied in a knot. I really liked that look, but unfortunately it snapped in the car. I replaced it with my leather compass necklace.

{ThisGreenEyedGirl} Gold Flecked PullOver and neon detailed sandals...

I’ve been thinking about shoes lately. I don’t think I put enough emphasis on them. I guess the reason is my frugal instinct. I’d rather pay less and get more which means buying clothes instead of shoes, that generally run a¬†heftier¬†price tag. BUT,¬†I’m going to try to change that.¬†You know what? I hereby make a challenge right now, to¬†take shoe-shopping on a budget¬†to¬†a whole new level. This is the¬†Frugal Shoe¬†Find Challenge!¬†I found these today at RackRoom shoes which is running a buy 1 get 1 50% off sale. These were marked down already. I love the little neon punch, especially up against the tan.

{ThisGreenEyedGirl} Gold Flecked PullOver and neon detailed sandals (pairing)I took some of the photos in front of this old cottage home, which happens to be placed between my workshop & barn. This was the original homestead house back in the 1930s. I have dreams in my heart of remodeling it someday. Visions of an eclectic reclaimed decorating style and whitewashed walls. All the floors are wood. It’s two stories. Right now it houses our extra artwork & the front room serves as a storeroom for our farm products.

{ThisGreenEyedGirl} Gold Flecked PullOver and neon detailed sandals (cottage)

{ThisGreenEyedGirl} Gold Flecked PullOver and neon detailed sandals (little Hen)

{ThisGreenEyedGirl} Gold Flecked PullOver and neon detailed sandals,.‘In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks’ – John Muir

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Goodnight y’all.

(A. Byer Pull Over: Ross- $3.49 Arie Purple tank: TJMax- $3.50 Jeans: Thrifted- $7 Sandals: Rack Room Shoes- $9.99 Jewelry: Vintage- ?)



{Grace in Your Heart}

A few photos from a July day….

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“And there will come a time, you’ll see,¬† with no more tears. And love¬† will not break your heart but dismiss your fears. Get over your hill and see what you find there. With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair” – Mumford and Sons

Fashion & Photography: Roadtrippin’ in the high-low skirt

Hi y’all,

Today I went roadtrippin’ a little bit. Spent the day heading over to Winchester Tennessee.

I happen to Adore Vintage 1969-1974 Broncos…… so yeah, I’d love one as a project vehicle some day. Something to refurbish. Some gals love the VW Busses… and I do too, but these are just that to me. They are like those cute busses but with my personality. A little bit tough and rough to go with their cuteness. They’re 4×4. I just love ’em. And guess what, I ran across a vintage bronco restoration shop in Fayetville, Tn. today.

And saw this…..

roadtripping and highlow outfit

She’s adorable. Needs some work… a paint job, but REALLY! A diamond in the rough.

Could be similar to this one day….

1970 bronco

1970 bronco

The sight-seeing was nice, too. I love roadtripping.


The scenery reminded me of sweet home Alabama. I grew up in the North Florida Lower Alabama area and love the look of the rolling fields planted with crops.

The sun lingered in the sky lovely and set lovely. I was so fascinated watching it transform the clouds. BEAUTIFUL. I took so many pictures. But… alas, I can only post so many. So here are a few of it making it’s way down to the tree line and the sky growing dark.

“His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden” -Habakkuk 3:4

roadtripping sunset

Pointing us on our way…

roadtrip arrow

“May every sunrise hold more hope and every sunset hold more peace.”

roadtrip sunset

On my mental bucket list is to ride one of these….

roadtripping hot air baloon

I spotted it coming home through Springhill.

They weren’t giving rides (a private party only) but it sure was neat to stand by and exhilarating to watch take off and flame up.¬† An interesting photography subject.

I wanted to wear something fun today. Something to go with my small adventure.

I was rolling with several trends here….

roadtripping outfit pic

Chambray Shirt: thrift store & price unknown High-Low Skirt: gift from my mom, Walmart (less than $20) Forever 21 Turquoise Shirt: Thrift Store- $1

The high-low trend, the belted trend, the chambray trend, and the blue/grey trend. (that last one may not be a “trend” exactly but I love the color combos right now, especially turquoise and grey.)

My shoes tend to alternate through-out the day based on the clock and my comfort level. Most of the day they were flip-flops. But I also liked these, my take on moccasins, to match the belt. These are a few of the day’s accessories… (the glasses are substituting for contacts right now, until my order comes in. But I’m trying to embrace it.)

roadtrip accesories

Belt: Rue 21- $7 (I think) Shoes: Payless- $17 (a Christmas splurge)

I was also wanting to try a hot-pink lip. The reason for this was an inspiring Pinterest image of dark hair, glasses, and pink lip. I’ve been experimenting with different makeup ideas to go with the glasses. So, I stopped at Target and picked up a fuchsia lipstick for $1.99 Wet N Wild 965 Cherry Picking

the fuchsia lip

Although, I feel a little silly posting a picture detailing my lipstick selection. Oh well.

There’s¬†no time to be shy in a world where you just have to build your own wings.

“She took her leap and built her wings on the way down.”


I hope each and every one of you has a charmed day tomorrow and week ahead. I have to say, that I really didn’t do anything all that grand today. But, in my mind, I thought of it as an adventure, however small. It made all the difference. Perspective is everything. Knowing that I’ll never get today back and relishing every moment of it. Breathing in the laughter. Taking in the sunset. Musing in the way the clouds move. Singing along with the radio (especially when we blasted my favorite song “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers, with the sunroof open & windows down driving through charming little Winchester Tennessee). All of it…. take it all in. Know life is what you make it, make it an adventure.