2013. billy jean. denim jacket by billy blues (thrifted). silk dawnlight dress by madewell. vintage dotty smith kissing frogs belt (from hunt.gather.style). gloria wedges by bed stu.i bought the jacket last year for a few dollars. when i saw it on the rack, it looked tiny, and i almost put it back. good thing i kept it— it fits like a glove. usually jean jackets look boxy or oversized, but this jacket is tailored in the right places. i love wearing it with dresses.on the radio today, the deejays commented that more people will shop at thrift stores because of macklemore. so if we meet each other thrifting, i’ll let you have the leather jackets and broken keyboards. don’t touch my cart!
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2013. billy jean.

denim jacket by billy blues (thrifted). silk dawnlight dress by madewell. vintage dotty smith kissing frogs belt (from hunt.gather.style). gloria wedges by bed stu.

i bought the jacket last year for a few dollars. when i saw it on the rack, it looked tiny, and i almost put it back. good thing i kept it— it fits like a glove. usually jean jackets look boxy or oversized, but this jacket is tailored in the right places. i love wearing it with dresses.

on the radio today, the deejays commented that more people will shop at thrift stores because of macklemore. so if we meet each other thrifting, i’ll let you have the leather jackets and broken keyboards. don’t touch my cart!

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2012. make light. silk dotty dress by madewell. vintage dotty smith horse head belt (from hunt.gather.style). wanted sandals. addison shades c/o tortoise & blonde. rebecca minkoff cupid satchel.the weather in texas changes its mind as often as pugs beg for snacks (meaning a lot). on sunday, i planned on wearing the dress with my jean jacket, but the mild temperature dissed the idea of an overcoat. i added the dress to my wishlist over the summer, and it finally came true thanks to a 30% off promo and recent freelance work. i love-love-love it.a cold front came through the area on sunday night. i’ve spent most of my week in boots, corduroys, sweaters, and scarves. it’s finally beginning to feel like autumn and it’s about darn tootin’ time. next week, M’s aunt and uncle will visit for thanksgiving, and M and i are excited to show them our house (and texas). i’ll post some photos for you, too.the look | dress | similar belt | sandals

2012. make light.

silk dotty dress by madewell. vintage dotty smith horse head belt (from hunt.gather.style). wanted sandals. addison shades c/o tortoise & blonde. rebecca minkoff cupid satchel.

the weather in texas changes its mind as often as pugs beg for snacks (meaning a lot). on sunday, i planned on wearing the dress with my jean jacket, but the mild temperature dissed the idea of an overcoat. i added the dress to my wishlist over the summer, and it finally came true thanks to a 30% off promo and recent freelance work. i love-love-love it.

a cold front came through the area on sunday night. i’ve spent most of my week in boots, corduroys, sweaters, and scarves. it’s finally beginning to feel like autumn and it’s about darn tootin’ time. next week, M’s aunt and uncle will visit for thanksgiving, and M and i are excited to show them our house (and texas). i’ll post some photos for you, too.

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2012. white out. late afternoon dress by madewell. vintage dotty smith horse head belt (from hunt.gather.style). acrobatic wedges from anthropologie. vintage straw clutch.last week, i told terra that i wanted a basic black or white dress. she sent good karma my way— i found the dress at madewell and fell in love with it. it even has hidden pockets; as indiana said, that’s the decision maker! i wore it on saturday night to dinner with M and his mom, and i paired it with a giant clutch.you can turn many vintage purses into clutches by tucking the straps inside the bag. that’s what i did to this one. a straw handbag never goes out of style… unless you live in antarctica. :o)the look | similar dress | similar wedges | similar clutch

2012. white out.

late afternoon dress by madewell. vintage dotty smith horse head belt (from hunt.gather.style). acrobatic wedges from anthropologie. vintage straw clutch.

last week, i told terra that i wanted a basic black or white dress. she sent good karma my way— i found the dress at madewell and fell in love with it. it even has hidden pockets; as indiana said, that’s the decision maker! i wore it on saturday night to dinner with M and his mom, and i paired it with a giant clutch.

you can turn many vintage purses into clutches by tucking the straps inside the bag. that’s what i did to this one. a straw handbag never goes out of style… unless you live in antarctica. :o)

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2012. pollywog. cardigan by halogen. anna sui dress. vintage dotty smith kissing frogs belt (from hunt.gather.style). gloria wedges by bed stu.we’ve been studying life cycles at school, and one of our frog books called tadpoles pollywogs, a funny word that amused my children.if a princess kisses a frog, he turns into a price. what happens when a frog smooches another frog? you get a belt, duh.the look | similar cardigan | similar dress | similar wedges

2012. pollywog.

cardigan by halogen. anna sui dress. vintage dotty smith kissing frogs belt (from hunt.gather.style). gloria wedges by bed stu.

we’ve been studying life cycles at school, and one of our frog books called tadpoles pollywogs, a funny word that amused my children.

if a princess kisses a frog, he turns into a price. what happens when a frog smooches another frog? you get a belt, duh.

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2012. horse show. 
ralph lauren cardigan. silk tunic by DVF. vintage dotty smith horse head belt (from hunt.gather.style). verdugo leggings by paige. pointed toe leopard loafers by brigitte bailey.after a mostly rainy week, M and i return to semi-regular outfit posts! i liked my green and blue outfit from thursday so much that i recreated it on saturday. i’m still thanking sydney for finding such a beautiful blouse for me.if you’re going to be in austin during the texas style council conference, sydney, sharon, and grechen will offer more vintage and contemporary wares through hunt.gather.style, their seasonal pop-up shop. etcetera is playing host to the ladies on march 10th from 2-5 p.m. mark your calendar!the look | similar cardigan | similar blouse | jeans | similar flats

2012. horse show.

ralph lauren cardigan. silk tunic by DVF. vintage dotty smith horse head belt (from hunt.gather.style). verdugo leggings by paige. pointed toe leopard loafers by brigitte bailey.

after a mostly rainy week, M and i return to semi-regular outfit posts! i liked my green and blue outfit from thursday so much that i recreated it on saturday. i’m still thanking sydney for finding such a beautiful blouse for me.

if you’re going to be in austin during the texas style council conference, sydney, sharon, and grechen will offer more vintage and contemporary wares through hunt.gather.style, their seasonal pop-up shop. etcetera is playing host to the ladies on march 10th from 2-5 p.m. mark your calendar!

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2011. derby days. 
cardigan by halogen. jersey dress by talbots. vintage dotty smith horse head belt (from hunt.gather.style). gloria wedges by bedstu.
my friend sharon (of if grandma wore j.crew) found this belt in chicago and saved it for me during the hunt.gather.style pop-up shop. oh boy, i love it. i’m planning to pair it with my horse printed dress by leifsdottir.
if you’re new to little tin soldier, welcome! in january, i’ll celebrate my two-year blogging ‘n doodling anniversary, and i am incredibly appreciative of the friends i’ve made along the way. hope you’ll be there with me!
the look | similar cardigan | similar dress | similar belt | wedges

2011. derby days. 

cardigan by halogen. jersey dress by talbots. vintage dotty smith horse head belt (from hunt.gather.style). gloria wedges by bedstu.

my friend sharon (of if grandma wore j.crew) found this belt in chicago and saved it for me during the hunt.gather.style pop-up shop. oh boy, i love it. i’m planning to pair it with my horse printed dress by leifsdottir.

if you’re new to little tin soldier, welcome! in january, i’ll celebrate my two-year blogging ‘n doodling anniversary, and i am incredibly appreciative of the friends i’ve made along the way. hope you’ll be there with me!

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