solar system that fits in your eye

today was a much-desired lazy day for the King-Goulding house. I'm the first to admit that I have been leading a fairly stress-free life lately, but I've just been so darn tired! sometimes you just need a day to relax and do nothing but catch up on some blogging and go out for coffee with your hubby.

lace body suit- american apparel  // denim vest- american eagle // skirt + boots- modcloth //scarf- fr. pseudio

a leisurely day is best spent wearing comfortable wardrobe favourites, and today I mixed the old with the new. I don't think I'll ever get tired of my lace body suit or my warm black circle scarf, and a couple of these more recent purchases are quickly becoming wardrobe staples too; my galaxy skirt always makes me feel stylish, I want to wear my denim vest with everything, and, as you might recall from this post, I have quickly become smitten with these boots. 

it was my perfect outfit for strolling downtown in the crisp fall air. and I made a new friend on our walk. his name is Benny and he's an absolute cutie. 

I'm really getting into the season! and not a moment too soon, since in Newfoundland it'll be winter in no time. better start working on that autumn check list- visit a pumpkin patch, go on a haunted hike, buy a pair of overalls... before you know it November will be here and I'll be raving about Christmas plans!

soon enough, my friends... soon enough.

playing: unchained melody- Willie Nelson

my day-late friend

I guess Friday favourites round two is a day late! shall we just name the feature weekly favourites in anticipation of my inevitable inconsistency? sureee!

at any rate, here are a few of my favourite things...

1. fun striped dresses! I'm loving the colours and patterns of these two beauties from- where else?- Modcloth.

2. pretty iPhone cases, especially ones with wooden elements. even though I don't even have an iPhone... but if I did, I'd get this one!

3. tattoos! I can't stop thinking about them. ones I like, ones I want, when and where I'll get them... I can't wait to get new ink! I love these inspirations I found on Pinterest.

4. I need skirts. there is a definitive lack of cute skirts in my life- where is everyone hiding them? I'd love to get my hands on one of these from Ruche

5. I need this sweat shirt from Forever 21 in my life!

6. I've had my eye on these Jeffrey Campbells for a year now, and I still love 'em! I should probably just bite the bullet and shell out the money for them... I'm taking donations.

7. I'm always a lover of vintage dresses, but lately I've really been itching to buy one of these lovely things. from Very Vintage and 1919 Vintage.

8. art deco-style glass tables. I love the decor of both these rooms (more inspirations from Pinterest!).

9. burgundy! I always love this colour, but with autumn in full swing it's pretty much my favourite. I like the hue of this adorable Modcloth dress and this cozy circle scarf from Soli Knits.

10. how cool is this zombie cribbage set from Modcloth?? it makes me want to learn how to play crib. 

that's all for now! have a good one. :)

playing: built to last- Andrew James O'Brien

hometown glory

...and then it was October!
yeesh, autumn, where are ya going in such a hurry?

while the weather lately has been erratic at best, I've really been appreciating the beauty of our fair city. I think St. John's has kind of a rugged, old-world charm to it.
Signal Hill has always been one of my favourite places for that reason. not only is it wild and pretty in its own right, but it offers a million-dollar view of downtown.

dress- monsoon // hat- vintage // boots- modcloth

I'm trying to squeeze a couple more uses out of my summer wardrobe pieces before it gets too ridiculous. for example, this hot pink sun hat; I bought it at a thrift shop in Montreal and didn't get to wear it nearly as much as I'd liked. so I worked it into this autumn outfit! 

this dress is pretty summery as well (it has an open back) but paired with these perfectly matched booties I think it transitions nicely into the cooler weather. 

speaking of these boots- they are probably my new most favourite boots ever! they are so comfortable and look even better in person. I want to get them in every colour. if you're contemplating buying them from Modcloth, just go for it!
treat yo'self!!

I'm going to browse the shoe section again right now...
happy hump day! 

playing: savior- red hot chilli peppers