What to Wear >> To a Bonfire

Hiya folks, it's time for another outfit post. Two weeks sure did fly by! I was really hoping to actually have a fire, it seemed like a good excuse to have one last fire in our outdoor firepit thingy before we move and don't have any outside space anymore. Alas, we have been too busy to spend an evening by a fire, and tomorrow we start packing things up and REALLY making this move thing happen.

Although I didn't get to enjoy a fire, I did enjoy wearing a few new things that I have picked up in anticipation of Fall and the cooler temperatures up north. The shoes are the Tom's wedges that I featured in a Monday Muses post a few weeks back. They are SO comfortable, even for the heel and wedge adverse such as myself. I can't wait to wear them with tights and dresses soon, too! The hoodie/blazer thing is pretty awesome, as well. I picked it up at the North Face outlet store of all places. I love it because it has all the functionality and comfort of a regular old hoodie, but it's a teeny bit fancier because it's cut like a blazer, which I am normally afraid of. It seems like a good thing to wear to work (which I start soon!). The last new thing are these jeans, which are the pants version of the shorts that I wore in my what to wear to the beach post. You can't tell here, but they are high waisted, and super stretchy and comfy to boot. I figured that since I wore the shorts version so much, I'd get a lot of wear out of the jeans this fall and winter.

We have this huge flock of turkeys that live in the park near our house, and the little chicks from earlier this year are now almost full-fledged-get-in-my-belly size. They have been molting and shedding pretty striped feathers all over the park, and I have been collecting them on our walks. Now I have a pretty feather bouquet from them! And yes, I am proud tree hugger. :)
Plaid, hoodie, and jeans. Yup, that's what I would wear to a bonfire for sure. Hopefully we'll make some friends with a backyard in Seattle and we can go over for a fire this fall. Ooh, on a related note, I got this idea that I want to try and create a fake fireplace in our new apartment, since we weren't able to rent a place with a real one. Anyone know of any easy DIYs out there? I've been scouring Pinterest for ideas, but most of them require cutting wood and whatnot. Leave me a link if you know of something!

And as always, be sure to check out the other ladies participating in this week's style challenge:

  Moose in Chartreuse | Jillybeanstalk | Gypsy in Jasper | Horses of Ares| Not Lady Like|

Outfit details >>
Hoodie thing > The North Face 
Button Up > thrifted, vintage 
Jeans > bdg via Urban Outfitters 
Wedges > Toms

shanti >> sondra



  1. I adore this outfit. From the plaid to the dark jeans, everything is perfectly adorable!

    Good luck with the packing and the moving. If I see any good DIY fireplaces, I'll be sure to let you know.

  2. Thanks! Hopefully everything goes smoothly!

  3. i love this outfit! it's so perfect and woodsy!!

  4. FormerlyLisaS8/23/12, 4:56 PM

    Plaid! I forgot about plaid. It's hard for me to think "sweaters" and "plaids" right now, because it's been so HOT here. But I love that hoodie/blazer, and will have to see if I can get something like in town.

    Also...you have turkeys in a park near your place?!?!?! The only wildlife we've got in the neighbourhood are crows and magpies.

  5. Haha, yeah, I think it was like 90 degrees out here today. I took these photos at like 10am and I was already getting too hot by the time we got done. I'll have to wait a couple more weeks before I can wear an outfit like this all day!

    Yeah...the turkeys. They're pretty funny. And smart. They seem to have found the perfect place to live. No predators and plenty of food! Don't worry, I chased them around so they had some excitement in their lives.

  6. perfect bonfire outfit.

  7. Dorien Dooms8/25/12, 8:03 AM

    Wow, I really really like this outfit! I actually tried pinning it but that doesn't work unfortunately haha. I love the plaid, the blazer/hoodie thing and those wedges!

  8. Thanks! Hm, not sure why pinning didn't work for you. I tried it and it worked...? I'm very flattered you wanted to though! :)