Fall LookBook | holderofmyheart

Here are a few fall outfits from October and November, I have been loving  jackets and layering in these months to keep me warm and dry. The jean jacket pictured in three of these outfit of the days has been a fall staple.

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$20 Thrift Haul

On a recent thrifting adventure I somehow managed only spending 20 dollars. The fact that Thrift City was having a 50% off day might have had something to do with that, but as I was really impressed with everything I got I thought I would show you just how much I got on my thrift trip.

The first place we went on this thrifting day was Thrift city and as I mentioned it was 50% off day so everything I got was under $2 and I spent a total of $7. First up is this American Eagle Outfitters tank top. It is a dark grey with sheer and lace along the neckline. I thought this would be good for all seasons and it was basic, good quality and in good condition so I decided to grab it.

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The second thing I got from Thrift City is this Ann Taylor sweater. It is an older sweater which you can tell by the tag and by the fact that Ann Taylor is know better known as LOFT. But despite its age it is in very very good condition, no holes or stains and it doesn’t smell. I really liked the color and the neckline of this sweater, I especially love the cabling down the center. It is super cozy and I am looking forward to wearing it in the Fall.

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This little bracelet from Thrift City seemed super cute and a great accessory it was super cheap and it is really beautiful.

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The next piece from Thrift City is this blanket/shawl/scarf. Really I just like the embroidery on both ends of this and it works as many different things. I thought this would be a great blanket scarf for the fall and also when I get my own apartment or house it would make a great throw for the couch or end of the bed.

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Now on to my goodwill finds. All I ended up getting at Goodwill was books and I spent $13 dollars there. The firs book I picked up was this amazing Robert Frost poetry book. I couldn’t even believe I found it. Not only does it contain my favorite poem but the photography is amazing. It was such a great find and I can’t wait to spend forever going through it.

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The next 3 books I got are all Barbara Kingsolver books. I really love her writing style and just finished reading her book The Poisonwood Bible. I was super excited to find three of her books on this goodwill trip. Pigs in heaven is one of her novels, High Tide in Tucson is a collection of essays and Homeland which is a collection of short stories.

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I was also really excited to find a copy of Great Expectations, my all time favorite book. Until now I had only had a copy on my kindle and its so nice to have the actual physical book.

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The last book I got was Schindler’s List. I saw this book and was actually suprised because I though it was only a movie but I decided to pick it up because it seemed interesting and a good addition to my library.

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So that is everything in my haul. All together it cost me approximately $20 and I feel like I definitely got a lot of good stuff for that much.Can’t wait to wear all my new clothes and read all of these books.

-Hanna Caroline

Motivation

I want to be active and excited and  creative. I want to do and see and be, I am tired of being too tired to do things. I will not wait any longer for life to come to me. I have become thoroughly fed up with feeling bad for myself or feeling helpless. I am capable of doing things and achieving my goals I have higher ambitions than to stay up way too late watching Netflix and thinking about all things I want to do. Its madness that I want all these things out of life but wont even reach for them. 

I refuse to baby myself, to continue to tell myself “You’ve done enough” or “Thats fine” even “It can wait” . No more waiting, I can only control my will and I choose to have the will that I used to possess to be unapologetically me I’ve wasted so much time being subdued and just staying in rather than going out and experiencing things, even little things like my family and my house and my neighborhood.

I guess what I am getting at is that lately I have been struggling with this pit in me that keeps telling me to shut off my mind to stay in and stay away from people. I have gotten to okay with pushing everyone out and just letting myself get into this rut of unhealthy behavior and I really want to see a change in that. I want to see myself becoming the person who I used to believe could achieve my wildest dreams.