retro autumn outfit with full skirt, stripe top and red shoes full midi skirt and stripe top H&M full midi skirt full skirt and high heels

[Wearing: H&M skirt | Collectif sweater | Miss KG shoes (old) | Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses*]

I feel like all I ever wear lately is some kind of big skirt, with heels and a sweater. Probably because that IS pretty much all I ever wear lately... Still, no apologies here: the Gods of Fashions have deemed full skirts to be "on trend" right now, so naturally I'm taking advantage of this to buy AAAALLLLL the full skirts, so I can continue to wear them long after they're been replaced by whatever the NEXT big thing happens to be. (See also "all the long-sleeved dresses" and "all the cropped trousers".) This one is from H&M, and is one of a set of four of these skirts I now own. Which actually makes me sound a bit like some kind of Crazy Skirt Lady when you put it like that. So, I have the yellow one (a.k.a. "The First One"), the off-white one (a.k.a. "The Favourite One"), the red one (a.k.a. "The One That's Shorter and Less Full Than The Rest") and now I have the black one, ak.a. The One That Was So Long I Had to Have A Huge Amount of Fabric Cut Off The Bottom, So Much That I Could Probably Have Made Another Skirt Out Of It. And also "the one I managed to scorch while ironing that one time, so now there's a shiny mark at the hem which I really hope isn't as noticeable to Others as it is to me. Anyway! Enough of this skirt talk.  As I've mentioned in the past, outfit photos are always kinda awkward for me, but while we were taking these ones, we had a particularly interested audience:

misty morning Sunset rain on the window Tomorrow is the three month anniversary of the day we moved into our new house (Yes, we're still referring to it as a "new" house), so I figured that would be as good an excuse as any for me to post a bunch of photos of wind turbines. Well, everyone loves a good wind turbine, don't they? I HOPE you do, anyway, because I photograph these bad boys at least three times per week (Disclaimer: Terry took the top three photos, because it was very early in the morning, and I don't "do" early in the morning. Or just "morning" in general, really.), so you should probably prepare to see a lot of them from here on out. So, three month you guys! That's, like, ONE QUARTER OF A YEAR. And it's strange, because on the one hand I feel like we've been here forever now, but on the other, it's like we just moved in yesterday. It's fair to say that we're well and truly settled in at this point, but the house hasn't quite lost its delicious "newness" for us yet: I still get up in the mornings and think, "Wow, I actually OWN this place!", which is a nice feeling, especially after all of the near-misses we had when we were trying to buy it. (Speaking of which, I still check the property listings every so often, and the house of Nigel, International Man of Mystery is still on the market. That could so easily have been us, so we're super-grateful to be sitting here right now, taking endless photos of wind turbines, rather than still trying to keep our old house in perfect, "ready-to-be-viewed" condition at all times...) As for what we've done to the place, well, NOT MUCH would be the short answer to that one. Terry's done a lot of work to the garden, most of which is of the "strictly temporary" variety, with the main aim of creating a non-muddy area for Rubin to use until we get round to properly developing it. Most of what he's done so far has been achieved using the various bits of decking and concrete left behind by the previous owner, and what we could beg or borrow from friends... Like I say, it's all temporary, but it definitely looks a whole lot better than it did when we moved in, which is particularly amazing when you consider the fact that this is basically just a glorified toilet for Rubin: