dirt hole

We have a lot of dirt.  Big piles of it.  It's free of rocks since we sift the rocks out and make piles of rocks as well. Ordered piles made from separated bits of the mixed up chaos of nature. We use the dirt and rocks for random things. Filling holes. Making walls. But this year we left this specific pile of dirt alone.  Well, at least this side of the mound.  Reason being: each hole is actually a nest and home for a special type of bird. I don't know what type of bird it is, but we have deemed them special and therefore will not destroy their little homes. In the evening these holes are so busy with birds flying in and out, but while I was there they all hid inside.  I didn't stay too long. Let them go about their business.

This is an example of introducing new spices into my blog landscape.  A couple of other new spicy endeavors: 1.  I am putting my vintage jewelry and accessories in a boutique today (I'll take pictures and show you the set up) and 2. I am consigning at least a quarter of my vintage clothing (don't worry! I am saving the really good stuff for you! Just consigning the stuff thats not really worth taking the time to photograph and list. It won't really make a dent in my listing schedule, but it will give me a bit more space.)  I am also considering starting a small blog shop here on a separate page for my non vintage clothing, like this silk striped tank. Last time I wore it was new years eve and I probably won't get to it again for another number of months.  So why not just let it go? Expect the blog shop to pop up next week. The page will be next to the "about me" page under my header.

Blouse: Victoria's Secret
Boots: gift
Accessories: thrifted
Shorts: thrifted


amanda said...

love the graphic tank with the ruggedness of the boots. i am DYING to wear my tall boots but i can't justify sweating like a fiend. as soon as it gets even a little bit cooler, you'll see me in them so much you'll wish i'd take them off! anyway, cool pile of dirt and i love how you're venturing out. i would too but since i live in the middle of town, i'm not quite to the point where i'll drag the tripod out and shoot pics of myself with a few dozen onlookers gawking at me. no, i'll stay on my roof :)

Em said...

Ahhh I enjoy this lots!
I love your sassy hair like this, it's so fun. these spicing up your life things... WAIT A SECOND, I think it's time to break out into a song:

Spice up your life
Every boy and every girl
Spice up your life
People of the world
Spice up your life, aahh

Slam me to the left
If you're havin' a good time
Shake it to the right
If you know that you feel fine
Chicas to the front
Huh huh and go round

(I had to google. the lyrics and I feel like someone maybe got the "slam me to the left" part wrong... seems a little violent.)

Back to what I was saying, this spicing up sounds great, I'm happy you are getting out of your rut!!

LoveCharlesVintage said...

Your photos always make me excited to move out to the southwest. Crossing down the days!
Also, I really love your striped top!

Tugba said...

U look great as usual :) I really admire how you style your outfits :) Gorgeous! Not many mums show that much effort :) WELL DONE :D


Desiree said...

I l-o-v-e that tank! And I also love the tall boots. I, like Amanda, have been dying to bust mine out. Not quite with tights yet, but with dresses and shorts. Unfortunately, I think I may die of heat stroke if I do.

Archives said...

shorts and boots!!! you're KILLING me...its 100 degrees here and little more than a cotton dress feels like wearing a plastic bag in an oven.

love the bird holes!!!

mvelis said...

I adore your boots, everytime I see them I swoon!!

Looking forward to seeing the jewlery

Brooke said...

babe, your hair looks sick like this. ;D

kerry said...

absolutely love your blog :) just found you. great pics, even better outfits and interesting editorial, finally!!!! especially love that top and boots mixed, looks fab. +1 follower :)


Penny Dreadful said...

Looking very Farah in these shots, it looks great.

dear kate said...

you look fantastic! what a fun outfit and group of photos!

merciblahblah said...

You are stripealicious.

A.D. said...

I read an absolute ton of fashion blogs daily and firmly believe that you are the best dressed person on the internet. Your style is superb!

Kimberellie said...

You look lovely. Adore the top on you. Yet you are letting it go! Ah, but that is how it is!

ps. will send the pants probably on Friday or Sunday (so they'll go out Monday). True reason I don't have a blog shop or Etsy shop of my own: I am a total mail procrastinator. Huh "mail procrastinator" sounds dirty, like I'm really saying "male castigator" or something.


Meg! said...

Can't wait to see what other stuff you'll put in your shop! That's such a cool top. It really looks awesome against a brown earthy background; the black and white stripes stand out so well. And your hair looks great here too! Love it.

Anna said...

That top photo= FREAKIN sexy! you look gorgeous!

minnja said...

stunning outfit:)


The BB said...

You look amazing! That top is stunning, it really suits you and the jewelry you paired with it is so fun. Love it.

PS- Loving the lighter hair too!


Rach is Ordinarily Urbane said...

Love this look! And the pretty new scenery :)

Carolyn said...

Your outfit looks fabulous! I love the strong graphic stripes, and the necklace is kinda organic and muted colours... lovely!

Swalvs said...

I can't tell how much I love the versatility of your hair! It's amazing! The dirts are also amazing but not in a good way :D hahaha, nice background :) And I'm so glad you're selling in a boutique! That's great news!!! Can't wait the photos!

Anonymous said...

I really love this look, you look gorgeous!

summer said...

your hair looks soooo good. lovely outfit to

Anonymous said...

You look breathtaking. It's like Blue lagoon meets the wild west. Beautiful. :)

Morgan Jordan said...

Hi Christina! I love this outfit, so much so it was one of my favorites from this past week. So I featured you on my blog! :)

Read more about what I loved here:

rainbows & fairydust said...

your hair looks SOOO awesome in these pics!! xoxo

Haiku Ambulance said...

That third shot of you is effing incredible.

As is the blouse.

Which I would totally buy.

Although, it does suit you quite well. Even though I kind of imagined that you had not one new clothing item in your closet (why? I don't know). This is surprising and delightful and really really charming.


Kelly D. said...

You totally look like 70's Stevie Nicks in that first picture-love it! Am enjoying looking back a bit on your blog after reading your good, bad and ugly story...holy crap is all i can say about that!!
Thanks for the fashion inspiration by the way!

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