dress: made by me
1940s alligator shoes: Randolph Street Market
cardigan: knit by a friend
belt: Gidjit on Etsy
scarf: somewhere or other
locket bracelet: handmade by Made with Love SV on Etsy
modern wool coat: bought in Ireland on the high street
We spent the day in and around Kenosha, and had lunch at a cute little café, the Secret Garden Café and Gallery. We found it thanks to sitting in a parking lot by the lake and looking for Yelp reviews nearby... ah, the wonders of technology.
I had tasty tomato basil soup and a grilled cheese sandwich which looked like a heart.
They had something called a Little Free Library in the entrance way. I love projects that promote literacy. You can even get plans from them to build your own!
Along with a used bookstore stop, where I found a 1960s copy of the Bishop Method of Clothing Construction, we went to an antique mall and picked up an ornate mirror and a few small antique prints for our bedroom. I'll have to photograph them when we eventually paint and decorate the bedroom and hang them all up, but the room is quite lackluster still.
Did I mention what was outside the antique mall? Actually this pig had a couple of friends with him as well (not including Mel of course).
We also took the opportunity to revel a bit in the amazing autumn colors in a park. This is one of my favorite pair of shoes lately, 40s alligator pumps.
The bench just matched the leaves so perfectly.
We saw a jeweler in town that had amazing relics in the window from its long history.
I loved these vintage ring boxes in particular. I definitely need one like in the middle or on the right!
I couldn't miss the chance to pose on the stairs of this amazing side entrance to a church, it looked right out of Europe to me.
All in all it was a lovely way to spend one of the last hurrahs of fall!
I hope you've been finding ways to enjoy it, too!