// Rust + Ruin

Rust + Ruin  Clueless Girl's Guide
Rust + Ruin  Clueless Girl's Guide
While I'm in no hurry to rush Summer off just yet, I do love the color palette that comes along with Autumn. Rust is without a doubt my favorite color to wear. I know I'm breaking the "No white after Labor Day" rule but it's not like I ever paid that much mind anyhow. This is what I wore out and about on Sunday when Mike and I had a mini "date day." It has actually been cool enough to enjoy wearing a cardigan outside. I do love the lower temps of the season, but I'm just not ready to say goodbye to the bright green foliage. Once the leaves have fallen everything feels so sad and gloomy. I guess I'll snap as many outfits in front of the trees as I can before I have to find interesting walls to take their place. Anyway, about this outfit! I picked up this dress on clearance at Maurices back at the beginning of Spring. I seriously think I paid all of $3.50 for it! It's a size larger than I normally wear, but I anticipated this post-baby body so the extra room is kind of nice. I'm a huge fan of Maurices clearance racks because you can get all kinds of goodies. I bought 2 other dresses the same day and not a single one was over $5! 
 Rust + Ruin  Clueless Girl's Guide Rust + Ruin  Clueless Girl's Guide 
As for the little date Mike and I went on... We've been trying to make it a priority to spend time together, just the two of us. My parents kept the boys while we went off to eat and watch a movie. It wasn't anything fancy, but it was perfect. We even headed home early because we remembered Toby had some homework he needed help with, and I wasn't totally confident that Linden would do anything other than cry all day. While out and about we managed to chow down on some Mexican food and see Into the Storm. I had high hopes for the movie. As soon as I saw the trailer for it in the Spring, I was determined to go see it. Mike is not a fan of anything tornado related, but he agreed to go see it with me since he got to pick the movie last weekend (Let's Be Cops... which was hilarious!). Into the Storm was decent, and the CGI was pretty darn impressive, but it lacked a lot of storyline and in the end it just sort of fell flat. It wasn't any Twister, that's for sure! A mid-day matinee was just what we needed though, no matter what we saw. I love being able to sing along to Spotify in the car, converse over lunch without being interrupted by a million questions or crying, and sitting side by side in silence. I love all the hustle and bustle that comes with two kids, don't get me wrong. But sometimes it's nice to just be.
Rust + Ruin  Clueless Girl's Guide
Rust + Ruin  Clueless Girl's Guide
Linden is still battling the reflux, and Toby came home with yet another sickness from school. I'll tell you what, elementary school is tough with all the germs! I've been trying to keep Toby away from the baby but he's so adamant about being around his little brother that it's almost impossible. Lysol and Germ-X and Emergen-C for everyone! The sicknesses are so bad here in town that the doctor was completely booked for a couple of days. We finally got Toby an appointment for this afternoon, but I'm sure it'll just have to run it's course. Since Linden has been pretty needy lately (and going through another growth spurt) I've been wearing him non-stop. Sometimes I'm able to sneak away to the computer to do a little work, but mostly I've been camped out in the rocker in front of the TV. I guess there are some perks to my gig though... endless Netflix binge watching is kind of nice. I've been making it a priority to break out of the house as often as I can though. Yesterday I met Mike in town for some lunch. Again, nothing fancy (Subway!), but it was perfect. A reprieve from the grey walls of the living room haha. 

I am currently wrapping up three design projects and blog installations, so I'll luckily have some more time to tackle my personal to do list. I'm also working on a hefty load of blog content (for once!) so I'm excited to try and finish that. If you have any requests for specific blog posts, feel free to leave them below or get in touch! I'd love to hear what you'd like to see :) Until next time... xo

Maurices dress
Target cardigan
Blowfish boots

PS; I'm in dire need of some new Netflix and Hulu+ shows to watch! I just wrapped up The League (!!!!), The OC, and The Fosters. We're currently watching Switched at Birth together. Since Mike hates when I watch shows without him, I need something new to power through. Share your Netflix wisdom and suggest things that are worth watching! Movies or shows, whatever! (Bonus points if it's a show with like a million seasons... Those 3am feedings feel like they take hours!)

23 comments:

  1. Have you watched pretty little liars or New Girl? Both are amazing! PLL is drama and New Girl is funny. My girl watch list includes Witches of East End, Scandal, Gossip girl, and Desperate Housewives.

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  2. The X-Files has a bajillion episodes on Netflix as does the old-school Twilight Zone. :) We've been rewatching "The Office" too though I stop watching at around season 6 on principle.

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  3. This outfit is wonderful! I so want a pair of cowboy boots like that, I also really love the colour of your jumper and the dress is so cute and girly! Thankyou for sharing, this is wonderful outfit inspiration. Also I'm currently ploughing through Once Upon A Time, it's pretty dang good. Recently watching that Baby Daddy and Revenge :) xoxo

    http://beautyinhisname.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. We just burned through the two seasons of Orphan Black, it was great! And I was looking for a show with a billion seasons to have in the background as I paint and just started rewatching Friends, every single episode. haha

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  5. Love this outfit! While I love the idea of summery pastels, I much prefer wearing the colors of Autumn(: As for the Netflix shows... this might sound ridiculous but you could try Frasier! I'm only 19 so when my parents started watching it at night I was like "oh god here we go" but then I fell in love with it haha. Other than that there's also Orange is the New Black which I tried and hated but everyone else is in love with it sooo maybe you'll like it? xo

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  6. My guilty pleasures are Supernatural, Firefly, The B in apt 23, bones

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  7. Have you seen "The Killing" on Netflix yet? So good (if you like mysteries!) Also, "The I.T. Crowd" is one of my most favorite comedy series ever!

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  8. Supernatural on Netflix :) You look great by the way. Love rust.

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  9. I can't wait for fall this year. It's my favorite season so I'm always looking forward to it but this year just seems even more exciting. It's probably because I'm starting cosmetology school in October and feel like I've finally found my niche- 24 isn't too old right, lol? I hope the boys feel better soon! Have sick kids is never fun :(

    xxSarah
    mysmallrayofsunshine.com

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  10. House of Cards! I loved it from the first episode.

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  11. Love this outfit! Can't believe the amazing deals you got on Maurices' dresses, I totally need to check that place out now! Love hearing about your family too by the way, patiently awaiting your future posts! :)

    Megan
    Http://www.garden-variety.net

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  12. I rewatched The Office during middle-of-the-night feedings. It's even funnier when you're half asleep :) I also love Once Upon A Time, the new twist on the fairytale is super fun.
    Johanna
    http://ourjoyfulhome.com

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  13. You look lovely! I went to go and see Into the Storm with my sister last week because I looove Twister and any kind of disaster films, but we were kind of hoping for a so-bad-it's-good movie, like 2012! It wasn't *that* bad/good, but I'll probably still get it on DVD when I find it in a supermarket for £3 in a year's time!

    As for TV shows, I don't have Netflix so I don't know if it has any of the following, but my faves for binge-watching are 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, plus Grey's Anatomy which fulfils the requirement of having a billion seasons!

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  14. Second Grey's anatomy. My boys are 3.5 and 6 months old but husband works evening shift and I'm home alone 5 nights a week. I started watching Grey's on netflix. Once Upon a Time is good and Parenthood.

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  15. I third(?) Supernatural and second Firefly! I also love Psych - I've watched all 7 seasons posted on Netflix (8th and final should be up soonish) repeatedly in the past few weeks! What else? - Lost, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, Lost Girl, Sherlock, It Crowd, Greek, Haven, Desperate Housewives, Eureka, Torchwood, Dollhouse, & Merlin are all ones I rewatch over and over again!

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  16. Love this outfit it is mega cute and very autumn coloured the cardi! I love fall because layering is cozy :)

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  17. This outfit looks so great on you! I love the little detail on the bottom of the dress. And those boots, I swear you have the best collection of shoes, I seriously always want all of them in my own closet hehe. Happy to hear you and Mike have been able to get a little alone time in lately. As for Netflix recommendation I would say Longmire, my husband and I got sure obsessed with it, haha!

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  18. Hemlock Grove, The 100 and The Mindy Project

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  19. We have powered through Top Gear (I don't even know anything about cars, but you don't have to and the show is still hilarious), Frasier (again), Parks & Rec, and right now we're going through That 70's Show (for somewhat mindless laughs) and The X-Files (for when we can actually pay attention). I wish Kids in the Hall was still on Netflix, because I think I would watch at least one episode every day.

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  20. I love that rust colour for autumn! I don't know if it's on Netflix but I love Castle!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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  21. Melissa and Joey on Netflix! It is so easy to watch and has good adult humor! Some more- The Carrie Diaries, Parenthood (if you want to cry), The Sister Wives(anthropology). I'm rewatching The Office now and loving it!

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  22. Gossip Girl..It's overly dramatic and bad but my lord, do Blair and Chuck (I'm Chuck Bass) know how to dress

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