Friday, November 17, 2017

Artist's Beret

The Flying Clubhouse: Artist's Beret
The Flying Clubhouse: Artist's Beret
The Flying Clubhouse: Artist's Beret
The Flying Clubhouse: Artist's Beret
The Flying Clubhouse: Artist's Beret
The Flying Clubhouse: Artist's Beret
The Flying Clubhouse: Artist's BeretHere's a throwback outfit from 2015 that I never posted. I recently found it going through my files. Although most of this outfit is gone, I still have the beret, cat pin, and vintage clutch. It's beret season, so it seemed apropos to post this. I usually wear my beret pulled down over the tops of my ears like this - and not in the stereotypical artist's fashion. And although I paint almost every day, I usually don't wear my beret at the same time. If have a cold-weather painting hat, it's a beanie, which does a better job at holding my hair back. Everything in this outfit was second-hand. The clutch was an etsy find, and speaking of artists and Etsy....
The Flying Clubhouse: Cold Wax Painting
I just listed five new paintings yesterday to my shop, and if you use the code COLORYOURWINTER at the checkout for 10% off. The code is good for the whole shop through November 25 - or Small Business Saturday.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

November Outfit

The Flying Clubhouse: November Outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: November Outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: November
The Flying Clubhouse: November
The Flying Clubhouse: November Outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: November Outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: November Outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: November
The Flying Clubhouse: November Outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: November
This black denim dress is from Boden. I purchased it over a year ago, but it hasn't shown up on this blog yet because I'm a lazy fashion blogger. It's was an investment piece for me, and I wore it sleeveless over the summer. I don't think it's still available, but I think any kind of year-round dress like this is so versatile. Here I wore it over a comfortable paisley rayon top I recently purchased from ThredUp. This is no sponsored post, but I thought I'd mention that my experience at ThredUp was positive and I'd probably shop there again.

It's been chilly and wet, but I love this kind of autumn weather. I hope you're having a great November!

dress: boden
top: thredup
boots: thrifted
bag: vintage via etsy

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Anna and Steve's All Hallows Eve 2017

The Flying Clubhouse: Anna and Steve's All Hallows Eve 2017
The Flying Clubhouse: Anna and Steve's All Hallows Eve 2017
The Flying Clubhouse: Lydia Deetz
The Flying Clubhouse: Anna and Steve's All Hallows Eve 2017
The Flying Clubhouse
The Flying Clubhouse: Lydia Deetz
The Flying Clubhouse: Ghostface Making a Call
The Flying Clubhouse: Lydia Deetz
The Flying Clubhouse: Lydia Deetz
The Flying Clubhouse: Lydia Deetz
When we were invited to a horror-themed Halloween party, Steven knew right away he wanted to be Ghostface from the Scream Movies. It took me a bit longer to settle on Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice, but the fact that she shoots Nikon settled it for me. Steven is a big fan of horror movies, while I prefer suspense or horror with a large side of comedy or romance. I only saw Beetlejuice for the first time last year, and instantly fell in love with it's uniqueness. Steven ordered his costume from Amazon, and I gathered all the bits of my costume from various thrift stores. 

The Nikon L35AF2 was a find I picked up for $2. This 80s plastic brick has a good lens and a reputation for sharp photos, so I've been attempting to shot some film for the first time in a few years. The Handbook for the Recently Deceased was created by painting an old book and decoupaging a printout on the front.

We both had a great time at the party and enjoyed array of creative costumes that night. Everyone from Voldemort to Chuckie was there. Tomorrow night we plan to stay home, watch a movie - maybe Beetlejuice again - and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. I hope you have a Happy and Festive Halloween!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Black Plaid

The Flying Clubhouse: Black Plaid
The Flying Clubhouse: Black Plaid
The Flying Clubhouse: Black Plaid
The Flying Clubhouse: Black Plaid
The Flying Clubhouse: Black Plaid
The Flying Clubhouse: Black Plaid
Hello! Happy October! It's the most wonderful time of the year, in my opinion. :-)

My photography, outfittery, and bloggery has been on hold recently. My husband and I just finished acting in a local play at the end of September. There was only one cast member besides us, so it took up all our free time. So many cues and props! I have more free time now, but I injured my knee in the show and I've had to mostly keep off it for the past week.:-/ It's driving me a little crazy because all I want to do is be out in the beautiful fall weather - or at least be more mobile around the house.

We did have a black spot in the fall weather the day before yesterday. A surprise tornado touched down near our neighbourhood. It's not something we're at all used to in western North Carolina. Steven and I were sitting on the couch watching Criminal Minds when we got warnings on our phones. We ran around the house like chickens for a few moments going "What do we do? What do we do?" We don't have a basement or an inner room without windows. The sky was dark gray and the temperature was strangely warm. Soon, a huge wind came through and blew leaves and pine needles around the house. It was over quickly and we didn't even lose power. A tall pine tree blew down in our backyard, but fortunately it was far away from our house. Another house on our street was not as lucky. I heard a report of one person who was injured from debris and some property damage, but I'm glad it wasn't worse.

These photos were taken last year and I never ended up posting them. I thought I would today, because this is the sort of thing I love to wear in the fall. I think it's kind of funny how short my bangs are here. :-D

dress: american apparel
bag & boots: secondhand


Monday, September 25, 2017

Julian Price Lake in September

Just a few snaps from this September. Steven and I have been incredibly busy with work and involvement in local theatre, so it was amazing to get away for one day to take a short hike around Julian Price Lake near Blowing Rock, NC.