Shoes: Rocket Dog from ModCloth
The last week has been absolutely gorgeous! Unlike the last few weeks of grey days, this week has been cold, crisp, and sunny. Since it hasn't been grey, there have been GORGEOUS sunrises (which you may have seen if you follow me on Instagram!), the mountains are all out, and the skies are blue as can be! It's been really, really amazing. If the rest of fall and winter could be like this, I would be more thrilled than I could possibly say!
Well, you may recall that I've been on the hunt for a new winter coat. After searching and searching, I happened upon my dream coat last Sunday! On my usual Sunday errand running outing, I walked into Trove Vintage in Ballard (obviously I was avoiding the errands) and found this gem of a coat you can see me wearing above. 1960s vintage, baby blue wool, faux fur collar and cuffs, and MY SIZE! I was so thrilled. The best part was it cost about a quarter of what I had been prepared to spend on a winter coat, so I was SUPER pumped.
Needless to say, since the weather has been so gorgeous, but so chilly, I've been wearing this baby everywhere. Everywhere, including out and about with Katie on Saturday! Initially Katie and I headed to Carkeek Park to walk around and check out some of the salmon swimming back to their home creeks. If you are not aware, when salmon swim back from the ocean, they return to the creeks in which they were born, but since it's such long journey, they usually die within 2-4 weeks of returning, generally after they've mated and laid eggs. This is legitimately stuff we learn about in school in Washington.
Well, Katie, a fellow Washington native, had somehow blocked this from her memory. Turns out we visited this creek a bit late in the season, and there were tons of dead salmon around. Needless to say, Katie was a bit traumatized. Sorry Katie! Between that and the crowds at the park, we decided to go to a different park. We were both glad we did because we found this lovely little trail where these photos were taken!
Now that the weekend has wrapped up, I'm totally excited about Thanksgiving this week! Not only is it a short week followed by a nice long weekend, but I adore Thanksgiving and can't wait to cook and eat a bunch of tasty food and spend time with my lovely family. My mom's birthday is on Friday, too, so there will be lots of family time this week. I can't wait!
Do you guys have any fun plans for your week? If you're in the US do you have any fun Thanksgiving plans?
Til next time!
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