Weekly Recap #42, 2023



My boyfriend and I finished watching “The Fall of the House of Usher” this week—have you seen it yet? I’ve been watching a lot of spooky shows and movies lately but I really think I need to lay off them… I went on a walk tonight and it was the third time in a week and a half that I jumped and gasped at a stranger turning a corner. It’s bad… and embarrassing… but also amusing.


Monday, October 16

I tried taking blog pics today (hence the crimped hair) and then threw on these grey jeans and the knit tank I wore last week. I never do my hair unless I have some sort of event or am taking photos, but I love how my hair looks crimped… and unlike when I curl it, crimping it last for days! Makes me think I should start investing more time on my hair after all.

Green Knit Tank: Francesca’s, $15 ($1.88 per wear), last worn here | Grey Straight Leg Jeans: Express, $19 ($0.37 per wear), last worn here | Blush Sneakers: Steve Madden via DSW, $60 ($0.45 per wear), last worn here


Tuesday, October 17

Fun fact: This is the outfit I wore on my first day of work! I still really like it, but since I’ve been cleaning out my closet (part 1 and part 2), I finally realized that this cardigan is too small for me. Duh, I’ve had it since the fifth grade! The sleeves are supposed to be 3/4 length, but instead they stop at my elbows.

Black Floral Dress: Costco, $20 ($1.25 per wear), last worn here | Green Cardigan: Nordstrom, $30 ($1.67 per wear), last worn here | Beige Flats: Nordstrom Rack, $40 ($0.73 per wear), last worn here


Wednesday, October 18

I absolutely lovvve today’s outfit—not sure what inspired this new combo but I felt so stylish in it. These snakeskin studded heels are faux Valentino Rockstuds (an $1190 pair of shoes) and I got these knock-offs on sale for less than $50. I don’t wear them that often, since they’re a little out there, but they’re definitely my favorite pair of shoes!

It’s been so many weeks since my boyfriend and I went to our usual bar for Wednesday night trivia. We’ve been wanting to try a different place for a while so we figured now was the perfect time to cheat, in case we end up liking this new place better. It had a lot of great pros compared to the original trivia but also some cons, so I think we’re going to try it a few more times before deciding on a place.

Pinstripe Collared Blouse: JCPenney, $20 ($1.11 per wear), last worn here | Leather Skirt: Scout and Molly Boutique, $105 ($7.00 per wear), last worn here | Snakeskin Studded Heels: DSW, $42 ($4.67 per wear), last worn here


Thursday, October 19          

I hurried home from work to make it to a nearby park in time to catch the sunset and put together a fall picnic for my boyfriend and me (an annual tradition now). I love putting together charcuterie boards, and this one did not disappoint!

Striped Sweater: DR2 by Daniel Rainn, gifted by brand, last worn here | Skinny Jeans: Express, $42 ($0.58 per wear), last worn here | Beige Booties: Shop LC, gifted by brand, buy here | Citrine Flower Necklace: Saucy Jewelry


Friday, October 20

I just worked from home today and made shredded chicken tacos in my crockpot for dinner. My boyfriend and I watched the movie Gerald’s Game on Netflix in the evening (directed by the same guy as “Fall of the House of Usher” and “Haunting of Hill House”) and I absolutely loved it. Highly recommend if you’re into dark, psychological thrillers.

Black Dress: Hand-me-down, last worn here | Cardigan: JCPenney, $18 ($1.00 per wear), last worn here | Shoes: UIN Footwear, gifted by brand, last worn here


Saturday, October 21

I bought discounted tickets to the local amusement park, Elitch Gardens, early in the summer, and with all the rain we got my boyfriend and I never got around to going. Thankfully our tickets still applied to their Fright Fest event in October, so we finally went today! I really struggled with choosing an outfit (it was a warm fall day, and what do you wear when you’re going to be whisked all around and upside down??) but I like the cute fall outfit I threw together.

What I don’t like is roller coasters. I absolutely hate that stomach-in-your-mouth feeling that comes with long drops. I’ve never really liked rides that much but admittedly haven’t ridden that many, so I decided to give them another try… I think it’s finally safe to say I just don’t like roller coasters and never will. No need to return to Elitch’s.

I decided to try a new hairstyle today—sort of like bubble braids but pulling the hair through each time. It turned out very cute (and secure for the roller coasters), but I don’t think it looks different enough from regular French braids to warrant how much longer they took to do.

Black Crop Top: American Eagle, $8 ($0.62 per wear), last worn here | Anorak Jacket: JCPenney, $30 ($0.43 per wear), last worn here | Cropped Flared Jeans: Express, $40 ($0.71 per wear), last worn here | Black Booties: Vivaia, gifted by brand, last worn here

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Sunday, October 22

I spent the day reorganizing my jewelry drawer and a few other cabinets before going on a nice fall walk through the neighborhood. I took extra care to stomp through the crunchy leaves where possible.

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Which of this week’s outfits is your favorite? It’s still been very warm here in Denver, so I haven’t broken into the sweaters too much yet. But I’m sure the temps will drop very soon and winter will be here before I know it (kind of dreading it, if I’m honest). I think I’m ready to move to a place where it doesn’t snow, like Arizona or Florida, butttt I’m too young for that.


Miles of smiles,


2 comments on “Weekly Recap #42, 2023”

    1. Thank you Mireille!! I’m not sure why I was hoping I would like rides eventually but I’ve finally just accepted I never will, haha.

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