Year Three, Month Ten. (34 of 192)

I hadn’t realized how long it was since Passion Pit‘s last album came out, three years. Right before I heard this new single my friend asked me if Passion Pit was gonna be releasing something soon and I was all, it hasn’t been that long since the last one. Jump to literally two weeks later and I heard Take A Walk, not only that but I was able to procure the full album. I guess I didn’t notice the spacing of time because I still listen to Manners on a fairly regular basis, I wasn’t yet yearning for more. But since I got it — and it is awesome — I’m all… hmm, I guess it had been a while.

Passion Pit, Take A Walk

I don’t want to jinx it, but these last couple of months have gifted us with some really great albums. Thanks Summer, you’re not bad… even if you do rob me of comfortable fashion choices.

Runners up for July’s best song,
Twin Shadow, Golden Light
Bat for Lashes, Laura
Passion Pit, I’ll Be Alright
Dirty Projectors, Gun Has No Trigger

Riley’s Soundtrack, Year 3.
October | Intro
November | Take Care
December | Montreal
January | I Belong In Your Arms
February | Oblivion
March | The House That Heaven Built
April | Krokodil
May | Tomorrow
June | Motion Sickness
July | Take A Walk

A look back.

I recently came across this photo of Terrence and I taken a few months after we started dating. In the midst of all this wedding planning and life planning that we’ve been doing lately, this photo made me think. One day if we decide (more he than me) to have children, this will be one of those photos. That low quality, somewhat unattractively posed, but still happy looking picture of your parents. This is one of those. It made me happy.

My parents in their early 20’s

Who, What, Wear: Luck of the Irish

Its been a while since I felt like doing an outfit post shoot, something about Summer. Summer makes me uncomfortable in clothes, I can’t wear cardigans, shoes or tights… it takes all the fun out of getting dressed for me. I’ve never been a fan of open toe shoes or sandals so I don’t really own any. That will definitely have to change next year, these last two months have been torture, I can’t be bothered to put any type of shoe on. I think that as I get older my feet get hotter and die if I enclose them.

I actually took these photos in the middle of Spring, but was too distracted to do anything with them… and then I forgot.

I feel like I’ve been neglecting a lot of things lately, what with all the frantic planning of the wedding, our big Summer vacation, me quitting my job (I’ll talk about that another time), trying to rush all of my projects so I can work from home (we’ll put a pin in that too) and of course my latest rush to the finish of our engagement party plans. My sleep schedule is demolished.

Was I supposed to be talking about clothes? Oh yeah. Only a few weeks left until Autumn, the best time for getting dressed. Hopefully my business plan will work out and I can afford to make myself pretty by then. Fingers crossed.

Details: Cardigan + Top/Aerie, Belt + Skirt/H&M, Tights/Urban Outfitters, Shoes/Spring, Necklace/Poppy and Fern, Spectacles/Warby Parker