On Friday Moorea drove down from Seattle to do a little photo shoot for a collaboration with Madewell Denim, so we went downtown to some of my favorite industrial Tacoma spots to take photos.  She offered to snap a few photos of my outfit while we were shooting and I happily agreed.  It's always fun to have a human being behind the camera for a change.  I absolutely love shooting in the downtown Tacoma industrial areas.  Downtown isn't too far away from where I live, but for some reason I just don't get down there very frequently.  
One of the wardrobe items I've been on the lookout for, for over a year, is high waisted black jeans.  I have two pairs of my regular highwaisted blue jeans, but I love black denim even more.  I tried a pair about a year ago, but they didn't fit and I returned them, so when I saw these ones I was excited to give them a shot.  Well, they fit perfectly and I'm tempted to get a second pair of these ones as well.  This fall/winter I'm pretty sure they're gonna be on my body at least 75% of the time.  


top/courtesy of wolf mama vintage :: lace jacket (similar)/courtesy of lulu's
jeans/courtesy of modcloth :: necklace/courtesy of one ten zero seven
 shoes (similar)/payless :: bag/courtesy of hearts :: photos taken by moorea

I haven't worn this lace jacket in over a year, and was about to add it to my shop, but I had a moment where I felt like I wasn't quite ready to let it go.  I figured if I wasn't going to let it go, then I'd better start wearing it.  So far I've worn it twice since then, so I'm glad to give it some wear!  I love rediscovering things in my own closet.  I'm a pretty big pack rat, but I've been trying my best to not hold on to things that I haven't worn in a long time.  Some things, though, I just can't bear to give up.  I'm getting better at figuring out which things I probably won't want to wear again, and which things are just having a "down-time" and I'll get excited about again later.