Winter is creeping up faster than I thought it would this year. We had a very warm several weeks and then this cold snap happened and everything has gone from beautiful vibrant fall colors to this dreadful gray. One of the ways that I get through the dark, cold months is by curating an indoor jungle atmosphere throughout the year so even when the trees are bare, I can be cozy and warm inside, surrounded by beautiful green leaves.

I stopped at Lowes sometime in September and I found several of these big palms on clearance for $3 each. I wanted to buy every single one but I have to remember to make room in my house for Pj and the kids so I brought home the biggest, healthiest looking one they had. I stuck it in a big planter in the living room with every intention of repotting it but I forgot all about it til last night! Thankfully the leaves still look nice but I'm sure the roots are getting pretty tight in the pot it came in. I took it out on the porch for a repotting this morning, after I finished my housework. 

Today I'm wearing a beautiful new dress sent to me by Unique Vintage. This black and white gingham dress is in comfy cotton with an adorable black peter pan collar and my favorite 3/4 length sleeves. This dress comes in regular sizes but mine is from the plus size range. It has a true circle skirt and came with a matching black belt. I love dresses that come with belts because I often mix them with other pieces in my closet. Gingham is a favorite print of mine and I think this dress will be a regular rotation year round with sandals in the summer and tights when it gets a little colder later this month. 

Im also wearing my darling bunny brooch from brand new company, Teacup Girl by fellow vintage blogger, Bonita of Lavender and Twill. This is the Run, Rabbit Run brooch, made in layers of sparkly acrylic and hand painted gold details. We've had a lot of bunnies in the back yard, scrambling around looking for cover in the cold rain lately and this little guy makes me think of them.  He arrived all the way from Thailand in the prettiest purple box.