The Fear of Pumpkin Spice Lattes (Dum Dum Duuum)

Sep 19, 2013

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Am I the only one that's deathly scared to buy her first pumpkin spice latte of the season? I have a faint recollection of triple-digit credit card statements this time last year, alllll thanks to that pedal pusher Starbucks. I'm trying to prolong the inevitable bankruptcy for a bit here.  And in other news, I caught myself working in autopilot last evening and it bit me in the butt.

My mind was wandering as I was making mushroom soup, and when I finally snapped into the moment I found myself standing over the sink, pouring the vegetable broth I was supposed to pour into my pot into the sink. You should have heard the yelp once I realized 3/4ths of my dinner just went down the drain. There was a sour look on my face, indeed. Let that be a lesson to me: cut down the daydreaming or else my food rations will take the cut, haha.


And does this Mousevox dress look familiar? It should- see how I styled it with summer layers here!

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Dress- c/o Mousevox Vintage
Utility Jacket- H&M
Boots- Lucky
Scarf- French Connection
Glasses- Gap

And here are some of my favorite fall picks from Mousevox vintage!:


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  1. Ha! This time of year I'm always wondering what magical drug or whatever must ben pumpkin spice lattes that everyone gushes so ( I have never tried coffee after finding out I get horrible migraines from caffeine as a kid.)

    Anyway love how you remixed this.

  2. I have never had a PSL because I boycott them since everyone and their mother drinks them. I'm a rebel like that. I have also never had a macaroon for the same reason. I rebel in weird and unnecessary ways that make no difference whatsoever to society. Nonetheless, I love your dress! You are the queen of layering!

  3. Love this outfit! The way you tied your scarf is cute, and your hair looks great. :) I really like the side-swept look.

    PS. I have totally done that cooking mishap thing, haha, I think I was making a simple syrup one time and when I went to strain the syrup I forgot to put a bowl underneath the strainer and there went all the delicious syrup down the drain.

  4. I love the dress! Those sunglasses are awesome :D and a little confession: I've never had pumpkin spice latte. Every single time I go to a Starbucks to get one, they're sold out or I go at the end of the season and they don't do them anymore. I'm so incredibly determined to taste one this year!

  5. You style that dress so well! And I love your utility jacket, looks like the perfect one for fall.

  6. You are truly the queen of layering! Great dress and jacket! And I feel you on the pumpkin spice lattes - they're seriously addicting!

  7. Oh man! The PSL tailspin! It gets you pretty hard in this season.

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  8. Haha oh no! Hopefully you were able to eat dinner! Love the look as always. So fun xx


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  9. I have weird moments like that too- walking to a room absentmindedly, driving the wrong way, daydreaming is a danger!!

    Something about this screams fall layering and I loove it! A jacket like this is atop my "shopping list for when I get a job".

    Someone needs to make (or let's be real, PIN!) a home Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe. Every girl in the land could save loads by making one at home.

    perfectly priya

  10. i see nothing but beautiful layers! love all of the colors in your outfit. I'm a daydreamer too and i usually end up doing something like burning rice or forgetting to close the fridge door haha! so no judgement here :) also, i work for starbucks and i just had a pumpkin scone the other day. it was amazinnnnnnng! i try not to eat or drink pumpkin though because i will never stop!haha if you want to try a tasty beverage you should must try an iced(grande) soy latte with 2 pump chai and 2 pump pumpkin spice. It is a heavenly beverage that I love for fall. xoxo

  11. I absolutely love your style! Its very fun and vibrant. You should check out my blog

  12. I adore the print of your dress! The fourth photo down is my favourite, you look so chic! I daydream all the time in the kitchen too, haha... I've definitely burned water before.

  13. Oh too funny! Love this look... and yes Starbucks probably has taken more money than I care to even realize... I feel your pain..

  14. This is SUCH a cute outfit! And girl I hear you, once you have your first PSL of the season you never go back lol. I love Starbucks!!!!


  15. The soup thing has happened to me too!

  16. Oh, I love your layers! The blue, gold and orange look so nice together.

    I definitely can't afford those Starbucks drinks right now. I did make my own pumpkin spice latte the other day. It was probably not as good as the real thing, but not bad.


  17. Love love this outfit. I like how you remixed this one.



  18. I go on autopilot all the time and end up doing the strangest things (car keys in the mailbox, cereal in the fridge) so I can relate. I can also relate to spending stupid amounts on psl's, they're my kryptonite!
    This is such a perfect fall outfit, love the colours all together and that dress has a killer print

  19. Haha- i know what you mean- I can get that way too- all day dreamy. Love the outfit by the way! Alex

  20. I don't think I have ever tried the pumpkin latte. Do I dare try it?

    Love how you styled the Mousevox dress.

  21. Oh yikes, haha, that's pretty bad! Starbucks is such a blackhole for my budget too...ugh. I haven't gotten a Pumpkin Spice Latte yet either, I'm afraid it'll kickstart my addiction all over again... -_-
    Love this midi length dress!

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  22. I'm a pedal pusher for Starbucks too. It's where I spend all my spare money. But the sound of pumpkin spice latte sounds really tempting. Lovely dress, btw. Very in-season.
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  23. Ahahaha oh no. I do some pretty dumb stuff when I'm daydreaming too. I'm sure I've done something really similar. Like pour orange juice in my coffee. Pretty sure that's happened before.

    As for pumpkin spice lattes. Go get some of that torani syrup and make your own version! They have a pumpkin pie flavor that's really tasty. Plus the whole bottle of syrup is like the same price as two starbucks drinks.

  24. I have never had a pumpkin spice latte...I have heard so many people mentioning them this past week I think I may have to try one at the weekend.
    That romper is to die for! x

  25. I love this outfit! I've been looking for a military jacket and that one is perfect!

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  26. Oh my those shoes are so cool! Just love them.

    Ali of Dressing Ken

  27. This dress is such a great print, truly one of the best ever. Looking fantastic. All these vintage pieces are lovely.

  28. I never got on the pumpkin spice latte bangwagon. Never had one, never probably will LOL. I stick to hot teas at coffee shops because they're cheaper and don't give me a tummyache and then you can cut in front of everyone at line lol lol. Though I am sorry to hear about your soup...

    on the upside you're lookin' somethin' FIERCE as usual

  29. I can imagine the pumpkin spice lattes are even harder to resist when you live in the land of Starbucks haha. Keep going strong! And that sucks about the soup - I have totally done stuff like that too though, like mistaking nail polish remover for eye makeup remover (luckily I caught myself before I did any damage).

  30. Don't be afraid of pumpkin spice lattes- they are so delicious! Savor your coffee! I love your anorak and your black booties!

    Xo, Hannah

  31. I've never had a pumpkin spice latte- perhaps a need this season? Awesome layering, once again! That jacket is the perfect shade of green and gotta love those black lace-up booties! Love the remixing, that dress is great.

  32. OK, I'm repeating myself, we already all know that, but this outfit is dope. Loving the dress against that awesome parka.
    Humm, I'd love to try out the Pumpkin Spice Latte, but we don't even have Starbucks at our place, lol!
    Have a lovely weekend, doll!


  33. I absolutely love that necklace with a scarf under the jacket!

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  35. this dress!!!! i seriously just want to go shopping with you all the days. this outfit has to be one of my favorites. probably because i am seriously obsessed with this dress. i love how it is longer in length. sooo wonderful. and oooh man, the pumpkin spice latte...

  36. Ah, love it! What a perfect Fall outfit. Great colours and prints :)

    And Pumpkin Spice lattes are my favourite coffee drink ever; love the taste and they're just so reminiscent of fall (yes, damn Starbucks for conditioning us that way!), but I'm not excited to pay twice as much by getting these instead of my regular dark roast!


  37. This outfit is awesome! That dress would look great with anything! Love how you tired the scarf, love the green jacket...oh, and pumpkin spice lattes, too! The Starbucks near my house has a drive-thru (so convenient!) and another just opened literally steps away from where I work; I'm always tempted when I see everyone around me with their drinks but I try to only treat myself to it once a week!

  38. Those are some killer boots you're rocking, miss. Sad story about the soup- I hear ya on the day dreaming, I almost ran a stop sign while wrapped up in my brain. No one was around but it freaked me out a little ;) I made the pumpkin syrup from A Beautiful Mess so I can jazz up my coffee without going broke this fall. Not the same, but a damn fine sub!

  39. Oh no! If you don't want to drink the dreaded PSL, I'd be happy to take one off your hands for you! I've been tweaking since 3-September (when pumpkin hit Sbux in the states) because the Sbux here in Germany (the closest one is about 2.5 hours away) was still peddling summer refreshers when I was there a few weeks ago. I have a pilot friend who is flying to the states this week and I am seriously debating giving him a thermos so he can do a PSL run for me and fly it back to Germany!

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  40. OH NO! You poured your delish stock down the sink!!? That sux. We dont get pumpkin spice lattes in NZ but I am a bit of a fiend for a mochacino - which one needs to ration wisely ;-)

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  41. Love your mix and matching here, and all of the color with the military jacket!


  42. First, UGH! at losing your soup! Second, YAY! at fashioning this dress for fall so beautifully! I love the scarf color with it!

  43. Omg!! Did I miss a hair cut post because you look ADORABLE! Like, I'm in love with your hair and this outfit. I understand the fear! I'm tryin not to purchase every fall themed food that this fall loving girl comes across!

  44. had to come back to this old post after seeing you on Mousevox today. i love love love love ok i'll stop writing love now love how you made such totally different looks w/ the same dress. you're truly the master of remixing! and layering. but maybe not soup making : ). although i "brewed" coffee at home the other day w/out water and only realized when it'd been forever and i was wondering where my damn coffee was. oh, and i like the flavored pumpkin coffee from TJs. have you tried it? def have to watch those starbucks bills.


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