Isabella David

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actress + blogger 🇫🇷 🇺🇸
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Throwback to one of my favorite vintage fall looks because vintage never goes out of style✨
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I’m excited to spend time catching up on my blog & going through my closet for @slowfashionoctober this weekend, focusing on paring it down to my own classic picks now that I’m almost 100% again after my wisdom teeth removal knocked me out all week. Minor setbacks like that really make you appreciate your health. I’m used to having so much more energy. It’s been frustrating, having to hold still & eat ice cream for a few days, wah wah, I know 😫😂🙏🏼 I’ll also be posting more about what #SlowFashionOctober is if you were wondering as well as posting new listings to @isabelladavidvintageshop ✨What are you guys up to this weekend? #vintageprada 
#isabelladavidvintage 
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Shot by May Yoon for an Australian editorial. Gil Aldrin: hair & makeup. .
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The plan was to have a perfect day... Pick apples to cook our own apple soup & bake our own apple pie. To relax & enjoy the sunshine. And those things happened... with a twist! It was 90 degrees, so it was more like heat exposure than fall weather. Ryan & I both almost died from motion sickness on the tractor ride. (Are we the only ones who now equate tractor rides with torture🙃😱? We walked back from the orchard to our car despite the heat & 90 lbs of apples, babies, & pumpkins.) The apples were pretty much all gone, so we ended up instacarting them, but somehow, seeing the world through these two little sets of eyes always equals a wondrous time & I remember this sweaty, humid, vaguely nauseated day two weeks ago with extreme fondness. Also, whether your apples come instacarted or fresh-picked, the apple & butternut squash soup recipe that our chef friend created for us is amazing!! (We bought the pie at the farm stand 🤷🏻‍♀️😂🙏🏼) I’ll be posting the recipe later on today & getting back on track with the style section of my blog hopefully by tomorrow.. if this devilish weather cooperates this time 🌞🌞🌞🌞
#applepicking 
#vegetarianrecipes 
#motherhoodunplugged .
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“Fake it till you make it” is the motto for the day. I have so many plans & ideas for my blog, but I’m mostly focused on pretending I’m not in pain today. (I’m finding that pretending actually, mostly works! Especially when you bribe yourself with ice cream & all the books from @freckledbibliophile’s feed & a red satin @thekooples skirt on sale @bloomingdales. Can’t wait to show you guys!! 📚🍦☺️🙏🏼) I hate taking pain meds during the day— the codeine makes me sleepy— so I’m powering through. Hopefully, today is the last day of being out of it, and I can get back on schedule. I have sooo many things I want to write & talk about with you guys! Which post would you be most interested in seeing first: fall reading & listening recs, green beauty makeup reviews, more about @slowfashionoctober, or how I styled one thrift box ten ways 📦? Hope none of you— if that’s a phrase oh my God I am out of it 😂🙈🙃😋— is having to pretend to be pain-free today, but if you are, please strike a pose & think of me ❤️🙏🏼 @sezane #sezane .
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T-minus 3 days before I decide whether to cut bangs again (as in this pic by @mark_raker) ... or not... 🙈🤷🏻‍♀️😂😫 ...
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You guys are probably figuring out why it took me a while to finally deal with my wisdom teeth. (Not so good at making up my mind.) That’s one reason I tend to have go-to places for shopping. It takes some of the stress I feel about making ANY decision out of the equation when I know ahead of time that quality, price, selection & shipping are excellent. I love @bluefly for both investment pieces like this gown I wore to shoot a @redken commercial (swipe through for more shots of the dress!) & also for gorgeous basics at great prices. ...
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As far as everyday basics go, have you guys heard of #slowfashionoctober? Rather than self-sacrifice, slow fashion is so much more about making life-affirming shopping choices by buying clothes you’ll actually wear (or treasure as I do this 👆🏼👆🏼 gown) ...
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In that spirit, @slowfashionoctober is asking you to go through your closet & figure out what you need to fill those holes in your wardrobe! For example, I didn’t realize I don’t really have any in-between clothes. I have workout clothes & I have dress-up clothes, but I actually had a hard time putting something together to have my wisdom teeth extracted yesterday!! I finally picked what I thought was a comfy, loose top, but the doctor complained about my fashion choice! My top was too white & he was worried he was going to mess it up 😂🙈 I was like, please just worry about my teeth. It went totally fine by the way! A great reminder to face your fears & get yourself organized, which I’m looking forward to doing this weekend when I go through my own closet item by item to ask myself these Slow Fashion October questions! More on the blog this week. Also check @isabelladavidvintageshop for some new listings ☺️❤️🙏🏼#sponsored #blueflybff
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Hooray! The wisdom teeth are out, ALL the ice cream is being eaten (we got 8 kinds 😂🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦Too much🤷🏻‍♀️?) The dooglies are snuggling me, AND these two secondhand pieces from @shoplindasstuff totally work together as a suit 🙌🏼! What do you guys think? Also bingeing TV until the anesthesia wears off 💯% Any recs for me 🙏🏼? Hope your week is off to as great a start! #ebay @ebay .
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Here is a shot of me pretending to be all cool & calm this weekend. Am I fooling anyone 🙃🧐? ...
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So I’m reading “The Art of Living” & in it Thich Nhat Hahn claims if “just one single person can remain calm, they will inspire others to be calm.” (Can you trick your own self😂?) I’m aware of the fact that I’m being a giant baby about having my wisdom teeth out 😫🤷🏻‍♀️, so maybe the best I can achieve for now is laughing at myself & bribing myself with all the ice cream 🍦 (As in I can only have the ice cream if I actually go through with it.) ...
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Also, while thrifting is life (see my last post), sometimes I do wear new clothes 1. if I think the pieces are ones I can incorporate into my collection & wear often like this @ullajohnson dress or jacket from @Bluefly or these @charlesdavidshoes also from Bluefly that I’ve had since before I had Harper! (My bag is thrifted, though!) But... as important as it is to celebrate #slowfashionoctober (and I will be as soon as I am wisdom-toothless😋) we need to keep in mind that the really big changes are only going to be possible if policy changes. So while our small lifestyle changes are great & a move in the right direction, most of all we all need to vote in a few weeks!! In the meantime, here are some more calming words from Thich Nhat Hanh: “We have to organize so there is enough time to live together peacefully, think peacefully, and act peacefully... in order to give rise to the kind of insight that our nations need. Peace is not something to hope for in the future. Peace is something we can *be* in every moment. If we want peace, we have to be peace.” More about this life-altering read in my next post... wish me luck ✌🏼 #mondayquotes .
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Living my best, secondhand life 🤷🏻‍♀️💕
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It blows my mind how few people have cottoned on to how wonderful, fun, exciting, & gorgeous secondhand-shopping can be. The other day a local Philadelphian was explaining how Center City should be imagined as a grid of trees & numbers. She then asked me about NYC. I told her I knew NYC like the back of my hand & that on her next visit, I could tell her all the best bookshops, bars (my husband’s Irish 😂🙏🏼🙈), & thrift stores— my umbrella term for all secondhand clothes, although I know some others prefer “consignment” or “vintage”. Granted, she seemed more confused than offended, but it struck me how few people understand that not only does our planet need us to wear old clothes, but it is also delightful to do so 🌏✨🌱P.S. My offer stands to anyone traveling to NYC. I know where ScarJo shops secondhand & where the Vogue accessories editor dumps the closet 🙃😉@tradesy #tradesy .
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Only two years ago 🎃💕🐥
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We already picked out our pumpkins last week when it was almost 90 & of course this weekend is perfect, chilly pumpkin patch weather 😫🤷🏻‍♀️ It made me think of this perfect fall moment two years ago in New England. MJ has changed so much, but so have I. It was about two years ago that I started this blog & about a year ago that I began to focus it on sustainability. And my idea of fashion has completely changed, too! Not only are almost all my shoes now secondhand, but my sustainable looks have helped me begin to express myself more and more daringly. Although, I was actually wearing these jeans today!! But I paired them with a secondhand cashmere, off-the-shoulder sweater from @shoplindasstuff & a drop-dead gorgeous @sandroparis coat from @tradesy. (I put the look in my stories.) Now, if I want to create a really unique look, I just need to learn to sew! Anyone else teach themselves to sew or did you take a class? #momlifeisthebestlife #mylittlepumpkin #gingerbaby .
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#sewing #mommyblogger mamanblogeuse #pumpkinpatch #motherhoodthroughinstagram #sustainablefashion #basicbitch #jbrand #denimlover #ootdgals #dailyootd #sandro #blogeusemode #sustainabilityblogger #sustainability #nofilter #fallfeels #pursuewhatislovely #lifestyleblogger
Back to the basics whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed 🌻 ...
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I had so much planned for my blog this week 😫, but between getting things ready for my surgery— my father-in-law is going to come sit with my baby so Ryan can be with me, so that’s sorted at least 🙌🏼 (I had visions of MJ throwing the iPad during my surgery and being so scarred for life he refused to visit the dentist again 😂🙈🙀)— and caring for two toddlers during Harper’s fall break this week, I decided to cut myself some slack and update my blog next week instead! ...
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Lots and lots of fun stuff coming up, including an apple soup recipe that actually tastes good 🎃 ! Plus, a whole bunch of cozy fall reads including two on the environment that are soooo great, because it’s like your two kindest, wisest bffs are chatting with you about stuff that scares most people (including me) to contemplate (specifically referring to Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson & Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh whose two recent books go together seamlessly), and a review of @thrivecausemetics which I will spoil now by revealing the stuff is not only cruelty-free but above par quality!! More deets on the blog next week. Also, speaking of feeling like your best friend is chatting to you, go have a listen to one of @karaloewentheil’s pods if this week has you equally overwhelmed. She’s wonderful ❤️. ...
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Well, I basically just updated my blog right here 🤣🙈🤷🏻‍♀️ Also, sorry if I’m not as responsive the next few days! A lot going on here, but I’m wading through it & will still be dressing up, because vintage Chanel always makes me feel like I can handle life. (I noticed the other day so many things I say could just as easily come out of the mouth of an 80-year-old grand dame 🤣❤️Goals!) What helps you stay centered? #vintageChanel #sunflowers #backtobasics .
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I love these munchkins so much, but I have never needed it to be Friday so badly 😫🤣🙏🏼 ...
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Six days of fall break, followed by our new living room furniture arriving early this morning. I was so excited I scrubbed the whole place free of all signs of animal fur (a pristine state which lasted all of ten minutes) and then collapsed. You can check out the new couch mixed with some hand-me-downs & antiques & musical instruments in my stories! Blue couches rule 🙌🏼 Cannot wait to cozy up all weekend & binge @thegoodplacenbc. Oh and also looking forward to finally catching up on my blog now that I am not either entertaining two toddlers or feeling guilty for not entertaining two toddlers. Also, thank you for all the suggestions🙏🏼: we picnicked, hiked, went swing-dancing, made collages, saw a movie, went apple-picking, got pumpkins & ice cream & basically had a fall-themed time even though it was 80 all week. How is everyone else’s week going? #momlifeisthebestlife .
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What do you guys think: bangs or no bangs 🤷🏻‍♀️? (Otherwise known as what I start obsessing about when I have, say, wisdom teeth surgery scheduled, and I’m stressing too much about reality in general 😂🙏🏼 Disaster stories about bangs very welcome! Disaster stories about wisdom teeth... while you have my sympathy, please keep them to yourselves for now 🙀😂🙈! As I will keep my actual surgery to myself, because trust me: there is a zero percent chance I’m posting one of those drugged-up, swollen, post-surgery videos that go viral... although my favorite has to be the one where the brothers trick their sister into thinking the zombie apocalypse arrived. Have you seen it 🤣🤣🤣? Hmmm, though that now suddenly seems less funny... I definitely have the kind of husband who would play a practical joke on me 🙀Ahhhh...) So, back to nice, easy bangs 🤨🤔? Cut them again? Which is more 60s to go with all my vintage & secondhand fall looks? Bangs or long, middle-parted hair? 
#bangsornobangs 
#60sfashion 
#longhairdontcare .
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🍂I didn’t realize my Kindergartener’s Fall Break goes through Wednesday (for some reason🤷🏻‍♀️), but I still have three posts scheduled this week, fingers crossed!!! One, we went apple-picking this weekend & then made an apple-butternut squash soup devised by our friend who’s a professional chef 🍜 ! It was sooooo good. The perfect fall flavor. Also discussing cozy fall reads & podcasts for foggy days like today & which fall trends are worth investing in either vintage, secondhand, or new... wish me luck 💪🏼😂🙏🏼🍂
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In the meantime, any ideas for entertaining two toddlers are appreciated! We’ve already been swing-dancing, apple-picking, and yesterday I took them to see “Smallfoot”— surreal to watch a movie that is basically about how terrible humans are while I sat there reading the U.N.’s climate report 🌱. The very good news is we can still make a difference to stem climate change if we act now & the best thing we can do is vote in politicians who care about climate change... maybe I should make this discussion a fourth blog post🙌🏼!! Are you guys registered to vote? I bet you could still register if you missed the deadline and you call a real person... you’d be surprised what you can get done if you call or show up in person. 
How is everyone else’s week going? @sezane #sézane .
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