the moral wardrobe: hoosier

Ethical Details: Coat – thrifted; Scarf- thrifted; Boots – secondhand via ebay; Sweater – secondhand via ebay; Tee (not shown) – Everlane
I come from a long line of Hoosiers. My ancestors on both sides hail from Indiana and I lived there for nine years before moving to Florida. We road tripped over to Lapel, a tiny town outside of Indianapolis, to visit my mother’s mother while we were with my parents for Christmas. The field behind the house used to be active farmland, but the owner lost interest several years ago. The local gossip is that they’re going to turn it into a softball diamond. 

My grandpa used to sit outside on the back porch and watch the birds for hours. There was a big old tree that attracted larger birds and hummingbird feeders strung at the edge of the porch. The tree is gone now and so is Grandpa.

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  1. Writing Monique
    January 7, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    This was such a lovely post to read. The picture of your grandpa is beautiful!WritingMonique

  2. Julia | Fair for All Guide
    January 7, 2015 / 12:27 pm

    I've driven through Lapel many times! There's also a town around there called Bippus, which is on my top ten list of town names.

  3. Samantha
    January 6, 2015 / 10:38 pm

    Call me overemotional, but this was sad! Lovely words, but words heavy with sadness nonetheless. I always find the general cycle of life sad and when once-lush lands are turned into something less wild – that might have something to do with it. And awesome outfit! I love your boots and that coat is fantastic!

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