Combine that with a personal penchant to watch scary movies and then really be scared by them and we can fast-forward to today: BF is out of town on business all week and I'm home alone in our new place by myself for the first time.
I'm a silly person, I know. It's not like I haven't lived by myself before or can't discern reality from fiction. But I am taking some additional security precautions - a walk through the house before bed to make sure all the doors and windows are locked, phone by the bed, a jingly bell on the front door (if people are trying to break in, I want to know - not really - OK, really), a security Pooh Bear to snuggle with, an aluminum bat within easy reach ...
Are there any additional security precautions you ladies take when you find yourself home alone or in a strange place by yourself?
Today's outfit in spite of the weather.
Doing my best pirate "arrrgghhh."
This shot is for the BF, who equates nautical to pirates (he secretly hearts pirates like I heart vampires).
I also tried tucking in the split collar, but then I went from feeling pirate-y to
very "come on knock on our door ... we've been waiting for you ... " You get the point.
Dress: Banana Republic knit striped
Belt: Anthropologie Infinity (my vote for 'Best Belt You Can Wear While Eating')
Shoes: Keds Spright peep-toe wedges
Clutch: Old Navy ruffled metallic
Necklace: Laila Rowe