Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Come said the wind to the leaves one day...

...Come o're the meadows, And we will play. Put on your dresses, Scarlet and gold, For summer is gone, And the days grow cold.

- A Children's Song of the 1880's

Sweater <3

Fancy Dress

Fall Color

Although it’s taken me longer than usual to come around this year, I think it's official… I’ve finally fallen for Fall. I am ready to trade in my cotton sundresses and bare legs for sweaters and tights, wool and flannel. Oh, and boots sweet boots, I do believe I’ve missed you most of all!

I’m all about sipping warm beverages, baking, and eating comfort foods. I want to nest and be cozy and listen to mellow folksy music while gazing out at the rain. Read, watch movies, knit… I’m all ready to hunker down.

I think all of the Fall inspiration floating around the interwebs combined with the weather turning over the weekend finally made it click for me. On Sunday afternoon, we met up with my in-laws to do our annual family picture taking.

This year we went up to Spring Lake, I know, odd that I should have my Autumn Love epiphany at a place called Spring Lake, but it also happens to be the very spot where Lucas and I had our first date 14 years ago! Just a little side fact :)

Fall at Spring Lake

The day was cool and gray and I got all layered up for the occasion. The little vintage sweater from the 30’s is a favorite recent find. I got it at the flea market (unearthed from the often mentioned amazing pile o’ vintage) for ONLY TWO DOLLARS because it had a decent sized hole on one of the shoulders where some of the yarn threads had broken. I was able to sort of tie the ends together in a way that closed the hole and it’s barely noticeable.

It has the sweetest details with the blue stripes, big carved wooden buttons, and that felted tie at the neck, I adore it. The vintage mohair tweed skirt was a find from late last Winter that I didn’t get a chance to wear much. It being just about the perfect Fall skirt, I think I’ll make up for that this year.

My brother-in-law took the family portraits with his fancy camera and I have yet to get copies, but I’ll post some pics when I do… Happy Fall y'all!

23 comments:

The Wandering Writer said...

I've been to that park! Love it there!

And your outfit is just perfect for fall. It makes me feel warm and cozy...lol. Beautiful post! Clover is so cute! :)

Natalie xx
(aka The Cottage in the Woods)

Luce Goods said...

...as soon as the leaves heard the winds loud call, down they came tumbling one and all...one of my favorite songs to sing to my pre school babies...

Meaghan Kelly said...

that childrens song is eery in the best possible way, and you look wonderful! i love that sweater! i can barely believe you got it for only two dollars! and wherever you are in these pictures it's beautiful!

Sal said...

Aren't boots grand? My favorite fall and winter indulgence, hands down. Your taupe pair and stripy tights are adorable!

Milla said...

your outfit of course is lovely, and what about clover, wearing my favorite fall trend, velvet? Cuteness!

Andrea said...

oh man, I'm feeling so nostalgic for Fall, and your post is the icing on the cake, truely :) We're supposed to get a cold front this weekend (70 degrees, ooohhh). On a more serious note, I really enjoy what you're doing with these fun fabric textures and patterns. You've got a great 30s New England schoolgirl looking going, love it!

elena-lu said...

its crazy but when i think of you i think of you as a summer person, of warm days laying on grass and cloud watching
and yet here i see you in fall attire and it seems so perfectly natural
i guess its the outdoors that i think of when i think you,
its nature, its freedom and serene moments of watching dragonflies and feeling the earth beneath you-
these are the feelings and images you evoke for me so i guess you look so lovely in any season because you are in tune with the changes of nature around you

anne said...

the sweater is to die for!

randi bergman said...

sooooo cute! (outfit and baby...not sure which is more...okay the baby...sorry, i had to..)

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Alexa said...

YEA fall beauties!! Fall is the best. I want to move somewhere where it is always fall - maybe New Zealand? Boots, sweet boots.

Rachel C. said...

this is the just about the perfect fall outfit! love it!

xoxo

Eyeliah said...

you are so perfectly cozy today. I missed my sweates most of all, and tea - now it is cold enough for tea :-)

Diana said...

I love all your finds, you can't beat $2!

I know what you mean about Fall; until I actually experience the cold and cozy mood, then I'm ready for it.

Thrifted Treasure said...

Beautiful photos! I miss the Northern Hemisphere Autumn sometimes. Your little girl just keeps getting cuter!

Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower said...

Your daugher reminds me of white wool pom poms on a winter sweater. She's just about the cutest thing. Must rock your world being a momma eh? Mmmmn looks like I'll have to join you on some folk music listening and the drinking of warm vebrages! What a lovely lake.
I bid you a happy fall as well!

Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower said...

Oh dear I butchered the spelling on beverages.. oops!

Cinnamon said...

I love your sweater! It's so cute.
Good find!

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Andrea said...

Love the quote and the outfit! 30's knits are so great but really difficult to get hold of.

Peldyn said...

We have had cool days and it seemed Fall was really settling in so I packed all my Summer stuff away. So now this weekend it is supposed to get up to 90 degrees! LOL! I just can't win.

Pearls and Peonies said...

What a lovely skirt! I just love plaid skirts - they are the essence of fall. :)

Diane said...

Wow! That '30s sweater is seriously a wicked awesome find. I'm quite envious over it! That felted tie is the kicker for me.

Also, I'm glad you're enjoying Fall! It's my favorite season and although the leaves have begun to turn their deep reds, oranges, and browns, the weather here is unusually muggy after a couple of days of rain. I hope it gets more autumnal soon.

Julia said...

Beautiful blog. Just found yours via LIttle House by the Sea and I love your style sensibilities and gorgeous photos. 98% of what I wear I proudly thrift, alter, finagle and jimmy, but I love what I do. I will be following your blog and linking to you. Much love.
xx
Julia

angelina maria rodrigues wise said...

i absolutely adore your sweater! the next time you wear it you should do your hair in rag curls. it would look beautiful! im going to try to get your package out this week. we'll see how that goes!

lots of love. a.