...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
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 :)
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!