Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What I Wore: In a Little Fall of Rain

fall, Wool Skirt, equestrian boots, tweed jacket, autumn, rain, withoutastyle, Never Fully Dressed, Without a Style,
fall, Wool Skirt, equestrian boots, tweed jacket, autumn, rain, withoutastyle, Never Fully Dressed, Without a Style,
fall, Wool Skirt, equestrian boots, tweed jacket, autumn, rain, withoutastyle, Never Fully Dressed, Without a Style,
fall, Wool Skirt, equestrian boots, tweed jacket, autumn, rain, withoutastyle, Never Fully Dressed, Without a Style,
fall, Wool Skirt, equestrian boots, tweed jacket, autumn, rain, withoutastyle, Never Fully Dressed, Without a Style,

What I Wore: Shirt (Old; Similar Here), Tweed Jacket (H&M; old. Similar Here), Skirt (moving sale; Similar Here), Boots (gift; Similar Here), Necklace (Vintage; Similar Here)


I thought the title was sooo clever. A pun on both the unusual weather that has visited us over the past weekend, and how it brought a feeling of autumn with it. But instead all I hear is Les Miserables lyrics on repeat in my head. Oops.

Honestly, I am not much of a rain person. Lucky, since where I live is an arid desert. Living on the Washington border my freshman year of college, though it became so infuriating with classmates rushing about to get yet another Starbucks (there were four places on the campus alone along that sold them!) while sighing about how "atmospheric" the rain was, as if it hadn't been drizzling for a week straight. Funny thing is- they were right. It is atmospheric in small doses, especially out in nature where the colors seem so much more vibrant. The browns take on rich tones that contrast to greens so pure they almost glow. And everything smells so fresh you'd swear God just got done saying "Let there be-"

Or at least, that's how it felt this morning: Cold and cozy and smelling fresh. Exactly the sort of weather that inspires you to pull out those autumn staples you haven't seen for so many months now. It is ironic to realize nearly all of the items that make up the outfit are old when I haven't gotten to put them on in so long. The skirt is the only thing that is new; it was a purchase from a sale where a vintage seller was moving abroad. I already had a black skirt, but this one's made of wool. It has a wonderful sense of movement with the added weight of that heavy fabric. I swish as I walk, and while it may be a mite itchy, I love the tiny dots of color woven in. Yes, this outfit will definitely see many more fall mornings for sure.

What about you?  Are you ready for autumn, or already longing for more sun? What favorite pieces are you excited to pull back out of your closet for the colder weather and shorter days?

19 comments:

  1. I love that I can almost feel the dewy rain and moistness of the air in these photos! Your outfit is so lovely!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  2. This is such a wonderful outfit!! I adore the different textures, the elbow patches are so perfect with it too :) fantastic look. And now I have that song in my head, I love les miserables!
    xJennaD

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  3. That skirt is gorgeous - so full looking! And I love how you paired it with tall boots - I would never think to do that but it looks great :)
    Sian xx Rebel Angel

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  4. I love how dynamic your photos are! And that tweed jacket has a lovely fit to it. Perfact stomping around in the rain stuff. I'm also that you took pictures in the rain. I wore some lovely outfits over the weekend, but the weather was so bad that posing about in them did not look fun at all. I'll just have to wear the same things again next weekend!

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  5. Love this outfit!! It looks very riding-inspired. Tweeds and wools are my favorite. <3 I know what you mean - now I have A Little Fall of Rain stuck in my head! I used a line from HMS Pinafore for an outfit post recently, and now whenever I wear my pinafore, just about any tune from that operetta gets stuck in my head.

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  6. I am always fall inspired by your equestrian vibes! This jacket is so, so very perfect. For a while I couldn't tell if your skirt was textured or if it had rain droplets on it! How neat :) I love the rain so I'm all about this dreary, cloudy fall weather :)

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  7. these pictures are beautiful Kristian!! wow that scenery is incredible and I love how fun you made a neutral colored outfit. It reminds me of the teddy girl look you showed and talked about some time ago. really lovely! send me a dose of "cold and cozy" please, it's 94 already and not yet 9 am!
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda

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  8. That skirt with that jacket is perfect! What a lovely outfit!

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  9. Omg omg omg omg that blazer! <3 The colors, the patterns, the elbow patches! Oh, I wish it were mine! Haha. I loooove it! Beautiful skirt, also! I'm digging the colorful confetti style and the textures.

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

    ** ModCloth Glasses Giveaway on my blog! U.S. & Canada Only! **

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  10. I'm gripping on...trying not to let go of the last bits of summer. Although I love Fall I positively hate winter and after spending much of this summer trying to recover I feel like I missed it altogether.

    That blazer is FAB FAB FAB! I want it. LOL

    This look is so Annie Hall. You're just missing a hat and men's tie : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  11. You look so sophisticated :) Love this blazer and the skirt is really nice too. I am so ready for Fall and can't wait to wear coats and boots and knee socks but we don't get that kind of weather until November so it will be a while.

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  12. ooo la la dont you look lovely! seriously, this outfit is fall perfection. everything from the boots, to the dark skirt, to the tweed jacket. and i laughed at your description of your washington campus- it luckily hasn't rained in seattle yet ;)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  13. I love this outfit! You've walked out of a movie.

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  14. I love that skirt - it is just so different and pretty!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  15. I ADORE the print on your skirt!!

    Have a great day,
    Mary x

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  16. I cannot wait for cooler weather! I used to hate the rain, but after I moved to Arizona, I started loving it. Probably because we hardly get any rain so when we do, I try to "soak it up"! ;) Cute outfit! It's like, feminine/equestrian and I love it! Especially those boots!

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  17. That skirt- just YUM! Can't wait to see that more this fall :)

    perfectly priya

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  18. catching up on your blog tonight, I love love this post, these photos are lovely!!

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