Tuesday, October 8, 2013

What I Wore: When Autumn's Not Gone

Popbasic, boyfriend Shirt, autumn, fall, golden, skirt
Popbasic, boyfriend Shirt, autumn, fall, golden, skirt
Popbasic, boyfriend Shirt, autumn, fall, golden, skirt
Popbasic, boyfriend Shirt, autumn, fall, golden, skirt

Popbasic, boyfriend Shirt, autumn, fall, golden, skirt
What I Wore: Shirt, Necklace, Rope Bracelet (Popbasic), Skirt (Gap; Similar here), Boots (Similar here), Leg Warmers (Similar Here) Scarf (Similar here), Bracelet (New York & Company; Similar here)

We woke Friday morning to a snow storm. It tried last weekend too, but failed. This time the bad weather won its rematch- Six inches of the wet stuff, gray skies and bad roads. All in all, dismal weekend fair. To fight back, we took a car ride, and imagine our surprise when the mountains proved to us Autumn's not gone yet. The storm must have just missed these peaks for, though they were wet and muddy, they were leave covered paths and brilliantly golden colors waving like flags in the trees. Our puppies were happy to be able to run unhindered by snow piles, and I was just as thrilled to be able to shed all the winter gear and enjoy my appropriately fall attire. 

The outfit has all three of the items from Popbasic's September micro-collection. They go together perfectly- so perfectly it almost seems too easy to pair them together, in fact. So I'd resisted up to now, but why fight the inevitable? This is the first time the amethyst necklace has made an appearance on the blog, but its not its first outing in real life. I'm addicted to my Popbasic jewelry. 

The rest of my weekend was spent enhancing the mood of chilly days by copious a tea-drinking, and revisiting a favorite childhood friend- a book. Or a series, rather. Most little girls loved Anne of Green Gables, but I always roamed Prince Edward Island with a different Montgomery creation. Emily of New Moon is the first in a series about a young girl driven to become an author and climb her 'Alpine Path.' Darker somewhat, than the well beloved Anne, the atmosphere is palpable to the reader, and was even more transfixing to a young girl who, like Emily, wanted to write. It also reminds me of middle school days (and who's middle school days were not awkward and full of dreams?) with my small circle of friends who formed a writing group to encourage one another. Oh my friends, this weekend, I was most definitely thinking of you. 

Do you have a book that never fails to put you into a mood, into a place, into a memory? Any and all recommendations welcome here ;) 

27 comments:

  1. That is the perfect skirt!! I was a fan of the Green Gables books, never read Emily of New Moon though. I'd have to say even seeing the cover of a Nancy Drew book takes me back- I was obsessed and wanted to be a teen detective :) Your photos/outfit scream fall- love it!

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    1. I have a friend who was like that about Nancy Drew too!

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  2. Love this outfit, especially your scarf and skirt. I was obsessed with the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood books in middle school and wished I had my own sisterhood haha.

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    1. Adorable wish to have one's own sisterhood. Who wouldn't want that?!

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  3. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 hope. passion. peace. :)

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  4. Yay L. M. Montgomery! Yes, I have books like that. It's interesting you should mention reading childhood favorites. I have done any real reading in ages, but recently I've been reading through the Redwall books before bed. I was obsessed with them as a child. It's interesting to read them as an adult.

    I'm loving this fall outfit! The gold skirt is so pretty.

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    1. Somehow I never got into the Redall books as a kid. I think the library acquired a bunch of them right at that time I was interested in going to the GROWN UP section of the library because I was SO GROWN-UP, lol. So silly. They have always sounded fun though.

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  5. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
    Hello - this outfit is totally perfect!! There's nothing better than a good yellow skirt, I also have one and wear the hell out of it. Also loving your boots!

    Have the best day ever,
    -Kati

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  6. I seriously love everything about this outfit! The necklace, the skirt, boot warmers, tights, everything! Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  7. Your layering here is perfect! Glad you could take a little mountain drive to find fall again for a bit! The leaves are just starting to change here so a mountain drive is on my to-do list too :)
    Hope you're having a wonderful day!
    xo Hannah

    http://thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com
    http://thebraidedbandit.etsy.com

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  8. Snow!? No way! Fall hasn't even fully started here. The leaves around are still pretty green and it has barely rain yet. Normally by this time of the year, it should be pouring down with buckets! At least you got to showcase your cute fall-ready outfit, right? I LOVE the color of your skirt! I was just today looking at a cardi in this darker lime-ish color and think I might have to go back and get one after all :-) xo

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    1. The color of my skirt is more mustard/golden in real life, but this cardigan sounds very pretty! Hope to see it on Ginger Diaries soon.

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  9. Beautiful Fall colors, patterns and textures. I don't even know where to begin with this awesomeness haha. :D The stripes, the florals, the pleats and fringe. <3 Magnifique!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  10. Snow??? I'd be depressed.

    I love the mustard colour of the skirt and the way you layer up your legs.

    The Hobbit will always remind me of Grade 8 since that is when I read it. Guys shooting spitballs, while I was trying to read in front of the class. LOL

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  11. Such a perfect fall outfit!! I love the colour of this skirt. And what a lovely spot for photos, that sucks that you got snow already. I can't believe someone got it before we did!

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    1. Ha- yes, sadly WY tends to get a lot of really weird weather. Snow in October and generally a TON of snow in March and April. Not always a lot in between, just grayness. But to be fair, we are in the mountains.

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  12. Oh my gosh, snow already?! Fall has barely begun here, it feels like! I reaaally love this skirt, especially. And hmm... books... I feel like I haven't read anything in so long, but I do have my favorites that I could (and do) read over and over again... I think A Wrinkle In Time is one of those types of books for me. And so is any book by Francesca Lia Block (Weezie Bat, in particular).

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh, I should reread A Wrinkle in Time. For whatever reasons I remember A Swiftly Tilting Planet and Many Waters more, so odd. Definitely all good books though!

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  13. I love this skirt! And I love how it looks with all the fall foliage.

    Rachel

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  14. I'm loving all of the layers of this outfit! It's one reason fall is my favourite! I also can't believe you had a snowstorm already! I thought we were one of the earliest snow-seasons! None yet... although we have been known to get some in October as well :)
    I have to say that I'm loving the Anne of Green Gables/Emily of New Moon topic, being from Atlantic Canada. Have you been to PEI? If not, I highly recommend it. It's such a great spot. :) I'd say that for me, To Kill A Mockingbird is a favourite read, that reminds me of all the previous times I've read it, and how my thoughts differ from read to read.

    :) Jana
    www.janagodin.blogspot.com

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    1. Sadly, I have never been to PEI (except in reading stories). To Kill a Mocking Bird is an amazing book.

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  15. snow!? good lord, it was like you were robbed of your fall! though it's great you found a little spot that still had its leaves and no snow. i would so not be ready for all that, haha. and i LOVE books like that- that's so fun all your friends were aspiring writers too. And for me it was the series of Mary Poppins- it was so whimsical and i loved reading it and rereading it when i was in middle school.

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Oh, I loved Mary Poppins! I enjoyed her more... curmudgeon-y side as well as her "Julie Andrews" side.

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