Thursday, September 4, 2014

What I Wore: At the Turning of the Seasons

bridge, mountains, subdued, never fully dressed, withoutastyle,
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bridge, grey, gray, black, outfit, never fully dressed, withoutastyle,
What I Wore: Sweater (Similar Here), Pants (White House | Black Market), Shoes (Old Navy),  Scarf (Target; Similar Here), Necklace (Popbasic)

I mentioned we spent a day bumming around Billings (our "Big City") this past weekend, but on Sunday, we took the opposite route and headed to the mountains. Mother Nature was actually a bit , well, confused let's say- we got sun, we got rain, we got snow, we got sun and rain together- a little of it all.

The rain was a bit of a bummer, but the moments after rain almost make up for it. Standing at the top of the world seeing the clouds descend- both above and below you- shrouding rugged peaks leaves you striped down, in state of numinous awareness. I always feel  badly for showing you photos of mountains because they are so small- nothing quite captures the enormity of a mountain, nor the surreal feeling one gets looking at mountains; there is always painterly quality to the mountains, but   it is no painting. It is real.  And then there is nothing quite like the smell of the mountains after rain. It's called petrichor for those looking for a vocabulary lesson- the scent of the air after rain.

I know fall gives way to winter, but the rain makes me want to dress to match the weather, and so you get the subdued black and grey with little int he way of frills but a lot in terms of impact. Do you like the rain?

P.S. My perfect day in the mountains

11 comments:

  1. Love the scarf/sweater/jacket combo! LOL, the weather sounds like a typical day here in NZ - where we can experience all 4 seasons in 1 day. Certainly keeps a person on their toes, wearing lots of layers, and always carrying an umbrella - just in case. :D

    -Rebecca
    Idealism never goes out of fashion
    http://mn2nz.wordpress.com

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    1. We get a ton of crazy weather but the rain really throws me. Not used toit; we generally get less than 6 inches of rain a year!

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  2. It sounds just like where I live! It sometimes makes getting dressed or going anywhere difficult. And I agree with you entirely! I think I prefer the mountains to the ocean, there's just something so tranquil about them! Your ensemble is getting me ready for the fall season - yay to layers!

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    1. They are very tranquil. I'm looking forward to layers too!

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  3. The world is so beautiful when the sun comes out after the rain! I'm not ready for fall, but I'm really liking your fall layers :)

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  4. I love fall, but I don't like the rain that comes with it. Though, we might have had our yearly dose of rain already this August. It didn't stop for weeks! Can't believe you have already had a little bit of snow too, but high up in the Mountains I guess it's pretty normal to see a flake or two. I loved the outfit you wore out that day. I am looking out for a good pair of black jeans like yours to style this fall / winter :-) xo

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    1. The mountains get snow most of the year; it's true.

      Black pants are so indispensable. These aren't actually jeans- they are a more stretchy material. Don't know if you have the White House | Black Market stores in Europe, but they are definitely worth looking at for black pants.

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  5. Perfect fall outfit! I'm kind of hesitant to admit that summer is ending soon. As much fun as it is dressing up in layers for fall, a part of me still wants to dress in flats and dresses, haha.

    xo, Serli
    www.lesoleilchic.blogspot.com

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  6. I really do love the fit of those pants on you. Rain can definitely put a damper on your day, but we hardly ever get rain so I'd definitely welcome it! The only thing I hate: California drivers in the rain. If there's even a sprinkle there are accidents galore!

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  7. This looks absolutely heaven to me! I love this time of the year in the northern hemisphere.

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