I’m taking a little bit of a blogger break right now, but while I’m spending my free time eating chickpea cookie dough and napping with Moxie, I’m going to re-share some of my favorite blog posts from last fall. If This American Life gets to air reruns, why can’t I?
I have such a deep love for fall, and I’m so despondent over its imminent end. It’s simply tragic that it only really lasts for about six weeks–after that, the trees are bare and it’s only a matter of time before the outdoors become unbearable. I suppose this is why I took pictures for this shoot until my camera battery died; I had to capture as much of the season as possible.
These photos were taken at the Mayslake estate, which is one of my favorite locations. I haven’t been here since I moved, but with the colors changing, I had to make a return trip. There’s something so magical about the bright colors against both the lake and the old Tudor facade. I don’t think I could ever tire of taking photos–it has so much to offer!
I’m wearing some of my favorite fall elements–a cozy sweater with a quirky collar underneath and a pair of thick knee socks. Before I started this blog, I don’t think I would ever have worn something like this. I seldom thought about the details–in years past, I probably would have worn the shorts with tights and the sweater by itself. The socks and the collar make the whole thing. That’s what I’ve noticed about some of the exceptionally good bloggers–they really pay attention to the details, and I’ve been trying hard to emulate that. I want each piece to have something of interest and add a line or two to the outfit’s narrative.
So now, when I go shopping, I like to choose pieces that go beyond being practical, and I’m not just talking about statement pieces. The next time I need to replace worn-out basics, I’m gunning for ones that have a little extra interest.
So what about you guys? Has your philosophy on style changed in, say, the last year or so?
Hat: old, Urban Outfitters
Top: old, Urban Outfitters
Shorts: old, H&M
Socks: old, Urban Outfitters
Boots: old, Dolce Vita
Bag: old, ModCloth