Monday, November 21, 2016

Just Before the Snow Arrives








Must fall really have to end? Alright, I'll admit it was strange it hadn't snowed at all yet since it is mid way through November now, but I was perfectly happy with autumn hanging around for longer. It turned out these were to be the last photos I took before our first snow, as it finally arrived last Thursday. As I tried to scrape the ice off of my windshield after work that night I knew I would be having quite the drive home as everyone entered the fray of 5 o'clock traffic plus black ice and snow on the road for the first time this year. I turned on some good music and admired the white dusted spindly branches against the grey twilight sky as I settled into a slow drive in extra traffic on my way home.

Still, there is something about the first snow isn't there? It invokes all things cozy once more, blankets, and warm drinks, and a cat on your lap. I've got my pine scented candle ready, knitting I have been putting off far too long, and the fun of Christmas shopping (and black Friday sales) to look forward to!

I had been waiting all year to finally snap up one of Luxulite's adorable fall themed brooches, and in the end I nabbed two! The one I have on here is super large and fabulous, perfect to wear on a coat too, though I need a new coat desperately! This pumpkin spice hued sweater is a longtime favorite of mine, and is from Forever 21, albeit from several years ago. The wool skirt is one I made last year and I wish I had the same skirt in dark brown too so I'll have to go on a hunt for more wool fabric!

I hope you are all doing well after such a rocky (ahem, horrible for us USA folks) start to November. I'm going to dive back into sewing today after my short break after the madness leading up to finishing the sewing for my Mexico trip. I can't help but feel us ladies have to be more devoted to our passions, louder in our assertions of our own agency, and more committed to raising each other up than ever before. Support small businesses this season if you can, help one another, and don't let your compassion wither in what is bound to be a trying time. I'm off now to create more pretty things if I can, the world can always use more pretty things after all <3

Skirt: Made by me
Sweater: Forever 21
Belt: Banana Republic
Handbag & Earrings: Vintage
Shoes: Amazon
Brooch: Luxulite

13 comments:

  1. What a beautiful color combination. I love the spicy pumpkin of the sweater paired with brown and navy blue - really lovely for fall. And I couldn't agree more with your last paragraph!
    Cheers,
    Jessica, Zella Maybe

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  2. Being compassionate and supportive is the best thing to do. We've seen a massive rise in racism here after the Brexit vote, and it's really disturbing - I haven't witnessed it myself, but friends who are POC say they've had more verbal abuse, and of course the angle politicians are taking has become more extreme.

    On a more frivolous note, that's a lovely jumper - I'm sure I've seen the same stitch pattern used on vintage knits.

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    1. I watched the Brexit vote with horror, and election day here was disgusting. Such a bad year for progress and compassion!

      I can't imagine knitting something this complex, it's a marvel to me!

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  3. That brooch is just gorgeous! I love acorns (I'm actually wearing a silver one on a necklace as I type this!), so this brooch is exactly my sort of thing. I'm also loving your hair in these photos, it's stunning, especially that beautiful wave that frames your face. Well done! :) xx

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    1. Thank you Cate! I too love acorn themed things, so cute! I really need to try setting my hair in rollers again, I have just curled it with a small curling iron in these photos which only ends well around 60% of the time ;)

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  4. Such a beautiful colour combination, and I agree that your hair is looking particularly swell! x

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  5. I completely agree with your final paragraph. On a fashion note, love the jumper, have definitely seen a stitch pattern like that on some vintage patterns. Great brooch too.

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    1. Thank you Kate-Em! I can't imagine knitting something so complex, but you are such a pro I'm sure you could manage it!

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  6. I love your colour combinations here. I am always afraid that solids will be boring, but then I see an elegant outfit like this one, and I realize that's a silly fear to have.
    The Artyologist

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    1. Thank you Nicole! I have tried to introduce more solids into my wardrobe as I am naturally so drawn to prints and I have found styling them so easy it makes putting outfits together a breeze!

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