October 19, 2018

Forever Fall Favorite












Okay, so the first photo here looks a bit like the cover of a fall issue of a 1940's needlework magazine or something, it's a bit cheesy catalog, but hey--I look at a lot of vintage catalogs! The poses are bound to influence my silly attempts at modeling.

This dress has been such a fall favorite for many years now. I absolutely need to make the same one again in another fabric. Something solid, especially navy perhaps, would be so useful to have. The fabric is a really nice flannel-ish texture almost, without veering into pajama fabric sort of territory (having some wool in the blend helps there), and keeps me nice and cozy and warm. This time I paired the burgundy dress with orange for an analogous color combination. For those of you who know your color wheel, you'll know analogous colors are the colors next to one another on the color wheel. I tend to choose larger color contrasts with my accessories usually, pairing complementary colors or light and dark, but sometimes trying new combinations leads to happy surprises. This simple ensemble came together screaming "FALL" loudly in the end, so I was very pleased with that ;)

Once again I have a lot of editing and writing planned for the weekend, as recent trial and error suggests this is the best way to make sure I don't end up on a mental health downswing. Lesson: Maybe if you really love something, maybe if that activity makes you feel alive in a way incomparable to anything else you have ever found, maybe then you don't need a "break" from it... maybe a "break" will create a persistent dark cloud inside your head until you sit down and start editing again and find the weather clears up almost instantly... Ahem, or maybe that is just me.

Back to my messy desk, muttering in the dark (I read out loud as I edit and therefore look/sound mad while doing so), and the most comfortable and exhilarating place I know-- the page.

Dress: Made by me
Hat: Touristy stall in Paris
Shoes: Modcloth
Earrings, Gloves, Bag: Vintage

12 comments:

  1. Definitely screams fall and in a wonderful way! I love the colours and going for an analogous colour is perfect. The colours of the dress, shoes and bag are some of my favourites and yet again you are making me love the orange when not too long ago I loathed orange!

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  2. So lovely! Shades of red are one of my favorite colors to wear (after black, of course!). I love pairing it with teal but this orange combo you choose is lovely.

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    1. Thank you Steph! I am having a hard time finding teal accessories but they are certainly on my wishlist!

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  3. Such lovely colours - and remarkable how they work together! Kx

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  4. I love how classically fall this outfit feels! And the shade of orange of those gloves and hat is fantastic! How rare!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Thank you Janey! I am still looking for the perfect pair of darker rusty orange gloves, but I have collected many shades on that quest now!

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  5. That dress looks so cosy! Definitely make another.

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    1. Thanks Mim! Hopefully I can find another similar fabric :)

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  6. Gorgeous dress. It looks great with orange. A navy one would be a good wardrobe addition.

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