I've been wishing and hoping, as the old song goes, for fall. And it looks like my wishes just might be coming true. Last night we had a spectacular thunderstorm, and high winds. And I awoke this morning to find the stultifying humidity gone, replaced by cool temperatures and a wonderfully fresh September breeze that has me reaching for my jeans and sweaters. Ahhh. That's much better.
|Fall's dark reds and deep blues. Taken on our last fall camping trip in 2014.|
Hubby is away fishing this week, and while I've been cleaning, and shopping, and picking and processing tomatoes... we are inundated with tomatoes... I've also been thinking about fall colours. Luscious burgundies, and cool blues, and crisp whites. Like the image below from this week's Net-a-porter.com's magazine The Edit.
|Elie Saab jacket and blouse, and Stella McCartney pants in net-a-porter.com's magazine The Edit|
Or this gorgeous Vanessa Bruno suit that I first saw in a post on Tish Jett's blog A Femme d'un Certain Age. It seems that deep reds, and wine, and burgundy are everywhere this season. Lucky me. I have several burgundy pieces from past seasons. I've always loved that colour.
|Vanessa Bruno suit can be found here.|
|Midwestern Miss on Tumblr|
And while I've been thinking about fall colours, I've also been thinking that part of simplifying one's closet should be choosing a colour palette for the season. Last year I was all about grey. Having purchased my grey Vince coat sweater at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale in July, I made sure that whatever I bought after that worked with the sweater, to get maximum wear from it, and thus lower my "CPW"... or "cost per wear" as Stacy and Clinton used to say on What Not to Wear. And this season, well, I'm all about navy. Or to be more specific... navy, and burgundy, and white. Because I simply love that combination. But also because I bought a navy Veronica Beard suit at Nordstrom in July.
I'm wearing the navy pants here. With my navy and white striped Alexander Wang tee, my Stan Smith Adidas, and my Marc Jacobs burgundy bag, all from last year. I bought the burgundy scarf at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale this past July. Navy with white is always lovely, if a bit tame. But add burgundy and it becomes rich and yummy, and well... almost edible. Don't ask me to explain that last bit of weirdness.
I've already worn the pants several times with a tee and my loafers, or with sandals and a light tunic. And I know I'll get a ton of wear from the jacket this fall...with or without the hoodie. With the matching pants, or with blue jeans, or my burgundy jeans from last year. It's quite sporty, with a snap closure instead of buttons and zippered pockets. Sigh. This outfit is pure me. Narrow pants, a trim jacket, overall sporty and still a bit classic. Just the kind of look I want: comfortable, casual, no longer working but still hoping to look as if I'm not ready for the rocking chair just yet.
Now, I must run. Enough talk about my fall colours. My tomatoes have probably cooled enough to package them. And the wind has blown down a pile of apples from our tree this afternoon, so I have to go pick them up before the chipmunks get them. Hubby has a love-hate relationship with the chipmunks. He thinks they are adorable, but they are hell on the windfall apples. They scamper over, take one bite, and then move on to the next apple. It drives Hubby mad. He keeps picking them up and raging, "One bite. One. What the bleep, bleep is that?"
|Fall is here. Our apples are looking and tasting wonderful.|
So, what about you, friends? Have you chosen a fall colour palette? Oh... and by the way...anyone need any tomatoes? Or apples? Anyone?
Linking up this week with these great blogs: Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style, #IwillwearwhatIlike at Not Dressed as Lamb, What I Wore at The Pleated Poppy, Style Me Wednesday at Shopping My Closet, Thursday Favourite Things at Katherine's Corner, Passion 4 Fashion at Rachel the Hat, Friday Finds at Forage Fashion, Fun Fashion Friday at Fashion Should Be Fun, and Hit Your Style Sweet Spot Link-up at Over 50, Feeling 40.