Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Autumn! Pumpkin!

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So, today is officially the first day of Autumn! It definitely felt anything but summery – the day started really cold and grey and gloomy and windy, but the sun did pop out in the afternoon. I love Autumn. And although I didn't get to wear as many summery things as I expected to (this has been my first cold Melbourne summer) and feel maybe just a teeny bit cheated, I always look forward to getting out my warm clothes.

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I got this '70s blouse back at the start of summer. I love that it actually fits so well! I usually find the shoulders on the kind of oldish blouses I like way too big, regardless of the size of the blouse itself. And then of course it's just up my ally, with its slight sheerness and stripes and its peter pan collar, that attached scarf (oh, shall we do a pussy bow today?) and the neat puffed shoulders – sans padding, of course.

I have spent the last 12 months – more? – mulling over getting a pair of black silk shorts. Now would probably a good time, seeing as shorts are everywhere. I think they would be a really handy winter thing. Speaking of wintry things, it was cold enough to wear my 1940s wool blazer – oh, I hate to say blazer, it sounds so last season (and several seasons before, too, hehe) but that is what it is. It has a matching skirt, and both just seem to be made for me. Isn't it great when that happens? One of the many joys of vintage. I did try to get pics of it, but, um, fail! I am going to wear it loads, so it will say hello soon :)

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Oh, and although my timing wasn't deliberate, I made a pumpkin soup for dinner. How appropriate for the first day of Autumn!

1970s blouse : second hand
black sailor shorts : tara starlet
brown brogue heels : oh my beloved comfy shoes, from somewhere on brunswick st about 18 months ago

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20 comments:

Xavi said...

I love Autums too and I think that dresses and blouses are more prety. This blouse is wonderfull. I love how are you wearing it: buttoned up.
best wishes from Barcelona

Sara said...

That is so gorgeous outfit! I really like the shoes and that blouse, very nice :)

Jasmin said...

I love your blouse, it's beautiful. The colours are definitely so fitting for Autumn x

Colourful Buttons said...

Love your shoes!

Cheers,
Kaelyn
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Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

what a beautiful and sort of sexy outfit, love it! That blouse is amazing!

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Boo Boo Kitty said...

Beautiful outfit, i love the way you have styled the Tara Starlet shorts.

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Ruth said...

OH, I miss pumpkin here in the northern hemisphere. :(

Helen said...

hmm pumpkin soup! yum yum!

sueper said...

great look - i can't wait her for spring to begin!

Trixi said...

You look absolutely gorgeous. Plus, the pumpkin soup looks delicious.

CurlyChronicles said...

My name is Autumn and it's always lovely to hear everyone say that they love me..I appreciate it ;) hehe kidding, I love your blouse! and I'd like to make some pumpkin soup one day, I've never quite gotten around to it! :)

Blue Fruit said...

Stunning outfit and perfect for this very autumnal weather we are having. The weather gods must have been reading the calendar, to start autumn bang on March 1!

Andi B. Goode said...

What a great blouse. And, yum, pumpkin soup. Pumpkin soup is the only kind I deem worthy of the name 'food'. I'm looking forward to Autumn, too. =D
-Andi x

josephinetalepeddler said...

Love all the autumny colours. I'm so happy to farwell Summer with all its humidity. The shoes are so wonderful and I love the sofa! xx

The Diva's Polish said...

You make everything look perfect and so effortless.

I simply adore that blouse. Stunning.

maya said...

this is hands down one of the most perfect outfits i've ever seen! in the least creepy way possible. i'm so glad i found your blog!

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Hello great to find you blog, absolutely love this beautiful blouse and your photos are just lovely. Consider me one of your newest followers. xx veronika

Libby, Vintage Aplomb said...

I love the 70's blouse...especially the peter pan collar and cute buttons! Also, I'm from the US, and when I first read the title of your post I double checked the date...it's hard to get over the fact that March is autumn somewhere else in the world where here it's almost spring! Crazy!

frameless glass doors said...

mm
you are lovely

Penicillium said...

I really like your short ! ♥

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