Tuesday, 17 June 2014

autumn leafies (vintage button dress, a scarf and Babycat)

ginger-leafies a Scarves – as in silk ones, or silk like – are something I have a lot of and always mean to wear more often, and winter has got to be the best time to do this.

ginger-leafies i I got this amazing vintage leaf print one some months ago and Autumn would of course have been ideal for it, but here we are in winter and it is going on anyway! ginger-leafies j This vintage dress is one I've had for a while and really should wear a bit more often. This kind of thing, with the buttons and the pocket structure, is a favourite of mine, as is the colour. The scarf might or might not be helping hide a collar that got crumpled on one side while hanging in a too-full rack, and absolutely is hiding some inexpert darning I did on a couple of small holes, which of course had to be slap bang in the middle of the front. Still, such is life. ginger-leafies e ginger-leafies k The scarf has light brown leafies that match the dress and the vintage cashmere cardigan perfectly, and, having that oranges and browns (sounding all very seventies) theme, rusty orange tights were the choice to go with. Well, I feel like I missed a bit of Autumn so I am making up for some lost time now. ginger-leafies b And as I was in such Autumnal colours I decided to complete the golden rainbow and add my mustard yellow flats, a gift from Ballettonet (who are now actually having a sale, these ones included). I was so thrilled when these arrived, as I have wanted a pair of mustard shoes for ages, and after my three weeks of Dunlops in Europe, I am well and truly converted to flat shoes. The comfort!

After I ordered them I did worry a bit about the mustard being too yellow, and the points too pointy, but I needn't have: when they arrived two days later they were perfect on both fronts. They are handmade in Italy and butter soft, and were super comfortable immediately, which means I have been thrashing them a bit since I got them – very naughty, as I haven't taken them to get a protective layer put on their leather soles yet. So, until I do, they are now strictly indoor shoes, and here I am just waggling them about in the safety of home, which evidently delighted Babycat. ginger-leafies c Also would like to note my joy at toning so nicely with my living room, although please ignore the miniature spaghetti junction that lives near the bookshelf, servicing the fridge, the internet, a lamp, chargers etc... (What would Pinterest have to say about that?!) One magical day in the future, cables will be an annoying and unsightly memory, and maybe before then I will find a way to hide at least some of them. Hope springs eternal! ginger-leafies d


Alexandra Marie said...

Wow, stunning! Brown hair looks gorgeous on you! Alex


Miss Claire said...

Beautiful :-)

Regarding the cables, I was brainstorming about the same issue last night. Perhaps you could drill two holes 5-10cm wide on either side of a vintage suit case or pretty hat box and pop them in there. Or put a little cabinet in and do the same. Just be super careful to make sure it's not going to be a fire hazard.

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Such a cute look, love the big buttons and the tights go perfectly!! You look darling xx

Natalie_vintage_girl said...

lovely outfit! your hair looks great and I love the tights/shoes combo. I never would have thought to use those colours like that, but it looks so cool.

Sarah Linda said...

That cat is beautiful!

Jessica Cangiano said...

This whole warm, beautiful outfit makes my autumn loving heart smile with glee and while I'm in no hurry for summer to vanish quite yet, it does stir the fires of my passion for fall and its earthy, glorious colours all the more.

♥ Jessica

*PS* Perfect scarf choice!

Kristina @ Eccentric Owl said...

Beautiful! now I can't wait for autumn to come here so I can wear these pretty, warm, autumnal colors!

Cate said...

Lovely autumnal colours and babycat wears her winter coat so well!

Rochelle New said...

I love the scarf and the dress! ...and your hair color :) These autumn hues look great on you.

esme and the laneway said...

Alexandra Marie : thank you! I'm glad I did it (although white hair will always be my fav hair) :D

Miss Claire : that's actually a good idea. The thing would be to fit something in – it's right next to a bookshelf just out of shot. Oh, the joy of cables!

Kizzy Von Doll : thanks lovely!

Natalie_vintage_girl : I wouldn't have a while ago either, but it's amazing how wearable yellow shoes really are!

Jessica Cangiano : thank you! I bet Autumn is amazing where you are :)

Anonymous Kristina @ Eccentric Owl: there's just something about Autumn for clothes, isn't there! So cozy and good.

Cate : thanks! Oh she does doesn't she. All fluffed up ready for the cold, now :)

Rochelle New : thanks v much! x

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