Almost daily outfit: An ode to autumn and pumpkin things 10.20.11

Gap blazer; thrifted vintage blouse; thrifted Joe's Jeans; Stuart Weitzman wedges; vintage thrifted clutch; Forever 21 bracelet

Autumn has finally arrived in Texas. This means that temperatures have dropped below eighty and everyone is walking around in gloves and scarves and wool peacoats and tights with Nike Tempo shorts and Uggs. Is this a Texas thing, this Nike shorts with tights and Uggs? It needs to stop. Basically, everyone looks all kinds of ridiculous.

I am definitely a fall kind of girl. For a long time, September, October and November have been my dream months. September is new school supplies (which my inner nerd is nostalgic for) and digging my fall clothes out of storage - things like like plaid skirts and cable knit sweaters and corduroy jeans. October is Halloween and stuffing my face with all the chocolates. And November symbolizes Thanksgiving, and football on TV, and spending time with family and friends. Between the the crisp bite of chilly air in the morning, to the smell of woodburning fires in backyard fire pits in my neighborhood, to hot apple cider and the crunch of leaves underfoot, fall is magical.

However, my favorite thing about fall is pumpkin. Essentially, I want all the pumpkin things. And when I say all, I mean all. Pumpkins are pretty great on their own, what with their bright cheery color and whimsical shape.  But at this point in the year I am focused on consuming all the pumpkin because pumpkin tastes and smells like autumn. I want pumpkin spice candles. And pumpkin spice lattes. And pumpkin muffins and pumpkin bread and pumpkins all over my house and OH MY GOD JUST HAND OVER ALL THE PUMPKIN ALREADY AND NO ONE WILL GET HURT *GRABBY HANDS*.

Today I am happy because I am wearing jeans and a blazer and not sweating my butt off and have pumpkins all over my house. Life is good.




10 comments:

  1. LOVE the blouse. Reminds me of the new Hilfiger stuff.

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  2. love the colours, so not typically autumnal. I used to hate autumn because everywhere I looked people were dressed in orange, brown, mustard, olive and rust colours. Your outfit is so cool because while weather appropriate, you manage to make it fresh. Inspirational!

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  3. Great fall look! I especially love the bracelet. I have to confess that pumpkin donuts are my favorite fall thing.

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  4. I like the colors in that shirt.

    Maybe for your next outfit photo, you can put a pumpkin or three in that corner behind you? Let's celebrate the pumpkin! ;)

    @ Frances Joy: Pumpkin doughnuts? If they are the cake-like doughnuts I envision, they sound tasty. Wonder where I can find me some...

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  5. This is my all-time favorite pumpkin recipe:

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/bachelors-creamy-pumpkin-soup/detail.aspx

    Just make sure to puree the potato soup first, use chicken broth instead of water, and add spices to your liking. Oh, delicious! I eat this nonstop throughout the fall.

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  6. I love this look! That blazer is amazing, I'm still on the hunt for one that actually fits properly!

    For the record, it's not just your part of the country where girls are obsessed with Nike track shorts. I'm pretty sure every sorority girl at the University of Arkansas lives, sleeps, and showers in her track shorts! It borders on ridiculous.

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  7. What's not to love about pumpkins!?

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  8. wait what, Nike short with tights and Ugg boots? For reals? I can't even really see it in my head....really??

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  9. I like your style and what you're wearing on this pictures! You look so happy :)

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  10. I feel like Boston skipped fall and went straight to winter. It's supposed to snow on Thursday and I think I may cry.

    You look great! I Hope you are feeling better :)

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