Sunday, October 7, 2012

Falling Leaves





  


1950s wool jersey top- thrifted in Calfornia
Lion belt - thrifted in Washington
1940s Skirt - thrifted in California
Shoes - Chelsea Crew
1950s seamed stockings - Ebay

There has been a cool change this week and as far as I'm concerned it couldn't have come sooner. Each morning I find myself grinning from ear to ear as I roll out of bed into stockings and wrestle forgotten woolies out from the bottom of my suitcase. I always feel a tad out of sorts during the Summer and never put all that much effort into my outfits, If I had my way I'd spent the entire three months in underwear and bare feet.

Perhaps the most exciting part of Autumn or Fall for you Northernersis the sudden appearance of pumpkin related delights in the grocery store. Pumpkin spice roobios tea, pumpkin teacake, pumpkin beer, pumpkin chai, pumpkin macarons and about a million other varieties of sweet pumpkiny treats. Who would've thought an ol' pumpkin could be so darn versatile?

16 comments:

  1. Lovely photos as you fall into Fall. what an amazing life the pumpkin lives in The US of A.

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  2. These are some seriously good pics.

    Yes, fall is the best!!!! Are there not pumpkins in Australia? I don't know much about Australian agriculture lol.

    This is my favorite time of the year and pumpkin goodies really add to it. One of my favorites is pumpkin cheesecake.

    Mona (Mabel)
    Mona's
    Guide to Pin-Up Style & Makeup

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  3. Lol, what are your stockings doing? Is this some trick I have not heard of?

    I would wear that outfit from head to toe.

    Do you reckon your hairstyle would suit me? I have hair boredom.

    xxxx

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    1. hehehe I was nodding my head to the ladies of the 1920s who would roll their stockings and rouge their knees, how utterly scandalous! I think you'd look incredible with a bob! xx

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  4. Every time I dwell on your blog I want to get a bob again, eheh!!! This was my fave hairstyle form 15 up till I was about 20 something, I had the nickname of Art Déco for years in highschool and college. It suits you really well, and that outfit is gorgeous.
    http://fashionfauxpas-mintjulep.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! With a nickname like Art Déco i'd be tempted to get my bob back too ;)

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  5. So gorgeous! I love Autumn so much. Although I wish the UK would go as pumpkin crazy as the states. I'm like you, I's not a massive fan of summer and am loving the fact that I can layer again now.

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  6. Swoon beautiful lady, the first photo is dream. Yeah I am all about the layers, so excited for Halloween, I already have a glittery pumpkin ;) xx

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    1. A glittery pumpkin! I can't wait to see such a wondrous sounding thing x

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  7. Katie, you are immaculate! So jealous of pumpkin times. Each Peach shut down so I can't get my pumpkin pie fix anymore!!

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    1. Thank you Josie <3 Noooooo! I've sampled a lot of pumpkin pie over here but I have to say Each Peach is one of the top contenders, thats such a shame!

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  8. Pumpkins in Australia seem to take a back seat...to our eternal shame!

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  9. Gorgeous!!!! I adore everything pumpkin-y too. Question: How do you keep your rolled stockings up? Whenever I've tried the same with vintage stockings they don't stay put without garters or elastics!

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  10. Thank you! I actually had a garter belt on but rolled my stockings down for a cheeky snap. Try as I might, I'm yet to find a way to keep rolled stockings in place. How the ladies of yesterday did it I'd love to know x

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  11. I love this outfit! Sigh so glad I found your blog! You look immaculate and I just love the rolled-up stockings - adorable! I wonder if you find it easier to dress in vintage there than in Melbourne? I find that Sydney is far too laid back for me to dress up in proper vintage look like you! What do you think?

    Nora
    NoraFinds

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  12. Thank you so much Nora!

    When I was in Melbourne I always found people to be very complimentary, strangers would often ask me about my outfit and inspirations and I never received any negative attention. In NYC I don't get noticed as much as I did back home, so many people have outrageous outfits so people don't seem to bat an eyelid at a slightly 1920's gal.

    I'd suggest introducing a few vintage pieces here and there to test the waters. As you begin to feel more confident you could try a head to toe vintage look. Don't be afraid of what other might think, Sydney siders are a lovely bunch! xx

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