Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Outfit: Fresh for Autumn


Yes, I really needed a new picture for my blog header.  
Something autumnal, fresh, accordionish, Kellie-ish.

And yesterday was probably the last clear sunny day we'll be having in quite awhile... =)  It was in the low 20's last night, and a good hard freeze brought sodden gray clouds today.  In other words, I am so glad that in the middle of blacking my stove, I decided on impulse to get those header pictures taken.   The wonderful Ellen, as usual, did a superb job, and we ended up with a super fun impromptu photo shoot, accordion and all!  

I didn't even look at my hair, but the work of the day had actually turned it into a fun messy bun... at least, that's what I'm telling myself.

I got to dress up in my new purchases, including these awesome Hunter boots I've been eyeing for many months.  They just went on sale, and when I found that there was just one left in my size (which is a small miracle - usually size 11 is not even an option;) I grabbed them.  They're perfectly wonderful - the laces, the glorious green, the slight heel for riding, and the great quality all combine to make me thrilled with them.


The beautiful pointelle sweater is new, as well.  I can't remember the last time I bought new clothes, as most of my clothing is either thrifted, sewn, or gifted... but with the growth of my Etsy shop, I decided to splurge on a few quality new staples to give my wardrobe an update.  Tasha just treated herself to this beautiful sweater, and as we love to match, I went ahead and did the same;)

Can I just say that I love wearing grey?
I've never had anything this color before - I usually have greens, pinks, and browns comprising my wardrobe - but I'm experimenting a little more with color lately, and grey is an absolute staple color.  If you don't have a grey sweater, I recommend you find one!  =)


I also made another skirt from the Walk in the Woods pattern, and I love the way this folksy rose print works with the sculpted styling and ginormous pockets!  The colors are also perfect for mix-and-matching with lots of other colors and designs.  You'll be seeing this one again soon;)


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~Hunter Watling boots - St Bernard's Sports  
~National Classic Cardigan (referred to by Tasha and I as The Grey Sweater;) - Amazon
~Print skirt -  same pattern as the Walk in the Woods skirt
~Layered tees - misc. thrifted;)
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Be looking for an update on the wood stove soon!  I am so excited to have wood heat in my little house - it's no picnic living in canvas when the temperatures make a little trip down to the 20s=)

Once I get it all configured, though, I'll be ready for whatever comes my way in style!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

15 comments:

  1. Awesome boots and outfit!

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  2. "If you don't have a grey sweater, I recommend you find one!" Amen.
    I didn't know how much I needed a grey sweater until I got one! Mine is in great danger of being worn out, I wear it so often;) Have you washed yours yet? It looks like new after being washed. Love it=)

    We still need to have our sleepover, once the stove is ready. I can't wait!

    Oh, and please do me a favor - don't freeze to death in the meantime. Thanks;)

    Your loving,
    ~Tasha~

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  3. I must say I love the way your dress Kellie! Also, you should do tutorials on how you style your long beautiful hair, I too have long hair and can never style it due to the length!

    Have a great day!
    -Rosi

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  4. Love your outfit, Kellie! Esoterically the skirt.

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  5. So cute! I love your header! :)

    I agree with Rosi, I'd love to see tutorials on how you do your hair, it's always so lovely!

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  6. you look so lovely in your outfit...love the photos and your autumnal blog design!
    keep warm!

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  7. Nice post thanks for sharing..loves from holland...soraya

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  8. Oh my... I just fell in love with this beautiful blog of yours... It is absolutely gorgeous! :) Glad I stumbled upon it! SUCH special pictures and I am just loving those boots. Excited to keep snooping around!
    *Krystina
    www.cupahotchocolate.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks, everyone! =)

    Tasha, I managed to accede to your request - I have not frozen. And now, I'm sitting here actually roasting!

    Rosi & Amanda - yes, I have several hairstyle tutorials planned, as soon as I find the time to put them together;) Stay tuned!

    And Serena - you completely made my day with that spell-check typo - don't you just love the little things words do sometimes? =D Love it when that happens...

    es·o·ter·ic - of special, rare, or unusual interest

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  10. Welcome, Krystina! So glad you stopped by! =)

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  11. Hi there, I just found your blog, it looks so nice! Your title made me have to check it out, since I love squeezeboxes and play some myself (melodeon and trying to learn concertina). These photos are lovely!!

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  12. Thanks so much for you note, Susi! I always wanted to try out a concertina... maybe someday=) So glad to meet you!

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  13. The concertina is a gorgeous little instrument but sadly very expensive if you want one that is good. I have a cheap one but at least one that is not as bad as it could have been for 300 euros.... If/when I start playing more, which I hope I'll do, I'll invest in a better one, I have some nice contacts in the UK among the Morris players.

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  14. A grey sweater is most definitely a necessity in any wardrobe :) I have at least 3 grey sweaters. They get LOTS of use.

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  15. I just love your tall, glossy boots shining in the sun!
    Use them often!
    They are ment to be used and for everyone to be seen :-)

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