I was a picky eater when I was younger, or perhaps a picky-er eater than I am now since I still have my gastronomic quirks. But anyway, when I was little I didn't like anything pumpkin, not even sugar-loaded pumpkin pie. My taste buds were forced to expand when I spent a semester in Japan living with a host family. Politeness rather than personal preference dictated my diet--I basically ate everything my host mother put in front of me and said 'arigato.' So, I ate squid, raw eggs, vegetable curry, and one surprising day: grilled and tempura pumpkin. It was a revelation. Pumpkin became my favorite food and when I came back home I enthusiastically delved into America's more sweet pumpkin recipes--muffins, bread, pie, ice-cream--savory or sweet pumpkin remains one of my favorite flavors. I still have my pickiness though so I never caught the pumpkin spice latte craze (despite my misleading title, ha!) as I don't like any hot drinks or the slightest hint of a coffee flavor.
With my orange jeans I think you can see where all the food rambling was headed. A few years ago I passed on a similar pair of jeans from a limited edition collection because I often turn down jeans offers as I rarely wear pants. I never really regretted that decision, but for some reason when these popped up on the Modcloth front page I decided it was now time for some pumpkin colored pants. While jeans were my comfort zone when I was in high school I never felt very attractive in them, however my positive association with the color is definitely making me more inclined to wear these this fall. With these perfect brown flats and a couple of cute tops in my closet that will coordinate I could definitely see these jeans being in heavy rotation this fall.
Modcloth sweater (old, similar)