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I Saw Old Autumn


I had this sweater (and the jacket too) for at least four years now. I think the pieces I end up hanging on to the most and repeating through the years are fall and winter pieces. There's something about a perfectly cosy sweater or layering jacket that I become much more attached to than a frilly summer dress. It helps that even though nearly everything I'm wearing has been in my closet for years, a few small statement pieces help make it feel fresh--like my new tassel necklace which matches my jacket perfectly. And my tights are meant to be worn with the stars in the front, but I like how they add an unexpected detail when worn in the back. Sometimes when refreshing a fall wardrobe it isn't about replacing the big pieces, but focusing on small details that make a difference and make your older items more interesting to you.

"I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like Silence, listening
To silence, for no lonely bird would sing
Into his hollow ear from woods forlorn,
Nor lowly hedge nor solitary thorn;
Shaking his languid locks all dewy bright
 With tangled gossamer that fell by night,
 Pearling his coronet of golden corn."
Thomas Hood
Outfit details:
UO bomber (old)
ASOS sweater (old)
thrifted skirt (similar)
vintage Coach purse
*pictures by Thomas

9 comments:

Isa Machado said...

Fantastic outfit dear! :)

Isa M., Tic Tac Living
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Anna Neumann said...

Your shoes are adorable. They look they are a lot easier to walk in then the typical oxford heels. Are they more comfortable as well? Also, your polka-dotted manicure is just lovely. I bought a raincoat at the thrift but foolishly didn't check to see that it fit properly (there aren't dressing rooms at this thrift but they have mirrors throughout). I am hoping that I can alter it a little bit in order to make it look like I am not a child while wearing it (oops!). What was the point in me telling you that? Oh, yeah! A great jacket has always been a thing that I needed in my wardrobe. I agree with you; sometimes the things that you love the most in your wardrobe are the simple things.

Have a lovely day!
Anna Neumann from The Whistling Willow
www.thewhistlingwillow.com

Jeany R. said...

So in love with your whole outfit! It really screams fall, and also the colors fits perfectly together! <3
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Nikki Williams said...

i absolutely love this look!! that sweater is too cute!

xx nikki
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Kaili at impeccablykaili said...

This outfit is so perfectly autumn. And I love your nail and hairs. Seriously how are you so cute in every picture you take?

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Amber Renee said...

I've been hesitant to buy tights with knee patches because I'm a short girl and I'm worried the images will hit above my knee to much and look silly. What has your experience been?

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Amber Renee I find that since tights are very flexible, it isn't really an issue. For example I have a pair of bow tights from Trendylegs and the one size fits all still hits me in the right place (I'm 5'1"). Some tights brands come in a variety of sizes--small, medium, large, etc. If you read the size chart then typically the size doesn't only relate to the width/weight, but also height. If you are nervous about fit then I would seek out brands that offer more tailored fits by having multiple sizes available.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Anna Neumann I think these shoes are super comfortable, but I also really like oxfords--I have narrow feet so anything that laces is great!

Anonymous said...

I love your jumper colors, it's so perfect for autumn, it makes me want to eat chestnut and pumpkin pies :P
I stumbled on this http://stellapolarisphotography.tumblr.com/ the other day and i'm now completely in the mood for autumn!
I can't wait to see your next outfit posts, this season suits you perfectly :)
Betty