Outfit: First Fruits Of Autumn

In a modern world it's very easy to forget that autumn also means harvest time.
When your family (or in laws!) are farmers then you begin to understand the importance of this season and just how busy it can be. Even if you aren't out picking all day, it's easy to see the abundance this season has brought to the earth. It makes me want to grow things myself and gets me in the mood for Thanksgiving, even though that is so far off! Thomas's family's farm has a modest patch of plum trees that are the first to yield their bounty this September. We went by one day with borrowed baskets in hand and greedy fingers picking plums to our hearts content. The trees produced so many plums that some of the branches broke under the weight of them. Plums were never my favorite fruit in the past, but after nibbling on a few fresh picked ones I'll be looking forward to this harvest every year. They taste so sweet when they're so fresh and perfectly ripe. We've been enjoying our plum plunder for a few days now, eating most as they are as snacks between meals, but turning a few into sweet pastries perfect straight from the oven with a scoop of ice cream.

I love this vintage style of scarf. I got a couple of ascot scarves last winter in white and a light blue and didn't wear them much. I thought those colors would be very wearable since I love blue and white in theory, goes with everything, but they didn't look right with most outfits I tried to pair them with. This year I picked out a mustard yellow one (my *signature* color) and have already been wearing it loads. Proof that when you know a color works for you (and in your wardrobe) you should just go for it and get it in everything! I've also been adding a little brooch in the center to set it off because I think it's little details that make an outfit feel personal.

*pictures by Thomas*


Around Colours said...

We used to have a plum tree at my grandma's house and they were so delicious! My dad's dream is actually to be a farmer even though that's a bit hard to do since we live in the city. But we have some trees in our backyard haha that outfit is gorgeous, I love the brooch on the scarf, it adds so much personality.

Cori Hicks said...

I feel like I say it for every thing you post, but this entire outfit is so beautiful! It is just so perfect! Like EVERYTHING is perfect about this!

DĂ©pĂȘches Mode said...

You are so pretty, love your outfit !
You are my inspiration, thank you <3


Laura Mitbrodt said...

These photos are so lovely, I love your dress with the scarf

Izzy said...

autumn really does always feel homely, and full of fresh food so I can see it being harvesty (though I've never really thought of it) these photos are so pretty! <3

The Quirky Queer

Rosa Fairfield said...

Beautiful, I love how everything is Autumn themed on your blog right now.


The Eyre Effect said...

You look beautiful! And I definitely also do the thing with trying to be adventurous about new colors, but always relying on my old favorites! Ah well, it works, so why stray from it? Mustard yellow is perfect on you!

Kristina | eyreeffect.com

Tessa said...

This is such a pretty look, it's almost making me wish I was heading into autumn too here in Australia!

tessa at bramble & thorn.

Jill Hinton said...

Love the dress :)

Carina Chung said...

I've always dreamed of farming, but growing up in the city my whole life, i dont actually think i've been to a countryside farm at all.
Reading your blog is like imagining i live this whole new life. I freaking love it! Living vicariously through your images and words!

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Karolina said...

I love to make a jam from them. It´s so cool to it in winter. I can´t wait! You look lovely as well.

Caroline said...

Love this combination of classy and countryside! Where did you get your jacket?

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@Caroline, thanks! & my jacket is by Joules.