An Unfortunate Orchard Walk


Whenever I get dressed for the day I try a few variations of an outfit on in front of my mirror to see what works best. I tend to start with a specific piece (for today's outfit it was the dungaree/pinafore dress) and work around that. So I started with my dress, it's a bit of a loose fit so I tried it with a cozy sweater and tights, it looked cute but I thought it was maybe a bit too much for the beginning of September--children are barely back in school, people are still saying its summer out there. So, I switched that out for a printed turtleneck and tall socks, again I liked the look but it still seemed a bit much when it looked quite nice out my window, so switched again for this look--a sheer lace blouse and bare legs with some summery oxfords...mistake! I was already out of the house and a good distance away when I realized it wasn't as warm as I thought; a sweater and tights would have been fine without any danger of overheating. I think I might start carrying a back up pair of tights in my handbag just in case I end up dressing for the temperature I think we should have rather than the one we do have. I got even more chilly when it started to rain and had to shrink underneath one of these apple trees until the storm cloud passed! Still, I soldiered on--I do love being in the apple orchards this time of year; it's hard to describe how lovely it is and how heavenly they smell. I've been re-reading the Anne of Green Gables books (I barely finished Green Gables before flying through Avonlea) and one of my favorite characteristics of Anne has to be her appreciation of nature and seasons. It makes me feel less silly (or perhaps less alone in being silly) in getting such delight in the shifting seasons and changing trees. L. M. Montgomery's descriptions of nature are without compare. 
old blouse, Miss Patina dungaree dress, vintage necklace, old oxfords (similar), old tote bag

old blouse, Miss Patina dungaree dress, vintage necklace, old oxfords (similar), old tote bag

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11 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I lurv the kitty with the trumpet detail!

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  2. The Miss Patina dungaree dress is so lovely! And your pictures look amazing! :) It will also look great with tights so hopefully next time you won't feel cold ;)

    Kisses,
    Cátia
    ♥ The petite Cat ♥

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  3. Aww, I can imagine you feeling chilly when taking the photos! Either way, I love the outfit for warmer days, it looks so cute!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  4. Your dress is so cute, I love these photos
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  5. Your photographs are always so dreamy! Love the dungaree dress!

    thespacediaries.com

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  6. The Orchard is a perfect background for your outfit, a lovely combination. Autumn is my favorite season and I often have to stop myself from bringing out my warmer clothes towards the end of August. I love Anne of Green Gables! Have you ever read any of her other novels? The Story Girl is one of my favorites.
    Bee

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  7. My Goodness, those trees are just exploding with apples. How wonderful.

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  8. Most people don't realize there is an Anne book after Rilla. Read The Blythes are Quoted and begin to understand how Montgomery saw the war. Particularly poignant in the current political climate.

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  9. I know the feeling — we're transitioning from winter to spring now in Buenos Aires and this time of the year I aaaaaalways screw up my wardrobe choices XDDDD. I love that pinafore btw!

    Sora.
    http://dangerouslyme.com/

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  10. I always love your blog. You've said several times how much you enjoy Anne of Green Gables. Have you read any of the author's other works too? If you haven't, I'd highly suggest you try The Blue Castle and The Emily of New Moon series. Something tells me you'd like them :)

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  11. One of the worst things is when you underdress for the cold! At least you look fabbity fab :D

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