Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Blue Toile in Autumn...

Here I go with pastels in autumn again!! Honestly, what was my closet before swaps?? Okay, I'm sure it was pretty much the same as it is now. But really, I've scored some amazing dresses by swapping new or gently used items that were just sitting in my closet! I traded my jewel print Bernie Dexter dress for this one. I had such a hard time letting go of that dress, but honestly, I rarely wore it! I bought it for a Christmas dress, and it was fabulous! I just seemed to have a hard time to wear it casually. 

dress: Bernie Dexter via swap
shoes: Ruche
gloves: market in Italy
petticoat: american apparel

I was tempted to break out all of my baby blue goodies for this post. I knew blue was a recent colour addiction for me, but I didn't realize just how much. I've added several blue dresses to my closet... not to mention my pill box hat, swedish hasbeens, coat, and now these gloves! Honestly, I'm going to have to do a 'blue' post one soon!

I have to say, I've been wearing dresses without tights and cardigans for my blog posts... but reality is that fall has definitely hit. I've been layering up every day! Soon, the layering only posts will be upon us again! I have such a hard time wearing longer, full skirt dresses with tights though. They just feel so visually heavy to me with tights on. Being Canadian doesn't leave much of an option for that though.

Even with my lack of tights and full skirts enthusiasm, fall is still my favourite season. Boots, scarves, gloves... the leaves crunching when you walk... the colours of the leaves! It's so gorgeous!! Not to mention pumpkin everything!! 

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  1. I love how lady-like this looks. Looking forward to a "Blue" post too :)

  2. I love pumpkin everything! I totally get what you mean sometimes if the dress is a longer length then I feel dowdy wearing tights with it but its an inevitable transition to fall. Although oddly enough I wear my longer dresses in summer and leave my shorter dresses for colder weather. I think because its the dresses I wouldn't feel brave enough wearing without tights anyways. What a good swap!

  3. I love this dress! Its so pretty and definitely something that would worm at a tea party of sorts. I'm with on loving pumpkin everything! Pumpkin spice frapp├ęs are my weakness!


  4. This dress is perfectly lovely! I adore the light blue and white color palette.
    1950s style full skirts are my absolute favorite, but when it comes to wearing tights with them, I too feel like the whole outfit looks too heavy. I also find it tricky pairing mid-length skirts with tights. Above the knee seems much easier to balance visually when it comes to tights (or maybe it's just me?).

    xoxo, Alesha