Sunday, November 1, 2009

It rained all last night and all that weather left a warm-ish, slightly dreary day in its wake. There were occasional bursts of sunshine this morning, but the atmosphere outside lent itself more to muted colors and somber feelings than anything bright. After dressing and doing my hair, I turned toward the mirror for one last inspection and was struck by the impression that I looked (if only to myself) like a Russian poet from the early to mid 20th century. Maybe I've read too much Anna Akhmatova in college literary and history classes, but that was what came to mind and today it felt just right.

I'd wanted to post pictures from our Halloween party, but my husband seems to have taken his camera with him today when he left the house. Hopefully I'll be able to put one or two pics up later. I made my costume by hand and although it wasn't terribly creative, I am awfully proud of how it came out. Breaking in my first sewing machine is turning out to be more fun than I could have imagined.

(Please click on any of the photos if you wish to enlarge them:)

Sweater: Gift
Skirt: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Tights: American Apparel
Necklace: Anthropologie
Purse: Thrifted
Shoes: Clarks


  1. Can't wait to see your Dorothy! I'll bet it was wonderful! Glorious fall pics, too!

  2. Adore your outfit!! Your hair looks so pretty up!!

    Can't wait to see your costume.

  3. What a gorgeous outfit! It looks very poetic and Russian to me too (and I haven't been reading any Akhmatova!). That color is just so rich and delicious.

    I can't wait to see your costume!

  4. Deeply lovely outfit. I adore the hue of your beautiful sweater. I recently bought a cute little burgundy corduroy blazer ($20 on sale) that would pair wonderfully with that hue. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for my own top in a similar share. Thank you for the fashion inspiration!

    Wishing you a deeply wonderful November, honey!
    ♥ Jessica

  5. Great photo's, this outfit really suits you. I love the color combinations.

    The necklace is a great contrast, looks fab in #6 and I love pic #10.

    The purse is cute, picks up the color of your heels.


  6. Love it when girls put their hair up in braids like that, you girls always make me wished I could look good in long hair. You look so wonderful and sweet!

    Halloween pictures soon!

  7. it's a wonderful outfit! you look awesome!

  8. You always look absolutely adorable :) Can't wait for December to roll around so I can come visit!!

  9. Your bangs are to cute, they really suit your face and bring out your eyes.

    Love those stockings.


  10. I love, love, love those shoes! Your hair looks absolutely adorable!

    Thank you for your well wishes! :)

  11. love this ensemble & yes these pics are just the loveliness of fall ;-0

  12. I can see the resemblance with Anna Ahmatova too,with the bangs and the hairstyle,plus she had a slim figure too.I discovered her at the start of last Summer,it had attracted my attention that she looked very graceful!I especially love her portrait by Nathan Altman.It's nice to see someone who also knows about her!

  13. Your outfit is soooo cute! I love it! It's so perfect for the autumn setting.


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