Sunday, 9 November 2014

An outfit for an autumn day


It was a beautiful autumnal day today. Sunny with a nip in the air, a bit damp after rain, glorious colours, fallen leaves to swish in and the smell of woodsmoke. I wanted to reflect the colours that I saw around me in my outfit and thought that using nature as my palette should hopefully work out pretty well. I recently completed some knitting projects, in fact, I stitched one piece up this morning so I wanted to give them their first outing too.


I started with my coat which is a gorgeous shade of green and lovely and warm as it is made of wool. It was my grandmas and I am very pleased to be able to wear it. I am hoping to be able to find a photograph of her wearing it. You can see Grandma in a rather amazing coat in my header photograph, she is on the right. I wish I had that particular coat, look at the glorious collar and buttons!


My scarf is a perfect autumn accessory as it is a leaf print in shades of red, orange, green and cream. I gave a little squeal of joy when I found it in a box of scarves in a charity shop. My fabulous poppy brooch, apt as it is Remembrance Sunday, is from the wonderful 1940's style for you.


I do love a clasp top bag, they are my favourite as they remind me of my grandma. I can picture her walking around the town with hers in the crook of her arm, bustling through the crowds. I can also picture her opening it up in the passenger seat of my granddad's Triumph Herald to dish out humbugs to those of us sat in the back. This lovely brown bag was one of hers and I treasure it. It is showing quite a bit of wear which I don't mind as it means that it was well used and loved but I daren't use it all the time as I don't want to wear it out more.




It was my second mitten that I was busy stitching up this morning. I fell for the burnt orange yarn and thought it would be perfect for some autumnal mittens. The pattern is a 1940's one, I think the cabled cuff is a really lovely bit of detail. They are very comfy and marvellously cheery which can be important at this time of year. I am putting a couple of pairs into my Etsy shop in the next day or so.



My new hat is so cosy and warm! I knitted it from a late 1950's pattern; it is a lampshade shape. I do like the ribbon trim, it is so smart. I did enlist my mum there as I wasn't happy with where I had sewn it on and couldn't face altering it so Mum kindly unpicked it and sewed it on again. I really like to see purple and green together so I felt happy pairing it up with my coat.


I am looking forward to more outings in my autumnal outfit.

14 comments:

  1. I love that coat! And the colours of your accessories are perfect for this time of year :)

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    1. Thank you. Autumn colours are my favourites!

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  2. Hello there!
    You are so lovely, so colorful! You brighten up the autumn's day!

    Marija

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Marija.

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  3. that's a great outfit beautiful color combo

    retro rover

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    1. Thanks very much, they are some of my favourite colours.

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  4. How splendidly pretty! Your brooch is deeply beautiful. I really like how, when worn with this classic coat, the green stems of the poppies almost blend in with it, yet pop at the same time because the two shades are different. It's a very harmonious look.

    Big hugs, lovely lady!
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I had been hankering after one of those brooches for ages and had this coat in mind when I bought it. I am glad that you like it.

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  5. What a gorgeous outfit, your knitted gloves and hat are so perfect with the coat and accessories. I certainly agree that your outfit needs more autumnal outings!

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    1. Thank you very much. The outfit has been out and about this week!

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  6. All those colours together are just perfect for the season. I especially like the green with the orange, they just pop, though the whole outfit is splendid.

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    1. Thank you Mim. I am really keen on orange at the moment after years of never thinking of wearing it! Must make more orange items of knitwear!

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  7. You look sensational! I love that you put so much thought and care into your outfit. The coat and handbag are just perfect, but I love your orange mittens the best. A perfect colour for autumn. x

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    1. Thank you Gillian. My orange mittens are making me very happy and cosy!

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