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Thursday, December 1, 2016

· Golden Glow ·

The mellow golden leaves this year were the perfect backdrop for a new styling of my "practically vintage skirt" and it was just begging for a trip to the woods for photos!

I posted about this skirt in the spring here and one of the reasons I was so excited about this fabric is that I'm totally in love with every one of these colors. <3  After styling it toward the blue range over the spring, I was excited to pull out my best autumnal hues this fall!  My sister gave me this sweater as a "hand-me-up" since it ended up being a color she doesn't really wear.  Happily for me it's just perfect for my skirt!

The skirt was made from vintage cotton that we found at an estate sale a couple years ago.  Inside the folded pile of fabric were clippings from a 1950s catalog with plaid dresses.  I dearly wanted to be able to recreate one of them, but there was only enough fabric to barely squeeze out a skirt. :-/  Oh well!  Maybe that's why it was never made. ;-)

This outfit is a pretty good example of everyday attire for me- my faithful Mary Jane shoes, bobby socks, hat, and no brooches.  I need to remedy that last part and make it a habit! I do love a dear little brooch!

Those welt pockets were a self-designed feature and the fact that there wasn't a pattern almost drove me bonkers!  But it's good to be stretched a bit. ;-)

This blouse shows up in just about *every* skirt/blouse/cardigan post I put up, with good reason.  I love it.  Although I think a few more blouses might not go amiss either. ;-)

· Photos by Kathryn! ·


  1. Such a pretty outfit, Lily!! The colors are heavenly, and the backdrop is perfect for it. Reminds me of a local nature preserve that my family and I frequent! :)
    I love the everyday look of the whole outfit; still super classy, but very much wearable. Just lovely!! :)

  2. Nice combination! I need to work on my everyday style! It is definitely not this classy.


  3. It's amazing how fresh and different the skirt looks with two different colors on top. I like both, though the yellow is a more unusual color which makes me like it just a bit more. :)


    1. Thanks Quinn! I agree about loving the yellow more- it definitely feels more "me". :-)

  4. I love this outfit - it is a style I could so easily wear "everyday"
    The colours are great for this time of the year.

  5. Such amazing style always Lily! <3 Love seeing this skirt paired with the autumnal colorway <3

  6. Oooooh! I love the colors of your skirt! That blue is such a lovely shade and works so well with the other three colors. Your sweater is so lovely too!

  7. Oh all of those colors just make me ridiculously happy! You look utterly adorable! <3

    Carla, Tiny Angry Crafts

  8. Beautiful outfit- so perfectly autumnal! And the sweater is the perfect colour to go with the skirt too. Good thing your sister passed it on to you ;)
    The Artyologist

  9. This outfit is just darling! That sweater is one of my favorite colors to work with in fall. Also, this skirt! So cute! I love the pocket detail!




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