Some days are just hands down great days! Of course those days when you are especially motivated to take blog pictures and your trust camera Betty (I decided she needed a name) does wonders for you, one can't help jumping for joy:) Besides the obvious facts of a successful blog shoot.....it makes the day all the more fabulous when you discover a serenely picturesquely perfect picture spot (I seem to like crazy-big-worded-alliterations) and are surrounded by natural beauty, changing leaves, and natures choruses. Life is Beautiful!
Now, I could go on, and on, and on, and on, about how much I LOVE fall but I will stop myself from getting carried away to talk about the things you all really want to hear:) First things first, lets talk about this perfectly picturesque spot shall we? As you all know I am away right now living at college. The college I attend is in a fairly small historic town, important for its impact on Texas's founding and History. In short, one of the men (Sam Houston) who helped in founding Texas lived in Huntsville and well.....what is a small town without a historic museum with Sam Houston's house!!! Thus, is where I get the perfect pictures spot.....yay!
I think one of the main reasons I am so in love with this new found haven is due to the fact that growing up I lived for taking field trips to places such as these museums, where there were old log houses, gardens, plantation homes, bridges, streams, barns, flowers, and well.....you get the point.....it was like stepping into another world for me! Therefore this is hands down my new favorite spot as well as my go to picture spot from now on.
Okay, but enough with my ramblings as always and lets talk about this ensemble! If any of you follow me on Instagram you might remember my post from a few days ago featuring a number of magazine cutouts??? Well, as it turns out this semester I am taking an Apparel Production and Pattern Making class and we are currently working on our Fall 2015 trend boards which will then be the basis for the pattern and garment we will eventually make. Due to this, I had been skimming the current fashion magazines in search of trends and finally found something a little out of the box....MIXED PRINTS!!!! Yes......stripes, polka dots, patterns, jacquard, cheetah, paisley, tweed, and plaid all mixed to make an outfit. I think my trend board will turn out pretty great and I can't wait to start designing my dress for the class:)
However, since I am caught up with ushering in the fall season as well as focused on the mixed print trend I thought I might as well implement those mindsets into my own style. Therefore, that is where the inspiration from this ensemble came from.
I am the biggest fan of stripes and pair that with yellow stripes on a shirt at that and I am a happy person! Stripes tend to go fairly easily with most any print so I thought I would pair this top with an old refashioned skirt. Strangely enough, this skirt has much history to it as it was once a dress up skirt for playing settlers and Indians, and quite easily could have been worn to a museum such as this when I was younger. However, after years of wear it was a little ratty at the ends and so I thought I would shorten it.....and boy am I loving everything about this print, fit, and flowy fabric:) Last, but not least, I cannot forget o mention this darling little scarf (or whatever you might call it)! Now, I am not one to wear scarves such as this, but after some recent shows and old photographs I have run across I thought it would be the perfect addition to a mixed print ensemble, as it is a lovely print in and of itself. Over all I would have to say that this look is a late 40's early 50's era.