FALLing Into Swing


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. 
Top: Faded Glory (Wallmart)
Skirt: Old (dress up)
Belt: Thrifted
Scarf: Grandma's
Earrings: Wallmart
Shoes: Target (last fall)
Socks: Forever21
*Pictures by Me (and Betty my camera)*

All in all I must say this was one of those posts that made me giddy to scan through the pictures on my computer and hurry to finish all of my work so that I could write this post. I think I am finally getting a better feel for my camera (Betty) and I hope to produce more blog worthy pictures in the future.
I hope that you all enjoy the coming crisp season of apply cider, pumpkin everything, changing leaves, and cool breezes that are coming your way....I know I am:)
Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn.
Emily Dickinson


What is your favorite thing about Fall?

Have you ever found a picturesquely perfect spot?

What do you think about mixed prints?

-Madison








12 comments

  1. I love this outfit! It feels like a wonderful bridge between summer and fall. And that spot is lovely :)
    I have soo many favorite things about fall! Probably candles, apples baked in any way, chilly breezes, thick blankets, and beautiful leaves would lead the way.

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    1. Thank you Mary! I would have to agree on with you for all of your favorite things about Fall:)
      -Madison

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  2. Cute outfit! I love it:) Hmm, favorite things about fall...to be honest, I really don't like fall >.< I'm obsessed with summer haha. But I love anticipating the holiday season!
    xoxo
    Grace Anne // http://totallygraced.blogspot.com/

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    1. WOW....I thinkbyou are the first person I have met that doesn't really like fall!!! Hehe....it does make you start to anticipate the holidays though:)
      -Madison

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  3. Your outfit is so cheery and beautiful Madison! That color of Mustard in your top is just so scrumptious, and I love how you paired it with your skirt and scarf. So clever, and everything works together quite cohesively.

    Favorite thing(s) about Fall? Being able to eat casseroles and pot pies, put on my sweaters for the first time, and pulling out my lovely wool skirts!

    Blessings,

    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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    1. Oh yes....wool skirts!! I can't wait to get mine out:)
      -Madison

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  4. That outfit is so adorable! And I can definitely see an improvement in your photos. I love how warm and glowy they are. :) Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much Natalie! So great hearing this:)
      -Madison

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  5. This is such a lovely outfit! I adore the harmonious blend of patterns at work here. Wonderful styling, dear gal.

    Oodles of hugs & happy end of summer wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I so love reading your comments....they make me so happy....especially your ending comments:):)
      xoxoxo
      -Madison

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  6. I'm so glad I found your blog! I love that colorful look! I look forward to seeing more posts from you :)
    -Margaret
    http://happyinheels.blogspot.com/

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    1. I am so glad you found it too Margaret:) Welcome, and thanks for taking the time to comment!
      -Madison

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