Thursday, October 25, 2012


shirt/skirt: F21, scarf: old Marshall's, tights: Target, lace-up oxfords: Etienne Aigner via Marshall's

The one thing I think about on crisp October mornings is how much I can get away with looking like the trees with their brightly colored leaves.  Is there such a thing as too much with these colors?  I LOVE wearing mustard, burgundy, rust, teal, and cognac, and this time of year I can get away with wearing some combination of those colors all at once...while eating things made with pumpkin and apple.

Growing up in West Texas didn't afford me a real fall season.  It is usually warm until the beginning of November, and at that point the leaves just shrivel up and fall off the trees.  I will never forget my first fall in Maryland and the feeling of being overcome by color.  I was stunned by the shocking yellow of the Ginkgo trees, the electric orange of Maple leaves, and the wine colored red leaves found on countless other trees in this area.  I love that I don't have to look very far to find outfit inspiration here.  It's right outside my window.

**all photography by Sarah Culver