Friday, October 5, 2012

autumn color explosion

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the autumn colors are in full swing around here - bursting with insane brightness and saturating the landscape as far as the eye can see. the bold hues served as inspiration for me to document my first outfit in waayyy too long and called for an ensemble that would follow suit… with that perfect mix of vivid brilliance along with the more subtle neutral tones of fall.

the bright purple top that's the 'star' of this look is actually a sheer, lightweight vintage 80's dress which i layered under one of my favorite skirts ever - the one i call my "storybook village" skirt. isn't it just darling? the little towns remind me of illustrated children's books and i always think of them as the villages from old european fairy tales. the thrifting gods must have been w/ me the day i picked up this beauty - it still had the original tags on it, had obviously never been worn, and only set me back $5. 

embellishments include my absolute favorite pair of vintage gloves - navy lace beauties w/ miniature bows at the wrist in nearly pristine condition, a tiny chained tweed purse i found at a garage sale, and a gorgeous violet faux fur collar i purchased from the IMALI etsy shop last winter. i'm seriously obsessed with this collar right now... it's so versatile and can be worn peter pan-style or with it slanted so the bow falls just under the shoulder for a more modern look. i'm thinking about buying a small one in black as well - i can't get enough of fuzzy accessories at the moment, it seems. or, the lovely crisp autumn air... just perfect for wearing them!

☆ emilia 


  1. Hi Emilia, thank you for your really sweet comment! I'm happy to hear from you! Really lovely outfit you have here. The prints on the skirt are just beautiful!
    Happy 2013 to you and may all things beautiful come your way this year! Keep in touch!

    Fang Ting

  2. Im looooving the burst of color here!

  3. i can see why you're obsessed with that collar- it seriously MADE the outfit! i love how lady like this whole look is, and that skirt is such a gem. you look beyond amazing

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  4. what an adorable outfit and love that purple but the collar is my favorite.