I'm never sure how to feel about this time of year, were nearing fall but its not quite here yet, and although the days are getting shorter some still feel like the hot summer nights we couldn't wait for in June. I see all the fall lines coming out in stores and it's bitter sweet, it means that you can't leave the house without wearing a jacket in the morning, and socks and mittens are soon to become a must. But it still isn't cold enough for the parkas, boots and overly warm items calling our names.
My sister has been home recently as she is moving a little closer to home from Vancouver, and as kids we used to love doing photo shoots outside, especially close to fall when the trees are a mixture of green and orange and the light touches pastures in ways that take your breath away. I used to despise the fall because it meant that summer is over and soon, at least in Alberta, the cold takes over all aspects of your life. That is until I realized that with fall comes fall fashion, which makes even the coldest days just a little bit warmer.
We took to the pastures close to home, soaking in the last bit of sunshine before it set over the rumbling hills. I have a Canon Rebel and I can't even describe how excited I get when the light during dusk hits grass and hay bales the way it does. We had to take advantage of the sun going down behind us and snap some flirty shots.
My sister is stunning, a real natural when it comes to the camera, with her long hair and smoky eyes it wasn't difficult getting some good shots.
Now, since this is a fashion post I should probably get to it, I am wearing a rather old Wilfred sweater from Aritzia, incredibly comfy and perfect to lounge in when the evenings get a bit chilly. This summer I fell in love with the retro overalls I found at Zara; it's really too bad my mom didn't keep her old Levi's though because they are practically identical to this pair.
My rings are from one of my all time favorite stores, Noul, a little boutique found on Whyte Ave in Edmonton, and all over Vancouver. They are minimal and magical, I never used to be big into jewellery but pieces like this make me want to shower my fingers in all that they offer at Noul. The boots you'll see below are also from Noul.
The necklace is a recent find, it is a Canadian made infinity necklace that I found at a boutique in Camrose Alberta, Aya Styles, if you are in the area it is a must see if you are anything like me who loves to find unique pieces that no one around you will have.
I had to bring a few different outfits to show off during this shoot, you'll see that I opted for coziness next, wrapping myself in my Wilfred Free Aritzia blanket, it is one of the best purchases i've ever made. Perfect for fall, winter, spring and even summer nights by the bomb fire. My T-shirt is Top Shop, and the leggings are TNA.
After a little switcheroo, I got even cozier and snagged the plaid boyfriend shirt my sister was wearing. This one is actually a men's, I found it a few seasons ago but they are still very much in style and can be found all over, I wanted something more baggy and loose fitting and the men's just had a little more of that going on than the women's styles when I bought it.
My favorite thing to pair with plaid and leggings is the Community Ionic cape from Aritzia. (if you haven't noticed, I have a small obsession with the store) The cardi like sweater is so easy to wear with any fall outfit, you can pair it with leggings, jeans, and even shorts if we end up getting a warmer fall.
I should probably stop my nattering now, thanks for listening to my first post! Can't wait to show you more of my fall favorites!