Hello, hello, hello! I hope you all have had a splendid week thus far! The trees around our house are looking particularly gay in their autumnal attire, manifesting themselves to be fabulous backdrops for photo shoots 🙂 There is truly nothing that gives off such an amazing effect as dying tree leaves… Oh, now didn’t that just sound romantic? ;P I think Lauren Destefano sums it up much more prettily: “…When everything bursts with its last beauty. As if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
The one thing that never ceases to amaze me year by year, is how beautifully and deliberately our Creator planned out each season. He gave us Springs to plant seeds and bring life back to the chilled ground; and also to give us a bit of encouragement and hope in regards to the green and warmth we had been missing for preceding arctic months. Summers, warm (hot!) and perfect for growing and cultivating the earth; teaching us how He cultivates His children’s souls after Him. Autumns to harvest and gather that which He blessed us with… I also like to think of Autumn as a sort of “last hurrah” for us to remember and be uplifted by, before the bleak of Winter sets in. Now this all is not to say that Winter is the bad season. Oh no, when God created the earth and all the planetary surroundings, He said is was good. Winter can, at times, be refreshing from all the bright pallets of color spread throughout the other seasons; and it also gets us all the more excited for when bolder hues grow from the ground and branches. The ground gets a recess too: a time for all the plant debris to be broken down a feed nutrients into the earth for planting in the Spring.
I think that I am one to lean more towards the 60’s mod schoolgirl chic styles during the more academic time of year… this outfit in particular reminds me of a pattern from BPV’s Marilynn J. Collection: Schoolgirl Chic. Though polar in color stories, I think that the initial silhouettes and styles are very similar.