12 November 2010 – Fall or Summer?

November 12th, 2010 § 4 comments

Summer or Fall?, originally uploaded by academichic.


Similarly warm weather has swept all the way from Academichic Central up to New England and the temps are reaching the low 60s again after several days of bitterly cold rain. I welcomed this change and took advantage of it by wearing this breezy, cotton summer (or fall?) outfit. The brown skirt is something I traded with A. last summer since I had the exact same one in white! This skirt has narrow pintucks that create a subtle herringbone of “V”s all over. Hers was too short for her taller frame, but mine was just the right length for her. I replaced my white one with this skirt from BR and A. had another brown skirt as well. All in all a perfect trade. Anyway, I thought the brown skirt and shoes balanced the brighter bursts of color from the floral patterned shirt and blue belt.

Summer or Fall (close), originally uploaded by academichic.

The shirt is another vintage find from the attic, and the Peter Pan collar and delicate flowery design are definitely a throw back. To accessorize this outfit I chose a piece of jewelry I picked up this summer when I was visiting the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) in North Adams, MA. Museum gift shops are often a treasure trove of interesting and unique (and occasionally handcrafted) jewelry. This leather cuff is soft to the touch and the narrow incised lines and punched holes create a subtle geometric design.

Zalud Leather Cuff, originally uploaded by academichic.

I thought that the leather and wool of my accessories played off of the soft cotton and cheerful patterning of the rest of my ensemble. A balance, like the weather, of summer and fall.

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§ 4 Responses to 12 November 2010 – Fall or Summer?"

  1. Cynthia says:

    That shirt is great, what a cute print!

  2. Kellie says:

    I’m in NE and had quite the summery outfit on today too. Love it! I adore this outfit.

  3. Beth Ellen says:

    I love your leather cuff! I do the same thing whenever I go to museum gift shops too!

  4. Clare says:

    I’m not normally a huge fan of florals, but this blouse is really great. And the silhouette of this outfit is fantastic!

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