autumn

Fall… a photo challenge

Joining Chelsey over at The Paper Mama with this week’s photo challenge: Fall.

We live in Miami so we don’t really get to experience Fall.

Sure the weather cools off a bit at night, the humidity is not as high but there is no changing of the leaves.

This year when we went to Portugal in October, I was so looking forward to Fall only to have record highs and the longest summer yet.

So, the only bit of Fall that we have had this year was when we were in West Virginia in September.

That’s when this picture was taken.

P.S.- For those of you who are surrounded by beautiful trees changing colors, I’m a bit envious.

Seriously Zara, stop it!

Happy monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend.

Autumn is around the corner. The temperature and the leaves have changed since we got here to West Virginia.

Autumn has always been one of my favorite seasons, not just because of the changing of the leaves and the cooler temperatures but, because of its fashion.

I love Fall fashion! All the sweaters, scarves, tights, boots…

Zara is one of those places that has been good to me for over a decade now. It always fits me well. From shoes, to coats, to pants. It usually all works.

So, I logged on a few nights ago to see what they came up with for Fall-Winter of 2011.

As usual, they didn’t disappoint. There are beautiful coats, trousers, skirts, dresses… and I love their color palette!

Then I checked the girls collection.

Oh my, it is wonderful!

Here are a few of my favorite picks. For Lily of course. πŸ˜‰

What do you think? Do you have a favorite?

Look one:

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Lazy, lazy, lazy

I don’t know about you guys but the heat makes me soooooooo lazy and unmotivated.

I know that we made the decision to stay in Miami so suck it up Claudia and, it’s not as hot as it is in other places but, it is just so hot for too long down here.

I’m definitely more of a spring and autumn kind of girl.

I love mid 60’s to low 70’s during the day and cooler nights.

I just always feel so much more inspired and motivated in cooler weather, it’s like my brain is awakened by the cold.

And don’t even get me started on fall fashion… LOVE it!!! Love to layer, love boots, jackets, scarves, hats…

Summer fashion? Boooooring.

Fall fashion. Day 7

Last day of Fall Fashion. Booooooooo πŸ™

It is a windy sunday here in Beja, Portugal.

It will be a chill day. Will is here (YAY!) so we are just hanging out and spending time together.

I had SO much fun this week!

It was really wonderful visiting new as well as some old blogs and getting to know you lovely ladies through your personal style.

Since we are in Portugal and there really is no Halloween here, we are not dressing up.

However, with my Portuguese Sagres beer I CHEER all of you.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!

I’m wearing: Headband by CVS, Earrings are vintage (you’ve seen them this week already), Scarf by Scoop NYC, Grandpa cardigan sweater by GAP, T-Shirt by Gap, Tank underneath by Gap, Jeggings by Gap (since when did I become a GAP mom? not that there is anything wrong with the Gap, obviously, but still!!!), and moccasin/shoes by Boutique 9.

Oh! And Lily went to the cafe with Will so there are no pictures of her but she looks cute! πŸ˜‰

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cheers!

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Fall fashion. Day 6

Another grey, cold and rainy day here in Beja, Portugal. (it’s ok really, we have had beautiful weather up until now)

We are going to Lisboa to pick Will up at the airport in a little while and we are super excited!!! (we have never been apart for this long)

My inspiration today is the painter Gustav Klimt. He is one of my favorite artists and when he painted he always wore a long smock.

My tunic isn’t necessarily long πŸ˜‰ but, it reminds me of the painting smocks I used to wear in pre-school.

What I’m wearing: Knitted hat by Urban Outfitters, Earrings by Anthropologie, Tunic by some random Portuguese label, Shirt underneath by Forever 21 (31 πŸ˜‰ ), Tights by some other random Portuguese label, Bag by Zara, Booties by French Connection (they’re baaaaack!!!)

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Fall fashion. Day 5

It is a windy, grey, cold, rainy day today.

If I were to go out I would wear this:

Jacket/coat by Anthropologie (gift from Will), Dress by Forever 21 (or Forever 31 as I like to call it), Shirt worn underneath by French Connection, Tights by H&M, Boots by Matisse (surprise! I wore different ones today πŸ˜‰ )

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Fall fashion. Day 4

TIGHTS!!!!

How about that?

You get no stripes and no jeans/leggings from me today.

The temperature dropped a bit this morning so it was nice putting on warmer clothes.

You are getting a profile shot from me (it’s better than frontal anyway) because Lily slept horribly last night (she’s sick). Which meant that I slept horribly last night and have a tired face once again. (I don’t know about you winning Allie)

What I’m wearing: Knitted hat by Gap, Earrings (same as yesterday) are vintage, Long sweater cardigan by Zara, Dress/tunic by French Connection (it’s probably 6 years old but I still always wear it and love it), Tights (my faves, I love how they are cable knit and have colored specks) by Steve Madden and…. Booties by French Connection (yes, it’s the 4th day in a row that I’m wearing them. I might wear them the whole week! πŸ˜‰ )

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Fall fashion. Day 3

Stripes anyone????

Sorry, stripes 2 days in row. I guess I’m liking stripes a lot this season also. Both for me and for Lily. πŸ˜‰

To change the scenery a bit (sorry, no terrace pics yet this morning), I took these in the bedroom as we got ready.

What I’m wearing: Striped sweater by Scoop NYC, Layering tank underneath by Gapbody, The Kiss Jeans by AG, Knitted cap by Urban Outfitters, Earrings are vintage, and Booties (yes, again!) by French Connection.

What Lily is wearing: Striped shirt by Old Navy, Denim overalls by babyGap, Socks by Old Navy, Shoes/Booties by Pablosky Kids.

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Fall fashion. Day 2

Ok, I’m back from trying to update my Portuguese ID card and passport.

Drama!!

Will be harder than I thought.

Anyway, it is such a beautiful (and warm) day here it hardly feels like fall.

I just realized after taking the pictures that I’m big time into navy and gray this fall.

Striped shirt by Zara (I love Zara!), White tank by Gapbody, Corduroy legging/pants by Anthropologie (seriously, I have to try really hard to not put these on every day, I bought them in gray and olive green. they are  awesome!!), Bag by Urban Outfitters (also functions as a diaper bag), Headband by CVS (6 colors for like $5.00. hello!), Sunglasses by Marc Jacobs (old but LOVE!), Traditional Portuguese gold earrings that were a gift from my dad, Booties by French Connection (you will seriously see these on my feet almost every day because i LOVE them!!)

Is everyone else having as much fun as me doing this?

Thanks Emeryjo!!

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