Thursday, November 3, 2011

Autumn Inspiration

Autumn has always held a special place in my heart.  I've always felt such an 'awe' and presence in the universe during this season.  I love everything from fall's comforting food, to the changing colours of the leaves, to the cool-crisp air.  Finding out that I'm a True Autumn colour type was kind of like the icing on the cake, because 'everything' about this season resonates with me so much.  However, one of the absolute BEST things about Autumn, is the shopping.  I love the clothes and colours in the stores.  Here are just a few 'Autumn Inspirations':

Autumn is one of my favourite times to buy new purses, shoes/boots and scarves.  I particularily like this dark-honey coloured purse, because its such a great neutral with the 'autumn' wardrobe and with the right clothes and accessories, you can also carry it into the spring/summer months.

I absolutely LOVE this mustard coloured pashmina - this is an accesory that will definitely became a staple in any 'true autumns' wardrobe.  However, its you're one of the cooler season, look for a similar look in a powder blue (for summers), royal blue (for winters) or even a warmer bright coral shade (for springs).  A pashmina like this is a great investment!!!

The Autumn months are a perfect time to take out your amber jewellery.  Amber actually has great healing properties if you wear it against your bare skin (so look for a necklace, bracelet or ring with pure amber without the gold backing).  Amber is said to soak up all your negative energy and help you find your true life's purpose.  I also like green amber - especially when it has a true olive tone to it - its simply stunning!!!

In the fall, we put away the light summer sweaters and invest in a great new fall jacket.  I particularily like the chocolate brown shade of this semi-trench inspired jacket.  I think in the fall, its still about having that 'pop'
 of colour but in a 'richer' tone!

Ahh - cozy, comforting foods!!!  I love the rich, decadent roasts that we all crave once that cold-crisp air hits.  Or the decadent soups (butternut squash is one of my faves - pumpkin-ginger is a close second) - Stews are also an autumn classic.  AND who can forget Thanksgiving???  Roast Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie - Mmmmmm

After a big autumn inspired meal, nothing is better than a walk in a nice pair of knee-high boots.  I love that switch from pumps to boots - all of a sudden I feel taller, sexier, I take out my dresses and wear my pencil skirts with pride!!!

You simply can't have 'Autumn' without Apple Fritters or Apple Crisp - the two go hand in hand.  In Ontario there is a great little place near Kitchener, Ontario called 'St. Jacobs Market' - They sell the most incredible fresh, made on the spot 'apple fritters.  They are out of this world 'amazing'!!!

Finally, its not Autumn until you put away your t-shirt pajama and put on a cozy flannel or silk pair of p.j.'s.  Nothing says comfort like sittining in your p.j.'s with a warm cup of tea, reading a great book!

There is so much inspiration to be found in Autumn - everything from shopping to clothes to eating comfy foods to embracing everything that is the essence of warmth and comfort!!! 


Fil said...

Beautiful pictures! I was watching What Not to Wear for a bit earlier (on youtube), saw this episode on Season 8 where Ted Gibson gives "Jordan" a beautiful rich brown hair color. Made me think of your TA pursuits :)

Renata said...

Fil - do you have the link for that episode that you could send me? I'd appreciate it - Thanks!!!

Fil said...

Renata, here it is:

I've been wasting countless hours watching seasons 7 to 9. That Ted Gibson is such an artist, wow, wow!

Renata said...

Awesome - can't wait to watch the episode. Thanks for sending me the link!!!