Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground

I love the colour of the trees now that autumn has fully arrived. They're orange and red and purple and yellow...all the pretty bright colours straight out of a crayola box. I keep wanting to take pictures, but I'm always afraid they won't turn out as beautiful as I can remember them.
Last weekend when it was rainy and miserable out, we made lamb shanks simmered with red wine in the slow cooker (recipe as a guideline here, though we didn't follow it exactly). The first real robust, hearty meal this fall/winter. The meat was fall-off-the-bone tender and the carrots and parsnips soft and sweet. A perfect meal for a cozy dine-in night.

Equally cozy is my emerald green velvet blazer. I almost binned this in the donor dump last year, but I dug it out back from the closet grave and gave it new life. The details on it are amazing: ruffled edged pockets (you can't see here) and a velvet sash that is lined with satin on the inside.
Speaking of the dead, Halloween is next week. For great costume ideas which are stylish, sexy yet classy, check out the What to Wear post by La Couturier.

Emerald green velvet blazer, from Hong Kong
Ruffle blouse, from Hong Kong
Dark denim, Minedred Jeans from Vincent Park
Brown Leather boots, by Matiko from Vincent Park


nicole said...

Okay the bright emerald green of your gorgeous velvet blazer caught my eye, I LOVE IT. the colour, the fabric, how you're wearing it - everything. It goes so well with those boots you're wearing too! love the braided details on the boots :) and your blouse, the ruffles, I could go on. I'm glad you didn't bin the blazer, it's a keeper!

FabBlab said...

The blazer. Oh, the blazer.

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

that velvet blazer looks amazing on you. i would like to borrow it.

ps - LOVED all of the bacon stuff. i had no idea!

Savvy Gal said...

your outfit is tres cute.....

VancityAllie said...

Wow that's a really cool colour combination! The blazer is so vibrant, it really stands out.

And I love those boots!