Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground

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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.
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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.
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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.

Wearing:
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

5 comments:

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!