After staying at home without getting out for two weeks, it feels so weird to finally get out and embrace the world! All the smells, noises, color, light, air, temperature...A-MA-ZING! I'm feeling a little drunk with all of it!
It's a good thing I got better just in time for MIDLIFE FUN too! This month, we celebrate pumpkins and squash which to me express the true spirit of Autumn - its beauty, coziness and abundance. Pumpkins are technically a kind of squash, and our theme could be simply "squash", but "pumpkin" is such a great word, it would't be right to leave it out.
Pumpkins and squash come in so many different colors, sizes and shapes...just like we do! By "we" I mean us, people in general. And also us, women, to be a little more specific. And also us, bloggers, to be even more specific. And if I want to be especially particular - the three of us, people-women-bloggers collaborating on this link-up, my dearest friends Tina, Beate and myself.
Who can spot the great big pumpkin? ;)
Each of us took a completely different take on the theme. Mine is casual, comfy and cozy - well suited for someone who hasn't been outside for a while. I could make quite a few outfits with pumpkin or squash color scheme, they are some of my most favorite colors ever - rich rust oranges, yellows and greens. But when this new long cardigan arrived, I was sold immediately! I am so in love with it - I think I'll wear it still when I am well in my 90s!
I definitely could throw on some jeans and a turtleneck - but I wanted something a bit more interesting for both the link-up and for my first outing with Justin in a while. Since part of our outing was taking a walk on the newly rebuilt boardwalk nearby (Redondo Beach - Des Moines, WA), I wore my comfy suede shoes and faux leather pants which feel as soft as pajamas! For more festive feeling, I added a genuine vintage blouse that I bought in Goodwill a year ago (the brand is Teddi of California, I suspect from the 1970s or early 1980s) and genuine vintage glass clip-on earrings.
Now let's look at gorgeous Tina and Beate's outfits. They both remind me of princesses!
Tina in her elegant and feminine dress is ready to go to a ball in a fairy pumpkin coach...
Beate in her elaborate, richly ornate ensemble, has just arrived to the ball
- from a far away exotic land, no less...
Shall we dance, girls?
Long cardigan - Chico's
Faux leather pants - Melissa McCarthy
Blouse and earrings - vintage
Hat - Lane Bryant (old)
Purse - Michael Kors via TJ MAXX
Linking with Visible Monday
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