Friday, September 21, 2018

Playing with Neutrals

So, the Summer is coming to an end as we speak (though to me, it ended on August 31st - you see, Fall starts on September 1st in my Russian mind every year, no exception). But our playing with fashion continues, and why not play with neutral tones for a change. I love bold colors, but from time to time I feel inclined to wear neutrals - it's refreshing, as if I push an invisible restart button of my style.

The linen tunic is vintage (my guess, late 1980s to early 1990s), bought at Goodwill. I showed it in SEPTEMBER 2015. To me, it goes very well with the subtle colors of the natural surroundings in late Summer and early Fall. I belted it with a burgundy leather belt that I purchased last year, but haven't worn until now. 

You could've seen these gorgeous and extra light earrings with a red dress in my AUGUST 2018 post. I don't think I have shared this crochet cotton skirt before, but I showed its sister top with linen pants in JUNE 2017. The vintage pin was a $1 find at an antique mall a while back.

I didn't have any particular reason to dress up that evening - I did it simply to please myself when Justin and I went for a walk on a local trail. I loved the 1980s vibe of my getup and the way it resonated with current colors in nature: dry grasses, red leaves and blackberries. I would take this outfit anywhere really, but there is something very soothing in harmonizing with nature.

Photos by Justin

Linen tunic - vintage
Crochet skirt and sunglasses - Lane Bryant (old)
Belt - Talbots (last year)
Ballet flats - AGL (old)
Earrings - Chico's (sale)
Purse and brooch - vintage

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  1. Dear Natalia, great colours going fine with autum. Mine as well.Have a great time!Hugs

    1. Thank you, dear Sunni! I hope you enjoy your early Autumn! With love <3

  2. This outfit definitely proves that you don't need colour to shine! You are doing it all by yourself, you gorgeous girl! Love the muted colours on you. The crocheted skirt and earrings are divine, and how cute is that little wheatsheaf brooch? Wonderful autumnal photos as well! Hugest of hugs xxx

    1. Thank you, dear Ann! You are so sweet! Glad you like the brooch - and as always, I've learned a new word from you (wheatsheaf - I didn't have it in my active vocabulary)!
      Lots of love!

  3. Czasem trzeba odpocząć od koloru:))Twój dzisiejszy zestaw jest wspaniały:))najbardziej podoba mi się spódnica:))piękny jesienny spacer:))Pozdrawiam serdecznie:)))

    1. Thank you, dear Renia! You are so right, we need a change. Enjoy your Fall! <3

  4. That pretty wheatsheaf brooch (a popular image on British pub signs here) just shouts harvest festivals to me, a sure sign of Autumn.
    The jacket was a fab find and belted it looks very current and cool. Loving the lace skirt and those gorgeous earrings - send them to me when you're bored with them, I'd happily give them a home! xxx

  5. the boldest "neutral" look ever!
    love how the materials play together - lace, striped linen, leather and bling..... light handed curated into an fine late summer outfit. fab!
    justin made very beautiful photos of the rich nature surrounding you!
    lots of love to you both - my talented, gorgeous friends!! xxxxx

  6. This autumn look of cours is simply AMAZING. Classy, unique and yet...neutral.
    Great combination my dear.

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  7. I love how you play with neutrals! You look great and natural. I love it. Thank you for this wonderful style and pictures <3
    A very huge hug Tina

  8. Dearest Natalia,
    I know what you mean. I also need this kind of restart sometimes - and as you know, I love bold and neutral colours as well :-))
    You look fabulous!!!
    Lots of hugs, Traude

  9. Yes to the restart button and this rich neutral look. Beautiful lace trim is the perfect finish.
    ❤❤❤ Elle

  10. What a beautiful and feminine look! I do like how you style these neutral tones together. The black lace is always so elegant. You created a very pretty combo for a walk. I'm a firm believer that we don't need special occasions to dress up. We should dress up for ourselves and for the sheer joy of dressing up.

    For me Autumn started two days ago when we had a windy storm and the temperatures dropped.

  11. you rock in neutral colors too! I love all the textures and different shades which create a subtle harmony, so elegant!

  12. İnce bir uyum..