Falling into Fall

Tomorrow is the first day of fall. Waah. I love the beginning of fall, but hate the way it ends. All bitter and cold with winter-like weather creeping in. If only I can live in a land of eternal summer all year round! Sigh.

Wrap cardigan, gifted to me similar here, silk top c/o Mott & Bow, black skinny jeans c/o Mott & bow, blue turquoise disk dangle earrings, Target, black wedge sandals, similar, here. Tortoiseshell cat ear sunglasses, Betsey Johnson. Don’t give a damn attitude, earned it.

Time to start transitioning our summer clothes into fall appropriate attire. Today I am adding a wrap poncho. Wrap cardigan? Wrap? Not sure what this is. This wrap thingamabob. (Yes. I think that’s a word. My dad uses it all the time. Haha.) This was given to me by someone who wasn’t quite sure how to wear it. Well. Neither am I sure how to style it, but I thought I’d give it a go.

I chose to wrap the cardigan wrap thingy around my waist and tied it in the back.

Is it weird in the back? And do I care? No. I do not care.

This is what it looks like un-wrapped around my waist. It’s long, the sides hang down. It’s fun, but really, how did the maker intend for this to be worn? I really want to know.

Conclusion of the weird wrap cardigan thingamajig: It’s soft and warm and weird shaped, but I like it. Still don’t know if I’m wearing it ‘properly’. Still don’t care. I think I’ll play around with this one a bit more as autumn overtakes us.

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Ice, ice baby!

In true Portland area style, we had our first winter snow last week – ending with ice. Yeah. Cause that’s how we roll in winter. Ha. And, of course, I was out in it the next day – tromping around in my 20+ year old Merrell hiking boots that are finally on their last leg. The sole started coming off in chunks this year out on the trail when I was hiking. So, of course, the one that is really losing it’s sole is leaking. Meaning I had cold toes on one foot. Bleh. And I only walked around the block!

The weather was warming up and it was spitting rain, then started raining harder by the end of my slow walk around the block. I kept wiping my camera lens off with a little soft cleaning cloth until next thing I knew, even that was too wet to do much, so I then had to wipe the lens on my pants leg or shirt in dry spots under my winter coat.

But that wasn’t all. It was still pretty cold out, so the macro lens started fogging over. Arrrgh. I finally took it off when I could see I was getting interesting but rather foggy pictures through it. The regular lens was still fine. All in all, I would say the walk around the block in the ice was worth it. And I didn’t fall once!

Here are a few of my favorite photos from that day. Enjoy!

 

Glossy red leaves, slick from ice.

Glossy red leaves, slick from ice.

 

Icy beauty

Icy beauty

 

A rose, frozen in time, in this one moment, it's beauty preserved for all to see.

A rose, frozen in time, in this one moment, it’s beauty preserved for all to see.

 

Delicate veins outline this newly turning autumn leaf caught up in the ice storm.

Delicate veins outline this newly turning autumn leaf caught up in the ice storm.

 

Rose hip glazed over in ice

Rose hip glazed over in ice

 

White leaves curled in under all the ice.

White leaves curled in under all the ice.

 

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