Monday, October 13, 2014

Autumn with Paint the Gown Red

Hello! Today I'm swapping blogs with Jamie from Paint the Gown Red. She lives in California, while I live in North Carolina, so we thought it would be fun to share our different (and similar) fall experiences. Autumn greetings, Jamie! - Anna
Autumn with Paint the Gown Red
Hello Flying Clubhouse readers! I’m Jamie of lifestyle blog, Paint the Gown Red. Those of you who are longtime fans of Anna may recognize me from a style swap I did with her way back when, on October Rebel. We loved working together so much that we had to do it again. So today we’re swapping blogs to highlight our own interpretations of autumn. Living across the country from one another makes for vastly different climate and scenery. You’ll see! Head to Paint the Gown Red to see Anna’s post and please let us know what you think!

First of all, fall means food. Heavy decadent delicious food. It means other things too, but my strongest representation of autumn comes from the pumpkin, nut, cranberry and cinnamon flavors. I’m an avid baker over on Paint the Gown Red and use the start of the season as an excuse to bust out my stretchy pants and bulk up for the winter. Even though we don’t get winter here in SoCal… and we barely get Fall. The leaves don’t change color and it hasn’t been remotely chilly. So because it doesn’t really look or feel like fall, you have to go out of your way to get the full effect of the season. Pumpkin patches are the place to do that.  Standing in a mini hay maze surrounded by hundreds of pumpkins, well that’s undoubtedly fall. Even if it is 100 degrees out.
Because it’s still so hot, I haven’t dared wear tights, pants or a jacket. But I still find ways to incorporate fall into my outfits. This camera dress is one of my all-time favorites because it mixes a summer style with fall colors. On days when I’m feeling particularly brave, I’ll strap on a short boot, and hope my feet don’t melt off. A dark wide brimmed hat is also great because it’s a fall accessory that will shield your face from the blinding sun. It’s little things like this that get me into the fall feeling, in a place where autumn is so uncharacteristic.
A big thanks to Anna for inviting me onto her blog today and to all of you for being such a great audience! I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about what makes my autumn. Things are a little different in other parts of the country, no? Be sure to check out Anna’s autumn representation over on Paint the Gown Red!

Dress: ModCloth
 Hat: Arden B
Boots: DV

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  1. I absolutely love your dress :)

  2. The dress looks great for fall.

  3. Hearing about your Autumns reminds me of ours here in Australia. It's so hot all year round that there is barely any noticeable seasonable change in terms of temperature. Nice to hear of some clever ways to get into the spirit, even if the weather never seems to cease to cool down.

    1. I agree. Jamie is so good at creating a fall-ish outfit for any temperature!