Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Speaking in tongues

Part two in our New Hampshire weekend extravaganza!
Isn't the Russell-Colbath house pretty? It was built in the early 1800's and belonged to my friend's ancestor.
Polka-Dot top: Thrifted ($4)
Chiffon Top: Swapped
Skirt: Thrifted ($2)
Shoes: UO ($28)
Belt: from Punky
Sunglasses: from co-worker
Bracelet: Swapped
Cape: AA
The weather on Saturday was almost perfect for a wedding: sunny, bright, and freezing. October has most certainly arrived! As I drove up the Kancamagus on my way to my friend's wedding, I could see leaves whipping across the road and the thermometer in my car drop degree by degree as I winded further into the mountains. When I left my mom's house in Maine it was 50 degrees F and when I got to the wedding site it was 40 degrees F, so cold!

While some may think wearing black to a wedding is faux-pas, I was glad I did for one specific reason: it soaked in the sun! I did make sure to layer, knowing chiffon isn't exactly weather proof. I've been waiting to photograph both of these shirts for the right outfit. The chiffon top I scored a couple of weeks ago at the Swap, and the polka-dot top I found at a thrift store in New Hampshire. I really loved how the chartreuse popped against the polkadots! I kept my accessories to a minimum: a purple bracelet (also swapped), and gold belt. The sunglasses weren't planned, but I'm glad I found them in my car because it was so incredibly sunny!

The wedding was very nice, and the bride and groom were kind enough to provide hot chocolate for everyone after the ceremony. It made me realize I've barely been thinking about my own wedding, which- if all goes as planned- is less than a year away. Would you be interested in a weekly wedding post? Just inspiration and such. I'm realizing that the task of planning a wedding is easily overwhelming, and just as easily pushed aside!

41 comments:

Charlie said...

yey for a weekly wedding post! I would totally love that.

And that wedding sounds beautiful, love the fact that the had hot chocolate for everyone ^^

xxx Charlie
http://pinkwater-lily.blogspot.com/

Mandyy said...

lovely outfit ! :D kiss <3

Carrie said...

The contrast between the chartreuse top and the polka-dot top is just delightful!

These last couple of posts of yours have me longing to go back to Maine.

P.S. I think a wedding feature would be a lovely idea. I would like to see how your incredible style will show through your wedding details!

samantha. said...

would love to read your thoughts on weddings since i am in the process of planning mine too :)

xxoxoxo
sami

Christina said...

Olive green and black and white polka dots. Love it!

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

Ah it looks so dreamy there. It hasn't quite hit real fall weather yet in New Jersey!

Becca Jane said...

This is a lovely fall outfit.

And yes - would have to say that wedding posts would be exciting!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

oh my goodness, i miss the east coast in the fall! my mom is from new hampshire and they drove down from maine last weekend for the foliage. sounded (and looks in your photos) beautiful!
as always, you look gorgeous and your combinations are inventive--the chartreuse and polka dots are an unexpected and awesome combo.

Fabiola "Fab" said...

What wonderful colors! super chic!

Raquel said...

I love this outfit!

Camilla Leila said...

yes! would love a weekly wedding post! i'm planning my own wedding now too and i love to see what others are doing.

Kayla said...

This outfit looks fantastic on you! The shirts go just perfectly together.

ljk said...

Yes for the weekly wedding post!!

Archives said...

yes on wedding posts!

really loving that cape :)

Jenna M. said...

Loving the color combo!

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Future Lint said...

That green is such a lovely color on you and I love the addition of the polka dots! I think a weekly wedding post would be fun!

S said...

Love the chartreuse + dots combo! The dots really add to the outfit without complicating the color palette. Awesome.

I would definitely be interested in a weekly wedding post! I'm really interested to see what your inspiration will be.

thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

Love the top! I should probably make my way to NH at some point- it's one of the few states I still haven't been to and it looks beautiful!

Courtney said...

Mmm...grave stones are photo props. Not sure how I feel about that exactly! I'm sure Billie H never knew he'd be friends with such a cool chick.

Courtney said...

I'm getting married in less than a year, too, but I don't really care about details, so my mom is doing most of the cool table stuff. I don't plan on talking about it publicly on the internet just because I'd like it to be more private.

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

1)ive been really into eliot porter's photography lately and it reminds me of your posts!
2)the color of your top is so perfectly autumnal
3)id love to see some wedding stuff!!

Shallow Mallow said...

Love the colour combi and layering :)
I wore black to my own wedding! (Well, a black dress with a lilac apron LOL That sounds naughty, it was a traditional Austrian dress really)

I didn't do a whole lot of planning for my wedding. I guess I was quite the atypical bride - there was no colour co-ordination, no dres code and about three days before the wedding I started handing out tasks to my friends (flowers, etc.)

The only thing we were specific about was that instead of cake we wanted Doughnuts :D Yum. Not like I could really eat corsetted in as I was!

Jay said...

This is so chic! I love it :)

Want a cape like that for fall!!!

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Jay said...

This is so chic! I love it :)

Want a cape like that for fall!!!

commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com

Bad Taste Toast said...

You look so pretty, all the photos are great! And this house is beautiful indeed! :)

One Girl said...

bring it! a weekly wedding post sounds fun! I am hoping I will have one to plan soon so all the ideas are great...... :)

I love this chartruese. It is such a fall color!

briannelee said...

I love your cape!!!!

Raji said...

A wedding in that weather sounds perfect
You look stunning, it sounds fantastic

eleanor said...

I would love for you to do a weekly wedding post! I can't wait to see how your style translates into your wedding!

And this outfit is wonderful, that cape is amazing!

X

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

So many pretty things in this post! Beautiful pictures!! I hope you had fun!

Marta Castellanos said...

I looove the cape!!
xx

www.meencantamiropa.blogspot.com

jen said...

i vote for a weekly wedding post : )

Terri said...

what a lovely swap find!

And, yes to the weekly wedding post.

Kellie W. said...

I love your cape! And I'd definitely be up for reading some wedding posts! :)

Birta said...

Still waiting for autumn in New York City! I can't wait to wear my coats and boots and long tweed skirts.

I love the color green on you, suits you very well.

Rosa&Carlotta said...

Cute outfit! I love the blouse <3

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Hope said...

I have to have one of those capes...so cute.

Wedding stuff would be great! Even though I'm already married, I still read wedding inspiration blogs all the time.

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Kansas Couture said...

The shirt and jacket look fabulous together, and I'm totally obsessed with that AA cape!

lizziekate said...

yes for the wedding posts! so fun!

Kimberellie said...

You look picture perfect beautiful. These photos are just charming. And hey, I think I have that exact same belt! Ha! How fun is that?

But yes, loveliness just saturates these pics and YOU. Must have rubbed off from the wedding.

Kimberellie

Katie, Tinda Keelie said...

I love that chiffon top on you!

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