Chrysanthemums in the kitchen

November 13, 2012

Getting up on Saturday I saw that the chrysanthemums in the kitchen was dying so I decided to pick out the best ones and arrange them in a copper Turkish coffee pot found at Oxfam. Along with out fresh tablecloth and my little blackboard, it all looked too photogenic to not take a couple of snap. After spending the morning sewing this skirt, the outfit I eventually chose reflected the colours of the flowers. I just had chrysanthemums on the mind.

The photos were taken shortly after sunset down a small street in Kensington. There was a lovely house that looked just the right bit derelict. The short hours of daylight are getting me down but there's my birthday and Christmas to look forward to, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel (hur hur).

You may notice that I'm wearing a rather fetching scarf (if I may say so myself), which was sent to me by Front Row Society. I was excited to discover them because a) who doesn't love a silk scarf and b) they allow anyone to submit designs and them everyone gets to vote for the winner. I rather like this democratic fashion model. A more elaborate feature on them to come, just because I've got more photos and I feel they deserve their own post.

silk scarf//c/o Front Row Society    school jumper, silk shirt, and tights//thrifted from oxfam    belt//second hand
altered skirt, boots, jacket, and bag//thrifted    lipstick//Sante

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13 comments

  1. I absolutely love your pleated 'oxblood' coloured skirt - though is it just me or is that not one of the most annoying, dramatic colour nicknames ever! Anyway back to your lovely outfit...I love all the combination of colours here...between the skirt, the yellow jumper and the lovely shade of your hair. It all acts as a nice muted pop of colour against that slightly crumbling background. And the lovely retro scarf adds a nice splash of vibrancy!

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  2. Nice sweater, I like it a lot.

    <3
    Lily
    http://aridehome.blogspot.pt/

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  3. I love your skirt! It's quite... Autumnal! Pretty.

    www.nancywilde.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the idea of this scarf company, and the prices are probably justifiable, but too much for me!

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  5. Such a gorgeous outift! I especially love the jacket. A great location for a shoot!
    -Kate

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  6. I was going to ask what sewing pattern you used for the skirt but then saw it was thrifted then altered :( Lovely though :)

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  7. Gorgeous pictures and an adorable fall outfit. I just love the color of your skirt and sweater paired together. The scarf is fantastic too!

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  8. love the colours of our outfit, and even moreso when i read that you came up witht them because of the flowers. i love your pleated skirt, it's so preppy and cute! :)

    little henry lee

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  9. I love your skirt! I'm on the look out for a similar one now :-)

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  10. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!
    I Love your Blog! <33333

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  11. so great you got your coffee pot at Oxfam and could thrift there too! over here we only have some oxfam products in grocery stores, and only in a few, but I always love finding them. absolutely love that pretty skirt, the perfect cut and lenght! and just the icing on the cake w/ the neutral sweater & scarf + boots, you are beautiful! oh and the flowers too :).
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda

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  12. so great you got your coffee pot at Oxfam and could thrift there too! over here we only have some oxfam products in grocery stores, and only in a few, but I always love finding them. absolutely love that pretty skirt, the perfect cut and lenght! and just the icing on the cake w/ the neutral sweater & scarf + boots, you are beautiful! oh and the flowers too :).
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda

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