Checks & Tweeds…

For some reason, this top and scarf are one of my favourite outfit pairings come autumn.  You may have seen them before in the post where Kate Middleton stole my clothes… (I joke!)
Checks & TweedsNow I’m not sure why I like these two together so much.  Perhaps it is because blue is a cool colour, and therefore ties in with the weather?  However, the bottom half is sporting a tweedy skirt this time around, and a pair of cool, metallic flats.  I also decided to make a point of accessorising (I am so bad at wearing jewellery!) this season, and I enjoy putting on this acorn necklace that I found at Nedda and Aaron’s lovely shop, Enchanted Leaves earlier this year.  I do love buying ahead of seasons, and a good find just makes the hunt so thrilling!!

I’ve also wanted to grow my ‘layering skills’… I find the interplay between the many textures (brushed cotton, soft lambswool, nubbly tweed, buttery leather and a glass ball that is cold when I first put it on, and then turns into a sphere of warmth after a while) are much more interesting than last year’s outfit, although it did have a very Audrey Hepburn vibe to it!  What do you think, dear readers –am I finally getting the hang of sporting layers? 😛

Swing Into AutumnScarf:  Aquascutum Club Check scarf in navy

Necklace:  Enchanted Leaves chocolate and copper pearl acorn

TopVelvet baby jersey classic boatneck

Skirt:  JACOB tweed A-line mini skirt

Shoes:  Lucky Brand ‘Emmie’ ballet flats in metallic powder

In closing, (because long posts are not a possibility since the internet connection here in the outskirts of town is a bit unreliable) I’m really enjoying autumn in Quebec… the cold is so much more intense here than it is in Vancouver or the Island.  I adore it!!  I just didn’t realise how chilly it was, and I suppose my last visit here when the heat wave was in full force did something to my common sense… because I brought half my summer wardrobe over thinking the weather would be at the very least, still quite mild.  I’m telling you all, the skies around here don’t do things by halves… it’s all or nothing!!  So tomorrow, Little Man and I are going to the stores to see if I can’t find another skirt and a warm sweater or two to add to my wardrobe rotation while we’re here.  Wish me luck against the chill, in the meantime!

See you all soon when I’m back in Vancouver!!

Much love,

~ Miss Cathie~

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