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Ode to Autumn

by habituallychic

09 . 03 . 13
Harper’s Bazaar Executive Editor Laura Brown tweeted yesterday, “Summer, I moved on emotionally weeks ago.” I couldn’t agree more.  I’m ready for crisp, cool weather, cashmere sweaters, and changing leaves. Let’s be clear, I am not ready for winter.  Even though my grey mink coat makes it slightly more bearable, it is not fun.  But I digress. I know many of you feel the same way so here’s a little inspiration to get us all in the mood. 

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

– Helen Hunt Jackson, September

Daryl Carter

Rolex circa 1960

Alex McArthur

 Ballyvolane House, Ireland

My new J.Crew D’Orsay Pumps on my vintage rug.

Top Painting: Yellow Fields, September,  by Louise Balaam

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  1. Pam @ Cherish Toronto September 3, 2013 | 2:10 pm

    There is nothing that compares to the feeling of autumn weather. This morning after labour day there is a change in the air which brings with it the promise of something special. I always greet this new season with heightened anticipation.

  2. Autumn Pearce September 3, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    I have chills. Thanks!

  3. Karen Albert September 3, 2013 | 3:46 pm

    My favorite time of year and I am enjoying any cooler days we have here in Kansas City!

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  4. KatrinaG September 3, 2013 | 8:23 pm

    I posted in my blog, the same poem!! So glad we thought the same thing! You’re such an inspiration!



  5. Brooke Michie September 4, 2013 | 12:50 am

    Your seasonal posts get me. Every. Single. Time. xx

  6. Virgo September 4, 2013 | 3:31 am

    Hi – who is the artist for the lead painting?

  7. Virgo September 4, 2013 | 3:33 am

    Hi. Who is the artist for the lead painting? It’s lovely.

  8. MJH Design Arts September 4, 2013 | 11:56 am

    As it has been hitting at least 95* for the past 10 days an counting, I needed this post to give me hope that autumn is on the way.
    Beautiful photos.

  9. Habitually Chic September 4, 2013 | 12:43 pm

    Virgo – the artist is listed at the end of the post.

  10. Slim Paley September 4, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    Although I feel totally the opposite-appropriately enough, here on the opposite coast, each and every one of the images you’ve chosen are just beautiful.

    My quest this Fall: to find The PERFECT creamy cable knit sweater that isn’t a nightmare of heavy itchiness.

    Just putting it out there…


  11. mamavalveeta03 September 4, 2013 | 3:21 pm

    I don’t know which is more beautiful, the pumps or the rug! I have a thing for antique rugs. Alas, but one’s home can only hold so many…

  12. Sissym Mascarenhas September 4, 2013 | 7:35 pm

    “Better things are coming!”

    It is for this reason that I give much value to everything I see.

    Beautiful photographs!