Friday, November 8, 2013

Forest Filled with Leaves


______Now that it's autumn, I'm ready for all sorts of saucy new happenings.  I'm ready for cape-like sweaters, snazzy tights, and combo-breaker layering combinations. I'm ready for copious amounts of tea, those horrid frozen fingers I get from frosty bike rides, and snuggly burrito blankets. Autumn has always been my favorite season, maybe because of the beauty of decaying leaves or the banishment of humidity and welcoming of crisp, fresh air.


______Nextly--you guys are always so nice to ask about me (especially considering how awful I've been at commenting on blogs... I'm observing and reading and soon getting to it, I promise!)! I went to my doctor's appointment last weekend and the lady told me that it was basically-probably-mostly from stress. She has put me on probiotics to get good bacteria inside my gut, and has me on a pretty bland diet where I avoid raw nuts, dairy products, and many fruits. So basically, I'm dining caveman style on chicken, sprouted grains, and vegetables for a while. I have been feeling a bit better, so let's hope the situation improves! Intenstinal power!


______Oh. And I never gave out Halloween candy as a snazzy, fishnet-wearing 80-year old or Sailor Moon. As many of you saw on the funky Facebooks, I opted for French Renaissance artist Simon Vouet, but just ended up resembling a caricature of a sketchy French man. And thus, I was indeed "Sketchy French Man." Hon, hon, hon.

______One kid shouted that I had a good beard as I left, a little girl in a princess costume stared at me as she slowly hobbled away (probably in fear), and I even had a short conversation with one kid:

______"What are you supposed to be?"
______"A man, I think."
______"Oh. You are a very pretty man."

______You know what? Kids are all right.


Sweater: Kohl's
Skirt: Charlotte Russe
Tights: via ASOS
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace, bracelets: Charming Charlie


ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

just love the tights :)

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Samantha said...

You look beautiful here! Well, you always do, but especially so here. I absolutely love those polka dot tights and those heels!

Halie said...

Love love love. Great mix of textures and patterns.

Love said...

You looks adorable, pretty shots!

Frannie Pantz said...

LOL Gotta love kids! I'm sure you were a very pretty man! And I am glad that you are getting the health things handled. It is insane how crazily stress can put a toll on your body. Try to take it easy love with plenty of yummy tea!

Pop Champagne said...

love these tights and you look like a doll here!! so autumn and so dreamy :D

LyddieGal said...

Bwahahahahaa that is the best halloween costume! I love it!

I also love your fun dotty tights and pretty sweater... glad you are enjoying the fall weather!

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Sonya Mann said...

Love the tights + shoes, but hate the 80-year-old prostitute joke and am disappointed to see it showing up in another post. Sex workers aren't fodder for caricatured costumes--they're real people with real jobs who are regularly murdered and routinely denied basic labor rights, neither of which is funny at all.

Priya said...

I've been dying for some dotted tights, and yours look fab! Also, your hair is gorgeousss like that! I definitely enjoyed talked to some kiddos this Halloween as well, haha. I know I'm getting old because I genuinely think "kids just say the darndest things!"

perfectly priya

Sonya Mann said...

I really appreciate your reaction to my comment! Thank you so much. I hope I wasn't too hostile and seriously, it's so wonderful when someone on the internet proves themselves to be mature and positive! (Inspiration for my own behavior. Meep.) I look forward to continuing to read your blog and seeing the cute outfits you put together :)

Sam said...

Hi dearest Ali, so great to hear from you. Sorry to hear you were not feeling 100%, I hope things will improve swiftly. I love your description of the season, you have picked out things I would have never thought of. Beautifully elegant outfit, how amazing are these shoes!! Lol, that little kids comment is the cutest thing, you could rock a paper bag and still look pretty. I am thankful for your kind comment, have an awesome weekend!

Jacqueline Stewart said...

ha! halloween sounds like it was an interesting night for you. :) i like this outfit and all the colors, textures, patterns going on. very nice... i was just getting into autumn but then i moved back into spring and now I don't know what is going on anymore. hahahahaha.

Jamie Rose said...

Hahaha your conversation with that little kid. Wonderful. Also, hooray for getting your intestines back in order. You can do it!

And can I express how much I absolutely love the combination of your polka dot tights and your tribal print shoes. You look so so pretty!

Imogen said...

There are those incredible shoes again! I just love how you paired them with the polka dot tights. Glad you're enjoying autumn- there most certainly are some lovely home comforts to the season. Hope you continue to feel better and take care of yourself. Have an amazing weekend.

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Keit said...

Bahahah sketchy french man is hilarius!!!! :-D
And whaaaaat, all this is from stress? NO more stress for you! Just a lot of lying around and eating chocolate!
And yay, adorable outfit! The necklace is lovely, such bold color!

Kacie Cone said...

Gorgeous! This outfit is so lovely! I love those tights and the shoes you paired them with!

Inna said...

Good post and nice fotos...try non feel stress and have a nice weekend

megcasson said...

Such a gorgeous outfit, I love the red skirt and polka dot tights combo, so so cute.

Pins, Needles & Fashion said...

Love this look! The black, red and polka dot combo looks great. Plus those shoes are perfect and your hair is adorable.

Linda B said...

"You are a very pretty man"
Cue me rolling on the floor giggling about this. Hahahahaha! Oh man, that is too funny. I loved what you dressed up as Ali, you certainly rocked that mustache ;)
Oh dear, stress is such an awful thing. Its hitting my immune system now, and I'm coming down with a flu because of it. Ughhhhh, I'm ready for this semester to be over!
Anyway, I'm falling in love with fall myself. Definitely the changing leaves, crisp air, and appeal of getting to layer that makes it such a lovely season :) I vote we just stick with fall and skip winter altogether!

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Linda B said...

Oh, and the combination of polka dot tights and zebra print heels? SO. RAD. I love it! *_*

mochaccinoland said...

lovely!!! what a cute dotty tights!!


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Lily Fang said...

Oh, Ali! That's hilarious. You just gotta love kids. And that costume is so great. You make a lovely French man haha.

As for your stomach, I'm so sorry to hear that it was stress-induce. I'm totally feeling it though--sometimes there comes a point when you have so much to do that you don't want to do any of it! I'm glad that you're feeling a little better though (:

As for your outfit, I love this color combo! The deeper red and navy is very fall and the woods is an exquisite setting. Yay to fall!

Have a great week, dear Ali!

Joyce said...

Hahaha I love burrito blankets in cold weather, so cozy :) And I'm so glad you are starting to feel better.

Alicia Mackin said...

Haha your halloween costume that is pretty funny. And love the tights with the shoes. Totally works.

Allie of Dressing Ken

Monic dzej said...

very pretty combination of shoes and tights patterns, they work very well with the whole garment! Great style!


Francesca said...

You look gorgeous, Ali! I adore that outfit and your hair looks so pretty! I'm sorry to hear you're feeling bad, I hope you feel better! That sounds awful!

On the bright side, I loved your Halloween costume, very pretty man indeed, haha!


The Braided Bandit said...

1. I want those tights!
2. I am glad you are feeling a bit better, and
3. That conversation with the kid is the best!

Hope you're having a great day Ali!
xo Hannah

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Miss Molly said...

lovely blog

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Oh Ali, you have such a gift on making everyone smile. First up, these photos are just beautiful. Not only is your outfit gorgeous (hello polka dot tights!!! LUV!), but also the lighting and the poses are beautiful. I just love it. Second, I'm so glad to hear you are feeling somewhat better, hang in there! Third, I just can't get enough of your sense of humor, your posts make me smile without fail every.single.time ;)

Jessi said...

You are a very pretty man... haha! So funny and somehow sweet ;) Glad to hear you stomach issues are starting to clear up! I absolutely love those dot tights and the tights/shoes pattern mixing thing you have going on here! Fall fashion is my absolute favorite! :)

Boheme.Fille said...

This is what I call gorgeous! I love the skirt and the way you did your hair!

I hope you're feeling better! :*

Jo said...

Ali... I'm here... Just like you, I was absent for a while.

I was dying to see your pretty man look and was scrolling but couldn't find any. Was it only on Facebook?

Kristian said...

Glad to hear you are slowly starting to feel a bit better.

Those tights are awesome and I love the hi-lo, dramatic dip of the sweater's hemline over the equally dramatic red color.

Amanda k. said...

I love the combo of your shoes and tights! So cute!

Anat Koren said...

This is totally gorgeous outfit! Love it!
kisses: )