Category Archives: Autumn

Dreaming of Christmas

If there’s one thing I love about this season, it’s Christmas! Candles glowing, carols echoing through our home, festive decorations, watching Christmas movies and drinking hot apple cider. Getting ready for family and friends gathering, all brings back happy memories … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Christmas, Fashion | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

Gone With the Wind

The autumn leaves of gold and crimson looked awesome, but they are gone with the wind and all that’s left are skeletons. We’ve even had our first snowfall. I’m thankful for the pines and spruce trees, at least there’s some … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Christmas, Fashion, Jeanofalltrades, Thanksgiving, Thirfting | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Leather is not Fabric

I have heard people use the term “fabric” for leather. Leather is animal skin, but I guess people prefer the euphemism—fabric. The little bunny on my sidebar lets readers know that my blog is fur-free. I wear faux fur to promote … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Autumn, Cruelty-free, Fashion, Jeanofalltrades, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Summer Reprise

After a few rainy days with cooler temperatures, we enjoyed some wonderful warm weather again in October. It felt like summer was back for a few days. (Photos taken in Cambridge in September.) During our weekend getaway in August, I … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Fashion | Tagged , , , , | 25 Comments

Autumn Florals

My daughter Jean (Jean of all Trades) wrote an article Floral Dress for Fall and inspired me to imitate her look with my floral mini dress, a denim jacket and red tights, perfect transitional outfit. I get a lot of … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Fashion, Thirfting | Tagged , , , , , | 38 Comments

What I Wore to the Costume Ball

I love dressing up, it was always an integral part of my childhood and not just once a year. It was one of my favourite things to do, playing dress-ups with my mom’s clothes or making my own Hawaiian hula … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Dance, Fashion | Tagged , | 29 Comments

Niagara-on-the-Lake in Autumn

With so many pleasant autumn days, we had another chance to drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake this month. The sun was shining, no wind and it’s always a little warmer on the Niagara Peninsula. First stop, the Lavender Shop, always a treat … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Day Trips, Fashion, Scenery | Tagged , , , , , | 36 Comments

Tartan Doc Martens and a Tartan Tie

I bought these Doc Martens in Scotland in 1994: a classic boot, Black Watch tartan, grunge style from the ’90s. I usually wear them with pants, this is the first time I’ve ever worn them with a skirt. This denim maxi … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Fashion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

What I wore to the Pioneer Tower

We used to live across the river from the Pioneer Tower for 25 years. The view of this century old tower took my imagination back to the fairytale stories of my childhood and I imagined Rapunzel living in a tower … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Fashion, Memories, Photography, Plant-based diet, Restaurants, Scenery | Tagged , , , , , | 26 Comments

What I wore to the Apple Butter Festival

It was a splendid autumn day for the annual Wellesley Apple Butter Festival. I wore a black asymmetrical hand-knit wrap top which I bought several years ago at a Christmas market. This asymmetrical plaid skirt is over ten years old … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Day Trips, Fashion, Photography, Thirfting | Tagged , , , , , , , | 26 Comments