16 November 2010

Portland Leaves


Hello! I'm Anja from Clever Nettle, bringing you a few little scenes from the currently incredible leaf situation that is happening here in Portland. I was really tempted to do a Sally Jane inspired outfit, but let's be real- I don't have the right kind of beret and that's so crucial! We're having windy nights, so in the morning there are so many gorgeous leaves all over the ground. I wish they would last longer, I'll take a few more months of fall and then we can skip right to the nice parts of spring, ok? I'm wearing a 1940's plaid blouse from Betty Jayne's estate sale, she was a ballerina in the 20's and 30's and had a gigantic wardrobe, there was a whole mini room that acted as a walk-in closet! The cardigan and pants were thrifted (the pants are actually going to be in my vintage shop soon!), the boots are Chelsea Crew via ModCloth, and the bag is my new prized posession- one of Alice aka Forestbound's creations. It's amazing! The colors are perfect, the leather patch is so soft- Alice does it right every time. I'm trying to get outside as much as I can when it's not rainy, because the classic Pacific Northwest gray days are here and I need to check out all these leaves before they turn to mush! On that note, the rain has started up again outside. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the guest posts coming up this week, thanks to Jennifer for inviting me over here! Sorry for the small text, I keep trying to change it but blogger hates me and I can't get anything to work right, haha. I don't know how all of you manage to use it so well!



16 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

The leaves here in London have already turned to mush, I have loved looking at US bloggers leaf pictures this week.

Love your madras shirt, it is usually quite a summer thing but you have made it very autumny with the scarf and olive green trews.

Kennedy said...

i think this outfit is perfect and it goes so well with all the leaves. and that ballerinas estate sounds unreal!

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Lovely! Your colors are perfect and I like the scarf a lot, it looks so cozy! Leaves are really the year's treasure ;)

eMazatwit said...

Autumn is gorgeous in Portland! I must visit. I am in Chicago and it is much more...gray...here. I love the chickens by the way. Let's have more photos of 'em.

emily or toliveforlove.com

Color Collective said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVE the outfit! I'm in Portland too and yes the leaves are quite something this year, loving it!

dalas v. said...

Chickens.

Shelly said...

I love your ensemble. It definitely has a Sally Jane feel, but with your own twist to it. You have the colors spot on.

Portland looks breath-taking. You have inspired me to visit (sometime soon).

Shellyisms

Mei-li said...

i love the bag and the landscape !!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

these are seriously beautiful!!! your shirt is really pretty.

Marja said...

Your outfit is so pretty! I love it!


Marja <3

jane + jen said...

it's so great to see your post on here! i love the community!

great pants. great bag. beautiful landscape.

and i wanna go to the ballerina's estate sale! amazing.

xo~

Gracie said...

Oh this is darling and so autumny, love it!

Pearl said...

Gorgeous photos!
Autumn is my favorite.


Pearl

reckless daughter said...

lovely guest & lovely post! :)

dollparts said...

beautiful photos.

Suz said...

nice top and trousers!