Green + Orange + Yellow

My current mood: YAY FALL! I don’t like to switch over to more muted, dark, or neutral colors in my own wardrobe as it cools off outside; though I love the look of the capsule wardrobe that’s all black, white, and neutrals, it’s just not me. Instead I lean on bright colors to keep things happy and bright. There’s something about this color combination that evokes autumn: picking apples, the changing leaves, and orange skies at sunset, yet still feels very cheerful.

fall color crush

All images can be found via my Style file, Color, or other Pinterest boards. Especially loving that beautiful green shirtdress from Emerson Fry, and that orange skirt + shirt, upper left.

Blush + bronze

I bought some dusty-blush colored rayon tencel twill from IndieSew a couple months ago (it’s out of stock now, womp womp) and immediately started seeing the color everywhere. I think blush is a great color for fall, especially you pair it with bronze.


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Blush also looks amazing with burgundy. Oh! and also, emerald green!! Whaaat. I’m officially obsessed.

sidenote: am now on the hunt for a bronze-brown cable knit sweater.

Pink and yellow color obsession

I recently spotted the most adorable crochet jacket photographed on a toddler that was pale pink with a golden yellow trim and I JUST HAD TO MAKE ONE. I love it when inspiration strikes you crazy like that. Here’s the one I made for Clementine:


It’s about a size 4, thank you dear Elliot for helping me verify. What a cooperative little boy. I love that he doesn’t even think twice about putting on a pink sweater. It’s a little small on him, though, and truly it was meant for Clementine in the first place and I think it will fit her next fall. He also mentioned he would prefer it with flowers, and I’m really not into crocheting scads of little flowers right now. I made up the pattern, just kept half double crocheting around and around at the width I wanted until it was tall enough and then picked up and crocheted in the round for the sleeves until they were long enough. The yellow is a single crochet trim.

The sweater was pretty cute with just pink, but it was stinkin cute once I added the trim, it just really popped with the contrast color. I superlovelovelove it. The yarn was from Joann, the pale pink is a wool blend from Martha Stewart and the yellow trim yarn was Vanna White or Deborah Norville? (You know, one of those 90’s TV blondes? I cannot keep them straight in the first place, and now they both have yarn collections. At Joann. To make it even more confusing).

I am seriously crushing on pink and yellow together. I remember a couple years back when JCrew had all their catalog models wearing pale pink and mustard yellow and I swore I would never like it. And now I love it. Hah! Here’s some more pink/yellow eye candy from my Pinterest boards for you to enjoy!

By the way, thanks for all of your interesting comments about my Pinterest-ownership-angst. I feel like that kind of post always riles people up and invites negativity onto the blog when I don’t mean for that to happen. I really just wanted to raise awareness a little bit more and talk about it because I think it’s a fascinating topic. I’m sure I’m too much of a naive optimist, but I think (hope?) Pinterest will get it all figured out in a way that’s amenable to everyone. A work in progress. No reason to scream the sky is falling the sky is falling at this point. And by they way, please feel welcome to pin any of my images that don’t contain my kids’ faces to your heart’s content. I promise I will try to do a better job making sure that it’s clear when I don’t want something pinned.

Oh and Clementine’s haircut? She got the cutest little bob. Can’t wait to show you!