Cardigan: BDG Jesse Oversized Cardigan from Urban Outfitters, Top: Brandy Melville Cleo Tube Top: Mom Jeans: Vintage Gap, Booties: Steve Madden
In last week’s blog post I mentioned that I hoped to get another post up soon with more of the fall leaves and colours. Well here we are! We shot these last week, and the timing was perfect with the streets and trails lined with the already fallen leaves. Thankfully there were still some leaves left on the trees so they weren’t completely bare. We had so much fun while walking on the trail, playing with the leaves, and taking these pictures. The weather has also become much cooler and the days shorter, which makes it harder to take pictures outside. After about half an hour, our hands became so cold from the chill of the air that we rushed to grab the last few shots so that we could go back inside where it was warm.
When trying to decide on an outfit for this post, I immediately gravitated towards this cardigan from Urban Outfitters. The orange colour is very fall appropriate, and the bagginess and chunkiness of it makes it super cozy and perfect to layer with on a chilly day. I styled the rest of my outfit around the cardigan, keeping it simple with a pair of light wash mom jeans, which is pretty much all I wear on a casual day once the weather turns cold. Usually I would opt for skinny jeans to balance out the chunkiness on the top, but these vintage mom jeans are quite slim fitting and tapered, so they still work well with the cardigan. The cropped tube top was an item that I wore over the summer, but that just goes to show that you can easily transition your summer pieces into the fall simply by layering. To complete the look, I paired it with these taupe suede booties that pretty much go with everything.
To go along with the fall theme this week, I decided to choose the song Bloom by The Paper Kites. Pretty much any song by this Australian indie-folk rock band reminds me of fall. It must be the acoustics and the mellow vibe of their music that automatically makes them sound like fall, where you just want to layer up in some comfy clothes on a chilly day, hot tea in hand and lounge around the house while their music is playing in the background. Although any Paper Kites song would’ve been appropriate for this post, I went with Bloom because it’s one of their most popular songs, and is also such a beautiful love song in the most innocent and vulnerable way possible.
I’m sure we have all experienced those feelings at least once in our life, where we like someone so much and we know that the only way to really allow the relationship to blossom into its full potential is to be completely open and honest with the other person, yet there is something holding us back. Maybe we just have a hard time opening up and sharing our story, or maybe we’re afraid to tell the other person our true feelings in fear that they don’t share the same feelings back. This song explores that realistic dilemma of being afraid to be completely vulnerability even though that’s what you would like to do, but you just can’t seem to. The idea that this person is so special to you that they’re the only thing that occupies your mind, yet you feel like you can’t love them the way they deserve to be loved. When you’re falling in love with someone and it gives you butterflies in your tummy yet scares the shit out of you. Genuine and honest love is all about giving yourself completely to someone, even though you don’t know what the outcome may be. Take a listen to Bloom below, and maybe you will also feel that innocence of pure love.