Sometimes, my posts revolve around the conceptualisation and birth of a look.
At times, there's absolutely no correlation between the two.
And then there are times whereby what you see me wearing and the words I’ve written to go along with it, are inextricably linked and yet the connection isn’t clear at first glance. It’d be something visceral, appealing to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect.
This is such an instance, this post right here.
Born and bred in Borneo (aka Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak), the only seasons we had were hot/dry and wet/dry, with the occasional flash flood. My only experiences with calendar-based weather changes the likes of Autumn and Winter were through the pages of books. Enter Enid Blyton (this woman, along with Agatha Christie as well as C S Lewis and Tolkien, have been my spirit soulmates where writing is concerned since day one) and her wonderful tales of faeries, far off lands and magical walks in enchanted woods.
Through Ms Blyton’s prose,
I “ambled along paths strewn with leaves of gold and of rust,
as statuesque trees shielded me in the cool shadows of their silhouettes.”
Are you like me in that the changing colours of leaves fascinates you so?
Does the sound of wind moving between branches and trees conjure up images of dryads frolicking and giggling?
It was a glorious time in my life.
Nothing felt impossible.
Everything was simply wonderful.
In truth, that’s what I’ve come to associate with this time of the year. For lack of a less clichéd word, that heartwarming glow in the heart, that sense of calm anticipation of what the day will bring, the rich colours all around and before me.
And that's why I chose these colours for today's outfit.
Tell me, do you feel the same way about Autumn? Or does another season tug at your heartstrings? Which colours evoke the strongest emotional reaction in you? I’m really interested to know the effect different colours have on different people and the reasons behind that so please, do share.
~ I’m wearing a Gold Ochré Cardigan from Forever21, a McQueen Skeletal Muscle Tank, Jersey Capri Pants from Herban Devi, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Charlotte Russe Ankle Booties and Elizabeth & James shades from Shop Ditto. All jewellery is from Poshmark ~
p/s photos by Eve
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