I am soooo excited that I was able to remain in New England long enough this year to experience the fall foliage season. Having lived in Florida for so long, I had forgotten just how breathtaking it is. Andrew and I went on a leaf peeping trip to the White Mountains in New Hampshire recently so we could really immerse ourselves in the beauty of all that is fall. Oh my, to be surrounded once again by the sights and smells of autumn was a dream come true. The aroma of crisp mountain air, of wood burning fires, evergreen and fallen leaves was truly exhilarating. If there was a perfume that combined all the scents of autumn I would buy a vat of the stuff and bathe in it!
Of course I haven’t just been traipsing around up in the mountains by day and sipping fireside cognacs by night. In between all that I’ve been listing some pretty fall fashions too.
And because I took gazillions of photos on the trip, I’m mixing a few of them in because the foliage shots seem to go so well with the fall finery!
1970s floral print maxi dress with semi sheer split sleeve bodice overlay. 36bust/28-30waist
1960s burgundy crushed velvet mini dress with rhinestone buttons. 40b/38w/42h.
Late 70s/early 80s Adele Simpson coral red burnout silk dress. 35b/26w.
60s embroidered midnight blue crushed velvet maxi skirt. 28″ waist.
This darling plaid swing dress and the burgundy one below are from a new retro clothing line I’ve just started carrying. Miss Candy Floss is the brand out of Sweden. Their clothes are inspired by the silhouettes of the 40s and 50s and are made in beautiful fabrics that have a bit of stretch. They manufacture in Europe in smaller quantities and by fair trade standards, which I was very happy to learn.
Love the gray pinstripe faux suit details on the bodice front of this one. A really unique look. Both styles are available in Small-XXL.
Last, but not least, here’s a couple of shots from my hike up the Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch, NH.
The Flume is a chasm that rises 800 feet up from the base of Mt. Liberty and at the top is Avalanche Falls. And, I kid you not, it was discovered in 1808 by a 93 year old woman who was out walking in search of a new fishing hole! How cool is that?
The granite walls range from 70-90 feet tall and there is a wooden catwalk that you have to navigate most of the way. And believe me, this isn’t the kind of catwalk I’m normally interested in seeing.
Which is why I didn’t get a shot like the one below. Because I was holding onto the railing for dear life! Yeah, I kind of have a fear of heights.
Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis on Flickr
That’s all for now……