Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Autumn, you are so taunting

This weekend was my fall break and it was MUCH needed. I had two full days off of work & school which NEVER happens.  The name "fall break" for this area is pretty deceiving, though.  Shelby and I met up for pictures and it was 94 degrees outside... in the middle of October! Luckily today it's in the low 70s so I'm at least able to wear a light cardigan, but I'm completely ready to be bundled up in scarves and sweaters and tights. I've had enough of this sweating stuff! I was so happy to see Shelby, though. She is one of my few close girlfriends & we had so much fun taking these pictures, playing with the lighting, and avoiding creepers.

thrifted dress, silk scarf from another thrifted dress, J Shoes

Lately I've been really paying attention to the colors in my closet. I really want more diversity, and hopefully I'm on the way. There are so many different color pallettes I've been drawn to.. peaches and navy blues and emerald greens.. it will be interesting to mix and match these as the weather gets cooler (if it ever really does get cooler.. we are actually at a record high right now).

I also made a major color change to my hair so this will be the last you see of me with dark brown hair for a while! I can't wait to take pictures! I probably won't have some up until the weekend or early next week, but hang tight! So far I've had a positive response.. unless people are just being nice ;)

photos by Shelby Ballou


  1. Love this outfit! You look so adorable. Hopefully the weather cools down for you. Today it was 66 and i was in HEAVEN! Ha.

    I can't wait to see your new hair color! I started dying my brown last year and it's addicting. Although I'm starting to miss my blonde so we'll see : )

  2. I love this whole outfit! The shoes are darling and that bow is so adorable! This whole look is a win for me!
    P.S. I'm super excited to see your hair! I'm making a big change this weekend myself!

  3. I really love those shoes! And I love the lighting in these photos. :) Can't wait to see your new hair colour!

  4. that's too dang hot!! :)
    I can't wait to see your new hair, I'm sure it looks great!

  5. You look wonderful! I love this floral dress and your plaid necktie, so lovely :)

  6. Britt! Absolutely love these shoes you are wearing! Email me and let me know where you got them!! I sm smitten. Oh lady, cant wait to see your hair! You are going to look so goo d:)

  7. I love everything about this outfit!!! The shape and print of your dress are so nice, and I love the shoes and little scarf. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous too!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  8. I'm excited to see the new red hair, but these photos are lovely! I love the detailing with the scarf you tied as a boy, its like a more hippie chic Blair Waldorf look. Quintessentially Virginia fall!

  9. Very pretty, I love the lighting and the railroad tracks. Can't wait to see the new hair!

  10. pretty dress, pretty shoes ;D


  11. I'm SO jealous of fall break! And oh. wow. I LOVE this dress! The color and small floral pattern is fantastic!

  12. Hi, I found your blog over at Upside of Wonder's "Hello, Blogopshere" series. And I love what I see! Very impressed by your thrifted finds and your girly but polished looks. Sometimes I find it hard to read blogs by girls who are still in school because their outfits are super casual, and I'm usually looking for inspiration for work outfits. But your style can easily transition to a business casual setting! I'll be reading from now on :)

    Happy Friday!

  13. VERY lovely photos!!!! Great shoes too!!

  14. I can't wait to see your new hair color change! How exciting. I've been wondering about changing my hair too -- must be the season?

    Loved seeing your feature on the Upside of Wonder!

    - JoAnn

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  15. Ooooh, I love this dress! You added the perfect scarf too. I wish we had a Fall break...blah, we don't.

    I need more colors in my wardrobe too. I mostly have blue! Haha, you may have guessed that from my outfit photos though xx