Monday, November 12, 2012

The golden hour

 top: Ruche | skirt & belt: thrifted | shoes: Francesca's Collections

There have been times, especially lately, when I look at dark-haired ladies with something akin to envy, and I briefly consider going from redhead to ravenhead. But then a photoshoot like this happens - with the sun making everything glow - and I decide that I am actually quite happy with my hair. There's something magical about the golden hour, and I'm very glad Chris and I were able to capture it. It's so fleeting.

I'm a little bit overwhelmed by all the attention this little old blog has been getting in the past week! Between mentions on Tieka's blog and being featured on ModCloth's blog and Tumblr, I've picked up more than a few new readers here. Welcome! I'm still trying to catch up with my inbox, so bear with me. I've had a busy week - perhaps best illustrated by the fact that my Bloglovin' reading list stands at a daunting 296 unread posts. I'm eager for the evening when I can make a big mug of homemade hot chocolate and make a dent in that list.

Speaking of homemade, I'm hoping that I'll have lots of cozy cold-weather recipes to share soon! Daylight savings time has made it harder than ever to do photos for outfit posts (it's already dark by the time I get home from work), so I think this blog may become a little bit more food focused in this cold season.

Though all is warm and golden in these photos, we're actually experiencing our first snowfall of the season here - so that's my cue to curl up with Chris and a hot drink and watch some Doctor Who. Have a great week, everyone!


  1. I have been having a hard time taking pictures ever since daylight savings time too! The pictures in this post are positively gorgeous, however, and I love the blue gingham with yellow <3

  2. Love the beautiful photos! I really like that shirt and the skirt together!
    Almost Endearing

  3. Your hair is so amazing, please never change it!

  4. Nice color combination. You look amazing!

  5. i love the beautiful contrast of the blue and yellow!
    its so perfect!
    great post :)
    City Laundry

  6. Your hair is gorgeous

  7. I often get hair envy for red heads but I know I wouldnt be able to keep up with the upkeep so I have to admire from afar. I adore your hair color and considering how hard it is to go from a dark color to a light hair color I would have to say stick with it unless you are 100% positive its what you want. On another note, I am loving this fall outfit to pieces :)

  8. I love love love your pretty hair! I once dyed my hair that shade of red and loved it but it had to go shortly after a yearbecause i couldnt keep up with it!
    Love this outfit!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  9. You're not a natural redhead?!?! Mind. Blown.

    I love this hair color, so I wouldn't change a thing :) I am considering adding more red to my hair. Do you dye your hair yourself? If so, are there any brands/colors you really like?

  10. I get that "let's dye my hair a brown color" urge once in a while too! Then I'm like, "No, can't do it. It will forever be red." Also, I love love the blue checkered top with your yellow skirt.

  11. Totally lovely as ever!

  12. I like those shoes a lot! Very cute.

    <3 Melissa

  13. You are so cute I can hardly stand it. Your vintage style is adorable. The gingham top is darling, and I love the sweet look of those wedges with the tights. I adore the color scheme too! You make brown look far from boring.

    May the force be with you.

  14. That's such a cute outfit. I love the shoes. And the pics are wonderful.

  15. Love that yellow skirt- you are so pretty!