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Beautiful waterfall in the Sculpture Garden

Beautiful waterfall in the Sculpture Garden

I know it’s coming but I’m not ready to commit. There will be another week or two in which to enjoy the embrace of summer’s warmth. That chilly air was just a weekend fling.

I have been thinking about autumn in terms of wardrobe though. I have a relatively small wardrobe, particularly when it comes to cooler weather options and I could use a number of items. So, for the very first time, I’ve engaged in wardrobe planning. I don’t anticipate being able to acquire all the items on my list – I’m in an all too frequent and lengthy state of unemployment – but keeping the needs in mind should help me reject spontaneous buys that don’t provide enough versatility.

I purchased a coral pendant from a street vendor at the St. Lawrence Market. She’s been making and selling jewelry there for the past 20 years. It’s an inexpensive piece but, I think, it brings some colour to my face. I can look very washed out in black or very pale colours so it was one of those things on my list. It’s also a nod to a pair of red Cole Haan ballet flats that I bought at the end of the season almost two years ago but which haven’t gotten much wear.

I did find a few thrift shop items that fall within that wardrobe planning list – a white cotton J. Crew button shirt with tags still attached, a black and grey striped Eileen Fisher v-neck merino wool sweater, a pair of black NYDJ highrise skinnies, and an unworn navy Gerry Weber short-sleeved v-neck dress that has spring, summer and early fall wearability. An item that needed replacement was a handbag and I picked up a vegan crossbody bag at Winner’s in a denim-blue colour, which seems to work with everything I own.

Berczy Park

Berczy Park

My camera lacks sharpness and definition. Perhaps someday I’ll have a real camera and tripod again. In the meantime, I’ve donned my old MEC (Mountain Equipment Coop) rain jacket and Sperry rain boots to venture out into my lovely neighbourhood on this autumnal-like Sunday afternoon.

The fact that I’m writing a style post is a tribute to the fantastic blogs I’ve been reading over the last year and a half. I’m linking up with Patti of Not Dead Yet Style’s Visible Monday.

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