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Fall’s colors inspire me and this season rivals spring for my favorite.  With an understated brown background, I adorned myself in autumn and embraced the scarf installation for its daily gifts of color and texture.  I’m grateful that I’m alive to appreciate the realization of a vision that became a reality in March of 2013 and I enjoy the wall of scarves for its daily greetings and function.

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It doesn’t matter to me if I don’t wear every scarf that holds its place in the installation.  Although I find them more accessible when they are displayed, the most important factor is that I enjoy them as a piece of art.  The arrangement, as a collective, brings me pleasure. And that’s enough for me.

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The structure and details of the estate sale vintage fur felt hat also bring me enormous pleasure.  For The SC, hats are life extenders, just as this hat extends itself from its crown with a decorative triangular shaped piece of felt.

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From the scarf installation to the back garden, which called for a change of headwear, the sea of leaves basking in the sun and resting as silent as dust in the shade, display their own color and texture.  Nature’s beauty is an ever-changing outdoor installation.

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A melancholy mood surfaces. Fall is the window to winter, and as the days become shorter and the holidays approach, I feel somewhat off-center, but more confident and resilient this year.  A softening has occurred and I welcome its arrival.

“The Falling Leaves,” by the legendary Nat King Cole, has been streaming through my mind, which led me to the video featuring a duet with his daughter Natalie.

“Where words fail, music speaks.”    ~Hans Christian Andersen

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Photos by the lovely Diana

Brown merino wool tunic sweater, vintage burgundy hat, vintage earrings, vintage heels, vintage burgundy gloves – estate sales, Makins burgundy fedora – retail sale years ago, beaded bracelets – NYC Tibet store, gold bracelet – gifted, multicolored scarf – holiday market NYC, and brown leggings – retail.

Visible Monday HERE is up and running at Patti’s Not Dead Yet Style.  I’m eager to drop by and see the seasonal splendor that I’m certain will be on display!

HAT ATTACK #5 will be featured on Sunday, December 1st!

Whoever wants to can join in!  Just compose a post that includes any hat, headwrap, headpiece, fascinator, hair flower, headband or other adornment for your head that you love on Sunday, December 1st.  Participation will be open for one week, or until Saturday, December 7th.  Follow the directions HERE provided on Style Crone to post your photo and hope to see you there!

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My gorgeous and dear friend Carolyn is downsizing and letting go of a lifetime collection of vintage textiles (saris, piano shawls, etc.), vintage Mexican and Peruvian silver, costume jewelry and unique objects.  The show is at her home in Denver this coming Thursday, November 21st from 10am to 7pm.  Carolyn is the former proprietor of Tapestry, a magical and very popular shop in the Cherry Creek shopping district. If you live in the Denver area, contact cfineran@gmail.com for more information. This is a show not to be missed!

Check out Carolyn’s Etsy site HERE to view her Gypsies Collection, which features vintage jewelry, textiles and other treasures. The Gypsies bring beauty to life with great style!

 

 

 

39 Responses to “Falling For Color And The Autumn Leaves”

  1. MIS PAPELICOS

    I cannot get over how wonderful you look in the bigger photos, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    I can see you, your beauty and your exquisite chi in those wonderful colours, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Love and admiration ALWAYS.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  2. thorne garnet

    Love the hanging scarves. If I put stuff away, all neat and tidy, I tend to forget about it. Out of site out of mind, indeed!

  3. Pam@over50feeling40

    Judith, you look better and better with every post! You are the prettiest autumn leaf I have ever seen and I love that red hat!! You are such an inspiration!

  4. chicatanyage

    Gorgeous colours and a wonderful way to display scarves.

  5. SizzleandZoom

    You are gorgeous in this shade of red! Is there any color you cannot wear? Again I have missed your posts in my blog roll but my luck with was with me and I caught this beauty this morning. Have a lovely week beautiful lady.

  6. Paula

    Are those all your scarves? Wow, what a great backdrop! As is the outside that compliments you outfit so well! I think the colors you chose are very flattering. xoxo

  7. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    Your scarf collection is indeed art! And a wonderful way to enjoy them for wear. As always, you bring beauty to your settings. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

    P.S. I checked out Carolyn’s vintage jewelry on Etsy — fabulous! xoxo

  8. Emalina

    Such gorgeous colour, pattern and style! Every little detail adds to the autumnal beauty and drama. Those scarves make the most glorious backdrop!

  9. Tamera the Menopausal Supermodel

    The scarf installation is just an amazing rainbow of glorious color and prints. i love it! You look stunning as always in your autumnal tones!

  10. Louise

    Oh my word, your wall of scarves. What a beautiful idea, I wish I had space to do that with mine. Xx

  11. Aya

    Your scarf wall is indeed art, and you are the centerpiece. I could stare at your outfit for days (and your shoes are to live for!) Your blog is, as always, a deep breath of fresh air. :D

  12. Beata

    Absolutely gorgeous! You are one of a kind, I am speechless, this look us just amazing!

    Kisses

    Beata

  13. Rose

    That scarf is just too divine for words! The whole outfit works together so beautifully, like a perfect song. Will see what I can dig out for the next Hat Attack.

    Much love from England,
    Rosemary from http://www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

  14. Tami Von Zalez

    WONDERFUL autumnal colors in that ensemble!

    Love the background in the first two shots ~

  15. Anonymous

    You look just glorious in your autumnal shards, Judith – the photo of you sitting outside, bowing your head to the sun, is beautiful. Your scarf installation never ceases to delight, and I completely agree that it works as art, even if you don’t wear them all (although I bet you are working on that!)
    How I wish I could attend Carolyn’s sale! The jewellery in her Etsy shop is stunning, I would happily wear each and every piece.
    An off-centre melancholy seems appropriate for this time of year, and maybe it marks the softening of grief’s hard and painful edges. Confidence and resilience can do that! xxxxx

  16. Curtise

    You look just glorious in your autumnal shards, Judith – the photo of you sitting outside, bowing your head to the sun, is beautiful. Your scarf installation never ceases to delight, and I completely agree that it works as art, even if you don’t wear them all (although I bet you are working on that!)
    How I wish I could attend Carolyn’s sale! The jewellery in her Etsy shop is stunning, I would happily wear each and every piece.
    An off-centre melancholy seems appropriate for this time of year, and maybe it marks the softening of grief’s hard and painful edges. Confidence and resilience can do that! xxxxx

  17. Curtise

    Shades, not shards! Damn autocorrect! xxx

  18. Carol Markel

    Zowie! Great scarf wall. Museum worthy.
    And you look great as usual.

  19. Desiree

    Music certainly does have much to say when words fail, dear SC. Today, my song will be all about the colours and textures of both your beautiful scarf installation and the autumn leaves that sing to you. I’ll carry those images with me today. xoxoxoxo

  20. MARLA ROBINSON

    wow, you look gorgeous!

  21. Shelley

    Having seen the scarf wall in all its glory, I know what an inspiring and beautiful installation it is. The full length photo of you in front of the scarf wall is absolutely stunning. Those are definitely your colours!

    As much as I like Autumn with cooler weather and warm colours, I don’t look forward to the approaching winter, physically or mentally. The holidays leave me melancholy as well. Oh, I so wish I could go to Carolyn’s sale, but it would probably be devastating to my bank account ;)

  22. Jean

    I love the use of collections as decor!! I have costume jewelry displayed on a wall, and I remember seeing your amazing scarf collection as art. You look beautiful alongside your display, and I feel the Autumnal winds blowing. I just wish I could be there in Denver to help your friend downsize. :-) Love you!!!!!!

  23. Val Sparkle

    Judith, this post is a work of art – the scarf installation, the photos, your outfit (burgundy and orange together – yum!), and your poetic sentences. I especially like this – the sea of leaves basking in the sun and resting as silent as dust.

    Just beautiful!

  24. Sylvia @ 40PlusStyle

    Gorgeous outfit with beautiful autumn colors. To me this is a signature StyleCrone outfit. Long jumper / tunic over skinnies, beautiful color, texture and of course a hat. I love how you celebrate color, texture and art!

  25. Ann

    The sea of gorgeous scarves and fall landscape feel similar in their beauty, so rich and colorful. You look beautiful in this burgundy tone! The tunic is lovely with your pant and adorable shoe. But I can’t leave out this glorious hat, a stunner!

    blue hue wonderland

  26. Onida tomaz

    Judite Hello, your blog is wonderful, the photos are beautiful and very critivas are a feast for the eyes. Congratulations … Onilda Azvedo.

  27. Madame Là-bas

    The scarf wall is such a beautiful idea. Autumn with it rich warm colours is my favourite season. Hats are so great for adding a flair to any outfit.

  28. Vix

    Your wall of scarves is as beautiful as you are, Judith. Just looking at it makes me happy, I’d love one of my own.
    You look wonderful in brown, not many women do! xxx

  29. Jan Graham-McMillen

    I’ve been fussing about what to wear with brown. I always look so blah in it. Another great tutorial from the Style Crone, just when I needed it! Your combination of reds, burgundies and other jewel tones really give that cool brown an opportunity to ground your whole palette.
    I love you scarf wall so much … clothes are art, of course … but you always manage to remind me that they have a life of their own without us in them, if we just remember to look.
    Speaking of look … there’s no seeing without something to look at, and you are an absolute LOOKER today! Made my fall day much more interesting!

  30. Spashionista (Alicia)

    You were born to wear the autumn reds and browns, Judith. You look especially striking standing in front of your glorious scarf wall. Thank you for being such a muse to many of us week after week! I can honestly say the thought of owning a hat never crossed my mind until I started reading your posts. Now I have five; you’ve created a monster ;-)

    Alicia

  31. Suzanne

    Oh my all those lovely scarves! How gorgeous. That is one BIG collection.

    These Autumn colours are beautiful on you.

    I know that you go to Estate sales all the time. I just wrote a post on some difficulty I had at one this past weekend and would love it if you could give me your opinion on it, since I know you are a seasoned professional.

    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/2013/11/attacked-by-an-angry-mob-of-estate-sale-junkies.html

    bisous
    Suzanne

  32. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    Ah, I’d never tire of looking at your beautiful scarf installation. I would be tempted to arrange the scarves into different designs on occasion, LOL…must be the artist in me. {I’m sure I end up in a royal mess, and revert back to the colour wheel so expertly executed by your talented team.} The scarf you are wearing today is pure autumn from the russet tones to the texture. And it does look to be a gorgeous autumn day!

    Carolyn’s Mexican jewelry is beautiful. My Aunt had a few treasured pieces of Mexican silver, and I remember them as being bold, but very warm.

  33. Hollie

    ooooh! A wall-o-scarves! How wonderful!

  34. Greetje Kamminga

    Gosh, did I wish I was in Denver…. Lovely scarf (scarves).
    Greetje

  35. Susan Partlan

    Your scarf installation is amazing. Fall colors are my favorite colors. Fall is my favorite time of year. You look beautiful in this color palette. The photo of you on the bench with your head pointed downward is a work of art. I would frame that one.

  36. Amber of Butane Anvil

    I treasure these glimpses of your collections! Today’s autumnal colours are rich and warm against the brown ground, and I appreciate the graceful lines of seaming and pattern here. Legendary beauty indeed!

  37. April F

    wow …and I thought *I* had a lot of scarves- that array is amazing and gorgeous.
    I also hang up in my scarves in color order and it makes me soo happy

    passionateturban.blogspot.com

  38. Sara

    What an amazing outfit, I love everything about it, especially the hat, what a great color, you look adorable!
    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

  39. Dolores forsythe

    You are a vision of beauty, I thought the colbalt blue was awesome on you and now this is my favorite! Dolores

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