It is finally, properly Fall and time for all the wonderful fall clothes. I am sure all seasons have their virtues: winter has Christmas and plenty of excuses to curl up with a good book and hot cider, spring has lovely weather and asparagus, summer.....is technically necessary for agricultural production, but Fall is definitely the best. The past weekend was truly chilly in Pittsburgh and I finally got to wear my new shawl, which I finished about three weeks ago and have since been checking weather forecasts trying to decide if it is finally cold enough to wear. On Saturday I went out to dinner and a cheesy movie with friends, including several knitting buddies, and this was pretty much the perfect moment for shawl deployment. It was also perfect for wearing some velvet things I bought over summer in clearance sales. The muff turned out to be profoundly useless, but I am not sure how I have lived this far in life without a velvet bonnet. It is the perfect head-wear! It is warm ans pretty and doesn't interfere with my hair-do. Perfect, I say! The dress, like the other I have bought from avenue is just weirdly matronly. Without the belt it is obviously kind of huge and shapeless, even though based on the size chart I would have expected it to be small-ish.
Bonnet and Muff set: Victorian Trading Company
Socks: Sock Dreams, house brand
Yes, I bought the socks just to match the shawl, over-all the outfit is very matchy-matchy, but I like that.