Beautiful November

by jennine on November 15, 2010

vintage plaid cape

My head is still in a haze from the weekend. Yesterday was such a beautiful day, I could not stay inside. That’s the beauty of living in places that don’t have non stop gorgeous weather. You can’t take a beautiful November day for granted. Yesterday, my husband and I rode our bikes up the Hudson River to the Cloisters, but we were too tired and hungry to see the museum, so we just ate a hamburger and rode back home. Yes, I was that hungry! Along the way, the leaves were so colorful and the river so peaceful, it felt like a trip out of town.

Since getting my clothes earlier this week, I’ve had a look at my coat collection again, and noticed that I had a lot more than I thought. One of the pieces was a wool coat my grandmother had made in the 1960’s. It has a lot of cape elements which I’m seeing around a lot lately, but it’s got lining and of course sleeves making it — not a cape. Yet it’s perfect for days like this.

Wearing: Vintage Cape: Made by Grandma • Jeans: Hussien Chalayan for J Brand • Tee: H&M • Belt: Vintage • Bag: Kenneth Cole • Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

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1 Sally November 15, 2010 at 10:40 am

Holy gorgeous leaves! We got our first dump of snow over the weekend, so I’m super jealous. ;)
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2 kileen November 15, 2010 at 10:42 am

very cute coat and i can definitely see the cape elements in there. i love the cape trend for this fall but have yet to find me a good cape to invest in. love the beautiful november weather where you are!!
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3 Paulette W. November 15, 2010 at 10:46 am

Love the cape! Purple is my fave color! The Jeffrey Campbell shoes are perfect :)
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4 Tami November 15, 2010 at 10:57 am

wow, what a gorgeous photo!!! the colors of the cape and fall leaves are amazing.
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5 Farmgirl Fashionista November 15, 2010 at 11:34 am

Love the mix of prints!! Also loving purple right now…so definitely coveting your cape-ish coat!! You have a beautiful smile…that up close photo is a beautiful photo of you!!


6 Monica November 15, 2010 at 11:37 am

Gorgeous coat!! Love the pattern. Also, havent been to the cloisters in years.


7 Bella Q November 15, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Grandma has impeccable taste!
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8 Angga Heinrich November 15, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I love that cape, your grandma is amazing!! She made the coat???!!!
I wish im that lucky
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9 Sylvia November 15, 2010 at 12:28 pm

i love that coat and how you mixed prints with the top! i wouldn’ve never though plaid and olive zebra go together but you make it look so effortless and cute! :)
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10 thefatandskinny November 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm

The cloisters is my favorite museum. It is so pretty up there.


11 Liana November 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm

great outfit that coat is pretty cool. love all the colors in your background too!

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12 Penny Dreadful Vintage November 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Wow, that colour is intense (maaaan). Your purple jacket-coat looks amazing against the yellow leaves.
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13 Pretty Shiny Sparkly November 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm

you look so cute! wish i could see your JC’s though! I’d call the coat a swing coat - it sure is very cape-like and swing coats to me are like cape-coat hybrids. (picture THAT mating scene…*shudder*)

♥ Kristina,
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14 WendyB November 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm

You’re making me bitter about my photography skills again.
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15 THE-LOUDMOUTH November 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm

gorgeous photos!

i’ve already sent you an e-mail letting you know, but i re-blogged an article you wrote for ifb. see the post here:

thanks for being an inspiration :)


16 Meghan November 15, 2010 at 10:35 pm

the trees in these pics make me so excited to have seasons once I move! love the purple jacket against the gorgeous leaves, jennine!


17 meligrosa November 15, 2010 at 11:44 pm

so beautiful you!! and that pruple coat yummmmm :D
love seeing the schwinn what a state-wide traveler it has been!
xxo <3 mmmeli


18 Laura Connell November 16, 2010 at 6:56 am

Nice shots! I’m loving purple right now and that jacket really pops. I’m craving New York; it’s time to get back!


19 Fajr | Stylish Thought November 16, 2010 at 9:08 am

Autumn is so beautiful! The purple goes perfectly with the orange of the leaves!


20 Cloud of Secrets November 16, 2010 at 9:22 am

What a perfect time of year for a visit to the Cloisters, especially via bike ride! I remember my husband and I took a cab there, but of course we couldn’t get a cab back and ended up on a looooong uncomfortable city bus ride to our junky hotel near Times Square. Still, the Cloisters is my favorite NYC memory.

Beautiful, beautiful rich colors in these shots. I’ve seen your tutorial on taking outfit photos, but I still don’t know how you get these results! Nice mixture of stylish patterns and textures, too.
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21 marni November 16, 2010 at 11:18 am

the cape is amazing!!!! must be extra cozy knowing your grandma made it.
can you tell me more about your sunglasses? great shape!
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22 fashion butter November 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Great set of shots. I agree with Fajr, the purple is so perfect with the leaves! So jealous because the trees here in Greece are refusing to turn any new color. Boo!
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23 charles November 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I love the plaid and the beautiful trees
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24 Suzi Johnson November 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Colors are beautiful as is your capelet. Love those!


25 Annie Spandex November 16, 2010 at 5:25 pm

What you’ve done with the colors here is genius!! Love ! xx
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26 Clare November 16, 2010 at 6:43 pm

You look pretty badass in those boots and that wonderful jacket. I love the light in these pictures, too!


27 Katy November 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm

What a great Fall jacket! It’s stunning with the yellow-leaved tress behind you. Great pics! - Katy


28 Meredith November 17, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Adorable pictures! Who are your sunnies by? They’re fantastic!
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