White stretch headband: Ardene
Prescription eyeglasses: (frames) Venus Eye Design V-12
Cherry earrings: Claire's
Green cardigan: Old Navy
Cherry print 1950s style bobby top: Freddies of Pinewood
Rhinestone cherry brooch: eBay
1950s red gloves: eBay
Thicker red and green bangle bracelets: Forever 21
Thin pink, red, and white bangles: etsy seller Me She Designs
Thin green bangle: thrifted/flea market
1950s navy blue wiggle skirt: eBay
Red vintage purse: etsy seller I Love Vintage Stuff
Red and white striped bow peep-toe wedges: Payless
Photography by Antonio Cangiano
Hands down, bar none, autumn is my favourite season of the year. Each of the four have their shining points, their worthwhile merits and reasons why I enjoy and treasure them, but at the end of the day, there's just no comparing (in my books) to autumn's sublime beauty, crisp temperatures, bountiful harvest, festive celebrations, and that fact that it houses our wedding anniversary.
Though the cherry growing season - which usually happens here in the Okanagan Valley throughout July - is behind us now, before the we dig too much deeper into my beloved autumn, I wanted to share these photos that were taken a while back when one could have probably found a few cherries on the branch still.
I know that some people view cherries (or at least the wearing of them) as almost being a twee, over-used way to express one's interest in vintage fashion, but I think that's flat out silly. If - like me - you just happen to love cherries (I grew up in a town with thousands of cherry trees and spent each summer picking and helping my mom can cherries, which is when I fell in love with anything depicting these juicy red fruits) and vintage, then by all means wear that combination until the cows come home, if you so desire.
Much as I adore cherries, it struck me as I was sitting down to write this post that I don't actually have too many items in my wardrobe featuring them. In fact, you're viewing the bulk of what I have in one swift go here. There are a few other accessories though, which I'm sure you'll get to see over the course of time. And while I might not have too many pieces with cherries on them at the moment, I certainly have a fair number whose hue - like this eye-catching vintage purse and pair of bright red gloves - are redolent of sun-ripened cherries.
These shots were taken in the neighbouring community of Naramata (which you may recall me chatting about in this post from last May) on a charming, itty-bitty slice of beach that's owned by a local church, but which is open to the general public when not in use for church related activities.
It's a gorgeous little spot - no matter the season - with a small pier that includes (as you can see in these snaps) a lifeguard's chair (you know, that day very may have been the first time I've ever sat in one), a few serenely pretty willow trees, and nice stretch of sand which I spent a few moments barefoot in after we'd finished shooting.
On the peaceful, sunshine filled afternoon when we were there, only two other people were at the beach, so it was almost as though we had the whole place to ourselves. A point which certainly made getting unobstructed photos as easy, and fun, as (cherry) pie!