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Fall has been in the air around here finally.  I've been able to wear this charming vintage sweater that I picked up at the flea market a few weeks back. Paired with this Everlane white t shirt, jeans and loafers makes for a pretty comfy outfit.  The t shirt runs big but are super soft so I'd size down unless you want a really drapey fit.




Believe it or not leaves do change here!





Been loving the cool mornings and evenings.  The light is so pretty this time of year.




We've been having major plumbing issues here. This is just one of many many holes that now dot my front garden. It's like the universe is conspiring against me painting the house this fall.

In happier news, it looks as if we will be hosting a fall wedding here!  I know.  I'm so excited.  Just look at some of these images I swiped from M's Pinterest Page...
















 Wedding details coming soon...x

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  1. Love the cardi and the wedding inspiration pics. How exciting!

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  2. Wow! How exciting! I can only imagine how gorgeous the gardener's cottage is going to be. . .the two of you have such beautiful style. I'm so happy for you.

    I might need to come there before you come here. xo

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    1. thank you sarah. i do hope it is beautiful for the couple although the garden is looking miserable right now.

      please come out and help me...help me! x

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  3. Janet, we have very little of your color here, a ways north of you, so I've got autumn leaves envy. Not that we ever get much but, again, our canyons and hills are looking like colorless moonscapes. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. Made me smile; so pretty. Always wonder what it would be like to have four defined seasons. I have friends in Michigan who are going to be snowed in on Halloween and others I know on Martha's Vineyard are slated for rain, although the weather folks are claiming we SoCal-ers might get some scant drops ourselves on Friday night; wishful thinking I fear. What d'ya wanna bet it hits the Central Coast only!

    I love your sweater; is it a Dijon-mustardy color or is it bordering on chartreuse; it's lovely; you look really good as always. I want your looks and energy!

    Hey, I notice something new in a lot of your photos; you've got a gate you're pulling across the entrance of your drive in the front, no? Is that a new thing or an old thing I just never noticed before.

    Ugh; sorry about the plumbing. The old pipes can be so deep; I remember sometimes barely being able to see the tops of the helpers'--or my husband's--heads and you know they have to be careful when they dig those deep holes that it doesn't cave in on them. Or God forbid, hit a gas line, which my husband did and we were fined almost $2000 plus it was so embarrassing. We temporarily shut down the neighborhood. It seems to be a given with a vintage home so much of the time...old clay pipes that crack or disintegrate although ours were iron; I guess copper came later. Nothing seemed to be able to go up against our oak trees forever. TREE ROOTS; the price we pay for a shaded, gracious yard with old, established foliage. I've been there, dear. I miss my 90-years-young cottage SO MUCH but NOT its plumbing problems. It's such a large expense; always scary to confront when you're on a budget, and who isn't...

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    1. thank you dear vicki. i hope you are covered in rain this morning. it poured all night and is still raining here! we all need it so badly.

      the sweater is most def mustard.

      oh the tree roots around here are ghastly but like you say the shade is so good. x

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  4. A fall wedding- how wonderful! We will be having one in Boston next fall on the harbor. I can't wait. I do love the sweater. That gold is my color. Happy to see you back!

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    1. thank you kristien. fall in boston harbor sounds so pretty! x

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  5. Sorry to hear about your plumbing problems. That is no fun! I know because we had plumbing problems a while back. Love the sweater. And looking forward to the wedding details. I am extra curious, because my daughter is planning a fall wedding too.

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    1. thank you michelle. the plumbing problems seem to be over (hopefully) and now we can focus on this wedding which should be fun. i hope to have lots of photos to share. x

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  6. The vintage sweater IS charming, and very "Janet," IMO. So sorry you had the plumbing issue, but the garden will return, I have faith. And the wedding, for someone you're related too?!?!:)

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  7. That colour is lovely on you - and the armchairs in the woods photo is gorgeous.

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  8. Oh I totally empathize with your plumbing woes...hope they are fixed quickly.
    Your cheery cardigan is very flattering with your colouring. You know what looks great on you and always look so elegant even when dressed casually.
    The fall colours have done wonders to elevate my mood. Things are looking up! Excited to hear about the wedding in your garden too.

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  9. Such a lovely cardigan Janet, and I bet you got a really good deal on it, too! I have a couple of tees from Everlane, and agree that they are very soft. I'm so sorry to hear about your plumbing problems. I hope it all gets taken care of soon. Thank you for sharing all the beautiful images. Looking forward to hearing more about the upcoming wedding. :)

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    1. thanks melissa. i did ($10), it is in perfect condition and soft, so rare for a sweater of that age. i love those everlane t's too. i pretty much love everything everlane does. x

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  10. A wedding! How super exciting is that! Yes please to all the details.
    You are looking fabulous as ever and the plumbing issues, not a fun way to spend money, it's all hidden after all, but of course fairly devastating when not in working order. We had exploding sewage pipes and re-did all of it five years ago so I sympathize. I hope it gets sorted quickly and cheaply. xo

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    1. plumbing problems are like buying an appliance, necessary but not much fun...you are so right! i will share all the details of this wedding as i will be immersed for the next 2 weeks! x

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  11. I love the outfit. You are the perfect model!

    Beautiful wedding inspiration pics! I love outdoor weddings. I just posted about my son getting engaged. 3 down, 1 to go! ;-)

    Jane xx

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    1. thank you jane! i love those inspiration pics too. i don't really do much with pinterest but wow, the images are addicting! x

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  12. A fall wedding! How wonderful! I envy your weather, but not your plumbing problems. About 10 years ago, we dug up the septic field and replaced the septic tank. Over $10,000 just to flush. ouch! Good luck with it! As always, you look so pretty!

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    1. thank you wendy. we just replaced our septic system and it was almost double what you paid. ouch is right! x

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  13. Are you going to have to cater this wedding too? I'm sure it'll be lovely. I wish geography didn't limit me from offering to loan china, crystal, and silver! A lot of the bigger collections don't get used much now that I'm not catering. I have a full set of Noritake "Arlington" (look it up!) that would be soooo pretty for a wedding in your garden! Will the house be painted for the wedding?

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    1. i will do a good amount of the cooking for this event. i will not make the cake though! i wish you could come and help me and bring all your cool stuff. the house will most def not be painted before the wedding but the good news is that red is the brides favorite color. x

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  14. Can't wait for the wedding details. It's going to be gorgeous, Janet! I loooove the first image with the chandeliers and mismatched chairs - I might have to follow your friend Ms Pinterest boards :) the mustard cardigan is just so perfect for Autumn. I can't get enough of this time of year.

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    1. thank you yuko. that first image is mesmerizing. can you imagine attending an event in that setting?! x

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  15. A Fall wedding at your home would be wonderful. Love your ensemble. I am wearing a similar color in a sweater coat lots right now, and feeling seasonal! Sorry to hear plumbing woes. We dealt with a plumbing mess in a lovely old home we previously owned. It was a mess. But, it did get fixed. Not something I would desire to go through again! Enjoy the season! I do love all things Fall and Thanksgiving.

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    1. thank you kathy. i would love a coat or in that color of mustard, it's a favorite of mine too. i guess problems do come with old homes but i feel they are worth it. larry may not agree with that statement right now tho. x

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  16. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding...that is the best news. The fall color in your area is lovely. It's still feeling a lot like spring here, and no, I don't live in Australia. Sunny Southern California is doing what thousands move here for. I am a native and have always longed for a little seasonal change. :-)
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. karen i'm a native too so i'm so used to this weather. the subtle seasons are just fine for me. :))) x

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  17. Your outfit is cute and I love that yellow. Beautiful pics. A wedding, how exciting! Can't wait to hear more. :-)

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    1. My exact thoughts!
      Linda C.

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    2. thanks cherre and linda. plenty of details coming....x

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  18. I'm excited to hear the wedding details. Weddings bring joy, unlike plumbing problems. Our leaves are just limping here in Northern California. I can't wait for them to change color. You look just how I want to look! Casual chic xoxo

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    1. thank you jennifer, what a compliment! this wedding is getting exciting...it's coming quick. x

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  19. You look gorgeous, that cardi is a wonderful Autumnal colour.
    Love the wedding inspiration. Hope those holes are sorted soon. xxx

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  20. so exciting about the wedding! Fall weddings are so beautiful, my daughter's was several years ago , not at home but at a lovely old mansion. the morning had been rainy but then it cleared up just in time to hold the ceremony outdoors amid the autumn flowers. such happy memories. here in New York the colors finally seem to be hitting their stride. sorry about the plumbing issues but this too shall pass.
    Darby

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    1. oh darby that sounds so beautiful. i hope this one comes close to yours. we are having rain for the next few days which will help the garden so much. x

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  21. Thank you for your blog! I have enjoyed it for sometime now!
    Happy you are back.
    Sharon

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  22. Hosting a fall wedding sounds like a lot more fun than plumping problems.
    You look very "Fonz" in your vintage cardi and t-
    pve

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    1. exactly! ooo i hadn't thought of the fonz but you are right!

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  23. Hi Janet,

    Glad to see you back!!

    I am very interested to hear about the wedding you are hosting! I'm sure it will be beautiful, wondering if it's for a family member or friends?

    Plumbing issues are the worst. We had a major problem a few years back, a huge tree root was blocking our sewer pipe. Couldn't use our toilets or showers. Luckily we found a plumber that came out that day and stayed until midnight and didn't charge us an arm and a leg to fix it. We even tipped him!

    Happy Fall!!

    Linda
    xo

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    1. it is for a family member and i hope it comes out beautiful. we have about 20 days notice so i'm going to be busy! sometimes no time to plan is the best...well lets hope so! lol

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  24. Brutally cold here today for October with snowflakes blowing in near gales. Love that outdoors pin from M with all those chairs and chandeliers.

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    1. oh wow snow?! it is raining today but not that cold. i'll still take it. i adore that photo too! x

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  25. Hi Janet, how lovely are those wedding styling pics? I love your fall outfit!

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  26. hello from Indiana Janet, just wanted to comment about your previous post's......about blogging etc......I love your blog and everything about it !!! I especially enjoy your fashion/clothing post's, and how you always look classy and beautiful.....your style is simple, classic and beautiful !!! I love your simple life style...and love your home.......I really dislike blogs that are all fluff & fake.......you will always be on my favorite list !!!!!

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    1. thank you so much linda. what a sweet comment to wake up to. thank you for reading! x

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  27. I can't wait to hear all about this wedding...!
    ~diane

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