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New Lookbook!

So, we have been having some unseasonably warm weather for October, here in Wisconsin. I can't complain, though, because it seems we've had the best of both worlds-- beautiful Autumn foliage paired with sunny, warm, summer-like days. Josh and I have been taking advantage as much as possible-- riding bikes, going out on our boat, and taking long drives through the countryside. A few days ago, we took off in search of an apple orchard (my craving for apple cider was insatiable!), and along the way we took some pictures. . . et voila! A Late Fall Lookbook is born!

 stopped into a small town bar for lunch and a beer. . .
Josh got to play "fashion photographer". . . Not bad right?

Finally, we found an orchard-- complete with pumpkins!

Check out more photos, and shop the lookbook here!


Back to my roots. . .

So, I grew up in Georgia but have since migrated north to good ol' Wisconsin. I love it here in the Midwest, but of course there are some things about the South that I miss: my friends and family, winters that stay above 20 degrees, and the food. Fried chicken, cornbread, collard greens. . . Bring it on!  When I was 18, I moved to beautiful Charleston, SC for college, and there I discovered the treasures of "Low Country" Cuisine: gumbo, she crab soup, low country boil, shrimp and grits. . . Most of the food down there has seafood in it, of course.
A couple nights ago, the Mermaid Cafe, a darling little breakfast and lunch spot down the street from us, hosted a special dinner in the style of Low Country South Carolina cooking. Of course I had to go. Get back to my roots, you know.
Here's what I wore:

I found this adorable plaid dress at a Theatre Costume sale for $2! Do I look like a Southern Lady? Ok, maybe the plaid is more Scottish Lass. . .

The best part is the back:
And when the sun went down and it got chilly, I threw on this cropped navy jacket that I picked up at a yard sale last week
Finally, I went through my collection and "borrowed" this adorable kelly green handbag (It will be up for sale on the site very soon, i promise)
Ok, finally, I just have to say-- How cute are these shoes?!
And just to leave your mouths watering, here are some pics of the amazing food (served 'family style'--LOVE IT!)
Here's a pic of my honey, Josh, looking like a Southern Gentleman in his vest. . . And YES, those are peanuts floating in the Coca-Cola (according to our host- this is a common Southern snack, though I don't remember doing that growing up!)


More from Vintage Madison

People keep sending me great photos from the Vintage Madison event & fashion show, so I'll post a few more. . .