I was going to wait a few weeks to do this for autumn, but I found myself thinking about these colors so much last night that I thought I'd best just go ahead and jump into it!
For cooler weather, I swapped out the pink for that strong green, and I darkened all of the colors a bit; I particularly wanted to make sure that the navy on the left of the painting was included, since that's a pivotal neutral for me here.
The last weekend at the lake, for this year
As soon as you can escape from work, you're headed to the cabin. There's always work to be done to make sure things are ready for winter, and this may be the last non-snowy weekend you can all get there. So even though you had to wear a suit today, you have already segued, in your mind, into the mindset of the country, with your green sweater and soft scarf. (and your earrings echo the fluid lines of your favorite painting!)
Okay, this isn't technically a suit, since the 2 pieces are from different designers. But the skirt fabric is tweedy in texture, so you can wear them together without fear of breaking any "matchy matchy" rules!
Note that you're carrying your same reliable Longchamp bag, and that you're bringing along your same J. Crew chambray pants and J. Crew jeans. A change of seasons does NOT mean a 100% change of wardrobe.
Saturday is going to be spent tidying up - make sure that there's no stray food left anywhere, get everything else clean and stashed. Lawn furniture must come in, the badminton net's got to come down, and someone better haul the canoe into the basement...
And since all of the food's going to be packed up, everyone will almost certainly go out to brunch on Sunday. You certainly could wear jeans, but after yesterday they're not in their best nick, and you really don't mind dressing up for brunch. If you're drinking mimosas, nice trousers just feel more appropriate!
This is the time when all of your most autumn-ish clothes should make an appearance. Got a snuggly sweater? Some scarves? Bring them along...
If everyone get's madly sentimental and decides to stay over Sunday night (it's been known to happen!), you're okay, because you can wear your chambray trousers with your navy cardigan and yellow tee shirt to work on Monday morning... Because, in addition to being madly creative and artistic, you also plan your wardrobe with efficiency in mind!
I really love these last weekends of autumn, like the one described here. It leads into the winter holidays, and to SNOW, which I love with an immoderate passion...