Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Soothing Strolls


Happy mid-week, darlings! Fall brings so many little pleasures, doesn't it? Leaves changing colors, fabulous fashion, boots, tights and amazing outerwear, a return to warm coffee and those amazing leisurely days spent taking in the sights of the city. I love nothing better than hitting the streets on a cool autumn day. Everything seems to slow down a bit and I feel like I could walk for miles strolling by fabulous shops, quaint cafes, beautiful architecture and neighborhood parks. It's a little feast for the eyes.

And since the days are shorter this time of year I even try to get out during the work day for a brief stroll and a little glimpse of daylight. It just feels so indulgent and good for the soul.

Hope you all get the chance to escape for a little soul soother today. Have a wonderful one! xoxo

Images: 1 via Wildfox, 2, 3 & 6 via Lace and Cake, 4, 5 - All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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41 comments:

Pratishtha Durga said...

Ummm... Woke up today to smell winters... This is such a lovely time of the year, with festivals around the corner. Love the pictures.

Signe said...

Great images, but I am afraid my feet would kill me if I went for a stroll in those black heels! ;)

Ann said...

All people, who live in the countries, where the autumn is filled with colors, must be happy!
That's one thing I enjoy in Estonia - it's exactly like your described: leaves changing colors, and warm coffee tastes every day better.

Diana Mieczan said...

I also feel like everything is so much more relaxed and calm during autumn:)
Those images are stunning,sweetie
Have a lovely day

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Collette Osuna said...

Nice pics hunnie....you have my craving some Starbucks right about now, and its only 6.30 am, lol....have a wonderful day too:)

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Debby said...

Dawn, you always find the most beautiful images. I adore this post! My favorite things... outer wear, boots, tights, coffee and strolling the city!! xo

vicki archer said...

I would be out and about all day if I were dressed like that.....Gorgeous autumn images, xv.

Katie said...

It's a dreary, rainy day here but hopefully it'll pass soon!

SabinePsynopsis said...

What a wonderful reminder that I should do JUST THAT - go out for a little walk in the moist (mmhh, very moist), cool air. Hope you are enjoying your autumn stroll today, too. xoxo

Alleen said...

Love fall for all the things you mentioned...although DC has been quite warm the past few days :( I am in need of chilly weather!

Happy Mid-Week!

Bethany Dirksen said...

I just stumbled across your blog for the first time and thought I would say hello! I looked through a few of your posts and love your style.

I am living in Europe temporarily and today is a beautiful fall crisp one! Your post just inspired me to go out and take a stroll :)

I'm a blogger as well, about the world of art, but my history is in interior design and fashion. I love to hear what people are saying! Hope we get to see more of each other in the future.

Bethany
www.DirksenDabbles.com

Krystal said...

getting out for a walk is so perfect - it's so sunny and bright here but chilly - feels like such a fun fall day :)

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

I hate that it gets darker so early now, I think getting out to enjoy the sunshine is a great idea.

Nikki said...

Love these pictures!! Im obsessed with this weather, glad youre enjoying it too!

xx
Nikki

Isabel said...

that first photo is so glam, i love it!

coolkids said...

Love fall walks. Adore the picture with the black booties. Have a great day!

Jude said...

Sigh, this is just what I needed! I love this time of year and love the idea of taking midday walks to get some autumn sun. Gorgeous pictures dear, as always :)

Roxy Te said...

oh how I definitely need a soul soothing stroll today! I know just where I would do it too...In the West Village, where the street signs turn from green to brown, and the streets get all zig zaggy and crazy. Perhaps I would sit in the park across the street from the MJ accessories store with a cupcake from Magnolia and a soy latte with a sprinkle of cinnamon.. thanks for inspiring such a lovely little daydream!! :)

Haute World said...

Beautiful images - the surroundings look very familiar ;-) I've definitely been doing a lot more city walking. The Fall weather here is so perfect - clear crisp air and perfect blue skies. Hope you've been having a fabulous week so far!

style'n said...

Reading your posts is always so relaxing and positive. I adore that image of the black pumps!

honey my heart said...

warm coffee would be such a great addition to this morning :)

The Gourmet Traveller said...

Thank you for reminding me of what's so great about fall! Your photos are beautiful and I do enjoy the fashion and beauty of everything in these few months... I still miss summer a bit though!

Valerie said...

I love this time of year too. And it's always so relaxing to get out and take a walk in the middle of a work day. I've been trying to do that more often and it really makes the entire day better. Hope you have a great one!

xo
Valerie

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I always enjoy your post !!! have a great day

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The Red Umbrella said...

This post is like a breath of fresh air! Thanks.

this free bird said...

Dawn you manage to find the dreamiest pictures ever. Love these so much...need to take a walk!

xoxo,
Carrie

thingsIlove said...

So pretty! i miss Paris when I look at those pictures.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Ahhh you are killing me! Love this! It is 90 degrees here and humid, I'm not even kidding. We have been gypped of fall, gypped I tell ya! XX!

Chic Therapy said...

great pictures

Design Elements said...

really beautiful pics!!!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I need to start taking small walks on my lunch break!! indulgent and completely necessary!! xo

Tanvi said...

There is now fall here. it's all still green and hot! These images are making me miss Fall terribly! :)

Jess said...

Yup - fall is the best. My hubby and I took a walk on Sunday and it was perfect. Colorful leaves, brisk breeze, and a hot chocolate in hand. Hope this weather sticks around a while. Not sure I'm quite ready for winter yet...

MarchMusings said...

Your visions of Fall are beautiful. those booties-sigh!

Punctuation Mark said...

good for you for taking the time to enjoy the beauty of the season and a bit of fresh air... offices can be so depressing sometimes...

hélène said...

I Loooooove fall! The best weather for the greatest outfits, hands down. And the air is so crisp and fresh. I've been itching to travel recently and those photos are not helping! xxx

Dustjacket Attic said...

Mmmm Perfecto!
xxx

Poppies and Sunshine said...

These pictures are so gorgeous. It is finally feeling a bit chilly here. These pictures make me all the more happy about fall!

Charlotta Ward said...

OMG the colours.. ! Loving it!

xx C

La Boheme said...

Love love love this post! So pretty even while reading it on Sunday night :) hugs to you my friend. xo

Anna said...

What is the label of boots on the 4-th picture?Thanks