Inspiration and Fashion Distractions

With seasonal preparation for climate change comes the wonderful influence of colour, comfort cuisine, and artful elements. I typically archive inspiration several ways, including tear sheets, but with Pinterest, Pinvolve/Bazaart, or We Heart It, amongst many others it's even easier to consolidate and store bits of inspiration that you might want to use later.

Here are a few compilations of what I've been inspired by recently, from shopping favourite items in my closets to adored collections from the runway. Sit back, relax and enjoy these inspiring gulps custom curated, and tastefully plated.

First Course: Crimson Colour

Yes, please! These pieces are perfect to add to my deep rich, plum hued collection. Give me both of these luxe styles (above and below) in oxblood, burgundy, merlot ... whatever you want to call it, I will gladly don these anytime!


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Followed by Second Course: A Casual Remix
I recently uncovered my navy boots and I cannot wait to style these casual suede beauties again! (Insert: now, dramatically blowing the dust off the box) Remixing (whether done often or occasionally), is always a great way to interpret versatile styling. It's even better when you come across an item that you haven't worn for some time.

Third Course: Ode to October
October is one of the fun months that I love—for us it generally involves more themed parties than normal, a few dinner hosting nights, and all right before stores become inundated with crazed holiday shoppers. But, let's not talk about that one just yet.


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Digestive Pauses and climate visuals ...
This image is pretty much what I can expect when I visit my parents in the countryside ... there's pumpkins, gourds, hay, and even horses to match the autumn air. 

Fourth Course: The Real Menu
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To be honest, almost anything that the cool, calm, and collected Chef John Besh musters up will be good enough for me. The Louisiana Speckled Trout Amandine dish in particular is one that I've been wanting to make. The colour, the texture, and entire combination looks incredibly succulent to me! 
 
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And let's not even talk about what I will be requesting specifically during the holidays! This excellent recipe comes to mind, the Gnocchi with Lump Crab Meat and Black Truffles would be a delightful and appreciative selection at my table. 

Themed: Cookware

 
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Want to give them something to talk about during the meal? How about serving your delicious cuisine in this pumpkin enamelware casserole dish? I just love entertaining, and I've seen miniature versions as well!


Do you entertain at all or enjoy cooking special dishes during fall/winter?


Happy October!



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  1. hey madison! excellent post girl. i've always been a fan of the rich hues. give me the plums, wines, and every fathom shade of red possible. hahaha they always look great! they just change the name of them season to season to spice it up. i love October more than November. hahaha it is FUN! i've already started decorating for Fall and I love to bake this time of year. it's not from scratch but the kitchen will surely smell delightful. what fun cookware! i haven't gotten to that point yet, but i bet it makes cooking a blast. have a great week girl.
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  2. Oh to Be a Muse01 October, 2012

    I like the ode to october photos. for some reason, i think i'm going to be really into the fall season this year. Oxblood seems to be all over the place as the staple color for fall, but I'm not sure it's my thing. But the models wear it well.

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  3. okay that top fur hat is just amazing, I need one of those lol!

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  4. that pumpkin casserole is amazing! haha

    <3 katherine

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  5. You've made hungry for fall!  From food to fashion it will be fun to embrace the new season1

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  6. francesca romana capizzi01 October, 2012

    This time my eyes were caught by that amazing, lovely, fabulous pumpkin casserole!! I want it!! It has to be mine!
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  7. alessia milanese01 October, 2012

    Collection in tune with seasonal fruits. Very nice!!

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  8. Amazing post!
    Love that wine colored hue for fall!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  9. hi lovely, 

    Wonderful post! It makes me feel all warm inside looking at these autumn colours and cosy meals. I really love those boots that you rediscovered, perfect for this season :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  10. The food looks delicious! And love that crimson color :)

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  11. Such yummy looking photos!

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  12. I love fall and your post is perfect for the season. Love the booties, maroon, and yummy fall food.
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  13. There's been so much talk about oxblood that I think oxen everywhere are scared!

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  14. I have to search my closet for some burgundy to wear this fall!

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  15. I love your choice of colours for autumn, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Happy october, Madison.
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  16. No joke...this is the most fabulous post of 2012 - you have literally focused on all of my favorite things...oxblood, suede booties, pumpkin patches...swoon! I am so in love right now!  :)

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  17. I think I'm pretty much going to copy this list :-) it has everything on it except for my birthday this month!!!!!

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  18. Ok, can I just say I am in love with John Besh and anything he cooks up?!  Oh my, it's 10:30 in the morning and I want both the trout and gnocchi dishes right now!

    Also, that crimson color is so pretty.  I've been perusing the thrift stores left and right to find the perfect fall dress in that shade :)

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  19. I love the burgundy colour for the fall. especially leather pieces in this colour

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  20. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle02 October, 2012

    That crimson colored outfit is gorgeous! Really need to add some to my wardrobe asap!

    xo Mary Jo

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  21. KellyEliseJaspers02 October, 2012

    Love this post! The crimson color is amazing! Thanks for all the inspiration

    www.fussylife.com

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  22. When I saw all the pumkins I want a pumpkin soup  now!! Can´t live with out it <3
    I also love the dark red colour! It´s so autumn... :)
    xoxo

    http://lola-finn.blogspot.de

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  23. ummm this post was filled with deliciousness!

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  24. Fifth n Sixth02 October, 2012

    I love the H&M outfit, its very cool, chic, & edgy!
    www.fifthnsixthcloset.com

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  25. such a great seasonal post!

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  26. Yes pumpkin soup would be perfect to cook in this dish. xx

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  27. Haha, thanks! My job is done! xo

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  28. Absolutely! Love oxblood colour! Hope you're having a fab week dear. xx/M

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  29. You're welcome! Than you for your comment.

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  30. Ahhh, yes we share the same marvellous tastes! I'm drooling over that gnocci w/ truffles. :)

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  31. I love burgundy & I love autumn !!!
    It's spring here where I live !!!

    http://www.olastory.com/

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  32. Gorgeous and very warm colour!!!

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  33. Thank you Kim for the sweet words. Yes, I have been extremely inspired for fall things in every capacity. xx Have a great week!

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  34. Thanks so much Daniella! I am sure I will grab a chance to wear the boots very soon. :) Take care.

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  35. love this post!! happy october!!
    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  36. Loving all the deep burgundy and oxblood hues... I used to wear this colour a lot. I bet this shade looks amazing on you lovely.
    The pumpkin casserole dish is too cool, my BFF would like that!

    Hope you're having a great week!
    x.o.x.o

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  37. Loving the crimson colored inspiration, that's such a big hit this season! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog!

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  38. I love those burgundy colours in the first two images. There seem to be so many different berry shades this autumn and I'm amazed by  the different words to describe them! What a cute pumpkin casserole dish too. You left a lovely comment on my blog - thank you.
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  39. I LOVE the crimson/burgundy color. I'm so happy it's more readily available now, it's always been a favorite of mine.

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  40. That pumpkin casserole dish is too cute! i want it :) 

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  41. I love the plum and burgundy colors for fall!

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  42. chillairandperfume03 October, 2012

    I'm loving those suede ankle boots! I definitely need a pair.

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  43. Pinterest is such a time suck, and I love it! I'm not familiar with the other sites, though, but that's probably for the best. ;) I also love oxblood for fall, and I bought a ton of it last year. 

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  44. I am in love with the burgundy trends for this fall season

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  45. Lovely
    post, unique style. You always upload the best of things.


    Best
    Regards.

    Miss Margaret Cruzemark 

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  46. Love this post; a bit of everything! I have fallen in love with the burgundy hues again so to me those first two images are tdf!:-). Happy Wednesday! XX

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  47. Such a great post! I really enjoyed reading it!

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  48. I love rich and bold colors for fall. Burgundy is one of my favorites as well as purple. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  49. Haha I'm so glad you called it crimson. I much prefer that term to "oxblood." For some reason reading about the "oxblood trend" irritates me because it makes me feel cheesy, like "oooh Halloween!  Vampires! Spooky!" I'm weird.

    I think you pretty much summed up a perfect fall here. That pumpkin casserole dish is so freaking awesome. :)

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  50. Hinda Toufga03 October, 2012

    Nice colors and photo picks. I like how you make your posts mixed of nice things not only fashion, it makes it interesting. Cheers 

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  51. I like the term crimson more so than oxblood...it just doesn't sound as appealing.  And the pumpkin cookware is fabulous!

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  52. Punctuation Mark04 October, 2012

    Have a great month my dear!!!

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  53. Yes, lol oxblood is everywhere, but I say crimson or burgundy or merlot even better! Thanks doll for your comment. Happy weekend to you. -xx

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  54. Oh yes, the other site are great ipad apps, there's even more but did not want to inundate you too much. I hope you can don some of that burgundy that you bought last year.

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  55. Mine too, I think I used to be one of the few girls growing up who just loved burgundy colour. -x

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  56. The Dainty Dolls House05 October, 2012

    Gorgeous items. Love the deep burgundy colour!! That pumpkin pot is so sweet, I like that to make my witchery brews ;) So cool :) Love these :)  x

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