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Catching Rae

Senescent Cedar

Occasion: Client Appointment
Dress Code: Business Casual
Outdoor Temps: 76°F
Activity Level: Moderate
Wearing: Leith jersey dress (flea market), 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target vest (swapped with BFF), agate necklace (Nordstrom rack), Gentle Souls mules (flea market), Specialchoice bag (ebay).

... of the trees that change color in the autumn, most are responding to photoperiodism. The processes induced by photoperiodism are called "senescence", which is a term for the collective process that lead to the aging and death of a plant or plant part, like a leaf.

We don't have many trees that change color around here, but the process of "senescence" is still a pretty universal hallmark for Fall. So without the trees to mark the occasion, sometimes we have to reference the process ourselves... even when it's near 80° outside! To me, it just helps to mark the passage of time and get me mentally ready for the holiday season to come. 

To shout out to Fall in your own outfits (especially if it's still warm), you can try these strategies:

  • Wear warm colors like cedar, rust, orange, or red paired with brown accessories.
  • Pair two warm colors like red and burnt orange together for a tonal look akin to turning leaves. 
  • Opt for warm accessories like gold, rose gold, saddle leather, or cognac. 
  • If your skin tone is too cool for very warm neutrals like taupe - or wear the warm colors away from your face in a skirt or trouser.

Happy Friday, everyone! See you Monday!