11/11/2015

FASHION | All Saints Day 2015

Dress: La Halle aux Vêtements (French)
Boots: André
Bag: present from my lil' cousin
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On All Saints Day, the first of November, my (big) family gets together for a day at my grandma's house (this is actually her garden, which you'll see in many posts because it is a convenient place to shoot outfit photos). I think it comes from a Portuguese tradition that celebrated our dead, but we've shifted away from that and now, it is just an occasion for us to spend some time together. So there I was with my brother taking these pictures for me - I've never seen a better ten-year-old fashion photographer! - while my uncle was lighting a fire, for our annual roasting of chestnuts. I'm not a fan of chestnuts myself, but I can't resist having a few of them when they're warm and roasted. As you can see the leaves are getting more and more yellow, and they kept falling as soon as you touched a branch of the tree. Now that is what I call autumn!
I've had this dress for years, but for some reason I don't wear it a lot. I do love it though, burgundy is one of my favourite colours and I love this shape. Actually I had many compliments on it that day, so I'll definitely be wearing it more often!


I'll add a few photos of our chestnut roasting tradition below, just because I couldn't resist taking some photos of that afternoon - for memories.


Do you have any such family traditions? Are there some special occasions you share with your loved ones?
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These basically look like small human brains don't you think?

14 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous and I really love chestnuts! Spending time with your family is always a good idea :)

    http://daristo-chic.blogspot.com.mt/

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    1. Thank you Yasmine! Chesnuts have a funny taste I think :P xx

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  2. This dress looks lovely on you! I love roasting chestnuts and spending time with my family is the best :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. Thank you Sarah! It definitely is the best, espcially on a sunny Sunday! xx

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  3. Wonderful photos :)
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    1. Thanks Veronica! I don't do follow for follow, however I'll check out your blog! xx

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  4. You look lovely, Julia. The dress is perfect for autumn and that bow belt is lovely too!
    The chestnuts pictures got me singing "chestnuts roasting on an open fire..." and then your comment below them made me giggle!
    It looks like a really lovely day :)

    http://blossomingdaydreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much Georgia! That's totally an excuse to go and listen to this song and lots of other Christmas songs! :P xx

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  5. I love the dress! And the colour is so pretty as well x

    Lina / lina-khalifa.blogspot.com

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  6. You have a beautiful dress. My best friend has the same dress except that she has it in color blue. :)

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Shaira! It must look really nice in blue too :D xx

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  7. You look absolutely lovely Julia!
    That dress look so beautiful on you, and that colour was made for you!
    We don't really have very many traditions, but we've just started a new one of going out eating lunch together every month, so it's very nice.
    Much love,
    Mona

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    1. Aw thanks Mona! Having lunch once in a while is a nice way to see regularly your family, and there's nothing better than spending quality time with loved ones AND good food :D xx

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