Absolute Autumn

Fall equates many things for many of us; for me it's all about the arrival of my beloved fashion magazines. It rates right up there with my childhood memories of the Sear's Christmas catalog gracing our family mailbox; oh yah, this is big.

There's the obvious signals of fall - yellow school buses riding the roads. Packed with pupils making those goofus faces as you pass bye. There's the crisp morning air, the changes of color of our local foliage, and the end of t.v. reruns and the long awaited answers to all those pre-summer cliff-hangers. That is all well and good and true triggers that Autumn has arrived, but THIS is fall folks -
  • plaid, beloved plaid
  • leather - it's hot again
  • tights (well, maybe not so much in Houston)'
  • corduroys - narrow or wide wale
  • velveteen, glorious, elegant velvet
  • boots - ankle, motorcycle, knee; no imagination required
  • and randomly - being able to ride my Triumph sans the 100 degree sweats
  • hair - inspirational runaway, stunning starlet hair
I can't put my finger on it but it's a feeling. Just maybe the notion of re-inventing one's self as the new season unfolds. The magic of Autumn ~

Hair Trends Fall 2009

{go forth & live responsibly}
imagine the unimaginable

A huge thank you for all the incredibly supportive and thoughtful messages that I've received in support of my quest to become a licensed Real Estate Agent. All your good vibes did the trick and I pulled it off - licensed I am.... you can teach an old dog new tricks!

photo credits: agirlsgottaspa.com; chanelfashionising.com; eayoyo.com; elle.com; glamourvanity.com; media.WWD.com; williamsomerhalderhair.com; stylefrizz.com; ultimahair.com; stockstock.com; stylesthatworkforyou.com; starbulletincom



Oh, Deb, that's great news! Congratulations! May you have all the success in the world! And thanks so much for your always sweet comments - like today on my guest post. You really are one of the nicest people I've had the pleasure to "meet" and I'm very grateful. And hooray for fall, right? I can't wait for it to get here. In the meantime, I'm savoring all the thick magazines. Happiness!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Get out the champagne and lets have a party!!!!!!Many, many congratulations to you, dear Deb..oh, so well deserved...I knew you would do it....and, autumn is coming and I can get out my boots and jackets, although, here in the U.K we can wear them all the year round!!!!
As for hairstyles....my hair has been long and straight, all of my life so , it doesn't really matter what's in fashion...mine always stays the same!! But it's still lovely to look at these gorgeous images.
Once again, Deb, I am so pleased for you.You can relax a little now and have some ME time. Lots of love XXXX

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Congratulations DEB
Woohoo... you're a rising star, never doubted you could do it! You are such an inspiration for those of us who need to take the 'Road Not YET Travelled'. Boy I think I need that road now but haven't got your dedication to the task.

Well It Spring on it's way here and I can't wait. I am OVER winter.. it is so last season. haha But I'm sure when the heat waves hit, I'll be whinging about that. And about the hair, I sound a little like Jacqueline. Long blonde, straight and been that way for years.

So now for you my girl.. Go Forth and Celebrate!!! xxx Julie

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Congrats dear! woo-hoo!!
Love that French-twist hair style...
Can't believe Fall is approaching very soon, can't wait!


Kitty said...

congratulations, deb! i loved that first photo!

Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese said...

Congrats on getting your real estate license! You ride a triumph? Very cool! I still love Scarlett's hair in this pic. I think I'm going blonde and chopping my locks. Bring on the plaid and boots, baby!

Kalee said...

Congrats on your news! I have to say that I can start to sense Fall as well and I love it! Time for plaids, cords, football games and apple cider.

Averill said...

Congrats, Deb! I'm so excited for you -- too bad we already sold the old house or I'd have hired you!

Btw, love ScarJo's messy short hairdo in that pick. What fun!

SpryOnTheWall said...

Congratulations!!!! Good for you! Fall is a time of new beginnings and there's a renewed feeling of starting over (sort of the same feeling as the Spring, but in a "out with the old" twist). I too love my September magazines. It's the small stuff, right? Love all the pictures!!!

Keith said...

Congrats on becoming a licensed real estate agent. That's great news. I wish you the best. Wonderful photos you posted. I love them all. I love autumn. It's my favorite season of the year. I'm so glad it will be here before we know it.

debi lynn mattingly said...

Hey sweet pea....CONGRATS!!!! Knew you could do it. Now you are going to think I have lost my mind...but, do your realize all this time, I had NO IDEA that you lived in Houston?????

How silly am I? So, that means---you need to make a trip "outside the loop" to come visit the YAYA!!! xo...deb

Michelle said...

Congrats! What great news...you will do awesome!! Life change is always great!!!


Janne said...

Congratulations! And thanks for leaving a comment on my blog so I could find yours :-) Love the hair-dos....

Kellie Collis said...

i always love sienna's hair... I need to grow mine! x

debra@dustjacket said...

Huge pat on the back, congratulations on your achievement Deb, well done.

Love the post, the words made me want to go to America!

Meg said...

There really IS something magical about fall... the air feels charged with possibility. I make a point of getting hot cider as often as possible and walking around everywhere. I adore it.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Thank you to everyone for all your well-wishes. This comes from the bottom of my heart ~ Deb/Dumbwittellher

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

So glad you stopped by my blog so I could meet you! You have such inspiring posts!

Here's to fall! Yay! And congrats on your happy news!!!

C.J. said...

hi Deb, I am so happy that you have that test under your belt! Congrats on passing the test, it is not an easy one, but we all knew that you could do it.
A few tips from an old Realtor, try to list more than sell. That way you have the property and the other agents can sell it for you, it will in turn bring you buyers. Learn not to waste time on people that are really not going to buy or sell, it is easy to do when you generally like people (as you and I do). As being a Realtor is always learning, listen well and work smart. Now, my friend, I personally know that you will be outstanding in this venue. I made a lot of money and worked in the field for twenty nine years. Good luck! Love, Carol