the best costume for the day

23 Oct

Today we went to the pumpkin patch. I had never been to a pumpkin patch, at least not one that I remembered. This one kind of blew my mind: apple pull-aparts with caramel and ice cream, photo-ops a plenty, a rocking horse corral, chickens(!) and a contraption that lead a goat through a path into the air where it stopped to take a nap and your child could ring a bell furiously from a seemingly related station on the ground. What? I know!

The farm was huge and beautiful, with an apple orchard where you could choose an apple and eat it straight from the tree for a mere 25 cents, which is a markup of about ten percent from the grocery store down the street from my house that sells exactly the same apples. If you care about those things. But I don’t! So we did that.

I dearly love dressing George for these sorts of outings. Wondering which jacket, romper, hat or t-shirt will become one of his signature pieces — the kind you look back on in photos and remember wearing — is such great fun. This was no exception, and since I knew we’d be taking lots of pictures of him, his little baby BFFs and us as a family, I made sure his outfit was representative of what he normally wears but still festive. I tried to do the same for myself, but there’s just no competing with a vintage Izod hooded, argyle sweater. Without further ado, here we are, as style-y as we get with any regularity:



I simply can’t bring myself to take a straight-on, posed photo of myself, you guys. Those who do this monthly or weekly, my hat is off to you.

On me:
t-shirt: art in the age of mechanical reproduction
cords: old navy
jacket: Ralph Lauren, from Macy’s
sneakers (almost dead, alas): Jack Purcell, from (I think) Famous Footwear, like 3 years ago
sunglasses: F21

On George:
sweater: vintage IZOD, Value Village
pants: Target
onesie: Carter’s, but probably from Value Village
legwarmers: mama-made, from some ladies’ cashmere socks
shoes: Robeez, hand-me-downs

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18 Responses to “the best costume for the day”

  1. Bethany October 24, 2010 at 9:38 am #

    Isn’t that pumpkin patch insane. We took Ollie there as well (and forgot the camera – ugh). I love dressing Ollie too. He is like my little doll. So much fun. I can’t even imagine if I had a girl – I would go even more crazy.

    • veryveryfine October 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

      um, bethany, maybe you will! are you finding out with this little muffin? congratulations, again!

  2. Autumn October 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    I like when you blog about clothes- fashiony lady. Keep doin’ it!

    • veryveryfine October 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

      hey, our comments are nextdoor neighbors on rebecca woolf’s post!

  3. Autumn October 24, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    Hopefully one of us wins!

    • veryveryfine October 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

      i must not have read very closely because i didn’t realize there was something to be won!

  4. GirlsGoneChild October 26, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    Um. I love you. That jacket is covetable. So is your wee babe!

    • veryveryfine October 26, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

      whoa, there’s a celebrity up in here!

  5. katie October 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    love that first shot! your clothes, the bike, the little guy’s navel gazing…it’s great. =)

  6. Lydia October 26, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    I love the jacket and the cords!! And your little one’s sweater is too cute!

  7. Bevin October 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    I love your sunglasses!

  8. Marisa October 26, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    Love the outfit! And your adorable baby and bike!

  9. Rachael October 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm #

    OOOhh! I’m in LOVE with your jacket! Those big gold buttons (swoon!). What a stylish pair you two make. Can’t wait to see the rest of your week!

  10. Harmony Hilderbrand October 26, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    AHH I LOVE the bike in the first picture, your bangs, glasses, sweater and your adorable little boy!

    ;] so cute!
    <3 Harmony

  11. Lea October 26, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

    So cute and so fun!

  12. Claudia Guerreiro October 27, 2010 at 3:33 am #

    love your post! you are both totally cute!

  13. emery jo October 27, 2010 at 5:52 am #

    awesome outfit!! I am in serious love with your blazer. and your cute hair-do! :)

  14. NikkNaks October 27, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    Oh my goodness. I am up to my ears in cuteness.

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