Fall Fashion Challenge {Pretty in Plum} Inspired by Lark Rise To Candleford

It's time to create new Fall outfits from your own closet!    Fall fashion can be fun when you bring out the old and update it without spending a cent.  So, where do you get your creativity when today's fashion magazines aren't really your cup of tea?  

When I transition my wardrobe from season to season, I am inspired by themes.  I like to get my fashion inspiration from mixing vintage style and colors with the clothes in my own closet.  For example, I'll take a trendy color and create a classy outfit with a touch of vintage accessories.  You can say, I like to have a style all my own, yet classy.  

Lately, I've become a fan of the BBC television show, Lark Rise To Candleford.   Ever heard of it?  I'm a big fan of the victorian period, so when I saw this show flipping through channels one night, it caught my attention.  I may be a newbie to following this show, since the last season aired a while ago.  Usually, that's how it goes when I find a series I enjoy.   sigh. 

Lark Rise To Candleford is full of victorian period lovelies.  What I find so beautiful is how the cinematography displays warm autumn colors.  Every episode is filled with scenic backgrounds and costumes of chestnut, pumpkin, sage, navy, plum and lots of jewel tones.  Every episode has autumn showcased all over it!   That's when I realized I was inspired by the character's costumes for my own fall fashion challenge.  

Today's fall fashion look challenge is inspired by the character, Dorcus Lane.  Her beautiful plum dress and the pumpkin surroundings of earth tones gave me an idea to mix the two colors for a unique outfit.  Plum, Violet, and basically all forms of purple are very trendy for this Fall in makeup and for fashion 2014.  It's a regal color fit for a Princess and when worn it expresses noble qualities of royalty and faithfulness.  

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Let's begin. . .   just to let you know . . .  all the items I'm wearing, I already had in my closet.  

A caramel tweed sheath makes a come back from my closet as it is paired with a plum cropped cardigan.  I've had this dress for almost ten years, yet it looks new with a Fall refresh! The cropped cardigan was my mothers and she handed it down to me a couple years ago. 




Makeup colors are enhanced with a violet eye look and a subtle pink lip.  To watch my entire Violet Eye Look tutorial click here.  



It's all about the details:   scarf, jewelry, shoes.  


A old caramel scarf tied in a french knot.  Parisian influence.  

A crushed velvet flower brooch adds texture and a vintage touch.  

Round citrine earrings add grace and a pop of color.  

Silver Tiffany bracelet my husband gave me for sentimental, modern bling. 


I love wearing opaque tights during Fall with skirts and dresses.  I keep different colors stocked up just for the cold months.  Match them to your skirt or dress for a slimming long leg.  


During this time of the year, it's too warm, and not cold enough in Arizona to wear boots.  However I'm looking forward to wearing them soon.  For this Fall outfit, I chose to wear pink blush heels that compliment the cool plum color and pink lipstick. 



There you have it!  Pretty in Plum.  I think this makes a great classy outfit for the office or for a date night with the hubby.
I hope this inspired you to dive into your closet and create a beautiful new Fall outfit with hues of plum.  

One more thing . . . I must thank my precious daughter Hadara for taking these wonderful photographs.  I think she rocked it!  (She's only nine years old).  We definitely work great as a team. :) 


What do you think about wearing plum, caramel and pink?

Are you a fan of Larkrise to Candleford too?

If this post inspired you to create your own Pretty in Plum outfit, please share a photo of your new outfit.    I'd love to see your creative ideas too!  Share or Tag me on Facebook or Instagram.  Thank you for sharing this on Pinterest! 

Beauty starts in the heart, so shine for Jesus!  

Blessings and Shalom,








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