Fall Colors in New Haven

Even though the reds and oranges of fall pale in comparison to the bright pinks of spring (I know not everyone feels that way), they are beautiful in their own way, and feel like a last hurrah - going out in a brilliant blaze before the world turns brown.

During the spring my most important mission is to seek out as many flowering trees as possible, track when each will be at their peak, and pray the weather cooperates so I can capture my photos with their splendid beauty in the background. In the fall, I drop the ball. I forget about the changing leaves, and before I realize, the branches are bare and the opportunity has past.

While my initial desire was to take photos along side one of the buildings of Yale, the orange leaves on the Green beckoned me, and added color to this black and white look.

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The Rundown
Leopard Print Shirt Banana Republic similar
Black Jeans Gap
Open Heel Booties c/o Vionic
Bucket Bag "Johnny" Danse Lente
Cream Wide Brim Fedora Goorin Brothers similar
Loop Earrings Mejuri
Gold Chain Necklace Thrifted
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx


  1. I do love Fall trees! I've been failing at outfit photos lately because I had such a backup from honeymoon posts so I probably won't have any pretty tree photos....

  2. Wow these photos are so beautiful!! I wish our leaves would change like these here in Charleston! They usually just fall off by that time!

  3. Stunning outfit! Looks so pretty in New Haven! I have to get a pair of those heels- they are amazing!

  4. How beautiful! I'd love see see fall leaves like this! Also loving your outfit. That hat is amazing!


  5. This makes me miss how beautiful the Yale campus is - I definitely miss that place sometimes.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. Fall trees are beautiful! I wish they would last a tad bit longer! And your leopard print top is perfect!


  7. What a cute top! I like the fun touch it adds to the classic black and white outfit. I think you did a great job with the trees too, it adds a nice colourful backdrop! We don't really get the big leaves turning, but I have been trying to be more adventurous with my photos recently and trying to snap some in front of all the pretty jacarandas we have around here right now for spring!

    Hope that your week is going well! :)

    Away From Blue

  8. Lovely look. The had and the bag are the perfect touch!!


  9. While I know that you, like me, aren't really a fall person, I'm always surprised you don't chase fall leaves in the same way you chase spring flowers. After all, you do live in a place where fall truly is beautiful - I am always amazed when I travel even a hundred kilometres east, just how much the fall landscape changes (and becomes more beautiful. In Manitoba, we get nothing but brown and yellow leaves.) Red leaves are my favourite - and you're right, they are the perfect contrast to your neutral look.

  10. Autumn colors are my favorite colors - and probably why I rebranded revolving around them. I love these photos and your super cute outfit. I want that top!

  11. I am loving all of the leopard print that I am seeing this season! That top looks fab on you xoxo sarah

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  13. Such a chic and classic fall look dear. Love the top!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  14. No pictures with the changing leaves here: it is either too rainy or we are too busy. They have finally started turning pretty colors though!

  15. This is sooo cute! I love the changing of the leaves it's FINALLY doing that here!

  16. The leaves do make the perfect contrast to the black and white outfit!! I just love Fall in New England!!

  17. Ah, those trees!! I'm a total sucker for fall foliage - def my fave!! But then again, spring trees are pretty fabulous too. And I love this outfit! SO sleek & gorgeous!! xo

    www.veronikanovotny.com (life + style blog)

  18. I totally agree! Autumn colours is like the last splash of colour before the neutrals that winter brings. Love these outfits :)

    Lily Loves | https://www.lilyloves.net

  19. Definitely agree that fall colors are the last splash of color before winter sets in. And I am ALL about the beautiful color. I do love this darker neutral look of yours - a little sassy!

    xo Laura Leigh

  20. Very chic outfit! The colours of the leaves provides such a beautiful backdrop.

    Emma xxx

  21. The fall colors are just here and it is not too late to plan for that fall color ride.