When Doug’s mom came to visit earlier this month, we took advantage of the nice weather and the opportunity to play tourist and took a trip out to Battle Road.

Transitioning from summer to fall with a vintage Pendleton 49er style jacket and modern skinny jeans

I don’t have a lot of outdoors-appropriate clothing, so getting dressed to go on a walk is always a bit of a challenge. Since we were making an outing of it, I didn’t want to just wear yoga pants, so I scrounged around and came up with this rather eclectic ensemble.

A plaid Pendleton 49er style jacket pairs nicely with a 1960s lace-trimmed shirt

The focal points for the ensemble were my plaid Pendleton 49er knock-off, which I think is a great lightweight layer for fall and something about oversized plaid just says “outdoors” to me… I’d love to get my hands on another one, maybe in a red plaid? But I digress…

Erstwilder Brahminy Bryan brooch on the lapel of a plaid jacket

So, focal points. The second focal point was this fantastic and hilarious brooch I’d just picked up from Erstwilder. Technically he’s meant to be a Brahminy kite, but I think he makes a decent bald eagle if you squint… if only he had a white tail instead of a white belly, it’d be perfect! But he’s awfully cute, especially with a fish in his claws! He reminds me of the eagles we often see fishing at my grandparents’ house in the summer, so I was very pleased to add him to my collection.

Transitioning from summer to fall with a vintage Pendleton 49er style jacket and modern skinny jeans

Teal and grey plaid Pendleton 49er style jacket paired with a cream lace-edged 1960s blouse

We didn’t end up doing a ton of walking, we mostly drove from spot to spot and did a bit of leg stretching and reading of informational plaques. So I wasn’t terribly overdressed, all things considered.

Teal and grey plaid Pendleton 49er style jacket paired with a cream lace-edged 1960s blouse

Transitioning from summer to fall with a vintage Pendleton 49er style jacket and modern skinny jeans

  • Pendleton 49er knock-off: Etsy
  • Brahminy with fish brooch: Erstwilder
  • Cream 1960s blouse with lace detailing: Goodwill
  • 1980s-does-1950s suede and silvertone belt: Modern Millie
  • Grey skinny jeans: Imogene + Willie
  • Lace-up leather shoes: DSW