Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Waterford Fair

The Waterford Fair

The Waterford Fair

Last weekend, B and I went to the Waterford Fair, which is pretty much the ultimate fall activity, right up there with apple picking and hay rides. Not only is the setting completely and totally picturesque, but the fair features a mind-boggling assortment of treasures from incredibly talented craftspeople. We were only there for a few hours, but one could easily fill an entire day checking out all the galleries, performances, and historic home tours.

The Waterford Fair

The Waterford Fair

The Waterford Fair

The Waterford Fair

The Waterford Fair

The Waterford Fair

One of my favorite things about this fair is seeing all of the craft demonstrations. Metalworking, basket making, wood carving - absolutely mesmerizing. I wish I had allowed more time to see more of these.

The Waterford Fair

The Waterford Fair

The flower barn was totally wild. Martha Stewart hocked up on amphetamines would be overwhelmed by the possibilities. It was hard to walk away with just a lavender wreath and small bouquet of dried wild flowers, and that was really only because B put his foot down.

The Waterford Fair

The Waterford Fair

The Waterford Fair

The antique tractors were also pretty gnarly. My favorite was this one, because the wheels are badass.

The Waterford Fair

These jeans are one of those ambiguous dark shades that you rack your brain trying to decide if they're black or blue. I'm pretty sure they're a very dark blue, but it's anyone's guess.

The Waterford Fair

The Waterford Fair

The Waterford Fair

Aren't these shoes comical? I'm definitely a Docs child so it thrilled me to find a new style that I liked.

The Waterford Fair


vintage L.L. Bean button-down
Abercrombie & Fitch cardigan
vintage locket
Hermes bangle
vintage sunglasses
H&M jeans
Urban Outfitters belt
Dr. Martens loafers
Bally bag

52 comments:

FASHION SNAG said...

That fair looks amazing! I would love walking around looking at the tractors. Your loafers are pretty cool too. x


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Jessi said...

What fun! I love fall for the trips to farms and enjoying the fruits of harvest :)

I'm really loving your classic look, and the grown-up heel loafers :) Reminds me of the Bass, patent penny loafers I had in middle school... I wish I still had those shoes!

Happy Sunday :)
J

sincerelysamantha.com said...

I love going to fairs and seeing what wonderful random things are there! I love the photos of the baskets and brooms- too cool!!

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Hannah said...

Dr Martens loafers? How did I not know those existed!!

Leia said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time! And I love your outfit. Preppy perfection.

Leia

Keira said...

What a perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon!

rebecca said...

there's a place in ireland called waterford (: it looks so fun! and your outfit is perfect, especially the shoes and bag

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Anna said...

You looks so appropriately dressed! :)
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The Owl's Closet said...

I love fairs! These are great pics, E! Thanks for sharing:)

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Anna Jane said...

lovely pics from the fair! i love that kettle corn sign. your outfit is so quintessential fall-- and those 'loafer docs' are awesome.

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Selected Treasures said...

Loving the cardigan over the button down!

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LyddieGal said...

Loafer pumps are too cute -- they will put a heel on anything!

Fall fairs are so fun to visit, that tractor really is bad ass!

Christina said...

This is the perfect fall outfit. I love the sunglasses and the cuffed jeans and loafers. I love loafers like that.

My Republic of Fashion said...

Oh, cool! I'm from Waterford (Ireland) and that fair looks like fun!! Great outfit. Loving your loafers and bag. :)SarahD

Anthea said...

The fair looks so charming and definitely a place I'd love to spend a morning exploring at. Those old tractors remind me of ones I saw last week. Didn't post it on my blog though.

Your outfit is gorgeous as always. I love your bag very much and your cardi fits you perfectly!

Kelly said...

The fair looks like so much fun!! Perfect outfit for the occasion. :)

Barbara said...

that fair looks perfect for snapping pictures!! you look great btw :)

dating diva said...

I'm in love with those shoes!

xx,
Delilah

Fashion Therapist said...

I'm loving your shoes! So adorable.

Anna G said...

I love all those country theme signs. Of course, you have to try all sorts of food and buy little souvenirs.

The Girlie Blog said...

Very fun and very all-American affair. Love those jeans!

Daphne said...

Fair photos are great. I love that kind of outings. Your outfit is so preppy cool. Love the loafers with socks. The socks looked light blue in some photos but I think they are white. Regardless very cute.

A. said...

those shoes are badass

daisychain said...

the fair looks amazing, and so do you!

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Nina said...

love the loafers and your bag!

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Ana said...

This fair looks like a great way to spend the day! It must be amazing to see so many crafts gathered together and to admire all the work that these people do. All the flower arrangements are absolutely beautiful!

Melanie said...

Looks like so much fun.

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Between Laundry Days said...

Um, this is the perfect autumn fair outfit! The cardigan is fantastic.

Looks like a lovely weekend!

Natalie said...

Love those shoes. Fall is the best season -- this makes me want to head out to a fair or apple orchard!

janettaylor said...

First of allI thought those are a pair of D&G loafers. Gorgeous! I love whole outfit btw, especially the shoes and bag...

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

looks like such a fun day! i love going to those fairs. great shoes- i can't believe they are docs! i always liked docs too, and had no idea there were newer designs. ~joelle

FashionAddict said...

Looks like a great time at the fair! Love this outfit.

Kristen Leotsakou said...

what pretty country photos!!! wish we had stuff like that in greece :)

anotherfishinthesea said...

This looks like so much fun... it is definitely a quintessential fall activity. I'm digging the loafers too, although I would bust in them for sure... as with all high heels.

megannielsen said...

I think thats the best fair i've ever seen. I really love your outfit too, i never thought to tuck a sweater in, but its awesome!

emilypanda said...

Wow, there are so many cool items at the fair! I had never even heard of it. (Although I'm not surprised I wouldn't know about it at the same time..)

Also love the doc loafers(?) they look so comfy yet stylish with those tassels!

Bionica said...

ah the joys of autumn =)

-Bionica

FashionJazz said...

Gorgeous pictures!! : ) xxx

Big Daddy said...

We just went to a simmilar fair, totally perfect for fall.

Love those docs, who knew they made loafers?!

la petite fashionista said...

i love all the vintage americana looks you've been posting lately! those shoes are so ivy league, i love it. & i went to a lot of festivals/fairs like these while spending my summer in the Midwest! It just makes you want to go on a decorating spree.

She is Sara said...

E those shoes are amazing! I agree, I think the jeans are dark blue, and the tractors look awesome! I have always had a fondness for them, my grandpa owned some forever! :)

Tasha said...

Looks like a lovely place to spend a fall day! Great photos!!

Love the cardigan and those dark blue jeans! lol You look great E!

jamie-lee said...

the photos from the fair look incredible! I wish we had stuff like that here. And your outfit is so sweet, I love your loafers xx

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Carla said...

nice pictures!! lovely look

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Katie said...

Love the shoes!

6roove said...

great photos, love it!

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

Ahhh, the fair looks like so much fun! I used to go to craft fairs with my mum every summer, and they had the same kind of craftsmans doing demos. I love to watch a glassblower do his thing. (that sounds weird...I hope you know what I mean).

Love your Docs! Surprised to read that they are actually docs tho, they're pretty damn cute. And a stacked heel is great for fall, much more stable.

What Was I Thinking? said...

There's nothing that says "fall" like a fair! Great pics.

BTW I just got my first pair of Docs recently! Not cute ones like yours but some classic super tall ones, in "peacock" haha.

Glad to see you're still blogging :D

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Great outfit! I love the vintage pieces !

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libys11 said...

i love fairs like this when they happen in my city too.. it's nice to take a break from the busy city life.. :)

i think you wore the perfect outfit for the whole vibe of the event!! those shoes are so quirky and the bag is just awesome! :D

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十十f十 said...

thanks for the virtual tour. the loafers are adorable.