Misty Mornings in Vermont

Waking up in Vermont does feel somewhat surreal.

Almost as though you haven’t quite finished dreaming, instead you’re just stepping into a new one.

With the luminous leaves falling like dancing raindrops, light peeking through the branches, and on this particular morning – a thick blanket of cool mist wrapped around the house.

Welcome, to life in Vermont.

Welcome to Vermont

Technically I’m skipping ahead a bit here, I just couldn’t resist sharing before the weekend!

We rented a red painted farmhouse for our stay, delighting in its old school American charm.

Rocking Out

Complete with porch for rocking on.

Misty morning on the front porch

With no-one for miles around and lost in a cocoon of fog, the thick silence was quite spellbinding.

Only the occasional rustle of leaves or hoot from an owl staying up late to break the quiet.

Cosy and misty mornings

Autumn boots - convert from long to ankle length and back again!

We poured ourselves big mugs of strong tea and went out for a stroll in the mist.

Foggy morning in Vermont

Autumn Fog in Vermont

There’s something quite remarkable about going for a walk in fog, particularly somewhere you’ve never been before.

It requires a good dollop of faith. Faith that the road will keep going, that it’s leading you somewhere interesting, that you’ll be able to find your way home again.

Seems a pretty good metaphor for life in general, in fact!

Foggy walk in the crunchy leaves (and convertible leather boots)

With a few boulders to overcome, naturally.

You know what they say… girls just wanna have fern.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fern!

Dressed in The New Equestrian range from Tory Burch.

Convertible boots (more on these later!)

Extra long jeans // Inez sweater

Alistair bag

The mist brought with it a fine layer of wet glitter, which it sprinkled more liberally than my mother over everything at Christmas. Which is saying something.

Misty walk in the fall foliage

Autumn leaves sprinkled in dew


Every time the wind whistled through our tracks, we stopped to try and catch a piece of luck falling from the branches.

Catch a falling leaf for luck

In fact I consider myself pretty lucky to be a Tory Burch ambassador, which is how I know about these boots.

Prepare yourself for these.

They transform.

Fall Favourite : convertible leather boots

Pop the poppers, glide the zip, step out and you have yourself a whole new pair of boots.

Two for one!

Autumn must-have : black chelsea boots

Quite frankly the nicest Chelsea boots I’ve ever owned.

Rugged yet refined, comfy, not a drop of moisture slipped through, despite our adventures. (They also come in heels.)

This bag is also something of a dark horse.

Fall Look : Cream Knit and a convertible leather bag!

The middle piece slips out to become a clutch, for when you need to spruce your look up a little.

Eager to drink in more of the exceptional morning, we opted for breakfast al-fresco.

The perfect autumnal breakfast

Piling up the picnic table in the garden with all of our breakfast favourites.

Picnics with your bestie

Hey, when Mother Nature puts on a show you’ve just got to grab a cuppa and make the most of it!

Fall Bucket List : have breakfast with your best friend under the golden trees

Apple Cider Donuts

Warm apple cider doughnuts, dusted in cinnamon sugar.

Can’t you just smell them from here?!

Pancakes drizzled in maple syrup

Pancakes with local maple syrup.

The perfect fall breakfast : pancakes AND donuts amongst the leaves

Hot coffee, jams, boiled eggs and tough crusted bread.

Misty breakfast picnic in the forest

Despite only taking a few moments to set the table up (team work makes the dream work) it felt like our very own Hogwarts banquet in the great hall, beneath the changing skies.

The perfect autumn breakfast picnic

Sadly no replenishing plates on this occasion however!

Steaming cup of coffee and a side of donuts

Pumpkins and Pancakes for breakfast

To stay true to the theme, the mists quickly turned my locks into something Hagrid would be proud of.

Much to Hermione’s amusement.

Outdoor breakfast with your BFF

Once the mist cleared it was back to business as usual.

Fall Look : Camel coat and knee high black leather boots

Stomping through gold tinged landscapes, exploring and making a few friends along the way.


Camel coat

Horses in the autumn leave in Vermont

I would carry on, but I’m feeling a little horse.


So I’ll save the rest for Monday.

Why not treat yourself to an Autumn picnic this weekend?

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  • Vermont looks absolutely stunning! Please say you went to the Ben & Jerry’s factory? I would LOVE to read about a day spent there. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Rosie x


    • Rosie

      Afraid not Rosie, you’ll have to go and write about it for us! x

    • Laura

      Rosie I’ll go to Vermont with you!! 🙂

      • Let’s go! I keep telling people that America seriously knows how to ‘do fall’. How one can ‘do’ a season, I’m not quite sure, but they really can. P.s. one of the main things I’m looking forward to about this boat going to Miami is discovering the American range of Ben & Jerry’s flavours…it’s going to blow my tiny mind! X

        • I completely know what you mean about Americans knowing how to ‘do fall’ seriously, they just nail it! From the colour to the pumpkin patches to the thanks giving feasts. Oh that will be amazing! Very jealous, did you know Sarah Matthews lives out there now? She might be able to give you the low down on a few cool places 🙂 x

    • I briefly blogged about it when we had a quick stop in Vermont (link below) 🙂 never as good as Rosie could do it though!! And we weren’t allowed to take photos on the actual factory tour sadly xxx

      • Ooh thank you so much for this Lucy! I can’t wait to have a peruse, it is just something that I simply must do in my life. Ben & Jerrys seriously speaks to my soul! Can’t wait to read more of your blog.
        Rosie x

  • Reading one of your blog posts is my favourite way to start the day! Beautiful photos.

    The Leach Life | theleachlife.com

  • wow those boots are incredible. definitely going on the christmas list!! loving the fall vibes in these posts and thanks for sharing!!

  • Laura

    Vermont looks absolutely incredible. And net time it’s foggy in Jersey I’ll be heading out for a stroll. Those boots are also amazing, thanks for the inspiration Rosie! Laura x


  • Peppermint Dolly

    Those boots though!?!??! How amazing are they!?! Love this whole shoot, such gorgeous colours 🙂



  • The slow pace

    To be honest the first thing I thought when I saw that first picture was: the hair! (Gasp!).
    It feels comforting to know that I’m not the only one who turns into Hagrid when humidity attacks. 😀

  • These boots are too cool! I may have to treat myself (Christmas is coming, right?) Really loving all your fall pictures!


  • What a beautiful autumn destination! Love those dreamy autumn pictures!


  • I love misty early mornings such as this . . . So dreamy, reflective and fill with hopes for a brand new fabulous day. 🙂

    Very beautiful and always breathtaking photos! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Wow that’s quite the spread! I’m incredibly jealous and hungry! The mist is beautiful but ever so slightly creepy – just in time for Hallowe’en!
    Lucy @ la-lingua.co.uk

  • That breakfast spread is something out of a magazine! Not to meantion the foggy scenery! Such a lovely post, Rosie!
    Xo Bryn http://www.waketonroad.com

  • maidannutengaracasteddu

    Can we have the recipe of those wounderful doughnuts? quite irresistible…

  • Vermont looks incredible! Those Tory Burch boots are adorable!

  • Kblossoms

    Just love the misty fall foliage look in Vermont, I design Fall inspired jewelry http://www.kblossoms.etsy.com

  • Davida Janae

    So everything about this is perfect! I love the fog, the colors and especially those boots!!!!!! 2 pairs of shoes for the price of one is so dreamy. Also, the breakfast looks fantastic! Have a great weekend


  • Ella-Roe

    This is the dreamiest Autumn post I have ever seen. Plus, those boots are a must buy, I love the two in one feature.


  • Miss Pippi

    Stunning photos. Your booty are fantastic!


  • Vermont looks amazing-stunning photos x

  • Sofia Battaglia

    That mist makes everything look like a dream!

  • Athena Politou

    This is my favorite post! It’s the epitome of Fall. <3


  • Nixiemorton

    I absolutely loved this post, autumn is definitely one of the most picturesque times of year:)


  • Looks gorgeous!! 🙂


  • Lauren Schully

    Wow that all looks so amazing! And those boots are to die for!! The fall in Vermont is so beautiful!
    XO Lauren

  • Those boots are literally fashion-y paddock boots and half-chaps… any fellow equestrians out there with me?

  • These photos are just gorgeous !

  • CHG

    Beautiful! You did Vermont the right way, Rosie – by eating your way through it! You also hit the foliage at peak this season. The colors are fading now and today was our first ski day of the season at Killington.


  • Oh my gosh, it looks like a movie set! It is just perfect!


  • Genevieve Marianne

    Vermont is such a gorgeous spot! Your photos are always beautiful. I’m just starting out my own blog to keep my friends and family updated on my travels and I was wondering if you might have any advice about editing photos for your posts and instagram? Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Ah, this post has me missing the east coast during fall like something fierce!! The best time of year.


  • The colours in this post are UNREAL! Love AP xo

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Margot Guilbert

    Super interesting boots! Never saw that before!!
    Bisous, Margot

  • Kari Guastella

    What a gorgeous piece of countryside!

  • Rose you are truly gorgeous and elegant. Vermont is so pretty, your photos are amazing. I love the boots.
    Cathy xxx

  • Michelle Joseph

    Those boots are incredible! I wish you had shown the bag turn into a clutch.

  • EVERYTHING about this post is magical! loving the boots, i want it!!

  • Sarah Cale

    Vermont has quickly jumped to high on my list of places to visit, I can’t get over how beautiful it is from every angle and of course you and Julia both look gorg! x

  • Annette M. Bramblett

    looking very beautiful… Awesome!!:) NICE SWEATERS…..

  • Nicoletta Ferraris

    Wonderful Vermont! And so lovely colors…
    What about the tartan scarf?
    Bye bye and thank you for your post
    Nicoletta from Italy