As I was driving back from Victoria to Ucluelet yesterday I was in complete awe of the changing leaves. I have always loved fall, in the past for back to school but now because it signifies a change. I finally realize it is time to slow down and the cooler weather and darker mornings and nights make me do so. The leaves have been even more colourful this year, probably from such a hot and dry summer. So when I saw these leaf piles in the Uplands I couldn't help but want to match my paisley print dress with them. Last winter I bought this bell sleeved dress with velvet trimming and I've worn it so many times since. I've paired it with over the knee boots for a retro feel or like I did here with opaque tights, my trusty leather jacket and Chelsea boots. I love this time of year where you can still wear your favourite dresses even if it means you have to layer them with some tights and I've been reaching for long sleeve dresses more and more.