Welcoming Fall into My WorldWednesday, September 9, 2015
But wait, that's wrong, even though it should be right. Every year I face this wall, somehow believing that with the passing of Labor Day the world should magically turn shades of orange and the air should become clear and crisp. I expect this, though I do not think this has ever happened in my lifetime. If you're like me you are itching to pull out all your fall clothes but sweaters and knee boots are not well suited to 90 degree evenings. The days are playing with my mind, giving me cool morning walks with my dogs and miserable 5:00 pm drives home. Yet, somehow, the days are cloudy so I do not even have the blessed summer sunsets to comfort me and remind me of the cool days ahead (because fall sunsets are equally beautiful). How am I to deal with this? I am simply waiting it out.
Nonetheless, I want to wear knee boots and thigh high socks and felt hats and kick leaves off the pavement and listen to the sound of them crunching under cars driving by. That is why I take immediate advantage of any day promising to be just a hair cooler than the one before. These pictures were taken during one of those days. The leaves had started to tumble and the temperatures were in the low 70s - a perfect transition so to speak. But the next day the heat was back, burning my face and seeping into my shoes. Still though, I love to look at this dress and feel fall creeping into my world. The embroidery around my rib cage reminds me of mums and other fall blooms. The earthy print on the bottom reminds of the upcoming leaf piles to rake up and then scatter again. And boots are really just my favorite shoe.
Dress and Boots: Free People
Tee Shirt and Bag: Thrifted
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses: Neiman Marcus for Target
Friends, all of these words now have thoughts dashing through my brain. I am thinking of ways I can welcome fall. What should I do? Make a special hot drink on the first cold day? Let a pot of soup featuring fall product simmer on my stove while reading a good book? Slide around the kitchen in my knee socks? Or all of the above? How are you going to be welcoming fall?
P.S. Can you tell I have a new lens? I finally ditched the kit lens and was able to purchase the delightful 50mm f/1.8. It's so delightful, in fact, that my husband asked to take these pictures of me instead of me using a tripod (as is normal for most of my pictures). Didn't he do a lovely job?