Don’t get me wrong; I want to say “It’s after Labor Day! That means it’s fall! Hoooooray!” Really, I do. I wish it were 64 degrees outside. I, too, am ready for autumn. But the fact of the matter is, it won’t be fall for a few more weeks. [I now shrivel onto the ground like a bad special effects Buffy vamp… “Weeeeeekkksss?!” Weeks.]
I may or may not have sat in a pile of scarves and sweaters, sobbing, when the weather man called for a weekend of 90+ days. Only a slight exaggeration…
If we’re lucky, the temperature will start to drop soon. Sure, it isn’t 100+, but it certainly isn’t 64. Like many other “porcelain” (read: pale, paler and palest) gals, autumn is my season. The jewel tones make me look delicate, not deathly. Until I can wrap myself in knit after knit–with the finishing touch of boots, obviously–I’ll try balancing a few of my summer staples with my fall favorites. Wedges, cut-offs, cardis and thigh-high socks… It’s seasonal, yeah?
I’m having a serious moment with autumn-appropriate florals; I normally find them too brightly printed in the spring, so I stock up on the muted options. Thinking about one of the best parts of warm weather while dressing for chillier days seems like a great compromise. I think I found my post-Labor Day/pre-autumn uniform.
Love ’em? Blouse, JCPenney [HERE] | Sweater, Gap [SIMILAR] | Shorts, H&M [SIMILAR] | Tote, Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot To Handle [HERE in current colors] | Over-The-Knee Socks, H&M [HERE] | Wedges, R2 [SIMILAR] | Flower sunglasses, JCPenney [SIMILAR] | Nail color, OPI’s Grand Canyon Sunset [HERE] | Three-dimensial flower nail art, Urban Outfitters [SIMILAR] | Watch, Anne Klein [HERE] | Studded wrap bracelet, Cara NY [SIMILAR] | Rings, necklace, earrings, bracelet and cuff, vintage
I’m waiting for you, autumn. Till then, you know where I’ll be– or rather, what I’ll be wearing.
love your outfit! we too are obsessed with florals! your knee high socks are adorable by the way!!
Thank you! I’m sort of loving the socks, too… They’re way affordable, thanks to the ever addictive H&M. 😉