Following my recent perusal of all things leather and pleather, I picked up these vegan leather (ok – just a nicer way of saying pleather) leggings/pants/whatever, and I have to say – they are actually quite comfortable, despite pleather’s reputation for being anything but. Given how chilly it’s gotten lately – it feels like January, no joke – I’m not sure I’m the best judge of breathability at the moment, but for now anyway: pleather, I am impressed.
Side note: I have had this jean jacket since 2001, possibly 2000. Nice work, J.Crew.
One of the most glorious things about the fashion world is that it’s always, always at least a few steps ahead of the rest of us, giving us not only months of preparation to get our style in line with seasons to come, but also mid-season sales as soon as a season has hardly begun. Case in point: No sooner did things begin to cool off around here than my favorite collection of online retailers launched some pretty sweet fall sales. Given that I’ve felt the need to layer on pretty much everything I own the past couple of days, I’d say these sales are particularly timely. Happy shopping!
Our Indian Summer continued into the weekend, making for near-perfect weather for a drive out into the country for a music festival on Saturday. Friends were visiting from out of town, so it was especially nice to be able to enjoy some North Carolina October sunshine while taking in tunes and checking out funky local art. The festival was such a sensory feast – so much music (from bluegrass and gospel to clogging and indie-rock), excellent dining options (including some flipping amazing Korean bbq), all grades of colors at every turn and first-rate people watching.
As I write this, however – wrapped up in several layers, a sweater and scarf – it seems the warm weather has abruptly ended, and fall has most certainly arrived.
One of the simplest ways to transition a summer dress into fall is by throwing a blazer over it and pairing it with boots instead of sandals. We headed out to brunch on Sunday morning and given the slight chill in the air, I grabbed my go-to blazer and booties, but honestly by the time we got there, things had heated up enough that the jacket was hardly necessary. Welcome, season of layers.
Strawberry champagne cocktails at one of my favorite brunch spots
I’ve done a lot of whining about the end of summer, but I have to admit that the weather of the official start of fall has been pretty glorious. Accordingly, I spent a lot of time outside this weekend, starting with an outdoor concert in the farmers’ market downtown followed by some Saturday tailgating (love the tailgate, hate the actual game – weird, I know). A good chunk of the hours spent outdoors was also dedicated to meals – doesn’t food just taste better when eaten alfresco?
Odd that our garden seems to be peaking in September? Yes, but I’m not complaining.