It hasn’t exactly gotten cold here yet (save a two-day chilly spell a couple weeks ago), but it feels like it ought to be . Don’t get me wrong – I’m all about warm weather and I’ll take it whenever I can get it, but something about warmer temps well into what should be fall makes me nervous that Old Man Winter’s gonna sneak up out of nowhere and slap us with some seriously frigid weeks to come. So in preparation for that sneak attack, some cozy knitwear.
Normally I don’t get too into Halloween until right before the 31st, but I do like to spend a solid couple of days getting into the Halloween spirit and making myself sick on candy pumpkins – after all, it’s not Halloween unless I’ve overloaded on candy pumpkin sugar. I’m heading out of town next weekend and I had to get my pre-Halloween fix in this weekend, so we did a little pumpkin carving and pumpkin-beer drinking. Hopefully our jack-o-lanterns will hold up through the end of the month, though I’m not optimistic since I saw one melting off my neighbor’s porch the other day. How’s your Halloween prep going?
I also recently created a Facebook page for Sea and Swank – there’s not much there yet, but I’ll be adding more shortly and I’d love if you checked it out!
You know that item of clothing you’ve been hunting for for years? You’ve got the image in your mind, and you come across countless pieces that are almost it, but not quite? I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of skinny cargo pants since approximately 2007, and I’m proud to say that I’ve finally found them. I had some key requirements – they needed to be the perfect shade of olive green, have a skinny yet comfy fit, be made of a super-soft cotton and have details, but not too much superfluous BS (don’t you hate it when there’s some random rhinestones or a stupid emblem?). While I didn’t think that was too much to ask, apparently it was, at least for a while – so I’m happy to say that I’ve found my perfect pair, finally.
As I’ve previously mentioned, cotton dresses are a standard go-to for me pretty much year round, and this long-sleeved dress proved perfect for a fall Saturday afternoon stroll. When it gets a little chillier, I’ll layer a chunky sweater overtop and throw on some taller boots, but for now, its pajama-like softness is making it pretty appealing on its own.
On another note, I’m officially addicted to my new hat. Pluses: sun protection, cute accessorizing; Minuses: major hat head.
Zara heels, Urban Outfitters sweater (similar), Zara asymmetric skirt, Chloe sunglasses (similar), Zara jacket, Marc by Marc Jacobs purse
I like to think that most of the things I own transition from season to season, but in reality, there’s not as much transitioning as I’d like – through not fault of the clothes themselves, but rather the ADD I start to experience after a while with anything in particular. I was getting dressed the other day, though, and had a thought – layer some cable-knit on almost anything and it’s completely different and automatically fall-weatherized. Given the ridiculous amount of wool I have leftover from my high school days in New England, this discovery is gonna make for a lot of experimenting (though the reemergence of some of this knitwear is likely to walk the line somewhere between super awesome and somewhat embarrassing).