80 degrees? Meh.
It happens every year: Labor Day hits and almost everyone (myself included) immediately transitions into fall mode. Sweaters! Scarves! Boots! Coziness! Halloween Decorations! But here’s the thing: While we can hang all the Halloween decorations we want (and, believe me, I have); here in Chicago, we usually have to wait several weeks after Labor Day before we can break out the fall clothes. Though we’ve had a couple cool-ish days this fall so far, mostly it’s been annoyingly warm—or even hot. In fact, just yesterday it was in the mid-80s. Today, we’re looking at a high of 80. It’s October 6. Listen, I love summer. I love sunshine. I love warmth. But, I also love fall. And being cozy. And wearing sweaters. (Therein lies the beauty of seasons.)
So, what does that mean for my outfits? At this point, despite the heat, I just can’t bring myself to wear shorts anymore. I can’t. Instead, I compromise with my closet; when the temps soar above 75, I throw on a pair of cropped pants to feel kind of fall-ish with a tank top to avoid overheating. This Free People tank was one of my favorites all summer—I’m really into the trend of semi-open sides, and this one is seriously comfortable—and if you’ve read any of my blog posts, you now know I’m obsessed with AG jeans, the crops included. These pictures were taken during an actual summer day in Boston, but I wore this exact outfit yesterday. If you’re lamenting this too-warm weather like I am, and looking for an in-between type outfit to wait out the heat, I highly recommend a get-up like this one.
If you ever want to feel tall, just find an old, tiny door in Boston to stand next to.
I’m obsessed with my nylon crossbody bag. It’s so much more lightweight than leather, and it’s seriously durable. This bag has been through the ringer, including multiple rain storms—major point for nylon. Sadly, mine (Marc by Marc Jacobs Natasha, nylon version) is no longer available, but I found a couple similar options, above.
I shall call this series…Picture-Taking ADD.
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