Yesterday something happened here in Toronto... Fall. It was almost as if a giant gust of wind decided on an impulse to just roll on through and blow summer away. Kinda makes me sad, cause I am such a summer lover, with long sunny days, the beach boys, warm sandy beaches and watermelon. But of course, with every passing year, especially this year, it came and went in such a flash. Wait, don't go...
That being said, I am also a fan of Fall, here are a few reasons why:
SOUP: Chicken Tortilla, Tomato (perfectly paired with a grilled cheese sandwich of course, one of the only sandwiches I do), butternut squash, creamy chicken noodle, clam chowder in a bread bowl, vegetable stew in the crock pot or how about mom's halloween chili with marie calenders corn bread. Soup is the stuff... warm, comforting, semi-healthy and delicious. mmm.
GOODBYE SHORTS: My legs are white... really, really white, and bright, kinda like glow sticks... I don't tan, I burn, therefore I am not all that jazzed about wearing shorts, however it is hot outside, so I spend the majority of the summer trying to fake a tan, which is quite high maintenance, expensive and generally leaves me with streaky orange oompa loompa feet, that just don't really scream "natural" ya know... and believe me, I love oompa loompas on Willy Wonka, just not on my feet. So what I am trying to say is, with the weather getting cooler, I can finally put my ghosty legs in some pants and call it a day. Oh and tights to wear under dresses and skirts at church. And in my opintion, "tights" are different then "pantyhose"... "pantyhose" are torture , "Tights" are at least fashionable... especially the ones you'd find at Anthropologie. Even the word "Pantyhose" is kinda uncomfortable.
(Question: how do you feel about the jegging?)
SCARVES: My scarf collection is getting a little out of hand... I just can't get enough. Every time I walk into H&M, I walk out with with a new scarf. Whether it's light and lineny, or soft chunky yarn in a bright yellow, I find scarves to be the perfect accessory to add to almost any look, next to the hat of course. I especially love the loop scarf, found the perfect grey one with a monochromatic zebra stripe pattern at Urban Outfitters last year, can't wait to wear it again!
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: I don't even go to school anymore, but sometimes I wish I still did, just so I could go buy some fancy new school supplies. Nothing excites me more then when the stores stock up on school supplies, Binders, Pencils, Dividers, Notebook paper, Pen Pouches, folders, and of course... sharpies!! Hooray!
SEASON PREMIERS: Summer is a bummer when it comes to TV, there just isn't much to watch except for re-runs of all my favorite shows. There is the few exceptions like Design Star and So you Think You Can Dance (speaking of, how did you feel about the new format? I'm not sure I love it) But I am so excited to get back to my Thursday night comedy line up, I've got my DVR set...30 Rock is like a dose of happy medicine. Also, Friday Night Lights, one more season... man I love that show... and Tim Riggins.
FALL WREATH: Wreaths are joy hanging on the front door. Dave just doesn't get my need to change the wreath for every season and holiday... DAVE: "Why do we need another wreath, I thought we already had a wreath", there are some things that dudes will never understand, and I am pretty sure that "wreaths" are one of them. Occasionally I like to get crafty and make one if I have the time, which is rare these days. But a trip to Michael's, a Martha Stewart how-to magazine, and the hot glue gun plugged in always gives me a bit of a rush. Oh and the fake flowers change in my flower pots too, to coordinate with said wreath.
PUMPKIN CUPCAKES: From Big Sugar... Don't really need to explain this one.
UGGS: Yeah, I always said that i'd never jump on the Ugg Bandwagon, as I would see gals in tank tops and cut off shorts and uggs... to each her own, I just didn't understand the logic behind it. Never say never, once you slip your foot into an Ugg boot, you believe. I believe in their ability to make my feet feel like they are walking on warm fluffy clouds. Really, All boots are good, short boots, tall boots, cowboy boots, vintage thrift store boots. Well this is the time of year that stores have got boots coming out of their ears. I am saving up my money to buy a pair of Fry boots this year.
So that is what I like about Fall... What about you?