I'm so happy it's Fall. The kids are back at school. The trees are turning all shades of gorgeous. I don't have to shave my legs as often (Oh, yeah, I totally went there). And I'm downing as many yummy Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Salted Caramel Mochas I can get my little mitts on.
And speaking of mitts, another perk of the season is that I can now once again wear all of my favourite clothes! I love dressing for Fall. It's still warm enough that I don't need my parka and Sorels yet, but it's cool enough that I'm not limited to just shorts and a tank top, which I gotta say was completely due to hot weather alone and not for fashion because um, hello, back-fat?
I list below my favourite fall pieces. Some I have already, others I have to replace. Check it out, and let me know what YOU plan on wearing this season...
1: Denim Trench, aka, my "Cowboy Matrix" coat.
This is my absolute fave. FAVE. I didn't bling it up as I'd planned, because I realized it's perfect as it is. On me. On the hanger, it looks kinda sad and crappy. On me, it looks awesome, and makes me look like I can kick some Agent ass.
I'm short-waisted, so I need to wear low-rise jeans so as to not look like Steve Urkel. Boot cut (see #3). I love jeans. Mini does not. She also doesn't like chocolate so much. We believe she might've been switched at birth.
Anyway, I want these Gap jeans.
I don't like to own lots of footwear. I'm so anti-Imelda. Lam has more shoes than me. And he's 9. So, I like to buy footwear that covers more than one season. Like boots.
When I choose the one pair of boots I'm willing to welcome into my life, I want them to be fashionable, good for casual and dressy, warm to -40C, good treads, and can last, which is, let's face it, a tall order for Winnipeg because the anti-slip salt we put all over the place is real killer for footwear. And NO to the high stiletto heeled boots because I'm a spaz and I'll just break something wearing them.
But all that being said, Mama wants these LV boots. Because, well, they're swank.
Simple, leather-ish. No extra padding or insulation necessary. I'll put my hands in my pockets if I have to. I just need my fingers to be protected... and not useless.
Loving these driving gloves that I spotted on Asos. They're Dents, who source their leather "as a by-product from the food industry".
I am in love with these newsboy hats. I have a couple of 'em. Unfortunately, Roomie always calls me "Comrade" when I wear them. Weirdo. He's just jealous because, as he puts it, "Girls in hats look cute. Guys in hats look like idiots."
6: Big Bag.
Time to switch back to my big sling bag, aka, my Big Bag o' Trouble. The strap is wide and sturdy, so I can sling it across my shoulder and be on my way, hands-free-like. And it's big enough to handle all the gloves and hats I want to stuff in there... alongside my netbook, notebook, and slutty erotic-romance novel.
7: Chunky cardigan.
Couldn't you totally picture this cardigan underneath my cowboy matrix coat?! OMG, in love. It's long, which is perfect. Zip, not button. And it's a gorgeous colour. My favourite, burgundy. Hmmm... oh, Santa...
Yes, sweeties, no need to move your eyes slightly back up to read it again. I said "sarong". But not as a skirt. Oh no. Sarongs, with their soft texture and size, make the perfect scarf. They're warm, big enough to wrap around several times, yet very light. I've used them into the dead of winter. I swear by 'em. And they remind me of hot sunny tropical days... even when it's -40C outside.
|And OMG, when did I get the lip implants?! Angie Jolie much?|
Okay, now you. And... go.