Photos of young women wearing bright colors and pastels fill the magazines, a reminder that spring in all its glory will be here soon. Until then we must make do with winter. This year the weather in Los Angeles has been especially cold and blustery. Normally in early March I’m desperate for warmer weather so I can wear my bright-colored spring garments, but this time I’m trying something new. This year I’m pretending it’s not March but September. I’m reminding myself just how hot the weather has been, and how happy I am to feel rain on my face, to watch the clouds blow through the sky and feel a cool breeze on my skin. Considering that the fashion world showed its new fall collections just recently it’s not all that difficult to get excited about deep colors, fur and heavy, warm fabrics.
This fall, like every fall, I invested in a few cold weather pieces to get me through the colder months ahead. When I purchased this faux fur jacket in early October I knew it wouldn’t be cold enough to wear it for a couple of months. Now that it’s gotten chilly I’m so happy to have it. Warm but lightweight, it’s one of the most useful garments in my closet right now. It goes with almost everything and as long as I’m not obsessing about spring colors I’m happy to have it on.
So bring on the dark brown, the black, the scarves and my little faux fur jacket! It’s no longer autumn but the weather is acting like it is. I’m pretending it’s fall and my dreams of a bright spring wardrobe can wait a little longer.
Jacket – Gallery, purchased at Nordrtrom
Scarf – purchased at Leohmanns, no tag
Purse – Baggallini
Dress – Rachel Roy
Tights – Target
Boots – Bandolino
Are you dreaming of spring or pretending it’s fall?