It’s happening. You can tell it in the night sky; you can feel it in the early morning air: Fall is heading our way! Last night I went outside to stare at the new Koi fish Russ brought home. They’re fast little critters. I was happy to sit there watching them swim around the pond because I had a down jacket on. Yes, a down jacket! It was chilly and windy.
The mornings have been nippy around here too. When Russ and I decided to head to Sunflower Cafe on Saturday morning for pecan-hazelnut waffles with fresh fruit and maple syrup, I knew I needed extra layers if we were sitting outside like we do.
I’d planned to wear my Lilith blue/yellow textured thin, cotton sweater but knew the cold would run right through it. I wondered what it would be like if I put a sweater underneath the blue one, like my orange superfine wool crewneck sweater from Ann Taylor.
I did it and liked it! The orange faded through to the outside a bit and that was entertaining to me. It’s like I created a new color. My linen Burberry coat won’t be an option for much longer so I eagerly grabbed it. Although I was wearing three layers I was neither too warm, nor too cold, but just right.
I wore this necklace a week ago in a column of navy blue and wrote about the anatomy of that outfit here. It seemed so perfect with navy but now I loved it against this very light blue shade with orange peeking out.
This double strand necklace, created by the Sol Sisters, has such richness to it and I love the different textures. It’s got shine in the faceted carnelian beads and sparkle in the druzy agate at the center. The leather tassel is matte and has movement. (The Sol Sisters show their work at El Sol Winery in Livermore.)
I had no inclination to layer any other necklaces with it like I did in the navy blue outfit last week. I love how it stands on its own taking all the glory … as it should!
I borrowed finishing touches from last week’s outfit too by choosing to wear my vintage alligator bag and my distressed, beat up looking Lucky boots. This necklace, that bag, those boots (and ones I’m sure I’ll find this fall that are like the color of the leather tassel in the necklace) are such great companions. A Beauty Bundle! They’re going to find their way into lots of new outfit combinations, I can just tell!
I do this a lot: create an outfit that I love and then try to keep wearing parts of it in other ways throughout the week. Do you do that?
This is just the beginning of creating transitional outfits. Where I live, “transition” can go on for months! More transitional ideas will be coming your way soon!
How are you dealing with weather changes or does it still feel like the middle of July where you live? Do share your ideas. I always love hearing them and so does everyone else!
Have a great Labor Day weekend, Friends.