It's currently 45 degrees outside and I just got home from taking Toby to school (sans tights... no bueno!), so sharing this outfit now seems kind of silly. I found it sitting in my Drafts folder and even though it's not even 2 months old, it feels like a lifetime ago. I miss my tan! I miss the sunshine! I miss warm weather! I love Autumn, don't get me wrong. I don't want to sit around wishing for another season, but Autumn is so short-lived here in Tennessee. It's hot and humid and then all of a sudden it's "colder than it's ever been" (That's Mike's favorite phrase. Drives me nuts! haha) We finally bit the bullet and turned on our heat yesterday... in October! Every year we say we're going to totally stick it out and wait until like Thanksgiving to turn on the heat. Apparently the cold strips me of my willpower because I got the best night's sleep ever last night. That's really a whole paragraph of hullabaloo to say "Holy moly it's cold outside!"
One of the interesting things this year is that I've grown so accustomed to not wearing tights. If you've been reading the blog since last year or before, you'll remember that I wore tights year round! Talk about hot and ridiculous! I guess by blogging outfits regularly I've grown more comfortable with myself and I feel more at ease with just being who I am. I know that's such a silly way to say it, but it's true. I think blogs are silly 99% of the time (because let's face it, they are!) but they can also serve a greater purpose. Pop back by Friday for my thoughts on it all :) I won't wax poetic in this post too much, I promise! Anyway, my point is: I've barely worn tights at all this year. In fact, I haven't since February! That's crazy! I ended up tossing my entire tights collection a while back so I'll have to start from the ground up, but it feels weird to remember a time when I wore two pairs of black tights in the middle of 97 degree heat and humidity. When I lived in NYC I walked something like 13 blocks for brunch with a friend while doubling up on tights (WHY?!) and on the walk back to my apartment I literally cursed my existence haha. I'm still a cardigan and dress gal, and I have no idea if/when I'll grow out of that, I'm kind of glad to see some visible evolution.
In totally unrelated news, I've been working on something with Mike the past few days that I can't wait to share. It's sort of a culmination of feelings about myself, this space, blogs in general, etc. I'm hoping it'll be ready to share in the next week or two. That's probably pushing it, but I'm eager to make it happen! Today I'm just going to work diligently to clean this darn office up because I'm slowly losing my mind in here. I've pretty much failed my "Get up at 6:30am everyday" intention with the exception of today, but hopefully I'll be so productive today I won't dream of sleeping past the alarm tomorrow! Try and try again, right?
Floats Your Sailboat dress c/o ModCloth
Mak cardigan via Stitch Fix
Necklace via Stitch Fix
Anchor tote c/o Beach Bash