OOTD: Turtleneck – Target | Shorts – Mossimo | Bag – DKNY | Shoes – Coach | Watch – Apple
It’s the time of year where the summer breezes are fading away and the crisp air fills the ground in the mornings. Then later in the day, the sun takes over and fills the atmosphere with the ghosts of summer, the warmth and the brightness that once was full and strong, but now weaker and softer, yet still enough to make you regret wearing a turtle neck.
Maybe that’s just Texas. I know up in my small hometown, it’s full on Autumn season, and for the first time in my life, I am truly jealous. I want to be able to wear knee socks, scarves, hats, parkas, boots and sweatshirts without feeling like a fool by the afternoon. It’s really that time here where you’ll find people walking around on the same day in shorts, t-shirt and sandals and others with boots and sweaters, and they’ll both just shrug and move on, as we are all confused about what season it is. I remember a year ago I moved here and was thrilled to have a sort of “extension” to the summer, but the reality was this is Texas fall, and the summer had already passed, just as it had when I left the North East.
I opted for a turtleneck with shorts. Weird maybe, but cute, yes! And I don’t mind being weird, because I already know that I am weird. Turtlenecks and high-waisted shorts have made somewhat of a comeback in the last few years. Things I wore as a young child in the 90’s are coming back. And I’m enjoying it (as long as the flat straight hair and the thin brows trends stay in the past!). High-waisted shorts also balance out my triangle shaped body, as my torso is longer than my stubby legs. I have really been dying to wear knee socks, so I threw them on with the outfit, and I’m glad I did, because it was quite cold this morning.
In other news, get ready to see tons of posts with braids, because I am back in full swing growing my hair. I’ll probably do a post about it once I get it back to where it was before. I’m currently doing Unicity Complete shakes, fish oil supplements, inversion method with castor oil and rosemary essential oil, and will be moving back into braids everyday to keep it damage-free. It’s kind of annoying to do this in between stage where I’m actively growing out my hair, especially since I’m also actively trying to lose weight, so it’s required a lot of patience. At least maybe I’ll finally be able to do a French braid someday!
Hope your autumn isn’t too awkward and you’ll be able to wear scarves soon!