Sweater: J Crew Jackie Cardigan
Boots: Frye Paige Tall Riding Boots
"I feel safe. I feel whole knowing that it wasn't your fault or mine. I've felt the change in the colors in leaves, the color of dreams. Fall, you were my best friend." - Future Islands
I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before, but Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the nip in the air, the pretty colors of the leaves, boots without tights, and cardigans instead of coats. It's hard to believe it's almost over. It's turned cold here this week, leaving me with thoughts of Winter and reflections on Fall.
I feel so unprepared for Winter. I guess I'm in denial. My poor legs were freezing in this outfit. I think it's time to bite the bullet and break out the tights. Don't get me wrong, I love tights. I think they can add a lot to an outfit and at the same time, keep you warm. It's just there's nothing more comfortable to me than a dress with knee socks and boots. Oh, and have I mentioned how much I hate coats? They're big and bulky and every time you get in the car or go in somewhere you have to take them off, then it's back on again to go back outside. The worst is going shopping while wearing a coat. You constantly have to drag it around with you and keep up with the damn thing. I realize these are small problems in the grand scheme of things, but they are just a couple of reasons why Winter is my least favorite season.
This Fall will always hold a special place in my memory. I went through a lot of changes and discovered things about myself along the way. I did some things people didn't agree with and down right pissed some people off, but I stayed true to myself. I experienced the pain of rejection and the joy of love. If I had it to do all over again, I wouldn't change a thing.
As we were looking around for a place to take these photos, I noticed a bush full of vibrant pink blooms. It was really odd to see blooms like this in the Fall. It reminded me of something Jerry once said. He told me I was a late bloomer in finding myself, but that the later blooms always seem to have the richest hue. The same could be said for our love. A love that has grown even stronger over the Fall.
Future Islands - In the Fall (Feat. Katrina Ford)