Okay, fine. Summer is over. I know I can't change the season so I might as well give into it, right? Try and find the silver lining and all that? And really, we know what the silver lining is - boots and coats, people. Boots and coats. While I don't love boot-and-coat weather, I do LOVE boots and coats. BOOTS AND COATS. YEAH.
Thanks to Nina, I already have a coat to be excited about. I was super in love with it last year when it was at Saks and would go visit it much like you would go to a museum to admire your favorite Rothko. So nice to look at but never going to be yours. Then! Nina found it deeply discounted at Saks Off 5th and was like, "YOU NEED THIS RIGHT?" And I agreed, I absolutely did. She bought it for me and it is just as great at I remember it being:
|doesn't this model look dim?|
DVF duffle coat in poppy, no longer available. (Similar)
I also found my short boots, y'all! Unfortunately I found them at Cole Haan, so still more than I want to spend:
Aren't they pretty? I should look for a code or three because damn. They also come in blue suede, but I would destroy those in a second.
Another thing I like about fall/winter is jeans. Unlike Marianne, I can't wear jeans to work, but Nina found me a pair of these (at the thrift store! $7!) and I am hoping I can wear them all trouser style to work with nice jacket and not get sent home:
Joe's Jeans Wide Leg Muse, no longer available. (Similar.)
I'm also looking to replace my sad, worn-out 7 for All Mankind bootcut jeans, and have my eye on this pair:
Any suggestions? 7 For All Mankind generally fits me pretty well but I'm not sure about a "curvy" cut, though my ass could probably use the room. See? I'm not all doom-and-gloom about fall but I'm sure as hell not going to run out for a pumpkin spice latte any time soon.