fall is fast approaching. what’s on my radar screen? let’s take a look.
the calendar clearly states that there’s still 6 weeks of summer left. but then i read there are only 147 more days until christmas… which definitely gave me pause.
denim | tee | jacket | booties
although we aren’t ready to close out 2017 anytime soon it’s hard to believe the year is more than half over. last saturday i bopped into pier 1 and was greeted with halloween and fall decorations. it’s clear that retail definitely has fall on its mind so who am i to argue?
today’s ootd definitely has one foot squarely fixed in autumn. take a look at these cute suede booties. but this sleeveless striped tee is firmly rooted in summer. and the jacket? well, it’s lightweight twill which makes it a versatile layering piece year round. okay, almost year round.
it’s hard to believe but i guess you’d say today’s ootd is fall’s first call. and while the temps may bounce back and forth the next month or two between summer and fall (just like my outfit) it’s safe to say time is marching on whether we like it or not.
don’t worry, as i mentioned there’s still 147 days before christmas. plenty of time to get our lists together and check it twice. i don’t know about you but i’m pretty sure i haven’t been too naughty this year. in case i have (been naughty that is) there’s still time to turn things around. so here’s to monday, a brand spanking new week, and august. my favorite month of the year. it is my birthday month after all. i’ll turn 59 soon which may be one reason time is on my mind. this coming year will be my swan song to an entire decade. i can’t wait!
in the meantime, let’s make today a good one. happy monday, ladies!
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Happy Birthday Month Beth!
thanks, susan! i have a friend that celebrates her birthday all month long. not a bad idea!
What a swan you are! I long for fall but in FL it never comes. We will travel the month of Oct to get in my fall fix and plan Christmas in a snowy climate. Thanks for the reminder I better get Claus time booked!-Laurel
well i’m happy to hear you’ll be traveling to cooler climes for a taste of fall! there’s nothing quite like the spectacular show nature puts on this time of year.
Happy Birthday month, Beth! Gotta spread out the celebration so it lasts all month! This is a great look…won’t be long until a jacket and jeans will feel good. xoxo
i should milk this birthday for all its worth my friend!
Great post Beth. Question for you … at 5’1″ I have long listened to the experts tell us short women to elongate our legs with longer pants. What say you? I have a further issue that my sensitive skin won’t allow me to wear sandals (or any shoe without socks or hose). And let me add mine … Happy birthday month!
awww, thanks for the birtday wishes! as for elongating your legs i think even taller women look great with long pants. it’s a great style trick. so go for it! but don’t let your height stop you from wearing a variety of pants. it’s all about proportion.
59–you’re a mere child. 😉
I’m in a major panic that this summer is almost gone–I know our new batch of students arrives in a week or so. Doesn’t seem possible. Where did it go?? We’ve been crazy busy all summer with all the things we couldn’t get to during the rest of the year, so it’s flown by!
I like your jacket–I have navy and khaki green jackets that are similar, and they get pulled out year-round.
Seems like I finally got all my summer clothes organized and now it’s almost time to turn around and shift gears for cooler weather. Yikes.
ha ha. that’s what mr. style says! uga students are back and in session. i’m with you, kiddo, where did the days disappear to?
but i am loving this new jacket and know i will be wearing it every chance i get.
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