Fashion Over Reason: Indian Summer

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Indian Summer

I always talk about how lucky we really are to have four distinct seasons on the East Coast, as well as how fortunate I was to have grown up experiencing nature's most wonderful, vast offerings. Sure, there was no beach nearby, and palm trees will forever have an exotic connotation, but nothing can compare to living through the thrill of solstices and equinoxes. Although I always complain about winter (i truly loathe it, but it's not as bad now seeing as I don't live in Canada anymore), i do genuinely feel giddy when the air changes, nature transforms, wardrobes beg to be rotated and everybody's suddenly emotionally electrified with a sense of renewal. There's just this undeniable energy and momentum that builds up every time we find ourselves on the cusp of a seasonal shift. That's actually why fall happens to be my personal favorite -- in spite of it leading us straight into winter -- I can't explain it any other way than it having a magical quality. I wouldn't want my ode to come off as a hyperbole, but i will go as far as saying that it's one of life's natural highs, in my humble opinion. Plus the fashion happens to be beyond, but that's for another story...

Long vest vintage leather skirt Bottega Veneta intrecciato
There are other incredible things about fall on the east coast, but more specifically, I'm referring to a characteristic typical to this area of North America, an old adage that refers to a period of unusually high temperatures after a frost has already occurred. It's a term now used way more loosely and you're certainly already familiar with it: the amazing spell known as Indian summer. We haven't had a frost yet, far from it, but until last week, autumn simply hadn't really arrived. Which explains my outfit below, something i wore during the last week of september. Shocking, I do realize, however the magical thing about Indian summer is that it can feel like fall in the air, but you can still get dressed without torturous dilemmas like whether you'll be too cold if you don't bundle up or get too sweaty if you do. It's quite exciting.

OOTD zebra print sandals black white nude

In this neutrals-only look (you know colors aren't my forte), I ultimately decided to go with the nude tote (directly above) to add another dimension, instead of my usual Bottega (first photo). Seriously though, how much can one wear that bag, really! I meannn. Anyway, it was the perfect ensemble for conducting a little business while being comfortable and still announcing to the world that i've got an edge, thanks to a leather mini and an ever-fun zebra print. Now that fall is lurking more than ever (though still not fully here), I could easily have swapped my silk tank for a simple fitted cotton turtleneck, added some tights and slapped on booties in lieu of sandals. #tricksofthetrade

What are your thoughts about seasons? Fall? Or do you live in a climate that happens to have year-round consistency?

Ray-Ban wayfarers fashion over reason
Silk tank - H&M (similar)
Leather skirt - Vintage (similar)
Vest - Zara (similar)
Sandals - Zara (similar)
Nude bag - Zara (similar)
Black bag - Bottege Veneta
Sunnies - Ray-Ban
Ring - Saint Laurent
Bracelet - H&M (similar)
Necklace - Vintage (similar)

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Chrissabella said...

You look great!

Love your leather skirt and waist coat combo!

Enjoy the Indian summer, it's freezing here in London ;)

Greetings from London,

stephanie said...

AMENNNNNN sister! Totally agree with all the points: Fall, style being top notch and you know, as we've discussed many a time how much we lurrrrveeeeeeee autumn! This outfit is something I lurve too ;) lol. Love the bag swap: the beige is such a great compliment to the scheme. Another winner! CANNOT wait to experience NYC in the fall: The leaves are almost all changed here and the temperature in low 20's! It's been nuts...but i think in NY the leaves have yet to change, so pretty stoked for the bday bash weekend in our sights! xoxoxo

Yuliya Fashionblog said...

Canon ce petit look :)

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Unknown said...

SOOO sophisticated!! THe cream blazer is so versatile, and the leather skirt is perfect for fall :)

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THE NEW BL∆CK said...

you look sooooo great!
like it a lot <3

kim from