You know how sometimes you just have those days? You know... one of those days where the day consists of only small things going wrong that end up creating an unnecessary (and often stressful) problem. Well, I kind of feel like I've been having one of those months. Or two months. And I've found that when times get tough and life smacks you in the face, sometimes it's best to just bite your tongue, throw on a cute, flirty dress, and smack it right back.
Although I've been dreaming of fall for quite some time now, it doesn't seem like it will be happening anytime soon for us in SoCal. This past week was brutal with humid heat in the high 90s/low 100s the entire week (my family in ATX & FL are shaking their heads at my weakness I'm sure), forcing me to temporarily let go of the cardigans and boots that I've been trying so hard to pull out of my closet over the last month. The
fun interesting thing about an unexpected heat wave, however, is that it forces some creativity into your ready-for-fall attire. While I'm not quite able to wear the layers that I'm hoping for, I can still add a dash of fall into my look with textures like suede and heels that offer a little more coverage, without going full bootie.
Vest: BCBGMaxAzria (Old) Similar Here | Clutch: Marshalls | Shoes: Chinese Laundry Similar Here | Dress: Marshalls | Necklace: PinkBlush
Looking back on it, I realize that I don't actually mind the heat. When it's not then norm, it takes a little bit to get used to it. But I know it's not the worst. As much as I like to bitch about it, I'm aware of the fact that I've waited my whole life to experience weather this sticky and uncomfortable at the end of September, and I'm not going to start taking that for granted now that I'm a year into it. The nice thing is that in a few days, I'll be back in my hometown with colorful leaves around me and the ability to layer should I choose to do so! We'll be visiting home to reunite with family and friends for 5 days, and I am SO looking forward to having a taste of the little things that used to make up my life in Ohio. I can't wait to be getting my hair done at my favorite salon by my favorite stylist/good friend, sharing a delicious meal with my entire group of best friends, sipping a good mixed drink made just the way I like it, and following it by a really good latte the next morning with my bestie. It's going to be like a breath of fresh air. Now that is worth a few days of sweaty outfits if you ask me.