"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying good-bye so hard." A.A.Milne
My mom, a hearty New Englander, says the same thing every September right around this time - "We appreciate the summer so much more than others because it's so that short we soak up every minute." Now part of me thinks she is absolutely right, but at the same time it also feels like something we tell ourselves to make us feel better.... :o)
Either way, the fall is officially here a week from now. I say embrace it. Enjoy it. As you wait for your train, plane, or bus to get to work, look back on your summer and capture the moments in a mental montage.....
I know my head will be filled with fond thoughts of boat rides with friends, sunsets with my hubby, swims with my puppies, giggles with my niece, and hikes in Montana with family...
So, zip up that jacket. Wrap your neck in that scarf. Put on that beanie. Your body might be screaming for layers and warmth, but in your mind you are still experiencing all that summer has to offer. Transitioning seasons is a mental game and I am here to hold your hand through it!
My Roadmap Through the Transition / Breakdown of Outfit....
1. Wear black. Always in style, always right for any season.
2. Invest in a fabulous leather jacket that will last forever. The one I swear by is from Zara and it has paid for itself. (similar here).
3. Don't be afraid of open toe shoes! You got that pedicure for a reason! Make it last until those piggies can't handle it anymore. That goes for flip flops too! My heels are from Sam Edelman (similar here).
4. A great, big bag that holds everything, including warm layers! Just in case... Mine is Marc Jacobs, here.
5. A killer black dress with leather details. Mine is Ted Baker and worth every dime. Easy for weddings, cocktail parties, or layered with fall basics. (similar here)
6. Awesome sunglasses to keep that intense fall sun OUT! (here)
You've got this. Take on the transition with summer in your hearts and fall in your blood!
PS... a special thanks to my magician-mann, Will Mann! Also a nice nod to the Canton Train Station for use of their historical and beautiful location!