It's August second, and already Michaels has their fall displays of artificial mums and styrofoam pumpkins and Halloween decorations out on the floor. Also some cute paper mâché fall shapes. I just picked up a skull mask to paint all Día de los Muertos style. It's the most wonderful time of the year! Granted, I'm looking at 90+ degree weather for at least another month or two in Nashville, but a girl can't help but get giddy over the arrival of her most favorite season.
These photos of Tavi Gevinson from the most recent issue of Bust magazine gave me that perfect fall feeling. When the sun is still kind of bright in the sky, but you can feel the change in the gradually dropping temperature and a cool breeze grazes your skin and everything just seems to look and smell richer and better. You just want to be outside all the time in a sweater, with a coffee, for no real reason except to just enjoy the beauty that is autumn. God, I love it. I'm so passionate about my love for it. Permanently inked falling maple leaves take up half my height! I can't wait. I can never wait.
(Side note: I think Tavi is the coolest girl in the history of teenagers and I'm really glad that little ladies these days have such an intelligent, driven and original role model.)
Every time I go in to work at Free People lately, there is always brand new fall shipment steamed and hung on our pretty floral hangers just waiting for me to try on, and walk around the store, and pretend it's mine for a half hour. Some things I know I'm going to need to own are:
Plaid Pullover - FP employees get a whopping 60% off of this item this month ;)
Kombucha Cuff Thermal - I'm always stocking up on new thermals, but this one is special. Look at those sleeves!
Poetic Verse Sweater Blazer - What they're describing as dark chocolate heather on the website looks more like a dark olive green to me in person. I am obsessed with this thing and I think it's going to become my go-to jacket for most of fall/winter.
Floral Mesh Lace Dress - I want every color. I especially love that the hem comes to a point in the front and the back. The black one feels very witchy. Very Lydia Deetz, who I've been known to channel the essence of from time to time. Though I may take the pink route because it's fun to dress super feminine with a boy's haircut.
While most of Nashville rocks their boots this fall (they're rocking them now in the summer! Nashville is like boot capital of the world), I think I'm going to make a pair of these Dr. Martens mary janes a standard. I can't decide which pair though!
The top pair has basically my name, subtract two letters. They're simple but cute and extremely comfy. It felt like fate, but the bottom pair has that 90's Dr. Marten mary jane feel and I think they'd look especially cute with socks. Help!
And finally, I've decided that I really need this ring:
It's the Dena fingertip ring from Lush Jewelry. I think it is so pretty and unique. Most of my rings are silver so the brass would be a nice change.
Can you tell I'm SUPER excited?! If you love fall as much as I do, tell me. Let's talk about it. And share your fall wishlist here with me :)