It’s the first day of fall! I love welcoming in a new season, something about it feels wonderfully poetic, well, except winter, I’m never very happy to transition into winter, but all the other seasons make me so very happy. Hello blog readers and happy fall! The shift from summer to fall felt drastic this year in Seattle. This entire week I’ve been bundled up in turtlenecks and thick, warm socks. I do love fall clothes but I don’t want the sun to completely fade just yet. Winter in Seattle isn’t that cold but it is gray, dark and rainy-I like to hold onto the sunny days (even if they’re cool) for as long as I can. Crossing my fingers and hoping we get some sunshine for the rest of September and maybe even through October (is that just wishful thinking)?
This week I am especially relieved to have reached Friday. I had a cold that seemed to keep evolving into new sicknesses with crazier and crazier symptoms (k…maybe they were just cold symptoms) and I think I finally kicked it. I actually ended up staying home from class on Tuesday just to lie in bed and watch The Good Wife all day. I had the WORST sinus headache, whenever I moved my head ached so badly I thought I would black out from the pain. Thankfully, Jordan took really good care of me and his Mom made me vegetarian chili & told me what to take to clear my sinuses. By Wednesday I was ready to go back to class and yesterday I felt good enough to go to a happy hour for female attorneys to network with law students.
Over the weekend I plan on cozying up in coffee shop and studying. Do I sound like a broken record? I’ll be playing the same tune for the next three years I’m certain. I have a midterm for Civil Procedure next week so I want to review, review, review! Saturday afternoon and evening I plan on taking a break to celebrate my friend Nicole’s 25th birthday. Nicole has been my friend since we were in high school and I can’t wait to help her welcome a new year and new chapter.
At last, on to my outfit! Since the off the shoulder trend has been going strong for what feels like forever, I know a lot of us have a few OTS tops in our wardrobes. I hate pieces that can only be worn for a single season as I like to maximize the seasonality of my wardrobe. I think an OTS top can be worn in early fall when the weather is still relatively warm (for some of you I know it’s still HOT). I like that an olive off the shoulder top can be paired with white jeans and booties for a look that keeps people guessing…”is it summer or is it fall”? No white after labor day? I follow the rule when it comes to white dresses and anything made from eyelet, lace or summery materials but I’ll occasionally still break out a pair of white jeans or a white top.
Have a wonderful weekend, I hope you’re able to get outside and breathe the fall air and soak up a little vitamin D. Sending lots of happy vibes for this first fall weekend <3