Minnesota provides its residents with ample and justifiable reasons to complain about the weather. This is the land of the six-month winter and the 15-second spring, people. Usually, autumn is around 15 seconds long, too, and full of rain and gray skies and general ominousness. But this autumn? It has been warm. It has been sunshiney. It has been nearly TWO FULL MONTHS LONG. And even though I’ve been sick for most of it, I have been grateful for every bright, 60-degree day. I did bare legs and boots, got some use out of my vast collection of mid-weight jackets, and soaked up the loveliest MN fall I can remember. It’s in the 40s now, but I’m still riding high on the gorgeous weeks we’ve had all season.
How’s your season going? Are you getting the weather you hope for, or just pushing through?
Wore this for a night at my gorgeous friend Michelle’s gorgeous apartment (photos on Instagram), and at the bar near her place. Even though we’re having a surprisingly long and pleasant fall, I’ve been totally freezing lately – possibly due to this ridiculously prolonged cold/cough – so it felt great to be moderately bundled up. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this, but if my neck is cold, I’m cold. If my neck is covered, I’m toasty. Clearly, my personal thermostat is inside my neck.
Also these pants are so glorious. All leather/faux leather pants can be tough to fit and sometimes uncomfortable. Leather front/ponte back? THE BEST.
Have I mentioned that I’ve been sick for about five weeks now? (Definitely did over on Instagram.) This is from several weeks ago, but I was sick then, too. And when I’m sick and my brain is in a fog, I reach for my favorite cool weather formula: Prairie Underground hoody, leggings, and boots. Comfy and cute. Done and done.
This particular hoody used to be a dusty rose color. It wasn’t my wisest purchase since dusty rose generally makes me look ill – even when I’m not! – so I overdyed it black. As you can see, the zipper didn’t dye, what with being plastic and all. I thought it might annoy me to have a mismatched zipper, but I actually kinda like the effect. Which is fortunate because I’ve got the skills to overdye, but I can’t swap out a zipper. I KNOW MY LIMITS.