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?
I bought these pants last fall before I’d truly fallen in love with the pleated, slouchy silhouette. A moment of ESP, perhaps? Or maybe it’s just that Husband Mike has always said he loves me in plaid pants, and that fact floats through my brain whenever I find a pair that really works for me. Either way, this pair is very fall, both in palette and in weight, and a great match for a simple sweater and ankle boots.
Plaid is big this season! Anyone else in possession of plaid trousers? Plaid something else? Got a favorite color scheme or style?
Oh, Birkenstocks. I wore you for all of high school and college, destroyed my single brown pair with years of wear and abuse, and wrote you off as a shoe of my past. And now you are trendy. Like Vogue trendy. And when I found myself in need of a pair of on-your-feet-for-eight-hours comfy black sandals, I figured hey. Why not? This Gizeh style is a little sleeker looking than the old style Arizonas I wore as a kid, but just as supportive and comfy. And since I fully expect a late summer heat wave – we always get one in September – these will earn their keep before getting shelved for the winter.
Anyone wearing Birks for the second time around? Or did you wear them all the way through, trends be damned?