Remember a few posts back when I talked about fantasy fall?
I used to have this fantasy idea of what a fall wardrobe should look like: cozy boots with camp socks, thick sweaters, cocoon coats, and blanket scarves.
But the fall months in Texas don’t really call for that kind of wardrobe. It usually doesn’t get that cold.
So this year, I’m forgoing the fantasy, and learning how to dress for fall where I live.
And guess what I’ve discovered so far?
Dressing for real fall (as opposed to fantasy fall) is really fun.
Once I let go of the Pinterest-influenced fantasy of sweaters and boots in September, I realized something:
It’s beautiful here in the fall.
It’s beautiful and sunny and 70 / 80 degrees.
It’s a gift — one I used to overlook.
When I was a bit younger, I remember begrudging the weather time of year like, why can’t I just wear sweaters! When is it going to get cold!
It’s interesting, isn’t it?
While my old self would be bummed that I’m not wearing a plaid scarf and boots right now, my current self is super excited that I get to wear shorts in October.
I’m grateful for it.
And even though “wearing shorts in October” might go down as the most insignificant thing to be grateful for, it’s building a habit of gratitude nonetheless. And I like that.
How about you? I’m sure where you live, the weather is different than mine — are you discovering anything cool from dressing for your real fall (as opposed to fantasy fall)?
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