Why is talking about the weather considered small talk? I think weather is a pretty big deal, if that isn't already apparent by the last two posts. I'm sorry if I keep boring you with my long diatribes about the clouds and wind and heat. Lately, weather has been doing BIG things. And I'm seeing some frightening changes in the forecasts and weather patterns as of late because of El Nino
(hello, Global Warming). I mean, did you guys hear about the crazy insane straight-outta-a-disater-flick mudslides that affected the AV in California? I spent my formative years maybe an hour away from the epicenter of those torrential storms and sliding hills and it hit a little too close to home for me. Also, spending my high school days in the California desert (isn't all of Southern California a desert at this point), I was no stranger to extremes. We'd peak at 110 in the summer and in winter it'd get cold enough to snow. Regardless of if that snow was really sleet and it'd melt off in a day having only piled to about an inch, it's still pretty crazy to think that such polar opposites could exist in the same place. Whether we like it or not, weather has a very powerful affect on what we wear. Despite the calendar indicating that it's been Autumn for almost a month exactly, it's felt like Summer has dragged on indefinitely. That's why I took so much pleasure in waking up in the morning to find the thermostat at 60 and the weatherman proudly boasting a day that would reach no more than 72, which meant I could wear a long sleeve shirt without committing myself to being on the receiving end of some truly gnarly heatstroke. I never knew I could feel such elation while slipping myself into a turtleneck. But it feels so damn good. I know living in California has afforded many of life's little pleasures, but layering for Fall and I mean really layering like my East Coast pals, is definitely not one of them and I sometimes am a little envious. There are only so many ways you can get inventive with a crop top, after all. If you've been paying attention, I'm really finding myself drawn to achromatic palettes as of late. I'm blaming my affinity for grey hair (and the secret wish to look like Storm from X-Men). Today the sweater I'm taking so much pride in is by MinkPink and the dress which I'm layering is by Theory. Mixing price points is one of my favorite things to do. I've got a little high, a little low--I guess just like the temperature.
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Hat/Necklace: Urban Outfitters; Dress: Theory; Shirt: MinkPink; Shoes: H&M, Bag: Nasty Gal Bracelet: Kendra Scott, Rocksbox