So summer has officially come to an end and even though our days are still sunny and warm you can feel the ‘Autumn’ in the air. The mornings are cooler, the nights now no longer ‘jacket free’ and you can feel the last little bit of summer starting to drift away. This is the first year that I am having anxiety over Winter.
Let me explain… I am a Winter baby, born in the middle of Winter I often share my birthday with rain, hail or a thunder-storm and while my 12-year-old self often wanted to be born in summer so I could have ‘summer’ parties for my birthday, I accepted that I was a Winter baby. Winter
is my used to be my season. For one, the fashion is crazy gorgeous – think furs, hats, gloves and boots – just so much amazing in one season. Then there is the fact that my favourite pastime albeit something I no longer get a lot of time to do is curling up with an almond milk, dairy free hot chocolate (the whole dairy free, almond milk bit is new this winter but more on that later), a great book sitting in front of the fire (okay so I don’t have a fire but if I did I would definitely be sitting in front of it) sounds perfect, right? WRONG.
Last year I spent my birthday on the other side of the world, for the very first time I had a birthday in summer. It was 30 + degrees and it was great. My 12-year-old self would have loved it, nothing but swimming and sunny days for the whole month. This past year my family sort of skipped winter, we left in early July (when the weather was cool but not freezing) and returned home at the start of September (when the weather was cool but not freezing) and I
kind of really liked it.
This year there are no trips planned to the other side of the world. There is no exotic island getaway for a week or two through the coldest days. Nothing. There is no escaping Winter. Anxiety.
So to get me through this Winter (and to hopefully regain my love affair with it) I have included just three of my top picks so far for this Winter’s wardrobe (more to come over the next few weeks) a leather jacket, thigh high boots and a textured black tote bag. And because I would love nothing more than Kim Kardashian’s $5,000+ Balmain leather jacket the reality is I don’t have her bank account. So, while the Balmain is on hold there are other options…
MY TOP PICKS
Witchery Leather jacket $599.95
Tony Bianco thigh high boots $299.95
Vintage Princess bleeker bag $389.00
Until next time…