Autumn and the Seasons

I love the fall. Always have. I think it’s because I love being cozy and warm. I love layering and sweaters and mittens and scarves.

I love the contrast of the sharp blue sky against the gorgeous and inspiring colours of the trees.Image

 

I do not like winter. Toooooo cold. I live in fleeces and knits and snuggies. (Not really.)  (Because the cat took my snuggie.)

I love summer. But when you are a gal who perspires… a lot…. not always a fun time. Bring on the pony tail (in a fabulous way, of course) and the capris. And always have a secretly hidden hankie to help hideaway the excess sweatage. ( Yes, “sweatage’ is a word. Or at least, it is now.)

Spring…well… spring is meh. It’s rainy. And slushy. And grey. And just….meh. One redeeming feature of spring; that’s when my Birthday is. Yay

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But nothing beats the happiness and warm coziness of Fall. The first brisk tang in the air, the crunch of the leaves, the overall fuzzy feeling when you come in from the outside and have that warm rush of indoors smelling of beef stew and veggies roasting….. ahhhhh.

Usually though; it’s just me slugging my twenty million pounds of stuff through the backdoor as I juggle my handbag and coffeemug and packages to unlock the door and come into the kitchen that smells slightly of coffee and ….something….

But I love the fall. From all the warm and ready for roasting vegetables at the market, to the soups and stews and crockpot meals that just don’t seem right in the summer…..to the FASHIONS…..this post I know is more about the season than the clothing but….I promise. A fall accessory post is ON IT’S WAY!

Now, get out there and enjoy the weather!

 

To Browse, Perchance to Buy

Ah Monday evenings. Usually the time to catch up on the weekends paperwork, work on the schedules, and after 7pm, process the weekly markdowns. It’s quiet. I get a lot done.

Quiet night = lots of “just lookings”.

Can I say how much I hate that phrase. It’s like we’ve been programmed to respond to say that the SECOND we come in the store. Of course you’re just looking. At our bright lights, adorable outfits, funky new arrivals….and oh, I digress.

Here’s the thing: when the salesperson says “Hi!”

We KNOW you’re just looking. And WE are just saying Hello!

Letting you know that we are aware of your presence, and we value the fact that you chose to come into our store to possibly purchase a new happy item with your hard earned money.

So don’t be alarmed or immediately blurt “Just looking”…..we don’t bite.

Often.

 

By the way. Fall is coming. The colours are already arriving… warm wine tones, deep olives, rich purples and sharp emerald greens are the go-tos for this Fall!

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photo courtesy of pantone.com

Feminine structured jackets, for office wear paired with  the printed pant in subtle tone on tone is what will set the gossip goin’ at the watercooler! And DON’T forget to accessorize….mock croc handbags, and longer multi-tone necklaces are must-haves.