Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall can be wonderful, you know

The temperatures are definitely dropping here in Pittsburgh. I'm really wimpy about cold weather, even though I grew up here. Every year I'm shocked and pained by how cold it gets. and when I here the weather man reporting that our temps are lower than average, i start to panic. I always feel like I can't stand it if it gets any colder and I fear this will be a particularly rough winter.

My little cream colored peacoat is cute but not very warm. My navy tights are also not as warm as i would want. It's ok for now but I fear that very soon I'll have to invest in one of those snuggies they advertise on tv.

So I'm trying to get excited and enjoy cooler weather activities. if I can trick myself into embracing a colder than average fall, maybe winter won't be so bad. I feel like people who celebrate holidays are lucky because it provides a distraction and the celebrations are to some extent weather related.

So i donned my thrifted sweater dress, which was warm as far as dresses go.....and pretty much stayed inside. I left to run some errands but mostly I spent the weekend working on my house and getting into Fall.

I'm not much of an activity person, so my fall fun (aside from going to a haunted house a couple of weeks ago) has been through food. My husband is a wonderful cook. He has been making amazing breakfasts. One day it was scrambled eggs and polenta with a side of those little multi colored tomatoes (I'm no gourmand. what are they called?) and the strangest yummiest weird consistency cheese stuff. I guess that doesn't sound too good. But trust me in was delicious. and then another day it was pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon apples on top and sprinkles of pomegranate seeds. This wonderful man HEATS my syrup for me.

We had a long talk about seasonal foods and vegetables and I look forward to eating upcoming meals. He can do almost anything with a butternut squash (last year it was cheesecake--hard to top!)

Oh, and here's a closeup of my collar. It sorta got lost under my hair in other pictures. I really like the colors of this dress. The fit could be better but that's what you get with thrifted clothes.

What do you love most about fall? For me it used to be the clothes but now it's definitely the food. What's the weather like where you live?


  1. Sorry I haven't been commenting much. I haven't had a whole lot of time to devote to networking in general, lately. :(

    Love the sweater dress. I'm on the lookout for one -- I saw one in a nice dark pink that would match awesomely with those black booties I blogged about and black tights. It was in Body Central at the Pgh Mills and I was sad I didn't get it, so I'm going to buy it if it's still in stock next time I'm shopping there.

    I also love the ivory colored coat -- I LOVE white/ivory winterwear (coats, hats, boots, you name it) but I'm always afraid that it'll get dirty so I normally don't buy it.

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  3. I love your sweater dress, and the cream pea coat is lovely. Embrace it! embrace the cold weather and bundle up in cute outfits! I want to see you in them! I know i live in Memphis so its not as cold but it still gets pretty cold here. Except for today I have been wondering where my fall went. I carved a pumpkin I should take a pic of it and post it. It made me happy. I love Halloween it is fun to celebrate. And i recently found out from my love that it is John Keat's birthday too! In addition to Halloween, you can always celebrate Festivus (For the rest of us). I love you. Don't give up on winter. I have been more intrigued by it of late because my baby loves it. And it gives me more of an excuse to snuggle with him.