We have reached that point in the month where September is beginning to flirt subtly with October. The point where slight breezes here and there tease those of us in Southern California with the promise of cooler air, the troth of fall. The plight of the mosquitos checking out of Bakersfield along with the heat.
But alas, the first day of autumn was a few days, ago and it still feels like summer. I have come to find myself sipping on homemade pumpkin spiced iced lattes before leaving my home in a sleeveless dress, only to sweat incessantly before my live hit on 23ABC. But when one of my best friends, Mari and her man Anton came into town a weekend ago, and I pulled out my black floral dress that almost skirted the floor, something dawned on me. I came to the realization that the best way to satisfy the craving of fall dressing in hundred-degree heat is to sport a maxi dress.
Yes, it seems oh so simple, but it is that happy medium that makes it oh so genius. What I love most about this dress is that it exudes elements of flora and fauna that contain whispers of summer, but they seem to lay in a field of night on the backsplash of the fabric that makes it easily transitional to fall and winter. If I wore this in a chillier climate, all that I would need is a slouchy white cardigan. There was no need of that last weekend, with sun warming my skin to a slight tan as Mari and I walked the streets of downtown Bakersfield, lined with historic buildings that nod to the city’s 19th century beginnings and early 20th century boom in arts and culture.
I let my then-long raven locks fall freely like a curtain on my back and walked in go to strapped mules with a snakeskin heel. One can never go wrong with a statement shoe and a pop of a red pedicure. Again, once the whether cools down, I could switch these heeled open toe shoes for some suede heeled boots. The changing of the seasons cannot limit this frilled dress!
What are you most looking forward to this fall?
Keeping it Krischic,
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