This outfit made me feel like a professor. Maybe an art history professor. Blazers just add that little zing of professionalism. Like my floral blazer, this one is also a more casual fabric, almost sweat-shirty in nature, but it's so thick, warm, and structured. When the temperatures drop, this will definitely be a nice layer to have. Fall is still hiding around the corner, but my wardrobe is definitely wanting fall to come. I was in H&M yesterday trying to find some stuff with Dan and I was captured by the bins of scarves and hats trying them all on. I've had the same scarves for a couple years, so it'd be nice to get a new one, all big and cozy to wrap around my neck a few times. Scarves are especially nice when riding bikes to keep the wind from nipping at your neck.
Back in the fall of 2008, my boyfriend had just broken up with me and I took a trip to Seattle for fall break to visit some friends over there and get out of town to escape the post-break-up blues. It was just a little trip, I don't think it lasted more than a few days, but I remember it very fondly. I stayed with one of my friends in Seattle and she had this perfume that I spritzed on myself every day during that mini-vacation, and upon getting home I decided that I was going to go out and buy that perfume and it was going to be my scent. I think it was one of those post-break-up things where you decide you're going to become ______ sort of person. Well, I decided I was going to be a perfume sort of person and I picked that perfume as my first "signature" scent. Well, I'm not a perfume sort of person, and I still have a mostly-full bottle of Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker sitting on my dresser as a sort of monument to that period in my life. The scent itself kind of reminds me of a re-imagining of the classic perfume scent, or rather: perfume that smells like something an old lady would wear. It's... new old lady. I wear it very infrequently, but every time I do I think of that weekend in Seattle with friends, leaving heartache on the other side of the state. Piecing together a halloween cat costume from borrowed makeup and black nylons as a tail. Making caramel and pumpkin cookies. Cruising down Chuckanut Drive in a car full of amazing women and laughter.