Ushering in


despite the reality of global warming, some of us are very old-school about seasons. they have their time and place. it's hard for us to adapt to change, to think about weather in less rigid terms. and so, with the arrival of "Spring" comes the shift in mentality and and wardrobe. light, cool, breezy is supposed to define the weather, the mood, and the outfit. though if the first one doesn't cooperate, you stand there freezing your breezy butt off in the blistery cold. and come september, following a merciless august, well, i'm ready for wool. i want thick tights. i want hats. i want boots and i want to stop sweating. i want to wear my sweaters without having to turn up the a/c to do so. i always try to rush fall. that's the weather i'm always waiting for, eagerly anticipating. sometimes i jump the gun. sometimes i have to wait, and wait, and wait, until november.

which season do you try to usher in a little prematurely?

13 comments:

readysetfashion said...

I savor the change of each season, but I want winter, spring, and fall gone as soon as they start! I cling to summer as long as I can.....I answered the question a bit backwards!

enc said...

Fall, just like you. Always fall.

greying pixie said...

I love the passing of the seasons, but I think Spring is the season I try to usher in too soon, and end up putting my electric blanket back on the bed in May!

It's great to pack away one's seasonal clothing and then rediscover it six months later. I also try to stretch out summer as long as possible, August and September are the only months that I show my legs (suntan is essential). But once autumn is really here I have no regrets as all my long forgotten knitwear emerges from my trunks.

-h of candid cool said...

Fl winter = fall. but i wish it would get cool in the seasonal fall.

Carlene said...

Summer. I am the exact opposite of you. I don't sweat. Honest. I am almost always cold. I am mocked in the workplace by people wearing sandals and sleeveless shirts who fan themselves. I don't believe I've ever fanned myself.

Even weirder, I know, I like humidity. I like to bask in that vacation-like feeling of moving through warm water even on land.

Aggressive air conditioning literally angers me. It's summer, dammit! We've waited for this all year, and you want to make it winter again??

Imelda Matt said...

sssssumer...just as our winter decends!

editor said...

imelda, i'm sorry for you, but i'm glad for me. australian vogue is the only place i can turn for some coverage on wool in june. i LOVE it.

carlene, the only thing weirder than you, a sweatless wonder, liking humidity, is me, a sweaty mess, liking humidity. but i do. it's yucky, but it physically feels good. my body likes it. i don't like air conditioning or heat.

readyset - cling to summer. i wonder if the season each person ushers in prematurely is the one they cling to as well.

enc - i'm always hearing that you get the most perfect weather down there.

greying pixie - may/early june always mercifully brings me a tiny taste of fall, a reprieve from spring, before summer really hits. especially on my birthday (in a few weeks) - i'd plan a pool party and inevitably, we'd stare out from the house to the backyard and the grey grey sky above it.

-h, yes, if you don't get a real fall, then the winter is too short (for those of us who like the cool-weather clothes).

Alexandra said...

Summer. I try and start wearing sandals, and breezy dresses as early as I possibly can. Oftentimes, after wearing sandals for a few days, I need to switch back to snow boots...Canada is so not the country for me!

Iheartfashion said...

Most definitely fall! I loathe spring. If I could travel somewhere for those three months I would...can I come visit you Imelda Matt?

laia. said...

Spring. I cant wait to get out of all the layers and the winter coat.

greying pixie said...

editor, you've put a curse on us! Temperatures dropped 10 degrees yesterday and I'm almost on the point of socks with my sandals and unpacking the cashmere house cardigan! Quick, post something summery please!

up and down town said...

^^^oh if only i could control the weather!!!!!!!!!!!!

a. said...

DEFINITELY fall, just like you. as a kid my favorite season was summer, and it probably is still in general, but when it comes to clothes, i hate that i can't layer... it makes things a lot more boring. viva la fall!