I often talk about weather because it is one of the factors that dictate what we wear each day. When fall begins, as it did the other day, I start living in my leather (or my vegan leather, otherwise known as pleather) jackets. As the temperatures dip down, I add heavier sweaters, throw on scarves and hats, and try to maximize the length of time that I can wear my leather before covering it with a bulky parka. Enjoy the leather weather!:)
When pictures surfaced, recently, of the injuries inflicted upon a defenseless, four-year old boy by his own father, NFL player Adrian Peterson, people were outraged. It sparked a lot of discussion about what constitutes inappropriate punishment of a child. Spanking may have been acceptable at one time but it is not acceptable now. Utilizing a switch, which is a wooden whip made from a tree branch, is even worse than a spank. It is child abuse, plain and simple and CHILD ABUSE IS NEVER IN STYLE. Parents are supposed to protect their children and love them unconditionally, not harm and terrify them. I am glad that the NFL got the message that the only choice was to suspend this player. Doing anything less would be condoning this abuse.
I may have jumped the gun on fall but I was beginning to grow tired of my summer attire. I don’t want to wish away this beautiful, mild weather but I was ready for some new clothing options. I wear much of my clothing year after year but I always like to get a few new things to freshen up my wardrobe:). A pair of pristine black leather boots is always high on my list each fall. The leather jacket is from seasons ago but the ombre J. Crew scarf is new (and happens to go with so many things!).
We are on the cusp of a new season when we begin to change over our wardrobes from summer to fall. It is somewhat gradual because the temperatures are still mild and beautiful. I wore cut-off jeans for my nod to summer but brought out my black suede booties and a lightweight sweater for my nod to fall.
Psychologically, summer ends for most of us on Labor Day and, unfortunately, Labor Day came way too early this year. (The good news is that it will come nearly a week later, next year.) Anyhow, without even realizing just how sad the end of summer made me, I put on this outfit consisting entirely of grays and black. While I love gray and black for late fall and winter, I usually opt for light or bright colors during the warm, sunny days of summer. This was obviously a subconscious choice reflecting the sullen mood that the end of summer caused.
A summer in the Hamptons would definitely not be complete without a trip or two to Sunset Beach restaurant and hotel on Shelter Island. You arrive by private boat or ferry and can enjoy a day at the beach followed by an unforgettable evening of people-watching, dining al fresco, and watching the magnificent setting sun. Makes you wish that summer lasted all yearlong!
I love visiting different parts of the world. The architecture, food, people, religion, and so many other facets of culture intrigue me. When traveling, I always like to sample the local cuisine, which is easy to do in Spain because many restaurants serve tapas, which are small-portioned dishes. I discovered that I enjoy photographing food as much as I like eating it! Here are some of the mouthwatering foods that I captured.
I spent the majority of my summer in Spain where I immersed myself in the Spanish language, culture, and style. The cities are beautiful, the food is delicious, and my experiences were unforgettable. I enjoyed shopping on Gran Vía in Madrid, exploring la Boqueria in Barcelona, touring Gaudí’s architecture, and so much more. I didn’t have a chance to post on the blog while I was away, so here is a recap of some of the outfits I wore.