10.10.2008

Yay, Autumn!

To be perfectly honest, I am a summer person, but for the first few weeks of fall, I kind of cheat on summer as my favorite. It's hard to resist all the changing leaves, that distinct crisp fall smell, feeling like you are entitled to curl up on the couch with a book for an afternoon (okay, not so much now that baby is here). I'm even considering baking...seeing all those pumpkins in the grocery store gives me a yen for some pumpkin bread.
Most of all, I love fall clothes. Love love love! All the yummy textures - tweeds and courdoroys - they're so much more forgiving than the revealing clothes of summer.
Right now I'm obsessing over finding the perfect sweater dress and tall boots.
For the dress, I'm envisioning cable knit, in an earth tone. Long sleeves, about three inches above the knee. My search so far has been fruitless, though I'm sure if I wanted to drop $300, I could find something.
Boots are a little easier. Something a little equestrian in some nice, soft buttery brown leather. The challenge these days is I need something a little wider in the calf. I have a few pairs of tall boots in my closet that sadly will not zip. I wonder if you can stretch them...
So, if anybody has any leads on said items, let me know! I'm a little dress obsessed these days. I'm loving jersey too - wash and wear! I never was really into dresses before, but since I'm still eschewing waistbands, they fit the bill.


5 comments:

megant599 said...

I saw a similar dress in Macy's the other day, 3/4 sleeve though (it is California afterall). And yes, you can have boots stretched. Ask around at work for a good cobbler and they can do it. you can even stretch shoes if they're slightly to small overall...never tried it but a friend of mine has. Autumn is absolutely my favorite season but we don't get much of a fall...I have to rely on clothing and decoration changes to get in the mood! Oh yeah, and pumpkin bread!!!

Heather said...

I have the problem with boots not fitting the calves very well either. I was told that if you put the boot on and kind of push them down and zip them up then pull them up they will stretch on there own and you can get them around your calf. It works for me, but I have boots that are softer leather not the real stiff thick stuff. You could give it a try. I love dresses. Let me know if you find that sweater dress ;)

Andrea said...

I haven't been in a real clothing store for a long time. Sorry, I'm no help! Can't wait to wear real clothes again though. Hopefully sooner than later but I'm thinking I won't fit into them for a while... those extra stones add up.

Heather said...

I wore maternity clothes for 3 months after G, and I've still got a few stone to lose. Ha ha ha. Waaaahhhh!

Andrea said...

Found a cute sweater dress in a size 3T at Target. Probably won't help you but it was only $12 so maybe they have something in the adult section that costs less than $300.