Old Navy Parka
Guess Lace Dress (thrifted)
Leather Belt (thrifted)
Leather Duffle (thrifted)
Rag and Bone Harrow Boots (ebay)
We'll probably get snow sometimes her in the next week and a half so I went back down to the flats for another picture session before the aforementioned snow sets in. I didn't really get any pictures of the river last time so I went to a different spot but dude, it was cold! Rainy, blowing with cold-ish temps, it's like training for the lovely cold that's coming. Time to break out the parka, that's for sure. I'm really happy about finding this one last year, it's not warm enough by far for the -50 below zero but it's pretty great for around 20 degrees and that sort of mild cold temps. (Plus it's olive green and we all know how much I love that.)
Everything looks so gray and while I do like the pretty, gold fall that we only get for a little while, I really enjoy the starkness that comes afterwards when the leaves fall and the branches grasp for the sky. There's something sort of eerie and interesting about this time and I suppose it does set the mood for All Hallows Eve. I freaking love Halloween, I grew up in a pretty conservative Baptist church and Halloween was the Devil's Day and you can bet trick or treating was frowned on. (It's kind of stupid really, if you tell the kids that Satan gives you candy and Jesus wants you to stay home and pray, who do you think kids are going to like more? That's some bad PR there folks.) My parents were pretty awesome though and we always went trick or treating because dude, it's free candy. FREE CANDY. Most magical words in the world right there. We use to always think movies lied, in films kids would trick or treat down snow free roads with leaves still on the trees in full costume while we'd have zero degree temps, three feet of snow on the ground and all the kids looked alike in their snowsuits. We didn't really understand movies where people wished for a white Christmas, we thought it snowed everywhere and it seemed crazy to wish for something that was a given.