Fall, For Me

If someone asked me to point out the worst time of the year in New York, I would tell them just about any time in between August and September. This is because as much as I hate the heat of summertime, I hate that awkward stage in between Summer and Fall even more. It’s like a huge tease; mornings are cool and crisp, perfect for jeans and sweaters—and then by noon, we’re sweating through our clothes.

It’s just plain gross. I hate it.

But as much as I can’t stand this time of year, I also look forward to it year-round. My favorite time of year has just about always been the same; I always looked forward to going back to school, the weather calming its pits, and the earth regaining color everywhere. It meant the holidays were right around the corner, and it was fully acceptable to wear as much black as I wanted again.

(Summer isn’t a big fan of black clothing. It only leads to sweating and sunburn.)

Actually, now that I think about it, Summer transitioning into Autumn also meant that I would no longer peel or have to wear my hair up anymore. The thought of the cooler seasons just get better and better.

Now that we’re almost halfway through October, I can only look forward to the weather getting cooler (I hope). It has been pretty hot out lately (I had to put my fan back into my bedroom window), but that must come to an end at some point. The sooner, the better.

And as much as I don’t care for wearing pants, fall time is my time to shine when it comes to wearing clothes. I can finally put away my shorts (except for when I go to bed, because, let’s be real here), and pull my jeans out from the underground. And most of my tops are maroon, olive, cobalt, and black—so I finally start to fit in with the times.

(I know what you’re thinking: Does she really only have those color shirts? And the answer to that question is yes…except for the shirts I wear to work. It’s actually kind of ridiculous, but I like those colors on me, so shut up.)

I’m also a big fan of wearing boots and booties, and fall is their time to come out of the closet, as well as my jeans. Basically, my entire wardrobe is one big fall collection. I think that alone says enough about me.

And if I’m going to be honest, fall is the best time of year for an outdoor photo op. You actually have awesome backdrops and multiple props to choose from. At least in my opinion, it is naturally the most beautiful time of the year. The colors are just amazing, and they just really showcase what has been hiding the last four months. Have you ever taken a walk in Autumn and hated it? I think not.

When I think of the month of October, the first thing that comes to my mind is my favorite holiday: National Hocus Pocus Day. (Who am I kidding—October is Hocus Pocus Month!) I started this month off the right way, watching the first two Halloweentown DCOMs on the first, and have been alternating between all of my spooky movies every night since. Halloween-themed movies are my everything.

(Well, not really, but I think you get the picture. I just really love Halloween…and movies.)

Fall is just an amazing time of the year, and I’m really looking forward to watching it progress over the next couple of weeks. Bring on the costumes, goodies, tricking, and treating. I’m so ready.

dennison


Prompt: For many of us, the seasons are changing, bouncing unpredictably between cold and warm. Are you glad to be moving to a new season, or wishing for on week of the old?

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