08 September 2017

On Almost-Autumn & A Shoe To Go With It






Whenever the seasons are on the cusp of changing always feels such a comforting time. I feel it's nature's gentle way of reminding us how much we need, at once, for things to change, and also to rely on the familiar comforts of each season. 

We are only beginning to feel the shift to autumn here over the last day or two but already it's rekindled my love for all things knit, for long afternoons spent baking sweet and savory pies, for blankets and tapered candles tucked in every corner of the house. I recently began a journaling project ~ a season's log. I'll share more soon, but one thing it's caused me to do is contemplate the sensations of each season. What words does autumn conjure? What sights, what smells, what textures? 

In many ways, autumn feels particularly textural to me. My mind instinctively marries it to things of heirloom quality, things that find their meaning in material. It's why I close my eyes and think of copper cauldrons, flannel shirts & waffle-knit jumpers, wool blankets, brown leather shoes. So when my Sandgrens box arrived with my Tokyo clogs, I immediately pulled them on & went in search of some leaves to stomp in. Like oatmeal sweaters or a canvas book bag, they just feel quintessentially fall to me ~ like the weight and quality and intention of their maker so perfectly matches the season. Also they're just adorable & comfy and they like dresses & mom jeans alike and like the best shoe, are friendly alone or with socks. A thing that feels like a season. It'll never stop being wondrous and wonderful to me. 

2 comments:

  1. Yes yes yes to autumn feeling textural, I 100% agree. What a beautiful way to word it.

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  2. What a cute outfit! I love it all especially your socks and the clogs. I'm so excited for Fall and I love wearing the pretty thick textured knit sweaters and cardigans that come with the season.

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