“Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds.”
— Coco Chanel
When the weather begins to cool in the city I swap my sun dresses and sandals for sweaters, tights and skirts. Even when I’ve been feeling as tired and run down as I have been this month I can always put on a skirt, heels, and a little lipstick to feel human again.
Autumn reminds me of so many different places. It was one of the main things I missed about England when we lived in Texas (after I first moved to the US), and something that I enjoyed the most about when we lived in Germany. I love the cooler air, being able to use the oven again to cook delicious food without breaking a sweat. Autumn colours are my favourite and my body is just built for the clothes of this season. That’s without even mentioning how much I enjoy Halloween…
I didn’t consider that I’d be the sort of person to apologize for not blogging in so long. I had always just thought that the enthusiasm for writing and taking photographs comes and goes, that they are both things I enjoy so I’d always keep it up.
Things have continued to be quite hectic. I must admit that I much prefer the slowness of our usual day-to-day, but I know that it will all even out soon enough. The leaves started a dry rustle in the breeze not long ago and one evenings strong wind brought a lot of them down, marking the move from summer into autumn. The sun is low in the sky and the nights are beginning to draw in.
With the autumn brought family visiting last week on furlough from Burundi. After they were picked up from the airport we hosted them for dinner, Mikey was thrilled to play with the cousin he hasn’t seen for two years and to finally meet his newest cousin for the very first time. Hopefully there will be plenty of chances for them to play together before they are scheduled to return.