What To Wear On In Between Days?
I call these the "in between days". (Thanks to The Cure for the inspiration).
It's not summer anymore, even though today, it certainly feels like it. It's not winter yet, either. It's fall - that time of year when the mornings are chilly, the days are warm, and the nights are anything from balmy to cold.
These days wreak havoc on my ability to stay organized. Do I leave out the open-toed shoes, or pull down the boots from my shelf? I can't fit two seasons' worth of shoes on the floor of my closet. Sweaters - stick with the lightweight summer cottons, or yield to wool turtlenecks? RIght now the cool sweaters are hanging in my closet, while the winter ones sit folded upstairs in a cedar chest. It seems that I never have the right ones at my fingertips when I need them - what made sense in the morning is too hot by the afternoon.
This purgatory extends to dressing my daughters too. One day, it's chilly, and I tell them their sundresses are too summery and they need to wear long sleeves. The next day, they are in warm dresses playing on the playground in 75 degree weather. The new fleeces I bought them that are tucked into their backpacks are too warm, but their windbreakers don't do anything for the fifty degree mornings. And that reminds me - the spare outfits I sent them to school with back in August are woefully inappropriate right now - I need to replace them!
I know, in a few weeks the temperature will be more stable, and I'll be mourning the late afternoon sunlight when darkness descends at 5. The leaves will be swirling on the street and I'll be munching on Halloween candy. But until then, I will remain the most inappropriately-dressed, shivering (or maybe sweating) woman in the room.
Original DC Metro Moms post.
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