Yeah yeah yeah. It’s October – especially the tail end of October – when everyone has “scary” on their minds.
The sun is gone. Well okay, it’s not actually gone. It feel like it’s gone though as Fall is firmly here.
Normally I really loath this time. I loath it because it means layers and for all my love of fashion, I actually dislike wearing clothes. I’m happiest when I can spend a day in a bathing suit, or wear a light dress that just grazes my skin. That is my bliss. That is my happy place. So yes, I normally loath this time of year when I know that the heat is leaving and the cold is settling in.
But I don’t loath it. Surprisingly. I don’t mind it too much. The layers are coming on, but I’m not minding it too much. I’m enjoying the layers. Maybe it’s my new love of Victoria Secret slips under clothes that make it feel like summer is still here. Maybe it’s a milder season, and my hatred will only come out once the snow falls. Or maybe it’s that my perspective is shifting.
Whatever it is. I’m just gonna go with it.
Dusters were originally worn by horse riders as light jackets to, you know it, keep the dust off their clothing. In the fashion world, they’ve evolved into light kimonos that are usually maxi length. To me, the wild python print on this one hearkened back those days of cowboys and the wild west.
Being the sci-fi nerd that I am, it also brought to mind Firefly, and made me think this might be a duster that someone living in that verse might wear. I guess it’s the dreamer in me that is drawn to the free and untamed feeling that this duster evokes.
Now all I need is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.