As I was reorganizing my closet the other week – which by the way feels like it never happened – I stumbled across this pair of lace shorts and I realized that I wore them towards the end of the summer and once again during fall, but never this winter. Not that I had the chance with all the cold that’s been going on lately, but still. Today I picked them up again and decided to pair them to a warm knit and go for a walk. Surprisingly enough the air felt warm-ish and for the first time in like ever I didn’t freeze while taking the pictures (^_^)
For me, a new month means automatically a fresh start, a brand new page, a chance to do it all again, hopefully better and since January is finally gone, I can honestly say I feel spring just a tiny bit closer. These past days I have felt somewhat under the weather, tired of the snow meets rain meets sun meets ice meets cold – and I could go on like this for a while, but I won’t – because that is all in the past now. I enjoyed the first day of February out and about, sporting my new Zara blazer and a lovely fishtail braid ^_^
Despite almost caving in to the comfort and warmth of our cozy bed this Sunday, we fought that very first instinct and decided to enjoy the afternoon out and about. A quick snack, dessert, a cup of coffee and a few hours spent exploring the stores and buying a few things for our home, made the walk totally worth it.
As I look down the window and I see all that white outside, I finally feel like Christmas is coming. Yesterday we had our first snow and it was magical, although it didn’t last all that much. Must love December ! It’s freezing cold, but it’s beyond beautiful. As usual, my days were filled with work hours as it’s quite a busy time of the year but I do try to make the best out of the little free time I am left with.
After what seemed like a busy, busy week I finally found some free time today to get out and enjoy the little things I love, like an afternoon walk, the crisp air and the hot tea that makes this season extra special. As the city is getting ready to light up for Christmas, I just realized that my favorite time of the year is getting so close now. I remember the years when I would start the countdown to Christmas all the way from October, and I remember my excitement growing with every passing day. This year instead, the last three months flew by so quickly that I barely had time to catch up.
Yesterday was another one of those chilly autumn days that required warm knits in order to make the inevitable transition to the colder season a little bit easier. Of course I didn’t surrender completely, as I still wore 1/2 sleeves and my summery lace shorts, but I didn’t regret feeling slightly cold. Also you might notice that my hair was half-braided for some of the pictures, but for an inexplicable odd reason I can’t seem to feel comfortable wearing my hair like that. It’s like not having long hair at all so I ended up releasing it. That’s something I’ll have to deal with, because I really want to experiment in the hairstyle field also. I love it when other bloggers play with their hair so effortlessly and always end up looking beautiful.
Today reminded me again why I love fall so much: the sun was warm enough to wear a t-shirt, the city was filled with people enjoying the last bits of ice-cream, the music was playing at every terrace and everywhere I looked people seemed happy and relaxed! For short moments I felt like I was still enjoying the long gone holidays ♥ I hope the pictures captured some of the calmness that surrounded me on this wonderful Sunday ! It really doesn’t take much to be happy ^_^ I wish you all an amazing week !