Just because the fashion calendar has us talking about Fall 2017 already does not mean I am ready to bypass spring/summer. Having spent four years living in Chicago, one of which included a polar vortex, I generally consider myself pretty decent at surviving winter. But last week, New York City was treated to one glorious day of 70 degree weather that was so convincingly spring-y that I actually shaved my legs in anticipation of being able to show them to the world again soon. I found myself imagining long Saturdays spent lounging in the park and bike rides to my favorite ice cream shop. Warm weather was coming! I could literally feel it on my skin!
And then we plunged into under-10-degree weather about four days later. Thanks for the tease, Mother Nature.
Unfortunately, I can't do anything to hasten warmer weather, and with the global warming situation on our hands I know wouldn't actually want to. Still, the longing has surfaced and it's not going away, so right now I'm indulging it by imaging all the non-wintry things I will wear as soon as I can. These handmade-in-the-U.S. earrings from Often Wander are on the top of my list. The bright tassels remind me of the kind of thing you'd see walking down the beach on a blindingly bright day in Sardinia, Italy, and the further we get into the year, the more that sounds like the perfect thing to me. Warm weather, I'm waiting for you.
Tassel earrings, $60, available at Often Wander.
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