“I am doing this one more time, mom!”
Dressing up like “This is it!“, this is the last chance to wear summer in autumn and, then, I am switching to fall, sticking to it even. Only summer is so hard to let go. No? The thing is you never know when is the last sunny day when you can actually wear clothes or combos that shout out loud “Summeeeeeeer” or “Careful! The one wearing me hasn’t got out of home for a while! Aaa!” or “Rough night last night, couldn’t find anything else to wear today, yesterday was still summer“.
But no! This one below is celebrating the weather just from in between the two seasons which is not only beautiful, but crisp and always the beginning of a new thing, feeling, fling.
Yes, this is it, you can totally flirt during these first days of fall. With clothes. Play a little. Ogle. Climb up and down some stairs.
What? This is what I do. You do you. What do you do?
Oh, and what I also love to do – anytime – is wearing clothes pf people I love and this is how I took my mom’s dress without telling her and this is not how my mom finds out about it. Because I told her. Post using the dress in a fashion editorial I did. What my mom told me made my face turn into emojis that express laughter, wonder, holiness all at once.
“Cristina, it’s a robe!”
Now I’m telling you: it is made from silk, it is a robe, it was custom made for my mom in the seventies and she had it made for indoors only. As in for home. I only remember my mom rocking in it, not reading on the couch on a melancholic Saturday fall after-noon, but anyway!
“Mom, who does that?” I am wearing as we speak. Outdoors. “Very” outdoors and you can not stop me and I feel like going to a fancy dinner, encounter with friends, dancing and going to the movies all at once.
Just like the emoji above.
My mother’s emoji interpretation was of just one: terror. But then she did this thing emojis can’t do: smile in the corner of her lips and eyes, trying to (sort of) hide it. When you see someone you love not really succeeding in hiding the smile, oh man, oh man! Oh mom, oh mom!
Wearing a dress, in the first place, feels unique, but wearing a dress of someone you love feels out of this world, feels a lot of things under a lot of circumstances. This is how clothes can take you places. Both physically and metaphorically, baby!
“Yeah, baby!“, the way Austin says it.
Fall can come anytime, I have it covered!
“Fall, shall we shag now or shall we shag later?”