It’s Fall! Woo! Or to put it more accurately: It’s fall. Woo?

As a lifelong sun worshipper, I’ve always had issues with autumn. September means that summer is over and deep-freeze of winter is looming. It’s the longest possible time before the scorching weather I love returns so I’ve spent most of my life having a shitty attitude towards the whole season.

This year, I’m trying to change my outlook. Fall may never be my favourite season, it’s still got it’s good points. Fall means beautiful folliage and tea-drinking weather. The mosquitos are gone and the morning light no longer wakes me up before 6 a.m.  Thanksgiving, Hallowe’en and my birthday are all on deck.  Not too shabby.

Fall’s cool temps also mean the return of fun wardrobe staples. Sweaters. Tights. Boots. And Jackets. Blazers and jean jackets are a great option for days that begin as cool crisp mornings and develop into bright, mild afternoons.

Jacket: True Meaning. T-shirt and Jeans: Old Navy. Boots: Dr. Scholl’s. Bag: Bentley

The blazer yet another eBay score, snagged just a couple of weeks ago. It’s reminiscent of my beloved Banana Republic Coat; however the orthogonal tweed pattern is subtle enough that it kind of reads as a solid. I wore this to yesterday’s Consent workshop. I hoped that the structure of the jacket would imply competence and the marshmallow peep yellow would signal fun…or barring that, tastiness.

Jacket: Old Navy. Dress: Target. Necklace: Forever 21. Shoes: Chinese Laundry.

Just because I’m trying to improve my attitude about fall, that doesn’t mean I can’t also be in denial about the end of summer. It’s not over until it’s over. And while the calendar says it’s over today for me the season ends when I flip my wardrobe. Jean jackets like this one let me extend the use of my warm weather frocks until the last possible moment.


Jacket: RW & Co. Dress: Zara. Boots: Dr. Scholls. Custom Necklace: Silver Hand Jewelry

The other day, I came home from a long day of work and rehearsals and The Man of Mans handed me a box. Inside was the nameplate necklace pictured above – a beautiful piece of custom work by our friend Chris Manning! I guess technically it isn’t a nameplate, per se. That’s okay. If I’m ever forced to join a witness protection program  or enroll in spy school, I won’t be Nadine anymore. But no matter where I go or what I do, I’ll always be adorkable.

In other news, the family were in Fredericton for Rosh Hashanah this week. We stayed with The MoMs’ sister and her family and on our second day there, my brother-in-law brought us all out to one of his favourite camping spots by the water to cook-out, canoe…and fish.

I might become a fall-lover yet!