Funny how September invokes feelings of heading back to school – even when school’s been out for a decade (or two, or three). When you have kids, it’s understandable since gathering up school supplies and hitting the back-to-school sales for new clothes and shoes that fit is a part of the end of summer ritual. But even if you don’t have kids, or if yours are grown and gone, there is still . . . something in the air that stirs longings for new binders, clips, unsharpened pencils, reams of paper and such.
It’s especially odd when I find myself lingering over photos of warm woolen sweaters, caps that cover your ears and faux-fur lined boots. It’s over a hundred degrees outside! And while there will be a chill in the air, who know when it will finally come. . . January, February? And when it does come, it won’t stay long and it will only be a chill, not the face freezing cold captured in those photos with the sweaters. But the longing for seasons persists. Is it human nature? Is it all marketing? Is it just me?
If you live somewhere, where cold weather is as certain as spring rain, you might like to visit our apparel partner Eddie Bauer Weekly Specials: A New Deal Every Monday, now offering their durable coats and caps and things for kids! I haven’t purchased any of their kids wear, yet (it’s brand new), but I did purchase an amazing pair of aforementioned faux-fur boots! I may have to take a trip to the North Pole to wear them, but they are wicked cute and comfy, too. 🙂
Photo by: Lisa Keating