Monday, August 29, 2011
An Open Letter to Summer
Well, I don't really know how to put this any other way, so I'm just going to come straight out and say it....You suck.
I am ready to break up with you.
Oh, we had some fun in the beginning. Your toastiness gave me the chance to slip into gladiator sandals and wear all my favorite J Crew shorts, all my easy-breezy summer dresses. But, quite frankly, we've outgrown each other. Actually, I guess it would be more accurate to say that I've outgrown my shorts. Thanks to this heat, I don't feel like exercising. Ever. You're a bastard, Summer.
I am sick of sweat trickling down the the back of my knee pits and feeling it puddle in my bra. Even a quick walk to school in the morning leaves me soaked before I even get into the office.
So, please, let's go our separate ways. I'm sure I'll be ready to get back together in about a year, but for now, we need a break. A loooooong one.
All the September mags are keeeeelllling me. I want to snuggle into cool-weather clothes so badly. What I'd wear*:
•Skinny jeans. I miss them so. I really, really am dying to wear them with the killer leopard-print boots I got months ago, but so far have only been able to look at them in the box and stroke them because it's too darn hot to put them on.
•An oversized sweater. This Yigal Azrouel sweater ($580).... Sigh. It's like a classy version of a Snuggie.
•Boots. OK, this Vince Camuto "Silas" boot isn't priced too badly ($169.95). It's this great motorcycle-ish/sh-- kickerish hybrid jazzed up with that skinny strap detailing. Too cool.
•A trench coat. This Alexander Wang trench coat ($262.50) has got all the modern upgrades to make it a must-own: skinny sleeves, a nifty halter-back detail. I actually scored an amazing deal on this trench last year and got to wear it only one time before getting into that abusive relationship with you-know-who (damn your early arrival, Summer!).
*This is all heat-induced delusions. I do not own the crazy-priced clothing. After all, I am not a Kardashian. Yet. Isn't there a brother in that family?