9 Reasons Not to Hate The End of the Summer

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Today's the last day of August. Can you believe it? We've had the most amazing weather this month. I know this for a fact because since I moved into my new house at the end of July we have had exactly 1 rainy day. I keep waking up with the glorious sun shining through my windows thinking, wow, did I move to a new climate? This is so magical. Maybe moving really did change everything...even the weather. But then reality hits. I live in North Jersey and we just got really, really lucky this summer. And I'm not very excited about the freezing cold weather coming in.

But it's not all grey skies and gloom coming our way...there are few saving graces...primarily SCHOOL! Yay. At the end of the summer, the days that our kids are home seem endless. Not that we don't love and cherish every single delicious moment with them, but....ya know, school is pretty awesome when you're a mom.

Another reason is....you guessed it...the fashion! It's time to change things up in your closet, and with the subtle transition from sweltering summer fashion to breezy fall fashion, comes fat, glossy magazines chock full of gorgeous styling ideas, and of course, fashion week!

Fashion week at the onset of autumn is all about Spring fashion which, of course, keeps things interesting and fresh, but I know for me, my mind is mostly focussed on the upcoming Fall fashion. So before we dive into Fashion Week for Spring 2016, let's flashback to 10 absolutely breathtaking looks from last February's fashion week, featuring the styles we will be wearing this coming season.

Here are 9 of my favorites along with 9 coordinating reasons not to hate the end of the Summer:

1. Going out in a chunky sweater is like staying wrapped in a blanket all day.
 Andrew Gn Fall 2015

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2. Leather and fur...'nough said.
 Celine Fall 2015

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3. With Fall comes a calming routine, but fresh silhouettes still keep things exciting.
 Celine Fall 2015

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4. With the kids in school, you can finally check off the boxes on your to-do list, and wear them too.
 Chanel Fall 2105

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5. Indoor family time is like a patchwork quilt...a mishmash of colorful people sewn together by love.
 Chloe Fall 2015

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6. You can still wear white...and just have more fun with it.
 Emilio Pucci Fall 2105

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7. The skies may turn grey but the grey clothes will always cheer you up.
 Marissa Webb Fall 2015

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8. Hot chocolates and mochas really hit the spot...and look awesome too.
 Nina Ricci Fall 2015

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9. And finally, warm weather layering gives us so many more styling options.
Rosie Assoulin Fall 2015

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So what will you be wearing this fall?

On a side note, how may of you noticed the low heeled shoes and sneakers in this post? What happened to the heel? Will you be pairing a pair of white sneaks with your best outfits? Leave your comments below...I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Until next time,



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  1. I'm actually a huge fan of fall - for a lot of the reasons you listed here. Can't wait to break out my cute sweaters!

  2. Dear Sharon, Autumn is my very favorite season. I love getting out my cozy sweaters and wrapping in a throw when evening comes, the down comforter on the bed like a cloud! It will be here soon!

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  3. Cool sweater :)
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  4. Great post, thank you! Yes, it has been a crazy month for so many (with household moves, work, vacations, family stuff, etc.) but HERE COMES FALL FASHION - a veritable breath of fresh air!! Just what we needed! Suddenly I'm like a kid in a candy store with my ginormous magazines!!

    I LOVE these looks you have selected, especially #1 - chunky sweater/skirt/boots, and (#6?) The Nina Ricci dress w/the fringe...(matches my brown fringe Chanel purse!) - These are all elegant and modest - definitely looks I will be looking to buy this year!!

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday and Shabbat Shalom!

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  6. Sharon, congrats for such a nice Article. I love these type of looks with Designer Dresses this is the first blog to which i am going to subscribe.

  7. Hey sharon,you simply look so cool in these images.Such a nice article.Thank you for sharing it..

  8. Sharon,these dresses are so unique..Never seen before.Thanks for sharing it.