You owe it to yourself to live an extraordinary life. At nights, your eyelids flutter open like curtains in a hotel room. You're there, but no one is home. There's a view of all the things you were meant to have laying before you. Behind the glass and beyond your reach. On any given Monday morning, you will sit at your desk as the fire in your belly threatens to engulf you. An all consuming ambition. To be someone and somewhere else. Anywhere. As long as its bigger. As long as you are better. As long as you are someone that everyone else wants to be. You will watch the clock. And you will wait for anything to happen. Threatening to kick the door-in. There are those who doubt you. You might even be one of them. That's fine, I suppose. There are worse fates in life. After all, you could be perpetually ignored by history and everyone who isn't your mother. And No. We can't have that, now can we?
So. It's fair to concede that the Fall is here. We still have a few weeks before the over coats (and regrettable bubble goose jackets that will render the uncreative among us into live action versions of the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man) emerge. Until then, layering will be the life-blood of your wardrobe. On this brisk afternoon, I opted for a slim double breasted jacket with and scarf. There's nothing particularly earth shattering about the individual elements, but I think you'll find that one can appear striking when the right colors are subtly put together. Those of us who aren't opposed to making bold statements can rock accent-pieces like a red umbrella or canary-toned brief case. The point is to try not to overdo it. Particularly if you're new at this sort of thing. Most of us still have offices to report to, and can't really go off the deep end stylistically if we'd still like to be taken seriously. Self-Expression is great for those who are secure, but Costume is for adolescents still trying to find their way around the closet. When you give people a reason to turn their heads in your direction, make sure it isn't for the wrong reasons.