It is officially my favorite time of year. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE our Michigan summers and always think how I would like to have extended play of June, July and August. But then fall (the start of sweater weather) comes along and there’s the cool chill in the air, the leaves start changing colors and I am in season heaven and dying to pull out my sweaters! Being from Northern Minnesota, sweater weather was 10 out of 12 months every year and so while other kids in the nation collected stamps, I had a collection of sweaters. (No, I am not kidding; it was my favorite thing to buy with my babysitting money!) This love affair with knits has continued to present day. Sweaters are just so easy. Pull out the cashmere, throw on a pair of jeans and a great pair of booties and it’s a perfect day of autumn fashion. But, of course, I have not had time to change over my closet yet (which is the perfect excuse), so I had to go shopping for a few new additions….at my favorite store. Fortunately, Leigh’s is brimming with fabulous sweaters and after a few laps around the store this morning I am feeling like I am ready to meet our cool weather forecast….fashionably! Hope you can stop in soon; your next new sweater awaits you!
I am always looking for an excuse….an excuse to buy new clothes! We are receiving all of our new fall fashion and I have been salivating: Beautiful cashmere, crazy cool new denim, and the boots….somebody get me a shopping cart! So what am I to do? I am in serious “want” without a “need” as I know my husband would explain. Well, finally this weekend my excuse for a “need” popped up on the internet….compliments of weather.com. Scott and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and we are headed to Paris and Stockholm for vacation. Before I started packing, I thought I should check to see what type of weather we will be encountering in each city. Now, I do know that Sweden is North, but I didn’t realize that part of it sits in the Arctic Circle and is on the same latitude as the Northwest Territory in Canada (I can not fault my geography teacher….it was so many years ago. I know I was taught this at some point!) So, what’s the net, net…..the range of temperature will be 50-68 degrees. This is much too chilly for my summer dresses! I NEED cashmere, denim and maybe a cute ankle boot (or two) to make sure I am comfortable in this climate. This, as you can plainly see, has nothing to do with “want”. Clearly necessity has set in. Thankfully, Leigh’s has me covered! So my picks for the suitcase? Autumn Cashmere sweaters, J Brand and Seven For All Mankind denim and Stuart Weitzman, Stuart Weitzman and Stuart Weitzman for my footwear. (You know how much I love shoes!) Who would have thought that my anniversary would be the perfect excuse to secure fall fashion early?! I know that you, too, can creatively construct an explanation for expediting the upcoming season’s best looks into your closet!
We are ready for fall at Leigh’s! Our Metties area which is know for those great cozy sweaters is brimming with them. They are so fabulous! Each is better than the next. I am refraining from purchasing one of every style, so that you, our valued customer, has first pick….but if you wait too long to come in and see us ….they might be making their way home with me!!!!