Cable Knits & Jazz

by jordanfaeh

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// Sweater (Gap–similar) Jeans (H&M) Boots (AE–similar, and cuter in my opinion!) //

There was a legitimate chill in the air today.

Though it’s technically still Summer, it always feels like I officially make the switch when I bring the cable knit out. My sister and brother-in-law were kind enough to watch the girls so Truman and I could sneak away for a little date. When we lived in Omaha, a friend and I used to go listen to big band music from the 40’s and watch older couples dance all night. It’s one of my favorite memories and I miss hearing live jazz. When I researched where I could find that in Lincoln I found Capital Jazz Society.

Truman and I were really impressed. It’s an informal gathering of local musicians (some UNL professors, students) who play music together on the spot. It was a cozy and welcoming setting and some live music what the boost I needed to make it through the week. I was slightly sad that this wasn’t the same as my experience in Omaha. They weren’t playing old tunes and there wasn’t any dancing. However, there were a few older couples there enjoying the music together. I don’t know why I love that so much. Most people my age enjoy having a good time at a bar or club. I enjoy watching older couples love each other, dance together, and share a common love for music. I’m weird.

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There’s nothing new or fancy about this outfit. It’s simple, but timeless, in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong–I love wild and adventurous outfits, but I like to keep a few simple pieces around that I’ll never get sick of and I’ll always feel classy in. These boots are my “date boots.” I would never wear heels when my children are with me. Have you met Penny? The thought of me trying to chase after her in a chunky heel is both hilarious and terrifying.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, but I often feel uninspired with my own closet. The decision to stay at home means living on a tighter budget and having less “fun money” to spend on new styles. It gets frustrating for someone like me who really enjoys putting outfits together and it’s a constant battle not to compare myself to those amazing bloggers who have (what seems like) limitless budgets and constantly up-to-date wardrobes. But not only is it a great reminder that clothes are not as important as I sometimes make them to be, but I’m learning how to be creative with what I have and when I shop I look for pieces that can be worn multiple ways so I can get the best bang for my buck. Either way, it was fun to take the ol’ sweater out for a spin. I’m not ready for this cool, cloudy weather to be permanent, but I can handle it for a day. Now bring me back my sun.

Congratulations! You made it through Wednesday. I’m especially excited because come Saturday, I have a date with three of my best girlfriends, a minivan, and IKEA. More on that later.

Cheers!

 

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