A Sophisticate in the Autumn

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such a grace as I have seen in one autumnal face" John Donne

One of the greatest aspects of living in the east coast is being able to experience the four seasons including the autumn. The autumn is when the east coast is at it's best. Although, the east coast has beautiful beaches and the west coast has beautiful forests there is nothing like passing by an east coast farm with horses and tons of trees as the leaves turn the radiant colors. There is nothing like New York City when the fashionable women of the Upper East Side provide a fashion show for the rest of the world to follow. 

The autumn provides the cool evening air, the smell of a fireplace or a campfire, and the vivid colors of the leaves on the trees. Sometimes the colors of the leaves are so bright yellow that the tree tops look like the sun shining and the leaves so red it looks like the trees are on fire.

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower" Albert Camus 

The idea is that nature is preparing to go into hibernation or die before it is re-born or a new life is about to begin ('A Sophisticate in Spring'). Of course, Fall is also a time when everything begins ('A Sophisticate and Fashion') and ('A Sophisticate Goes Back to School'). And that is  why a Sophisticate loves the Fall.

In the autumn, she puts on her jeans, her boots, her turtleneck sweater, and relaxes inside with a good book or in the 21st Century, her nook. The best part of the autumn is that a Sophisticate still doesn't need a coat, unless it's her new trench coat (A Sophisticate and her Trench). She warms her hands by her fireplace or a campfire.

When relaxing, it is acceptable for a Sophisticate to wear a sweatshirt, her 'hoody' sweatshirt for comfort and warmth. In the autumn she goes on hayrides,  roasts marsh mellows over a campfire, makes s'mores, and makes homemade chicken noodle and squash soup and bakes pumpkin pie or any. The best part of autumn is that are two holidays that involve eating. A Sophisticate enjoys candy during Halloween and Thanksgiving with turkey and pie, her diet takes a back seat for awhile. 

A Sophisticate also explores her creativity with fun costumes and decorations for  Halloween. 

In the autumn, a Sophisticate says good-bye to the care free and fun days of the summer and begins again. In the end, a Sophisticate in the autumn knows that although nature is dying around her, she is beginning again. ;D