It’s getting cold out! I know most of you in the U.S. reading this probably experienced the start of fall about a month ago. Down in Texas, it took some extra time, but it’s finally here as of two weeks ago. At first, I kind of enjoyed the cold weather, but then I was like, “Holy eff is it cold!” I don’t like it. I hate it, but OK, it’s here and I guess I have to deal with it. Every day I’m grateful I’m not still in Boston, where there’s six months of winter. The last time I saw snow was about two years ago and I’m totally OK with that. If I had it my way, I’d never see snow ever again. I wouldn’t miss it, not even a little.
But, OK, I admit that it’s cold. And that means it’s bootie weather. I’m really digging ankle booties as of late. Mostly because they don’t present as many issues as mid-calf boots. You can wear them with almost any style of pants from skinny jeans to flares. It all looks good. Heck, even go for a dress or a skirt. Booties are up for anything.
Since going vegan, I’m super conscious of what I’m buying. I rarely buy anything brand new, instead opting for something secondhand. However, coveting a specific item often means I do buy it new, since it can be difficult to buy very specific things secondhand. Thus, I’m aware of staying away from anything leather because I’m a vegan.
If I buy something at Goodwill, I don’t mind if it’s leather, because the way I see it is that I’m not adding demand to the supply and demand cycle. I realize there are flaws in this thinking–like wearing leather basically shows the world that you are OK with it, whether its brand new or secondhand. What a quagmire of a situation! I’m the last person who would ever tell anyone what to wear or eat, so all I’ll say is that the situation is sticky and it’s best to decide what works for you. But yeah, OK, I’ll admit that I’m a hypocrite, but I’m trying my best.