Wednesday Pick-Me-Up

I'm in the throes of trying to dress for fall in winter weather, but not be covered up in layer after layer. Most days I give up and go for a worn-out pair of black leggings (relax, I pair them with an oversized knit or tunic) and my go-to riding boots--although they've never been less than a mile from an actual horse.. Something to remember, though, on those cold mornings standing in my dark closet wearing my fuzzy polka-dot robe (and seriously, seriously contemplating just jumping back in bed and curling up under the duvet for another 30 minutes) is that kindness is always fashionable and wearing that, along with a smile, is all you actually need.