The arrival of cooler temperatures means jeans are back on the wardrobe menu at last! I’m always excited at this time of year, when the summer has come to an end and the promise of cold days hovers in the air.
Not that we ever get really cold days here in the Algarve. January and February can see temperatures plummet to a cool -3C (ish) on the very odd occasion – but that’s usually at night time or at dawn. Day time temperatures are always significantly warmer than that. But, as I’ve lived here most of my life, they’re pretty cold to me lol. We do, however, love travelling to colder destinations when most people are scrambling to get more heat.
We’re currently deciding where to go on our next winter holiday. We were thinking about Japan but have decided to postpone that trip for another time. Michael desperately wants to visit our all-time favourite destination once again: Banff, Alberta, Canada. (The photo (above) was taken not too far from Banff back in 2009.) Me too, but I’d also like to take in something new as well. So the ideas continue to bubble in our minds.
So in the meantime, we are enjoying life here, where days are still hot but the nights are an absolute delight. I love snuggling under a throw whilst watching TV in the evenings (although, it hasn’t quite got cold enough for a throw yet but I reckon another week or two and I’ll be doing just that, while wearing a pair of my favourite soft fluffy socks!).
Speaking of TV, we are currently binge-watching The Good Wife and loving it. Before that, we watched Downton Abbey (we miss it so much already!) and Outlander (OMG that horrendous rape scene was SO disturbing). I’ve tried to get into Breaking Bad but it’s so not my cup of tea – I just don’t get it. Michael, on the other hand, loves it. So he watches it whenever I have an early night! And if he goes out motorbiking, I will binge-watch all my other favourite shows (yes, I’m a bit of a TV-aholic 😉 ) like Elementary, Once Upon a Time, Midnight Texas (I’m loving this new show!), NCIS, and so on.
But back to the cooler days. I’m delighted that this also means that my jeans are back on the wardrobe menu… I hate it when the weather is too hot to wear my jeans lol. Last week, to go out for a bite to eat, I got out my trusty boyfriend jeans from H&M and teamed them with this super cute ruffled black top that I found on the Primark sale rack for just a couple of euros. Both went perfectly well with my favourite pair of ‘clogs’ (that I continue to go on and on about coz I love ’em so much). A simple and comfortable outfit, but also one which gave me a certain amount of confidence – and clothes should boost your confidence, right?
I love the softness of the sleeves and the ruffle across the bust, as well as the fact that it’s loose fitting so I could quite easily pig out at dinner and no-one would know 😉