What to Wear: Comfortable, Organic & Sustainable Fall Trends | Awakened Aesthetic

On August 20, my boyfriend went into surgery to have his wisdom teeth removed.

Today is August 30, and he’s going back to the oral surgeon for the fourth time to see if his body’s ready to heal, or if his lower jaw is still having a party to which everyone is invited.

Our fridge is filled with mashed potatoes, yogurt, vanilla pudding, and Ensure.  Our medicine cabinet: vicodin, ibuprofen, cephalexin, percoset.  Boyfriend is exhausted.  I’m exhausted.  At one point, we actually discussed the mechanics of not having a lower jaw, just because it seemed comforting.

Throughout this process, I’ve come to discover two important things about my life:

  1. Baths really do make everything better.  One day, Boyfriend took six of them just to get some sleep.  (Side note: he finished the Erba Organics Milk and Oat Bath.  “Can we get more?  It’s soothing, and smells really good.”  Take that, Boyfriend.  I knew you’d love it.)
  2. During this…event…my outfits have been both the most amazing and/or ridiculous ever, due to the insane Seattle weather.

Seriously, this weather is insane.  First there’s summer heat, then random cold-ass rain, and hey look a gigantic windstorm of doom. My muddled mind and exhausted body cannot keep up.  I’ve paired cropped yoga pants with men’s extra large dress shirts, wool slacks with baggy tees, and once spent the day in a jersey bubble dress, a pair of sneakers and a Converse hoodie because I could not be bothered to put on pants.

I need more comfy clothes.

Rogan Asada Boatneck Sleeveless Sweater
Rogan Asada Boatneck Sleeveless Sweater

Because Seattle’s weather is so temperamental, I’m big into layering.  This neckline is interesting enough to wear alone, but the sleeves aren’t so voluminous you can’t put a cardigan over them.


Vicarious by Nature Sexy Back Tee

I know, right?! I don’t even have to say anything.

Prairie Underground Petal Lapel Blazer
Prairie Underground Petal Lapel Blazer

For sudden prescription-filling trips, this blazer would have been a lot better than my hoodie.  (It’s also available in gray for those taking this neutral trend to extremes.)


Vicarious by Nature Crash Dress

Short, ribbed, long-sleeved amazingness.  Tights and wedges, jeans and boots – or, um, just tennis shoes when I’m in a hurry.  (Or unlaced boots!  That would be so amazing…)

Prairie Underground Romp Around the Clock Romper
Prairie Underground Romp Around the Clock Romper

You’re damned right it’s a romper.  This whole week would have been a million times easier if I could have tossed this on and run out the door.

What do you wear when life just sucks?

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14 Responses to “To Covet: Cold Comfort”


  1. TruculentandUnreliable says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your boyfriend. I just broke my ankle and will be in a cast for about 6 weeks, so I hear you on the comfy thing. My problem is that my wardrobe is mostly sheath dresses and heels and pencil skirts, so…

    I’m thinking jersey maxi dresses, or at least dresses that go past the knee, comfy cardigans, thigh highs and soft leggings when it gets cold, and that amazing blazer.

    Good luck to you and the boyfriend!

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  6. Sofie says:

    I’m in a big need for comfy clothes too! Getting up at 5 in the morning doesn’t give you the best coordinating skills…

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  9. shamaen says:

    I hope boyfriend is feeling much better. My husband tore his Achilles tendon and it was a very tough time in our house. I needed comfy clothes to get out the door to run errands. My wardrobe consisted of yoga pants, cardigans, bf t shirts, and hair pulled back in pony tail.

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