Whether it's a pattern that puts you in the holiday mood, or it's a pattern you grew up with because of family tradition - it's one that is well recognized world-wide and one that people are often on the hunt for.
What do Nat King Cole, Etta James and Louis Armstrong have in common? Perhaps it's the sweet chorus of Dream a Little Dream of Me or the lilting melody of La Vie En Rose that pulls on your heart strings. Maybe it could be the bittersweet tenderness in nearly all of their lyrics. In my mind, jazz music bears the soul and the mind of those not afraid to love, even in the face of rejection.
Autumn usually is not the time that one would normally think of pulling the florals out of their wardrobe to wear consistently - typically we're used to seeing warm tones and thicker fabrics, ready to be cozied up for the cooler winter months.
The sultry smoke that gripped me was present on runways like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Giorgio Armani. Each designer put their own spin on a classic, sexy look and made it wearable for nearly any occasion.
As I'm writing this, I'm sitting at one of my favourite coffee shops in London. It's on a busy street with people walking by and red buses zipping past me. Whilst one may see chaos, this is the calmest and the happiest I've been in quite some time.