November 27, 2018 1 min read

Dear Fashion Friend:

This lovely plaid jacket adds an exquisite touch to your jeans and tank top. The good people of describe their “gorgeous plaid jacket” as “just too cozy.”

The model’s demeanor and exquisiteness inspire the following thoughts about the Autumn months. I love the autumn colors! Sadly, we are so busy that sometimes we forget to appreciate the intangibles in life. Take time, dear Fashion Friend, to enjoy a good old fashion donut and a cup of apple cider. Take time when taking the dog out to enjoy the cool autumn air. In his American Notebooks, Nathaniel Hawthorne said:

“[There] was a range of young forest trees, dressed in their garb of autumnal glory. The sun shone directly upon them; and sunlight is like the breath of life to the pomp of autumn. In its absence, one doubts whether there be any truth in what poets have told about the splendor of American autumn; but when this charm is added, one feels that the effect is beyond description.”

I hope, dear Fashion Friend, that this blog post will encourage you to find attire having “a most quiet and pensive influence” on your wellbeing!






Gabriel Kikas
Gabriel Kikas

Gabriel is an adjunct instructor and fashion blogger. He continues to collect fashion photography from the 1950s to the 1990s. Gabriel wrote book reviews on the photography of Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Victor Skrebneski. He also wrote a book review on Sacha Lanvin's biography of Gia Carangi. Sacha's book is called "Born This Way". Gabriel is a regular contributor to the fashion blog of He hopes that you find his blog posts informative and uplifting.

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