over50feeling40: Autumn Heat & Paul Revere
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Oct 20, 2010

Autumn Heat & Paul Revere

Just thought this student painting was appropriate...not
sure WHY exactly!

  South Texas during Autumn is completely not fun! The temperatures often soar up into the nineties with humidity levels that make it feel even higher. So, wearing fun, cute, fall-like fashion can be quite frustrating for many days on end.  Today I drove past a store window only to sigh as I looked at the elegant outfits with coats and boots gracing the display.
     One of the ways I deal with the heat are these sleeveless blouses that I can wear underneath jackets and still be cool…literally, cool. They are beautiful in flowy fabrics and give a real professional touch. If the weather cools down, I can easily use them with a heavier jacket and boots.
     But, I will say…they remind me of a singing group that I loved when in middle school. Some of you might remember Paul Revere & The Raiders! (Is Mark Lyndsay still alive, he would be about 68) The group wore the ruffled blouses and long coats (The Red Coats are Coming type coats) and when I looked in my mirror today, they are what came to mind! So, I hummed KICKS all day while I wore an outfit that I really like. It takes my mind off the humidity!

Kicks just keep gettin' harder to find

And all your kicks ain't bringin' you peace of mind

Before you find out it's too late, girl

You better get straight................................

The Paul Revere Look!


Kenneth Cole Reaction



  1. I remember Paul Revere and the Raiders! I'm a jacket junky too and lately have been collecting lots of the light unlined boiled wool jackets for this very thing--in Missouri.

  2. That poster reminds me of the Bob Dylan poster from the 70's! So needless to say, I remember Paul Revere and the Raiders too.

    Love the shirt!


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