September weather in Interior Alaska
Except for some windy rainy days, the Interior had a beautiful Indian Summer this September. At our place, temperatures didn’t fall below freezing before mid last week. Thus, our zuccinis were still providing fruits and we still had rhubarb for pancakes. Most importantly, no winter clothes were yet needed. In some years the first flurries fly as early as mid-September. Not this year, though.
In the mornings, there was some fog that was caused by the nighttime cooling close to the ground. Most trees meanwhile have lost all their leaves except those that live in symbiosis with some nitrate producing soil bacteria. They are always the last to loose their foilage. Typically, when the first snow comes that will last until spring. Thus, the next lookbook will show lots of winter outfits. Fall is very short in the Interior. Often less than three weeks.
Given the nice Indian Summer, most of my outfits still scream summer, e.g. the look in the photos above. Morning temperatures were around 40F (4oC) at around 6 am local time with respect to the Sun. Why could I still wear summer clothes when temperatures only climbed into the ?? during the day?
First, I am living here since more than 18 winters, i.e. my sourdough status is 18. I am probably already acclimated and won’t feel cold at temperatures people from warm climate areas experience as slight cold stress.
Second, because of the continental location of and the low relative humidity as well as calm winds in the Interior it feels warmer than the actual air temperature. My longtime followers know that in the Interior you fear wind more than 40 below zero. Another reason why summer clothing was still possible is that the Interior experiences still strong insolation prior to September 23 because of its high latitude location. Actually, it is more than in the Lower 48s. However, since then we loose daylight much faster than those of you who live at mid and low latitudes on the Northern Hemisphere.
The September looks
In the first look of this post, I went for a blue, green and white color combination inspired by the top.
The second outfit shown here was inspired by the scraf that has a paisley pattern in purple, lavender, olive, brown and beige. The skirt that I had made from several of my hubby’s shirts has olive, brown and beige as well. Thus, it’s a nice mix of prints in similar colors with purple as grounding color.
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The third look is another white after Labor Day theme. Old-fashioned style rules have to be broken, right?
This last look features another of my new sunprotective clothes (see the link for a review). Here I went for a blue and white September look. We took the photo with the delphinium that blossomed the second time this warm season. A maritime-inspired color combination is an eternal classic not only for summer, but also in fall like wearing black and white together year round is in Europe. Which color combinations did you wear last month?
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Top of the World Style Linkup party
Welcome to the 227th Top of the World Style linkup party! Thanks for coming. Here are the awardees from last week’s party.
Style winner: Donna
Donna of Donna Does Dresses is the Top of the World Style Winner.
Readers’ Fav: Amy
Amy of Amy’s Creative Pursuits became Top of the World OOTD readers’ fav as you clicked her post the most often.
My Fav: Carrie’s daugther
My favorite look was the colorful skirt with black top outfit that Carrie’s daugther of Curly Crafty Mom linked up. I wish they had that skirt in just above the knee length in my size. It’s so calling my name.
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