Here’s how I know I’m ready to break out the fall clothes. I took six pairs of shoes and/or boots to a shoemaker this week. A nice polish, some new lifts and it’s all good. Denim mules, patent leather flats et al.

I love this time of year, closing summer and bringing in fall. The weather, the clothes. It’s new and fresh.

And there’s a fabulous new bag in my future.