I couldn't bear to miss Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style twice in a row! It has become such a grand big gathering.
|scarf: Charming Charlie, last worn here|
leaf necklace: Tradewinds (local shop), detail here
cropped denim jacket: Smart Set, last worn here close-up of pins here
shirt: Reitman's, last worn here with same jacket and necklace
obi belt: Elizabeth Kelly London, etsy, last worn here
awesome home-made hen-and-rooster print skirt: thrifted gift from a dear friend in honour of Mrs. Guidolin the hen
grey tights that photograph purply: Joe Fresh
shorty cowboy boots: Frye Billy Short, worn here
I wore my heart quite visibly on my sleeve, er, skirt on Monday. We're still taking things day by day with Maryjane Frystack - as we stare down a tough decision, the see-sawing between hope and sadness has been brutal. Today, day 8 of a 10-day course of treatment, is a more hopeful one.
This skirt, with its red hens and roosters among dark leaves, is such a treasure. I adore the mystery woman who chose the fabric and made it, the person who donated it, and my thoughtful friend who thrifted it and so generously gave it to me.
I'm wearing it hiked up and pinned. Though the relative boldness of the print and the construction detail of a flat panel below the waistband with gathers starting at the hips would disqualify it outright, its length, substantial fabric, and general feel remind me just a little of the kind of plain dress worn by local Mennonite women and girls. I found this site on the topic, Quaker Jane, wonderfully articulate and fascinating.
My personal style has very little in common with those who dress in relation / according to religious observances, yet I am interested in the range of meanings we humans incorporate into the acts and practices of clothing ourselves. Are you wearing anything which carries a special association for you today?
Hope everyone is having a good week. May your tough decisions be few and far, far, far between.