Eh, I just threw on some black clothes with awesome boots. It was cold and wintry and a day that called for casual-comfortable. More better outfits coming soon!
Though the days are getting longer, it was already too dark to easily capture the details of one of my favourite sweaters:
It's about an inch thick, has a slight shawl collar and deep ribbing along the cuffs and hem, and its internal-tie-and-snap wrap fastening is usually flattering. Except of course in today's pictures, when it had come loose and given me a less-flattering-but-dramatically-sculptural super-cool bulgy thingy on my left.
|wool hat: The Snow Lion / Tibet Shop (Toronto, late '80s), last worn here|
scarf: Lupita's (Harlingen, TX)
super-thick wool/mohair wrap sweater: Banana Republic ~10 years ago
skirt: Joe Fresh, last worn here
leather gloves: can't recall
thermal tights: Elita
awesome boots: Fluevog Adrian Heidi, last worn here
Such is the downside to being in a hurry to capture the dregs of daylight while simultaneously attempting to not take too many pictures. Ah well.
|top: Love, Winners ~10 years ago|
I don't remember how old the vendor estimated the bell part of this necklace to be. I was charmed that this design / construction style of bell has persisted for more than a millenium, and that the function of camel bells is to signal the driver by their absence if part of the convoy has dropped away on a trek. So, togetherness, and this little bell still ringing.
|ancient camel bell necklace: booth which otherwise sold mostly U.S. Civil War artifacts, early '90s|
This top, purchased about ten years ago, was one of my earliest deliberate attempts to inject more colour into my wardrobe, so I guess I've been at it for twice as long as I thought. In my case, it's apparently a lengthy process - I suppose the recent shift is buying fewer black items, a factor which had been holding up the works. I find all of this hilarious.
My favourite bit of the top is that it has a little secret, can you see her?
Regardless of the dreariness of the day, may you too be accompanied by bells and exuberantly dancing women wherever you go!
***EDITED TO ADD: outline of dancer below the jump - now you won't be able to NOT see her. Hee.