Hope everyone's week is off to a great start. I'm a little behind - this outfit was from last Thursday. I've been outside digging in the dirt while there's still time. We planted some native species of trees from our local forestry station to (eventually) fill in for a dying stand of jack pines. Poor old trees - their demise is exposing our little house at a shocking pace. Poor wee naked thing!
|scarf: Lupita's (Harlingen, TX), worn here|
dress: Merona, thrifted
obi belt: Elizabeth Kelly London, etsy, worn here (with same shoes and sweater)
shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction, Winners, worn lots and lots of times
These shoes are happily comfortable for multi-day-wearing. Though a bit higher than my other low-heeled (yet still stylish!) shoes, the materials and finish are less fragile and have lasted incredibly well through 7-9 years of frequent wear, only needing a little touch-up on the heels but not even the lifts replaced. They are magic.
The weather was really changeable (both indoors and out) this day, and I used every permutation of my scarf and sweater layers as usual - one or the other, both and none. I'm hanging on to summery-wear (like this dress) for dear life, knowing that by winter's end I'll be weary beyond words of my cold-weather gear.
|vintage stylized fish skeleton necklace: a gift from my mother, worn here|
I had a slip and camisole underneath for warmth. With my workplace so chilly all summer (keeping it temperate on the window-wall side of the building has a decidedly February-ish effect on my subterranean chamber), sweaters and scarves remain necessary year-round. As a result, I have proportionally less severe summer-clothing ennui.
|sweater: Nurture, Dillard's, worn here and here (with same belt and shoes)|
"Transitional" covers a lot of ground for me. I may yet get to rock my sweater-and-shorts combo, though I've never seen such a quintessentially Canadian outfit as I did once on a child riding a bike: shorts, rain boots, parka and a toque. It was adorable.
Farmers are always inventive based on the weather, and practicality is key: my grandma wore a shower cap with her wetsuit, and my dad's discovery was when the sandy soil got too hot for bare feet yet filled the shoes painfully, well, hoeing the field in one's socks was just the ticket.
In my windowless underground office (which can be seen in my first four blog posts), I am entirely separated from nature yet still experience unique and unpredictable weather systems. Despite my best layering preparations (and keeping a merino wool wrap in my desk) at desperate times I swipe the blanket from the play therapy room and drape it over my head. My colleagues tease me about looking "pious," but I know that I am scary. SCARY!!! (Am too, Lynne! Am too.) Are there any unusual and hilarious - yet practical - combinations you enjoy wearing?
I also know for a fact we can find all sorts of combinations - tending toward unusual and amazing rather than hilarious - over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday. I'm headed there myself - come with me, check them out!