Squeezing in a couple of quick posts this week - I must shush so I can clear my photo backlog and get on with a few projects that people are waiting on (hate to be the roadblock, sorry!!!). These pics were from a colder and darker and rainier era a couple of weeks back.
Unlike last post's simple casual look, there is quite a lot going on in this outfit, which potentially represents the pinnacle of my functional layering achievements. Though I still wouldn't call it "bondage," I was serious about my scarf habit and my workplace's temperature variability: we put on and take off our clothes all day long. (Hi there, naughty-search-term peeps! That is not what I mean!)
|scarf: Becky's (South Padre Island, TX), worn here for farewell-my-dear-hen twirling|
black / red / multi patchwork cardigan: Myco Anna, gift from Beary ~7 years ago
olive snakeskin-texture belt: Charming Charlie
khaki dress: Fat Beauty, thrifted, worn here
sheer-layered black skirt: Nygard collection, thrifted, worn here
shorty paisley / floral patterned rubber cowboy rain boots: Corky's, worn here
The thing is that all of the layers have to be functional - there's no hiding anything ill-fitting or that can't also be worn on its own, because one must constantly de-layer and re-layer. With this combination I could further strip down to my black tank top and skirt, and because the tights are footless, switch socks and boots for a pair of flip-flops. Which, I know, flip-flops - but they can fit in my giant purse along with my daytimer.
In the other temperature direction, I had on this ruffly trench coat as outerwear, but might also include this olive-green wool cape on its own or on top of the whole thing - including over my head if necessary which it sometimes is, especially on fresh-haircut days. (Aw, man - that last link was my first-ever-goodbye-hen post. But it also has Beary looking adorable in a suit, so go see anyway.)
How many outfits-in-one is that? I was also happy about the triple-threat pattern-mix. I'm joining up with the multitudes for Visible Monday at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style, and wishing everyone temperate comfort, seeing as how it can't always be joy. Joy, though - yes please - whenever, wherever we can.
P.S. EDITED to add: also making an appearance at the Shoe Shine party hosted by Bella of The Citizen Rosebud. Shoes! And boots. :)
P.P.S. Flashing forward to the future for Anne's 52 Pick-me-up: Get Layered linkapalooza at Spy Girl.