Today is an Earl Grey tea sort of day, and because I’m feeling chilly (it’s only going to be 19°C – brrrr! after the last couple of days), I’m not wearing what I planned to wear today. I need to take my DD3 to the dentist this morning, and am feeling chilled to the bone for some reason, so I’ve opted for jeans.
And unlike Tanit-Isis, I’ve not attempted a pair of jeans. I think I’m too lazy to make a pair, frankly. Jeans and I have never really been friends for as long as I can remember, and it’s only since finding the… are you ready for this?… Sexy Boot Cut Jean (HA!) from The Gap that I’ve become comfortable actually wearing them.
Outfit: Gap jeans and tank; mustard linen Donna Karan designed jacket from Vogue 2923 from my pre-blogging days; shoes: Indigo purple shoes
Activities: Dentist run with DD3 , a run to the mechanic for my air-conditioning-less van and various domestic goddessing
Thoughts: The scarf is a strip of silk charmeuse leftover from lining THE COAT, which I hemmed in the traditional “scarf” way: a hand-turned hem. It’s warm, and I’m surprised at the versatility of the leopard print. It seems to go with everything.
The shoes were purchased on my last ski trip in a little place in Invermere-on-the-Lake, BC. I can’t remember the name of the store, but my dear SIL and I were moseying around the town and stepped in to see what this particular store had for shoes. Purple shoes always catch my eye, and I kept coming back to these shoes. In the end, after leaving the store, walking half a block and saying aloud, “Y’know, I really like those purple shoes,” said SIL told me to get it over with. So I decided to add them to my closet. I’ve worn them a lot and they are amazingly comfortable.
And the jacket…. well, I had fun putting this jacket together, and I’ve worn it a lot. It’s an unusual colour, which makes for some hassle combining it with what’s in my closet. And I made the mistake of not interfacing the collar because the linen was a bit on the heavy side. I’m sorry I didn’t. It needs the extra support to make the curved collar sit properly. Ah… lessons outside the classroom…