having entered the home stretch of winter, with no sign of the cold winter weather letting up, i can't overstate how tired i am of this winter. and being tired of this winter, i really feel the cold ... more than i normally would. and feeling the cold as much as i am, i want to wear nothing but layers of wool and plaid, my idea of perfect winter attire. so here i am indulging in some perfect winter attire (from years past).
photo no. 1: i am wearing an old navy shirt with an h&m tie, a jacket by susan harris design, a bustle skirt by bunny and pear and hue jeggings. my boots are the buxton boot (swordfish family) by john fluevog.
photo nos. 2 to 5: here i am wearing an outfit with enough layers to keep me warm in the coldest parts of the building where i work, just the number of layers necessary to keep me comfortably dressed in the most over-heated parts of the building where i work and everything in between: a gap shirt with an h&m tie, a woollen shrug and vest by paper people clothing, a jacket and skirt from h&m and hue jeggings. my boots are the surrealist pizza boot (swordfish family) by john fluevog.
photo nos. 6 and 7: i am wearing a shirt from urban outfitters with an h&m tie, a woollen shrug by paper people clothing, a vest by susan harris design, a skirt from h&m and hue jeggings. my boots are the malcolm boot (living family) by john fluevog.
photo nos. 8 and 9: sometimes i can wear the same piece of clothing numerous times before it attracts some comment (not, incidentally, that i wear the piece even once for the purposes of eliciting comments -- if you have been reading the blog for a while, even for a little while, you have probably picked up that i wear clothes for no other reason than to please myself and because i like them). case in point: this jacket. this outing of the jacket proved the jacket to be quite a conversation piece. particularly noteworthy were the crest on the front and the number on the back.
photo nos. 10 and 11: with the exception of the cardi, everything that i am wearing here is old. the cardi is from the most recent preloved a/w collection. i had no idea, when i was buying the cardi, that it would one of my last preloved purchases. preloved recently shut its retail doors, opting to go wholesale. just as i have decided to turn away from the mass market in favour of small-scale independent (and even local) designers. i wonder if it is true that when one door closes another door opens. i guess i will find out.