Well, hello! :-)
Giving you all a warning, lots of outfits in today's post. I really should be better about publishing the outfits more than once (maybe twice) a week, but since I have started putting the outfit photos (at least one from each day) on facebook, I have definitely been a bit slower about publishing the outfits here. Oh, well, guess it keeps it from cluttering up your blogger feed, I suppose.
Anyhow, I called today's post "Figuring it Out" because all of September and October (so far) has been a guessing game of what layers I should wear to be comfortable throughout the day. Some mornings it will start off in the low 60s only to rise to mid 80s by midday. Other days it will be fairly warm in the morning but because of an approaching cold front, the latter half of the day will be chilly and windy. And because many of my days have me far away from home all day, I need to make sure that outfit I wear will cover all weather possibilities.
Here are my attempts (for better or for worse):
I loved having the pops of red, not intending to be patriotic, mind you, but since we were headed into DC, I am sure many folks thought that was my intention. ;)
limited exhibition on George Bellow's artwork. I didn't much care for the his boxing art, but LOVED his portraits of ladies. My favorite thing about his artwork was the use of light...even his most wintery scenes seemed nearly spring-like with his ability to paint in luminescence.
The cloche I am wearing is based on one worn by a lady in one of his paintings. I tried it on, fell in love (cloches are my winter hat--obviously the fedora is my summer one), and nearly considered coming back for it. I asked the lady how many were left and she replied, "this is the last one." Mr. Dina (not usually a fan of hats) decided this beauty was worth purchasing as an early anniversary gift (our #11 is this Saturday). ;)
The top is part wool so it helped keep the chill off, but since it wasn't that cold, I only needed this, no jacket or coat necessary.
The scarf is the Boden Westminster Silk Scarf, which I did a review of here.
LemLem maxi skirt (I bought it on sale, and am still investigating local Ethiopian merchants for any future purchases of these beautiful Ethiopian textiles--I have a few I was told about that I still need to visit).
The skirt plus the longer sleeved top were perfect for the school mass I went to (Rex's school has mass once a week), but still allowed me not to overheat on the walk we took to get lunch after school.
The necklace was a huge hit, btw. Some lady came up to me at the mall and asked where I had bought it. I told her she could get it from J. Crew, but if she searched "bubble necklace" on ebay, she could get it for really really cheap. ;)
I knew it would be cooler, but I forgot about the windy, so by the time I took this ancient Ideology (from Hecht's 2003?) dress, I was struggling to keep the skirt portion down. Since I was in Maryland, my hubby quipped that I was having a "Marilyn in Maryland" day. GROAN.
The dots on the polka dot invitation clutch were a nice complement to the print on the fabric.
my gal Rachel here at her FB page. She also has some pretty cool giveaways and fun styling ideas over at her page, so like it as well, so her fun can stay in your facebook feed.
This is the boucle peplum jacket by J. Crew, and if you can find it, the jacket is a great buy. It is a bit like a cardigan, but still structured enough to be considered a jacket. I am wearing it in a size extra-small, which is my usual J. Crew cardigan size.
Okay, that's it! Are you all still in the weird summer/fall period where you live, or are you all autumnal?