This winter has been really strange. I was just talking to my girlfriends about it today. Unseasonably warm and wet – it has made dressing for this weather that much harder. It has been quite depressing because I love winter – I love the layering and wearing scarves, gloves and beanies. We get these wonderful crisp days with just the right amount of cold versus the right amount of sun. Magic! So why can’t winter just be winter and not some kind of schizophrenic melding of autumn and spring. That being said, they are forecasting a very chilly Friday. I guess one day of winter is better than none at all.
I also thought I’d start posting the occasional outfit for your amusement. I have been working on my look a bit and taking a great deal of inspiration from The Sartorialist, Jak and Jil and Garance Dore. I had a number of wilderness years when I left my Government job and started working with Jason. I kept buying these suits and high heels and they would languish in my closet because I had no where to wear them. (Jason thought I should wear them anyway but I would have felt a bit ridiculous. Men just really have no idea sometimes!) I then moved into a slacker phase where I would just wear my exercise gear all day but it ate away at my self esteem. It has been hard finding my “fashion voice” now that I am well over thirty. You keep asking yourself – do I look too young in this? do I look too old? I have found that there is a fine, fine line between looking cool and looking desperate. Anyway I thought this outfit was a good combination of dignified and hip. You really can’t go wrong with a french inspired striped shirt and plain white converse though can you? Or…can you?