I somehow managed to get myself back into a hole last week, and ended up one post short, writing only three. I really do prefer having a goal and a schedule, but I still somehow get sidetracked from routines far too easily. And although I prefer to be somewhat consistent with the blog, if I can manage it, I also have to admit that I am plunging headlong into a rather busy time here and may have to accept that blogging time, as well as coherent thought, may be in short supply. Not that I'm going to stop blogging, just that I should cut myself a little slack.
Last week was probably worth it though. I had lunch with friends, twice. We had family visiting and then we had more family visiting: all in all a series of joyous occasions which more than made up for the piles of work to be done when all the merriment came to an end.
Here is what I wore on a rather rainy day which started with lunch with a new friend whom I wish I had gotten to know sooner, and ended with a long laughter filled dinner with G and his sister.
Because it was raining, and I was running around a lot, I wanted to be comfortable and practical but also just a little bit festive. Since the weather has been turning cooler, I thought of this lovely gray and aqua reversible cardigan by Carlisle, which is at least 10 years old. With it I wore gray corduroy pants purchased just last week from Banana Republic, my black Aquatalia rain boots, and an aqua cotton shell I made in 2005. The scarf is also by Carlisle, athough I don't remember the year, and the silver necklace belonged to G's mother.
A couple of days later, after two uncomfortable and sleepless nights topped off with the beginnings of a sinus headache that would hang on for days, I was happy to have the same pants and necklace readily at hand, being out of my normal routine and having left them out. We had more visiting relatives that day, but all I could manage was loose and comfortable. I really would have been perfectly happy to spend the day in my jammies, perfectly invisible, but it was just not to be.
The second time around I paired the pants with an old silk blouse from J Crew, left dangling, its curved hem exposed, and a gray cashmere sweater made for Neiman Marcus, both of uncertain vintage. As you can see, I was aiming or the feel of those longed-for pajamas, enveloped in soft layers anchored by heavy metal and kick-ass boots. These are the second pair of Acne boots I purchased this season, incredibly profligate I know, but I love my first pair so much, that when I saw these I couldn't help myself. Someone thought the fact that I was wearing boots was noteworthy, I just thought it was an every day kind of thing. When I wear boots I feel pulled together. I guess you have to like boots to understand.
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