The Anticipatory Woodshed


My husband is obsessed with logs. We are currently in the process of fitting one of those carbon-neutral multi-fuel stoves in our living room, and he has gone completely bonkers for all things wood. When we were away on my birthday trip last weekend, we were smack in the middle of one of the many large forestlands of Scotland, and every time we passed one that was currently being harvested and/or replanted, I swear I saw him starting to twitch as he muttered under his breath about all of the logs lying about, just begging to become a member of his wood pile (they have to stay there. They are there to promote undergrowth for the next batch of trees). Anyway, this photograph was taken in the woodshed that he built in our back garden, before we even started to fit the stove.  I'm calling it the anticipatory woodshed.

Right, clothes. I feel like a lot of the things I'm drawn to can sometimes be quite stuffy. Something like this sleeveless cashmere cable knit sweater is lovely and luxurious, but quite buttoned-down when worn with something that is its equal in luxuriousness and refinement. So I paired it with this skirt. I remember seeing this skirt at the beginning of the season when it was £50, and liking it, but certainly not at that price. Last week I found it on sale for £15. It's basically denim in the back with a faux leather panel in front. Tough, comfy, durable, and most importantly for me, stain proof.  Have all the red wine or marinara you want, you can Windex this baby clean! Which will come in handy when we have some actual logs in this woodshed.





Neiman Marcus cashmere sleeveless sweater (old), similar / River Island skirt (last season), similar / Kelsey Dagger shoes (old), similar / Judith Ripka watch (old), similar / Judith Ripka ring
Make it happen.



Comments

  1. When I first began reading your post I thought I read your husband has a thing for legs. I read wrong. But if he does have a thing for Gams, he picked the right woman. Work it!! Great deal on the skirt.

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  2. Lovely, and Windex-able! Great look; Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday. xo

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  3. Cool, youthful, edgy...great look! I hope you will stop by to enter my $1000 giveaway for shopping with a top clothing line!

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  4. Love the black and white together.

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  5. Love this mix! Refined, yet edgy. You do this well.

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  6. This is such a sexy look, elegant and sexy!

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  7. Perfect outfit. Love those shoes!

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  8. Love this look! you look great in this skirt Funny about your husband and his interest in all things logs. Love the shoes as well, sexy!
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  9. I don't think your clothes are stuffy. You make them hip, sister! Having said that, I do love the skirt and would wear it in a second ;-)

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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  10. Woo Hoo! That first photo is nearly naughty! What fun Kristin...and I'm with Glenda. Hubs really should be obsessing about your legs, not his logs, LOL! Are you hiking the Scottish Highlands to get those lovely gams?

    Cashmere and sleeveless is my kind of decadence!

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  11. Just gorgeous! I love your shoes! Ax

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  12. I'll bet you wear that sweater all the time this winter! Great to wear with those leather jackets with very closely fit arms, or just a blazer when you want to keep it on all day! Grand with this little skirt to show all its talents! You look invariably gorgeous, and this photo is no exception. Enjoy your new stove, too, and revel in your conscientious warmth!

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  13. (Second try ... my back-up computer is not liked by the Internets today) My first post was a wordy, glowing tribute to your beauty and seasonality and all that. But I won't try to recreate it ... only to say you look transitionally fantastic. As always.

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  14. You do look fantastic - and the combo of soft fluffy wool and leather (or leatherette) is a classic for a reason. Very nice!

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  15. Hi there; just found your blog, and I love it :) I'm an American expat living in Oban, too!

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