Erebos & Skotos
Every year after the festive season, I sort of breathe a sigh of relief that the consumerism and self-imposed anxiety of the holiday season has come to an end, and I'm instantly ready for lighter-weight clothing and colour. Never mind that we still have months of dreich winter weather ahead of us (or that I'm not that long back from vacation). And just now, I found that in linking that definition of the Scottish word dreich, I learned from the good folks at Merrium-Webster that Scotland got its name from the Greek word for "dark", so I feel that my opinion is therefore validated, as that can only be the universe agreeing with me. Funny, I had always thought that the Greek word for darkness was "erebos", which confused me as to how they could get "Scotland" out of that, but I now see I was mistaken, and that the Greek for darkness is "skotos" (aaaaah, see?). Erebos is the God of Darkness who had a bit of a thing for dark, sprawling mists, but apparently it's also a term that is sometimes used to refer to Hades in general. So there it is. I've always been a bit of a Greek mythology nerd.
Okay, pencils down. The whole point of this lecture is that I get sick and tired of seeing nothing but dark all winter long, and feel the need to take action. Lighter colours, happy prints, and textures that aren't GoreTex seem to appeal to me at this time of year, even if it is a bit on the cold side to be wearing this particular look without a jacket. To top this off, I'll probably add my green moto jacket, or a black or white boyfriend or tux blazer. Just enough to keep out the chill while still keeping the skotos at bay. Take that, Erebos, you miscreant.
H&M trousers (old), similar / Warehouse top (last season), similar / H&M sheer blouse (under top, old), similar / Thrifted Donald J. Pliner booties, similar / cashmere scarf (old), similar (on sale!) / Judith Ripka watch, similar / Judith Ripka Ring / Brighton bracelet (old) similar / Gemporia gemstone & sterling silver earrings (old), very similar
Make it happen.