Thursday, February 11, 2016

Overly Optimistic


Yesterday was the first day where there was some actual sunshine outside, and I enjoyed an entire walk with my dog without getting rained-on. I went back inside, thinking it to be the perfect day to shoot some photos for the blog, and naturally, the clouds came back in the 15 minutes it took me to create a look and run back outside. This is how it works here.

The temperature also dropped significantly within that 15-minute interval, because I would never have chosen these open-toe cage booties had I known that I would be going back outside into a freezing-cold afternoon. I could have easily styled this look with my tall black boots, but I was just so overcome by having seen the sun that I got perhaps a bit overly optimistic.

On the up side, I learned that I really love this dramatic high-low shell blouse underneath this fuchsia merino bolero cardigan that my sister knit for me. The proportions are interesting, and when you live in a windy environment, the top underneath is kind of constantly going "shoosh" around you, which is good for those of us who have short attention spans and are in need of constant stimulation.

And speaking of stimulants, the sunshine also prompted me to abandon the smaller, more minimalist jewelry I have been favouring lately and pile-on the most colourful pieces I could muster. I loved the result, and it wasn't nearly as OTT as I thought it might be. But then, that may have just been the hypothermia impeding my judgement.








hand-knit bolero (made by my sister), similar /  Levis skinny ankle jeans / Kelsi Dagger booties (old), similar, similar /  high-low hemline shell top (old), similar / Happiness statement necklace (last seen here), similar, similar / sterling rings (old), similar here and here



6 comments:

  1. Very nice combination ~ I really like the layering of the longer blouse and shorter sweater .. super cute !!

    Monica.

    PS: lucky for you that you got the front half of the dog .. I usually have the back end in my photos (which don't make the blog of course .. lol)

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  2. Love the colorful shrug.

    Liv

    www.livforstyle.net

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  3. Oh your poor cold toes! Mine a re cold now and I am in Florida! Love this look, tha hand-knit bolero is a real standout. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  4. I'm sure you've been in Scotland long enough not to trust sunshine in February. Great outfit if a little delusional in the weather!

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  5. "top underneath is kind of constantly going "shoosh" around you, which is good for those of us who have short attention spans and are in need of constant stimulation." Love that sentence! Too funny!

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  6. Hi there! I love this outfit, your shirt is amazing! x

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