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.