Friends, February has been BITTER cold. I'm 8,000% over it and if I weren't so pasty, I'd be heading for the tropics immediately.
Rocking the grey Simplicity 3688 trousers for the hundredth time since this year began, my black v-neck altered sweater, and my Sweetly Sheer Sorbetto.
Valentine's Day. I tried to rock pinks and reds all day with my jeans, starting with my pink top from the Michigan Avenue Ensemble.
For my evening outing with my Valentines (my bestie and her husband), I switched to my newer red Colette Jasmine blouse.
Sadly, boyfriend wasn't in town, but my friends were fabulous Valentines in his place.
We had dinner and then to a nearby ice cream parlor for treats, where I read Dragons Love Tacos out loud for them.
That book is AMAZING.
I like to spend Saturdays and Sunday afternoons in my kitchen, because for one whole hour, the sun blasts through the window and warms this one spot. I like to stay in it as long as possible, usually with tea.
I'm wearing a refashioned cardigan (from a sweater), my orange tee, and my mini bloomers. That plus the sunbeam equaled incredible comfort.
Same sweater and tee...I know, I'm a slob ... BUT I did change my bottoms.
Also, this is my teddy. I got him when I was three and in the hospital to get something removed from my face. He is very pleased to meet you all.
(I feel no shame that I am going to be 30 and still have stuffed animals around)
Mondays call for comfort, so I opted for the Most Comfortable Dress Ever.
So this is what my Renfrew bodysuit looks like in normal light. I paired it with my black Simplicity 3688 trousers and a fancy necklace in order to offset the color. I'm pretty sure this color does nothing for my skin, but oh wow, I was really comfortable at work all day.
Close up. Yeah...not really digging the color on me, but I love how it feels. Maybe we'll just leave this as something to layer under items?
It is everything I can do not to wear this flannel blouse every single day. I paired it with this McCall's pencil skirt (that has since been dyed since this fiasco) and some wine colored tights.
Today was a day of difficult decisions. It was 40 degrees out, pouring rain, and I didn't know whether to wear my long puffy coat or my raincoat. WHAT TO DO?! I finally settled on wearing my shower curtain raincoat with my Catherine jacket (for warmth), and that seemed to work ok. I was still cold, but I think that was partly from the fact that I still have not found the perfect buttons for this raincoat and so it just ties closed. I really need to fix that.
Underneath was all color. I paired my shrug from my Grandma's pants with my Simplicity 3688 trousers and my silk blend blouse. What I really love about this challenge is that it's forcing me to work with what I have in my closet, and I've never paired this shrug and blouse together before. I really love the look of this, so I see that happening again in the future.
Also, I wear my apron to cook all the time. Cooking is a fantastic way of heating up the apartment in the dead of winter.
Jeans days are my favorite. I wore my plaid Renfrew and was snuggly the whole day.
A candidate photo taken by the boyfriend. My long sleeve Renfrew, jeans, and Simplicity 5800.
I actually like doing the dishes. It hearkens back to my days working in food service, and doing the dishes was a good way to lose yourself in your thoughts for a time.
So. So. Sick.
You can see how red my face is from the fever. This cold was brutal and I can't recall the last time I've had one so bad.
I got sent home from work early for being sick. I tried to be fashionable, but it didn't make me feel better. I wore Mama Grand's skirt, my sparkly Renfrew, and some sweater tights. I was warm, but I think that was partly from the fever.
The best thing about this day was coming home and finding love notes covering the whole apartment. Boyfriend put post-its everywhere before he left for his next run, and
I've left most of them up :)
Home sick. I wore my altered college shirt and my new mini bloomers. I felt like my skin was on fire, so this was the perfect outfit for the day.
Finally felt human enough to go to work! I wore my grey Simplicity 3688 trousers and my altered Mama Grand sweater. Also, my new L.L.Bean boots arrived and THEY ARE THE BEST THINGS EVER. I especially liked that they came with a signed note (in pen!) from the person who made them in Maine. High five, Kathi!
(L.L. Bean doesn't pay me or anything, but their products keep me warm during the Polar Vortexes, so I am sharing my joy with you)
I love this outfit. I paired my Colette Sencha with my Simplicity 3688 trousers, and I think I need more Senchas in my closet.
Two months in, ten to go! I'm wearing my black polka dot McCall's blouse, my pink Colette Cinnamon, and my jeans. Feeling fabulous, and ready to start the 30:60 challenge tomorrow!
Have a fabulous weekend all, and see you for the start of the 30:60 challenge tomorrow!