Oct 20, 2011

She Wore a Raspberry Beret, Yeah That Kind

I haven't worn pants for a about a week straight and it feels wonderful! ;)

I made a promise to myself that for a week I would try to go pantless and just layer stuff with my dresses to keep warm. This is one of those outfits. Do you ever get tired of wearing pants and jeans? I thought it was a good time to pull out some dresses that I never, ever wear. Took this pic while out and about running errands. Honest to betsey, I was SO comfy in this outfit. I felt like I could wear it or something like it for the rest of the week. The first layer is a long bias cut rayon black dress that's actually kinda fancy, until I covered it with a cashmere gray sweater (WARM), and my favorite zip up sweater that for the life of me, no matter how pilly it gets, I can never get rid of-- do you have one like this? The colorful felted wool purse has received many compliments when I'm out, with one man recently saying it looks like "something out of a Dr. Suess book".  And finally, the red glass heart necklace is from a craft show earlier this year, by a darling of a lady named Carey Gustafson of Glass Action who just happens to be on etsy as well!

As much love as I have for my mitten state, when the cold starts coming in, I start wishing I was a bear, and could hibernate and sleep it all away until summer comes back around again. So in my yearly effort to stay positive about the season changing from warm to cold again, I'm trying to get my layering down pat, putting together cute warm and cozy outfits (sans pants? even better!).  S.A.D. you will not beat me this year this year!  My friends tell me to stay busy, stay busy, stay busy. So there are also books galore beside my bed, over 100 movies in my netflix que, a gym bag ready at all times, and oh, plenty and plenty of housework that's pretty much never-ending! Dishes, death, and taxes -- the three certainties in life. :-P

Mitten Love!

Headed out into the cold rainy and gray day. I need to change this attitude! Happens every year, it does.


  1. You look so cozy! I don't like wearing pants either and who doesn't love some cashmere?!

  2. love that PANTLESS is in capitals, made me laugh as I have to confess I kinda imagined you only bundled up on the top half...now that would be chilly. I agree the lack of heat now is frightening and I am also unprepared...might have to try that layering thing too as jeans actually suck in the cold! go the beret!

  3. Love your outfit! I am not a fan ofcold weather but do like snuggling up in a quilt with a big mug of hot tea or coffee + reading a good book! Your blog is awesome btw :)


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