This last weekend, we got a bunch of rain. Buckets, all over the place. Which is great, we can always use it here in the Meditarranean climate of the Bay Area. So i spent all Saturday in bed, after which i felt re-invigorated and refreshed.
As you may guess from these photos, Mr. E has succumbed to a friend's pleas for him to join his Fantasy Football league this season. So all day Sundays and on Monday nights the computer is reserved for Fantasy Football use exclusively. A similar situation pertains next door - i was joking with D. that we are a new variety of 'Football Widows' (widowed from computer access). Between the deluge outdoors and someone being glued to the computer, my options for outfit photos on Sunday were limited. (You can see how enthralled my husband is with my self-portraiture. I'm guessing over-exposure. And his fantasy team is doing much better than his expression would suggest.)
I had to venture out in the rain to do the weekly grocery shopping. After the 'Can Clothes Be Too Comfy?' discussion, that grey ruffled skirt was on my brain. I wanted to try this skirt at a shorter length and see how i liked it.....but without taking the irreversible step of chopping it up. I took a clue from Audi's penchant for hiking skirts up to below (and sometimes over) her bust. I safety-pinned the skirt's waistband to the bottom elastic band of my bra at four places - et voila! a perfect just below the knee length skirt!
These shenanigans yielded an unexpected benefit - my bra stayed perfectly in place all day. The weight of the skirt balanced out the weight of the bust, so no hourly pulling down the back of the bra. Funny how something that seems so fussy to put together ends up being much less fuss to wear. Counter-intuitive.
At this point my thinking is to just keep the skirt as is, and pin it up when i want to wear it shorter. Let us bow down to the goddess that is the safety pin! According to this site, Penelope received over a dozen safety pins from those pesky suitors when her man Odysseus was lashing himself to the mast, blinding Cyclops, and generally remaining AWOL. Penelope has always been held up as an example of stunning faithfulness, spending sleepless nights unpicking her own work, but if all those suitors could come up with was a bunch of safety pins....well. Sometimes life just isn't chock-full of tempting options.
In other outfit news, i have pictures of a
*** NEW SKIRT ***
to post tomorrow. Don't Touch That Dial!
Jacket: made by me, McCall's Pattern #5594
Top, OTK Socks: Target
Skirt: own design
Shoes: antique Maine Woods