Well, it's that time of year, and a bug of some species or another has come and gone from my sinuii - however, my nose is still protesting the insult. Ugh. Slowly things are improving, but the business of the season makes me grumpier when i'm not feeling 'up to snuff'.
|not happy about my sinuses|
Saturday we had to brave the elements, consumer and weather. We were headed out for shopping in Berkeley and it was cold and rainy. A perfect time to break out my new Mountain Hardware GoreTex shell (purchased eight days ago at Mountain Hardware's last-ever factory sale in Point Richmond for $50, retail price $359-400) and my Gore Tex Merrell hiking shoes (purchased at REI used-gear sale in mint condition for $19.99, retail price $99.99). I also got the less than brilliant idea that jeggings would keep my legs warm and i wouldn't have to deal with any trailing skirts, drooping tights, etc. I could just layer up on top and stay warm that way.
Well, i didn't have to adjust anything all day but those jeggings provided no warmth whatsoever. Frankly, i have no idea why i thought they would. Anyways, Sunday i wore wool tights, petti, skirt and was much warmer. The Gore Tex jacket and shoes were great - lightweight, comfy, and nice and dry!
|fur-trim gloves in pockets|
As the day wore on and we walked all over town, i put on my hat to keep warm. My flower pin kept getting 'lost' on my jacket lapel so i moved it on upstairs. I'd tucked the jeggings into my wool socks to keep warm, and it did work temperature-wise, but the jeggings kept bunching up around my socks. Which looked kinda dumb - but imagine how these pants would look tucked into my in-transit boots with these lace socks peeking out the top. Different story, entirely.
|the events of the day take their toll|
GoreTex Shell: Mountain Hardware
Wool Jacket: Ralph Lauren, about 12 years old
Burnout Velvet Top: Anna Sui for Vogue Patterns V2947, out of print but still available here, made by me
Hat: April Cornell
Earrings: liliswan on etsy
Scarf, Ribbon Flowers: own design