I apologize for that awful title. Nonetheless, this top is possibly the best interpretation of the 'mullet' trend I've ever seen, and I'm thrilled that it's finally warm enough to wear it without disguising the lovely back with a cardigan.
Perhaps because of my ranch upbringing, I've avoided anything too "country" for a while now; cowboy boots and the like just feel a bit false now that I'm a city girl! But today I couldn't resist playing it a little cowgirl, albeit with my newest minty-green boots and a floaty dress to celebrate the tentative beginnings of spring.
We've all heard "dress for the job you want," but sometimes I think you should also "dress for the weather you want." It's still in the thirties out, with no flowers as far as the eye can see, but with a scarf, hat, and gloves, I was able to still enjoy this wishful-thinking springtime outfit.
I presented at a graduate student conference over the weekend; after doing the work of getting the paper together, the most important part is clearly what to wear. So, with a little input from some friends, I picked out my favorite snakeskin patterned dress and this sharp little blazer, which I don't have enough opportunity to wear. The necklace is a repurposed mother-of-pearl silverware handle and was a huge hit at the conference! (As was my paper, thank goodness!)
This sweater came in a little care package from my mom last week, and though I'm not sure I would have picked it out myself, I'm absolutely tickled that she thought I would like it, because I do! It's just the right amount of sweet with a little bit of sardonic. Who can resist a bespectacled bunny?
This dress was my spring break non-academic project, and I'm terribly pleased with it. I've worn it half-a-dozen times already. It's Colette Pattern's Laurel, in a beautiful soft wool flannel, fully lined, with an exposed gold zipper. I've already got a few ideas for other fabrics I'll use for this lovely pattern!
This is an oldie from early in the winter, but recently rediscovered. I snagged these amazing silver ankle boots on a gift card from Macy's and am pleased as all get-out with them: they're shiny and sturdy and armor-like and just the right amount of dandy for me.