Happy New Year! I didn't do anything on NY Eve other than go over to a friend's house to play some games. I was actually home by 11pm. Party animal I am not.
I'm very hopeful that 2013 will be a year of fabulosity and I'm excited to see what's in store for me. I started the year off right by making pork dumplings, banana bread and doing a lot of ironing. Here's to productivity and controlling my destiny!
Winter is here with a vengeance. -23C (-9F) today with the wind chill. My house is heated by hot water baseboards which tend to freeze when the temperature dips below -15C so before leaving for work this morning I cranked my heat to +22C. Even with that it's only 19C in my house right now. Chilly! I might have to put my electric blanket on my bed tonight.
Cold days call for a wool dress.
Cardigan: Smart Set
Dress: Sohomode from etsy (last worn here)
Boots: Anthropologie via ebay (last worn here)
Brooch: Gift from my sister for Xmas
I can't believe it's been over a year since I've worn either this dress or these boots. Seems like a shame. I wasn't sure they would go together well but I wore the boots for added warmth in the office. My office has two walls of windows so when it's well below 0 it tends to get a little frigid.
I think I need to replace this cardigan since it doesn't hang well anymore. And it's just crappy cheap cotton so it's not even slightly warm.
I wish I could have worn the dress without the cardigan but there was no way that was happening today.
This is a nice warm dress but it's best feature is POCKETS.
My sister bought me this brooch on a recent trip to Australia. It's from a design studio called "I design things". I think it's pretty darn adorable. And the blue matches the stripes in the plaid quite well. It's called an Owl brooch but it looks more like a songbird to me. Thanks sister!