While I take hiatus from writing, I still read my favourite blogs daily. In the last few weeks, I have been putting my "blog education" to work. I am still such a "schoolmarm" that I view life as opportunities for learning and for self-improvement.
Since last I wrote, I have started to walk/run 3 times a week (inspired by Mater) and I have lost 8 pounds at Weight Watchers (inspired by The Hostess). I have always (since I had my first berry-picking job and could choose my own clothes) been fascinated by wardrobe planning and fashion. Choosing just the right outfit, for me, is an act of creation. I am presenting the ME that I want to be to the world.
For this reason, I am a devotee of The Vivienne Files, an amazing blog written and curated by Janice Riggs.
|Starting from Scratch|
|I already had received this scarf a few years ago.|
|I can wear my Paris leather jacket.|
I really like this skirt by a Vancouver company, Monarchy Clothing, which produces small amounts of clothing that is locally designed and manufactured. Their clothing ranges from size 2 to size 3x and is well-constructed and has interesting details. My skirt is a little loose so I will need to have it taken in a bit. I already owned the shoes and sweater which are looking a wee bit brownish but are really a grey/taupe. I'm not quite sure about the sweater but at slightly less than 5'4", I probably would look less "chopped up" with two solid coloured pieces under my jacket.
As for further accessories, I'm not sure. I don't have a grey or navy bag but perhaps taupe would be multipurpose. I'd probably wear a pair of pewter earrings and I have a favourite cuff/ bracelet that I bought in Monterey at Cannery Row. The colours of the scarf are definitely reflected in my bracelet and in the aqua of my nails right now!
|one of my favourite pieces|
|It's a coincidence!|