Top: Friends of Couture
Shoes: Chie Mihara
So I had this theory that with The Sophisticate overseas I’d be able to spend my evenings doing proper, official, writingy things. Blogging regularly, trying to make some contacts to enable me to do some paid freelance writing in the future and maybe even take some evening classes.
Instead, I’m hard-pressed to even find the time or energy to write a new Frocks and Frou Frou post once a week! I don’t know if it’s been the cold weather, the fact that I get home after dark most nights, or something else, but my evening routine these days seems to consist of: get home, make dinner, clean up after dinner, go to bed. And I’m STILL exhausted the following day.
God only knows how those of you with other commitments like kids or study manage to pull it off!
I haven’t been feeling wholeheartedly enthusiastic about my wardrobe lately either; instead sticking to tried and true combinations that I know work, but are boring as batshit to blog. Plus it’s been pouring down rain for the last three weekends straight (and most of the week, too) which is making getting the laundry dry a bit of an issue.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. By rights this is a summer skirt, but coupled with thick enough tights and a wooly sweater I’ve decided it’s perfectly passable for cooler weather, too.
The sweater that I’m wearing is getting a workout this winter, too. I’m loving the grassy green colour and pussybow necktie. Loving the fabric slightly less; it says that it’s 70% acrylic and 30% wool, but I suspect the breakdown is closer to 30% acrylic, 30% wool, and 40% thistle. Still, it’s bearable with a spencer on underneath, which gives the added bonus of EXTRA WARMTH.
Now…. I’m embarrassed that it’s taken me so bloody long to get around to this, but I’ve finally drawn the winners of my “Get Me to New York” donation drive!
Congratulations to Abigael, Cilla and Linda! Please shoot me through an email with your details, so that I can sort out colour preferences, etc.
And thank you so much to everyone who donated, I actually wouldn’t have been able to manage it without your help and support.