It's been a while since I've been able to take some proper outfit pictures. Most of the time I just want to stay inside, where there is no light, wearing as many blankets as possible and sliding through the house like some weird amoeba. The time spent outside is mostly scurrying from one doorway to the next, with occasional bursts of flinging oneself inside the car to escape the cold (which isn't really so bad as just really uncomfortable).
This is my favorite coat of all time. I don't know what I will do when it gives in and becomes decrepit.
The original plan was to take pictures by the movie theater, but I chickened out when I saw a guy patrolling the parking lot. It's been a while, and I feel like a weirdo posing for pictures like I'm some kind of awesome. So we headed over to one of the local private high schools, since it was Sunday and cold, so no one would be around. I can walk there from my house, but I haven't been in years! Not since track meets and meeting friends anyway.
The real exciting thing though, is my mini meow tote from fieldguided!
I had been secretly pining away for one for weeks, waiting for payday and then forgetting and buying cake and dresses instead. I'm such a sucker for tote bags--I have, I think, given up on actual purses and have thrown myself body-and-soul into tote-bag-collecting--and this one is kitty themed! There are others in the shop as well, so everyone ought to order away, but not too much, because I may need to treat myself to one of the lyric totes, or another meow if I manage to destroy this one.
The problem with tote bags, is they are often large, and I will pack them with extra shoes, cameras, books, planners, pens, cosmetics, a pair of socks just in case, sometimes a different blouse in case I change my mind later, and occasionally an apron if I'm going to work. Also, lunch. I'm trying to carry less, and so a smaller bag seems the best way to do so, and to not sling things on my shoulders. Eventually I will be lopsided if I keep my habits going!
Coat: H&M, circa 2007
Jumper: Banana Republic, thrifted
Shoes: Steve Madden
Blouse: Banana Republic