It's a brilliant 50 plus degrees in NYC and I am in my windowless office. I'm not complaining (I get my own office to decorate and take photos in). I love that it's that sweet time between winter and spring when it's beautiful outside, weather wise, but not so springy that I get allergies. Since I am a big ole' hippie in spirit, I rarely use allergy meds, so managing spring hay fever is labor intensive. (But good for building character, right?)
This is my first attempt to wear the Etsy blouse that I mended a few weeks ago. The challenge is that it's quite thin silk, and therefore a little transparent. I bought a slip type thing, but actually the cut of the top made it worse, so I ended up going with a nude bra and a cami for modesty's sake (I do stand up for about 5 hours in front of young people, aged 18-24 on average). Our secretary said it passed muster, and I totally trust her to give honest fashion judgments.
I am also trying out the "paper bag waist," where you hike up a skirt and cinch it with a belt, making it look like the top of a crumpled paper bag. The problem is that the belt tends to fall all over the place. I just need to periodically adjust.
I got this red belt at Not Just Vintage yesterday. I have been searching for a cute thin red belt for a while. It's my attempt at a "pop of color," that style necessity that so often evades my choices.
Skirt: thrifted (in Vancouver), Jacob, $10 Canadian
Tights: Target $5
Shoes: Target, $19
Cardigan: swapped, JCrew
Blouse, vintage, via Etsy, $5 (including shipping)