Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pink suede Land's End flats, charcoal scrunched socks; handmade brown patterned drindl with orange, blue and gold accents; red Gap tank; black Carilyn Vaile v-neck; grey cashmere Land's End cardigan.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Downstairs, upstairs

Downstairs same as yesterday, with change of underthings; upstairs, my most favorite shirt, a black chiffon (!) open-collared blouse with three-quarter sleeves, by I'vory, over a black Ralph Lauren cashmere tank top.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Black, pointy toed Bruno Magli pumps, dark blue Diesel denim, blue and gold Michael Stars tee and brown Marisa Cristina cashmere turtleneck. I know, why wear a M Stars tee under a turtleneck? But I know it's there!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Doc Marten's, black wool J Crew sailor pant, black bcbg max azari tank, blue James Perse tee. Today's activity: selling horses!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What to wear when unwell

black nylon top (pictured here on a healthier day) under black Banana Republic cashmere sweater under heating blanket

Monday, February 22, 2010

Grey Gap tank, dark grey, 3/4 sleeve, stretch, Banana Republic tee, black Cotton Emporium sweater, and my favorite pants, tan canvas Key workpants from the feedstore in Republic, WA. Silver hoop earrings & red Dansko clogs! Cooking enchiladas and watching Jack and Guy build a fort.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

No, I didn't wear it to clean the barn

From last Fall, via Nordstrom and thanks to Marc von Borstel.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday errands

Last night's activity was breaking apart, wrapping and storing 30 pounds of frozen turkey necks. That required a Gap long-sleeved, white tee-shirt and some pajama pants. For today's running about, I wore a pair of orange glass, drop earrings from Blinx, on Bainbridge Island; a jade necklace with amber beads that my dad got for me in Memphis; an Abercrombie and Fitch long-sleeved, green and white striped, scoop-neck tee that I probably got at a Goodwill somewhere (Tacoma?); a long, white cardigan from Maurice's in Ellensburg; Calvin Klein button-fly jeans that, truth be told, are a little on the mom-jean side, and some very cool kelty paddock boots from the DAV thrift store on Summer Avenue in Memphis.

Friday, February 19, 2010

...and the Sweet Chemise dress

And made in Canada, which seems like it should be a good thing....
Some iPhone photos are good. This one, not so much.

The Indigo Shoe

Do we call this a lug sole? It has a sole like a tennis shoe or more like a walking shoe.
Just found out that Indigo is a Clark's brand! The Clark's the made THE desert boot of my childhood!
Attempting to use mobile blogging function!

Yes, frivolous.

That'd be a good word to describe this. But blogs, in the universe of possibility, are a small thing, and this one is meant not to heal the world's ills but to address a small thing: I dress like a schlub (that's the right way to say that, isn't it? Spellcheck doesn't think so, but Spellcheck doesn't like Spellcheck either...) and I want to dress better. To that end, perhaps as often as daily, I will make note of what I am wearing as I go about my life as wife, mother, commercial actor and fiction writer, tender of horses, chickens, dogs and cat, here in the soggy Pacific Northwest.
Ironically, the day I write this first post, the weather is as fine as 2010 has provided. Mostly what we experience in the Pacific Northwest is rain and mud. When I look at fashion magazines from the East Coast, I see the winter wardrobe defined as one season of what-to-wear-in-the-cold. We don't really have that kind of cold here or that kind of season; what feels worse than cold and wintry to me is the wet and grey -- and in Poulsbo, where I live, mud -- we experience for nine or ten months of the year. Very few of the fine clothes I see in fashion magazines are suitable for life in the mud. I'll give you an example: I recently saw in a magazine a pair of rubber boots to be worn over shoes in the wintertime. Here, we just lose the shoes and wear the boots most of the time.
My sister once described my fashion needs as not "office to evening, but barn to evening," and I've collected clothes accordingly ever since.
Right now, I am dressed in a pair of... I had to check the button: Eddie Bauer jeans from the Goodwill in Silverdale, WA, and a grey-green, v-neck, cotton Banana Republic sweater of my brother-in-law's which I rescued from my sister's Goodwill donations. But this afternoon, I have an audition at a talent agency and I'll wear a fabulous Sweet Chemise ( dress I bought last night at The Finery( The dress is a sleeveless sheath, espresso, with a cream diamond pattern inlaid. The dark brown matches my hair. Michael gave me a great deal on it-- the dress, not my hair. I'll wear a pair of shoes I bought in Hood River a couple of years ago, brand: Indigo. Black leather, square-toed, with a strap. Lots of stitching and a French heel.
Thank you for reading! Most of my posts will not be so chatty. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, especially somewhere where you encounter lots of mud (so, like, Not Bellevue!), I'd like to hear what you wear and where you shop.