“mother wanted me to come out in a kimono…”

26 Oct

It’s only Tuesday and I’m already re-thinking my participation in this week-long fashion post thing. One problem: taking photos is hard/stupid work. Oh, the woes of being a stay at home mother, when one must take pictures of oneself for one’s blog and 95% of said photos wind up being extreme close-ups of one’s white beret.

I’m gonna go ahead and put all of these up in case you needed a chuckle. The camera really doesn’t do justice to this lovely scarf. I stole it from Nathan, to whom it was gifted. The other day, I said, “I’m stealing this because you never wear it.” To which he replied, “I wore it all last Winter!” “You did not,” I said, “because I wore it all last Winter!” So, cousin Michelle, the adept knitter, thanks from both of us!

This is my favorite jacket. Its peak wearability is in Springtime, but with long sleeves or a hoodie underneath it’s usually usable through November. Anoraks, in general, I’ve found, are pretty timeless. I can’t think of a era of my life when I didn’t have one and wear it to death. If I could have any anorak my chilly little heart desired, it would be this one though that’s entirely impractical for the kind of weather we’re in for (hi again, la nina! que onda?).

I look forward to boot weather from May until October. Same deal for scarf weather. I am currently looking into having my pair of black foldover boots re-soled, or having the soles rubberized or something, because the last time I wore them, I fell in the Haggen parking lot not once but twice, smashing my groceries on the ground and breaking a bottle of wine, thus staining my Bayside Montessori shopping bag with red wine (classy). The first time I fell, the guy fetching carts asked if I was okay. The second time, I think he assumed I was drunk. Has anyone had boots fixed for slippage? Does it make the nice thin sole look clunky?

I like to think of George and me as big and little Edie, though who’s who in that equation is debatable. One of us is almost always wearing a weird hat.

On me:
anorak – J Crew
navy cords – old navy (when something fits, i buy multiples whenever possible; note last post.)
boots – Nine West
shirt – American Apparel
scarf – Nathan’s cousin Michelle
hat – H&M

On George:
footy pants – gap
shirt – C&C California
flannel – thrifted, but old navy
hat – homemade


16 Responses to ““mother wanted me to come out in a kimono…””

  1. Claudia Guerreiro October 27, 2010 at 3:20 am #

    both of you look totally cute!

  2. Carrie October 27, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    Well, I’m all over buying multiples of something if it fits (obviously – I’m wearing the same pants all week in different colors and fabrics!). Love that scarf – I went on a knitting binge last year and ended up with a bunch of scarves like that so started giving them away before they took over our lives. Hahaha!

  3. emery jo October 27, 2010 at 6:16 am #

    i love the boots and the jacket! I should look into getting my brown vintage boots fixed up like that because I’ve totally eaten it in those boots more than once when it’s frosty outside. I will keep checking the comments here to see what advice you get on that! πŸ™‚

  4. chelsea October 27, 2010 at 8:02 am #

    what awesome shots. you look great!

  5. Jess @ The doe or the deer October 27, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    Those footy pants! LOVE!
    And I totally understand taking photos of myself when my husband is gone. Close-up city!

  6. Lea October 27, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    But we want to see your pretty face too!! πŸ™‚

  7. Kat October 27, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    Ok, absolutely ridiculously cute. All of it. I love knit wear. And I love to make it. Prob is that I hardly get a chance to enjoy it in sunny So Cal!:) For now, I will enjoy it on you!!!!!!

  8. Marisa October 27, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    Love this! The colors are great together!

  9. Beth October 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    What a cozy scarf– and what adorable striped baby legs! πŸ™‚

  10. Lindz October 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    I LOVE boot weather too.

  11. E October 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    I love the colors you put together. I hear you about taking photos of yourself, not that I’m a mom, but it’s still frustrating.

  12. Charlotte October 27, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    I like the “sectioned” photos! That way we get to see everything. πŸ™‚ The outfit looks great, especially the scarf & jacket.

  13. Rachael October 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    Cool depth of field and great chunky scarf!

  14. alicia October 27, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    ❀ the scarf & jacket! too cute!

  15. Bevin October 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    So much cuteness!

  16. Heidi October 27, 2010 at 11:24 pm #

    Loving the knitwear on Mama and babe. Too cute. Your comment bout jeggings on my site made me laugh out loud!

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