Hat: lululemon athletica
Jean Jacket: Thrifted from The Ruby Slipper
Scarf: Club Monaco
Earrings: Out of the Blue
Dress worn as shirt and skirt: Renner (Brazil)
The thickest, warmest, most amazing wool socks: Newfoundland wool boutique Woof
Boots: Doc Martens bought in ’96 in Scotland
I won’t lie, I photoshopped my eyes a bit in that picture to hide the nasty effects of the pink eye.
I love this über slouchy hat. Love. I love everything about it. How slouchy it is, how soft it is, how I can have it placed incredibly precariously on my head and it never seems to fall off, the colour… I built today’s outfit around the dress that I’m wearing as a shirt. I’d originally envisioned it being worn with a cropped wool cardigan in rich autumn shades, paired with the skirt over the dress, the shoes and hat I was wearing in yesterday’s post and a bright pink scarf. As I am still feeling really crappy, I wanted cheer and happiness in my outfit through colour.
I gave up my search for the cardigan after a very underwhelming search. The problem with looking for outfit components when you aren’t feeling well is that you give up really quickly. However, during my search, I found the slouchy hat. It kind of makes up for it.
These shoes are my happy shoes. I can’t put flowers on my feet and not smile. I paired them with the Best Socks Ever. I made a vow to myself recently that moving forward I will only purchase and wear wool socks. I really dislike cotton socks and I especially dislike unnatural fiber socks. Last winter, I invested in a few pairs of merino wool technical running socks (man, the idea of running right now is laughable, but soon), and they are so vastly superior to the technical socks I used to own I don’t think I could ever go back. In the gym and the summer months, I work out in my Vibram Five Fingers, and in the summer, I try really hard to never put of a pair of shoes that would ever require a sock. My dad bought these socks for me on my very last day in Newfoundland. I hand washed them last night so that I could wear them again today.
I can see how this will cause problems, and suspect I need to go on a wool sock buying binge.
What about you? Is there anything that you are a fabric snob about? Refuse to only wear silk undergarments? Egyptian cotton sheets? Inquiring minds want to know!