I know this outfit might seem a little bit spring-like for February, but when I bought this skirt last year, I remember thinking it would be a good year-round piece. The floral print and mint green colour might scream “spring” (And I feel like joining in, to be totally honest…), but the quilted fabric is quite thick, and, paired with a chunky sweater, some trusty black opaques and, of course, a coat, it was more than warm enough for a sunny February afternoon.
Actually, it’s not just the outfit which is a little bit spring-like: the weather has felt quite spring-like too this week, which is probably why I was inspired to bust out the florals. It’s still on the chilly side, obviously, but we’ve been seeing the sun a lot more, and the daylight hours are getting longer too, which makes SUCH a difference to my mood. I’ll never be a fan of the cold, but it’s the constant darkness that’s the real killer in winter, and when the days start to get longer, I always feel like I’m getting more TIME, rather than just more daylight.
One thing that isn’t spring-like? These black shoe boots, which I’m sure you’ll as sick of seeing by now as I am of wearing them. That’s too bad, though, because I’ve worn them so much this winter that I actually bought a back-up pair – you know, for when these ones finally fall apart, and I have to spend the rest of my life searching for a replacement? Please tell me I’m not the only one who occasionally does that?
Well, this time I WON’T have to spend the rest of my life searching for a replacement: I’ll just have to walk to my closet and pluck a fresh pair from the shelves, a bit like I’m running my very own shoe shop. I know they’re not the most exciting footwear in the world, but damn, those things have come in handy: they’re less chunky than knee-boots and more comfortable than pumps (Which I don’t really like wearing with tights, on account of how they always seem to end up slipping off at the heel..), so I’m probably going to keep on wearing them for… well, pretty much forever, basically. Or until both pairs fall apart, anyway.
Then I’ll begin the lifelong search for a replacement…[separator type=”thin”]