Monday, March 22, 2010
in the pink of spring . . .
I was pleased enough with this spring concoction I wore the other day that I thought I'd snap it, Polyvore-style, for you. Does anything say "spring sunshine" as well as pink, especially pink shoes?! I had a different necklace planned, but just in time read Duchesse's great post on pearls for spring and realized that pink and pearls could give me double happiness!The black v-neck is a Sonia Rykiel-for-H&M piece -- I was charmed by much of this collection but admitted sadly that many pieces were either not my particular bright or were a bit too girlish. This one features a huge fabric flower which you can almost make out if you peer closely -- black doesn't photograph well for me, sorry! Both the pink Fluevogs (with their delightfully exaggerated toe shape, their white stitching and their charming kitten heels) and the More & More stretch poly-gabardine skirt are five or six years old. Love them both, although I wear the shoes judiciously. I really should wear the skirt more -- it's almost as slim as a pencil skirt, yet the box pleats allow all kinds of movement, great for biking and boats, part of my daily life.
The black Italian patent leather bag is one I picked up very reasonably at Winners year before last -- something else I should use more often.
Does anyone else get comments, when they wear pointed toes, about "winkle-pickers" or "shit-kickers"? Someone on my ferry the morning I wore these pretended to be afraid of "pissing me off" because of the risk I'd hurt him with the shoes' points. I, in turn, pretended to be astonished that he couldn't instantly see from my pink shoes how spring-sunshine-happy I was, how unlikely I was ever to be "pissed off" in these shoes. Inwardly, I admit, seething just a little -- do people actually think we find these assessments of our footwear witty? welcome?
So here's the rundown:
Pink Shirt, GAP (4 years old)
Pearls Pater brought me back from China years and years ago
Black 3/4-sleeve v-neck by Sonia Rykiel for H&M
Black skirt, More & More, bought 5 or 6 years ago at Simons in Montreal
pink Fluevog shoes, 6 or so years old.
black patent leather bag, Arcadia, bought Fall '08 at Winners
So only the v-neck was new, all the rest was wardrobe-shopped, which makes me happy.
Also making me happy? Some flights and hotels were booked over the weekend. I'll tell you more later -- stay tuned . . .