Which led, next, to me pulling this dress out of the closet. It's also short-sleeved, a very wearable viscose, perfect for spring-summer travelling, picked up last year in Paris at La Fée Maraboutée. I hope soon to be wearing it as I did in Croatia last spring, with bare legs and my metallic gold sneakers, but last week I still needed tights against the chilly rain, a lightweight cashmere cardi, and a lightweight scarf I've had for seven or eight years, ankle boots I bought in Bordeaux three years ago. I like the pattern mixing of the dress's bronze-y almost-yellow and grey with the scarf's grey and muted yellow plaid. . .
So the next outfit I'm sharing is the one I wore to my watercolour class last week -- not into my white jeans yet, but these are my very faded Levis worn with a shirt I bought in Portland last month . . .
here and here and here, have become such a wardrobe staple, but I wasn't wearing them much through the winter rains. Glad to have them reflecting the sunshine again.
And since we're talking Tigers (the sneakers, see above), this one (sweatshirt by All Saints, at least a year old) was purring in the sunshine on Sunday. . . Okay, yes, temperature topped out at 13, Celsius, that day, but in the sunshine, walking briskly, it felt warm enough for my white jeans.
I was realistic about how chilly 13 degrees can feel in the shade or with even a slight breeze. But I really wanted to hold onto the Spring vibe. I tried my jean jacket first, and I think it almost works here. . .
Oh, the absolute best -- A date with a Five at the Vancouver Art Gallery to see the Takashi Murakami exhibition. I posted a few photos of her reaction to Murakami's lively pop art -- you can see them on my Instagram feed. But I snapped a photo of the two of us in the mirror of her condo lobby before we headed for the Skytrain. And it's true -- she completely outshone me -- Sequins! Tulle! Converse sneakers!
So there you have it, a three-week transition from Barely Spring to Walking on Sunshine Spring! And what about you, any significant wardrobe transitions happening around the seasons? Or wardrobe transitions not related to the seasons? Or you might tell me how you would dress for a Nana-and-Five date at an Art Exhibition? Might you try to match sequin for sequin, tulle for tulle, high-topped sneakers for high-topped sneakers? It's all good, right? It's all good. . . . Happy Wednesday!