I'm fiddling a bit with my schedule these days, and I may end up shifting to only posting twice a week here -- which is what I'm trying this week, a Monday-Thursday posting schedule, and I may also try a Tuesday/Friday . . . .
I haven't worn my Eileen Fisher pleated skirt for a while and it's not really warm enough for this weather, but with a pair of grey wool tights underneath, a layering of cashmere sweaters above, and a swath of silk wrapped securely around my neck, I was street ready. (in case you're wondering about the detail at bottom centre of that grey cashmere centre, that's the embroidered patch I made to mend a small hole.) I do know that the purple of the skirt is a different purple from that of the sweater; with the scarf mixing both hues with a few other colours, I like the combination. Probably not everyone's cup of tea.
Just needed sturdy boots now. Remember that Linda Wright Instagram post I mentioned recently? The one which brought her some flak for combining her cashmere with combat boots. It reminded me of my own pair of combat-style boots, Fluevogs that had disappeared into the very dark back of the hall closet. So I pulled those out instead of wearing my faithful Blundstones. Et voilà. C'est parti! (Just did a search of my archives to see how long I've had these boots -- here's a post featuring them six years ago, also with wool tights and cashmere and purple, but quite a different look. Interesting.)
An efficient morning, such that I've crossed annual tests and bra fittings and face cream supplies off my list for now and I got fresh air and exercise. This is a part of city life that I truly appreciate.
Even some public art to think about on the way home (and our marvelous snow-capped mountains backdropping the city). . . .
More walking today -- I'm getting my hearing checked again, seeing if my hearing aids need adjusting. Is anyone else finding this surveillance and maintenance of one's aging body a bit of a nuisance? (and yes, I agree that I'm lucky to be able to care for myself this well, lucky I still have a relatively healthy body to survey and maintain. But still. . . )
So I'm off, in the sunshine, and we will chat soon. Okay? (that's a hint, you know: leave a comment below, if you're so inclined. I do enjoy hearing from you.)