So, what the hell happened here? It was springlike on Monday, then plummeted back to Arctic temps overnight. Yesterday morning I had to drop my car off for a long-overdue oil change and rear brake installation, which meant that I had to walk from the garage to my office. Holy Moses, it was cold. I started to feel very melodramatic, like I might actually curl up on the sidewalk and freeze to death without a fight. It didn't help that I saw both of my parents drive by without so much as a tap on the brakes (my mother made it up to me later by unexpectedly taking me to lunch). Anyway, today the subzero suffering continues--the biggest problem is the wind. Like I said, Holy Moses.
(shirt: goodwill; jumper: etsy; tights/socks: tjmaxx; shoes: seychelles; belt: bargain boutique; necklace: diy)
So (kind of ) funny story about this shirt: I found a secondhand version of this cute little powder-blue-peterpan-collar-polka-dot-and-ruffle blouse at Plato's Closet while laundering my clothes one day. It was a little bit too big, so I reluctantly put it back (I can handle a little too big for $2, but $7 is pushing it... I'm such a cheapskate). However, I did see another one on the racks and vowed to try it on the next time I visited PC (laundry was done, I was lazy). I never went back, but I kept daydreaming of this blouse and its perfection. Imagine my surprise when I found the same shirt at Goodwill a month later! Who is giving these shirts away?? I am amazed! It's completely perfect in every way, except that the front could use a bit of an iron (the spaces between buttons have curled under a little). I temporarily solved that problem by layering it underneath this jumper, but I can't wait to style it up again and again when spring actually comes to call.