If you think it always rains in Seattle, think twice! We had a whole FOUR mild sunny days since the beginning of October. Wahoo! (Read HERE - please note that even though the article declares 3 sunny days, we managed to squeeze another day and a half just after this read!) To be fair, it is the first winter like this in our 10 years living here. Previous years were sunnier and milder, and I noticed that we get especially nice winters when my folks are visiting from Siberia, so we intend to bring them here again soon - you're welcome, Seattleites!
Seriously, nothing makes you appreciate a perfectly sunny day like a long winter full of rain and grey clouds. So, last weekend, of course, the whole of Seattle just had to go out and play, and all the roads were packed with cars, and parking lots were full as well. Justin and I had to return to our favorite park just because we couldn't find a parking place on our first try. But it was worth it! We took a nice 2 hour long walk, and felt like we fully recharged our batteries.
What else helps to recharge, especially on a grey day? Bright colors! You don't see me wearing jeans very often, do you? Nobody does, for that matter. At some point, I was even considering donating my modest jean collection, but since I haven't done it yet, why not put it to good use! For a day out and about, jeans can be a great option, especially when they are such a cheerful color like this old pair of mine. The little clutch is made of vegan leather as they put it, by the brand Melie Bianco. It's a tiny one - barely fits my phone, card pouch and lipstick. But what really drew me in, these adorable colorful tassels!
A tear on the back of the blouse.
The embroidered peasant blouse is 100% cotton by Eloquii, and my only complaint is that the fabric started tearing apart practically the minute I put the blouse on. It wasn't due to wrong sizing - the fit is fine. I hoped it was a seam, which would be easy to fix, but unfortunately it was a tear in the fabric itself (picture above). Quite disappointing. Not sure what I'm going to do about it - I really like this top and don't want to return it. Any ideas about ways to repair it are welcome!
Justin's new wool hat...not so bad, me thinks.
It's nice to mix old and new in one outfit - that way, your old things get a breath of fresh air, and you get to double the sense of renewal. For the low 50s F, I picked my secondhand cape that I think goes well with this boho chic outfit. Black and white with some bright colors ... yes, please!
Blouse - Eloquii
Cape - Ann Taylor (secondhand, also shown HERE)
Boots - Ecco via Nordstrom Rack
Vegan leather clutch - Melie Bianco via Eloquii
Sunglasses - Lane Bryant (old)
Umbrella - old
Pearl earrings - old, gift from a friend
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