Happy Febs! ( it is a short month so I thought it okay to abbreviate it!) Well, it is not quite balmy , but is in the forties, so after a challenging week of near zero weather, I was happy, indeed, to stroll about in my leather bomber jacket.The streets of Manhattan were busy with incredulous looking folks who seemed to not quite believe their good fortune. I was one of them! I walked for twenty blocks or so, got some things for the house, and only needed my knitted scarf and hat, along with my leather bomber, for warmth. It seems the busiest places were those that sold things that would be necessary for a super-bowl evening. ( wine store, sushi restaurant, burger place, grocery) I wanted to shout, " Look Ma, no snow!" (or snow boots, even) .. but I still had to be careful where I walked; dirty piles of littered snow, did survive here and there. More snaps of what I wore on this lovely, almost sunny day. Here is a photo of the leather bomber from the website that manufactured it. It is shown in red ( good Valentines Day gift, no?) but mine is in black. The details of the leather bomber are clearer here. I am wearing three bracelets that are stacked. I like the heavier look that layering provides, and would prefer using the bracelets I own, rather than buy a new one, but there are some great "heavy metal" bracelets that would be a great accent to any outfit. ( future post)
In the following photo, the top and bottom bracelets are costume, and are from STA in Manhattan's Upper West side. The one in the middle is actually three that I had welded together as they got big for me. They were custom-made in gold and colored sapphires and colored diamonds. I love them combined!
I got my knitted hat from a street vendor. I wanted to try this style out. After a few days of wearing it, and not getting "hat head" I am giving my $5 hat a thumbs up.
If you, too, are enjoying a bit of good weather, then I am equally pleased for you. If not, then I commiserate! I am wishing everyone a good February. I even heard birds sing today!
Outfit details: -- remember it is all in the mix!-- `Leather bomber, from Square One in Midtown NY `Knitted cap, street vendor `Missoni scarf was a gift from a very wonderful and generous friend `My pointy toe pumps are Charles, by Charles David and were thrifted for $8. `The black blouse is by Laundry, purchased many years ago. `and yes, the bag Is Hermes Birkin in swift leather, and was a gift from my incredibly generous sister ~when I was ill. ( if that doesn't make you feel better, then it is all over, girls!)