Six days into spring we were instructed to expect a "Nor'easter Bomb." I have found that the verbiage used to describe weather events has become increasingly theatrical , and borders on the absurd. SOoo I dressed as though it were spring, because it was spring, in a pleated skirt and striped cropped blouse , and added a top coat, just in case. A glance out the window confirmed it was, once again, much ado about little. Out I went: my stillettos going click, click walking out through marble lobby, and my pleated skirt swishing musically around me. So far so good; outside it is breezy.Really breezy. Whoa, what the Oh-my-gosh- can we get a measurement on the wind speed over here, right about now??? Right about now I am appreciating three things. One- This is not a great day for Stilleto heels. Two- Any skirt with volume is not a good choice for a windy day, ( note to self; wear pencil skirts with kitten heels next time. ) Three- the weather forecasters may be on to something.
Call it what you will, it was quite windy, and I heard later that the winds were gusting AT OVER 35 M.P.H. Therefore many of these photos did not come out too well. My hair was misbehaving , and my pleated skirt , which normally sits obediently at my waist, and forms perfect little pleats- that end gently in a A-line, was blowing in every which way and showed my form a bit too closely. So sorry, I only have a couple of shots that were decent enough to post.
I really thought I would post this outfit sans overcoat. Mother nature had a different opinion, and the overcoat is Chanel, so- one can deny neither the weather nor Chanel.. Am I right?! Later that evening it got worse, so I changed into my gap skinnies, a cabled fisherman sweater, and donned my winter parka. Out we went, my husband and daughter, properly attired and grateful that we missed the brunt of it. We walked three blocks to our favorite shushi restaurant, with the winds at our backs....and we almost flew!
Outfit details: ~ Pleated shimmery skirt- Zara- last year ~ Cropped striped blouse - Zara ~ Heels, David by David Charles, Via STA Broadway, NYC ~ box bag, yard sale treasure , purchased for thee tiny dollars ~ Olive overcoat, Chanel, now vintage, purchased while expecting my firstborn - who is now 26! ~ Lipstick- really, do you care???