Winter often comes quickly, and hard, in the U.P. particularly if you are close to the beautiful but often punishing Lake Superior. And I was spoiled last year by the more mild winter of the lower peninsula. So when the wind, which I dislike so much, starts blowing it takes me by surprise. Suddenly I am piling on sweaters and jackets and gloves and I can't quite get my bones to warm up.
And spying the flowered skirts in my closet, which hadn't seen the light of day since the hot heat of middle summer, I had to wear them. They were a siren calling my name, "wear me, wear me, you know you want to..." Whelp, I did, to work and by the end of my shift I was actually shivering. Does this mean I must put away my pretty flowered skirts? Let them gather dust until the long winter melts away to the warm, muddy touch of spring?
Here are two outfits one worn last week and the other worn the week before, but since they are similar and flowery, I decided to put them together.
Cardigan: American Eagle
Skirt: Old Navy
Pockets, who doesn't love pockets on a skirt? Not that I actually put anything in them. I dressed this outfit up more for work with heels and nylons. Can you tell these pictures were taken right before the weather turned?
Tank: Burlington Coat Factory
Skirt: Old Navy
Okay...so these pictures are more of a photo shoot with my puppy. Isn't he so photogenic? and pretty? I'm such a proud mama.
Actually the reason I was in bed was because we didn't have any heat! They were changing the heating system at the exact moment the weather turned horrible. So we huddled on the bed for a couple of days.
Yay or nay on the flowered skirts as we near the cold death of winter?