Each morning I wake up, turn off my alarm and check the weather. In Texas, this is necessary because the weather is a damn fickle thing.
You know what to expect during the summer (anything under 90 degrees and low humidity is a blessing) but the rest of the year… it’s up to chance. Sometimes it’s as predicted. Sometimes the complete opposite. Sometimes you get a little of everything – hot, warm, cold, wind, rain… and don’t forget the humidity – all in the same day.
Sweater – Sag Harbor, 2X
Skirt – Michaela pencil skirt, IGIGI, size 30, via FatToo
Cardigan – JC Penney, 3x
Tights – We Love Colors in Scarlet Red, EE
Shoes – Clarks, “Valley Moon”, 9.5W (they run one size large)
Necklace – My grandma’s
Bracelet – Evans
Despite my little ritual, taking the weather forecast seriously usually ends poorly. You need to plan for everything!
I woke up Sunday morning, still sleepy from a late night, ecstatic to find that it was only 45 degrees outside. Cold, low humidity and a chance of rain = absolutely perfect. It meant that I could actually wear some cold weather clothing. We had a week or so of sub-50 temperatures in December, otherwise Houston has had a warm winter. My summer clothes never got put away.
Sadly, 70% of my wardrobe is definitely winter/cold weather appropriate. When it is cool enough, I’m like a small child and dance around in excitement – seriously, people make fun of me. But come on, who isn’t excited about things like knee high boots, sweaters and wool coats?
When it’s cold, I want to change my outfit three times a day just to make it worthwhile. I haven’t succumbed… yet.
We’re already getting hints of spring – warmer weather (duh), flowers are blooming, birds a’ chirping (which needs to stop outside of our window, thanks!) – so taking the opportunity when presented is important. I pulled a couple of neglected pieces out of my closet – this leopard sweater that I thrifted (never wore it) and this secondhand IGIGI Michaela pencil skirt. I adore the cut/fit of my purple Michaela skirt so much, that I snagged this one when I saw it.
It ended up being a gorgeous day – but not the gloomy, cool weather I had anticipated. Walking around (shopping *cough*)in an acrylic sweater, tights, etc. on a gorgeous day is a recipe for disaster… but I survived.
I almost didn’t publish this when I realized that I wore the same cardigan as my last post… but they’re several weeks apart, ha ha. Who cares!
Are you eager for spring? Or wishing that winter will last a little longer?