March 10, 2015
Another cold week, but I managed well! But my weight is shifting, and so I’m going to have to get some new clothes! My upcoming spring French Five-Piece Wardrobe is going to have to do a lot of hard work…
Yes, I wear my Munro boots a lot! They’re amazingly comfortable, and I can walk a lot in them. Munro is known for making “comfort” footwear, but these don’t look like mumsy marshmallows…
Janice, thank you for The Atwood. We are always looking for new places to eat in Chicago. The menu looks wonderful….laughed at how you wanted to be able to 'eat' (and look good) at the same time. Not always possible! Stay warm, Kathleen
Your clothing diary is very enjoyable to follow. We are about the same age, and I also walk a lot. That keeps me wondering if I should give those skirted leggings a try after all.
Janice Riggs says
For me, any time when I might be inclined to wear a skirt with opaque tights, I just wear my skirted leggings instead. There's really very little difference, except that everything's all sewn together! I highly recommend them…
Question… I have a denim dress almost exactly like the one pictured. It's great for a casual outing, but I'm wondering, is there a way to style a denim dress so that it looks a bit more dressy? Would love to see some options.
BTW, congrats on getting your mammogram. I'm a 5 year breast cancer survivor, and a mammogram saved my life. So, yay for you!!
Janice Riggs says
My first thought on the denim dress would be to try to figure out how to put either really dressy accessories with it, or maybe something in black velvet – a jacket over the dress? But I'm afraid that denim isn't going to be all that easy to kick up a notch. I'll give it some thought…
And congrats to you – 5 years is fantastic! As much as I don't find it a delightful experience, I wouldn't miss my mammogram for any amount of money.
I enjoy this series…you are so organized! It is something I can aspire to. Love the skirted leggings.
Once again, I have to say it–I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!! Your wardrobe is a lot like my wardrobe, only more varied and stylish. I found myself in the last week thinking back to this series and varying what I wear a bit more. I have the pieces to do it, but sometimes get lazy! Please keep doing this series. It is the best ever!
hostess of the humble bungalow says
Working by the pool must be such a tonic to all the snow!
Love your brunch choice…it is something I would be comfy wearing. All your week wardrobes are classy and chic.
Love the red Barbour jacket, a touch of warm colour in the midst of the cold.
Deb from Vancouver
Love the series and the Munro boots. But I kind of miss the combat boots and the silver cap-toe oxfords you used to show. Did those bite the dust or did you just move on style-wise? It made me envision you as a slightly restrained badass.
Love the diary series! Can't wait to see your new French five!!
These posts of your weekly wardrobe are great. The Start with Art posts are wonderful but as others have mentioned, it helps me so see what a real person is really wearing. These posts help me look at my own wardrobe with a view to new possibilities. Thanks so much.
Jeanne, Vancouver says
I've just done an enormous clothes declutter a la Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and don't really love what I have left. The moths attacked and ruined some of my favourite jackets, skirts and cashmere (what can I do to prevent those nasty moths returning?) so I'm loving reviewing your posts for ideas. Having a base in all one colour makes perfect sense. Thanks so much and keep up the great work!