Today certainly felt like a typical November day. It was cold and rainy here. Well, probably not actually cold. But it felt cold in comparison to the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having here in IPF South. Plus it’s getting to that time of year where I head to work in the dark and come home in the dark. Thank goodness for the daylight savings time that’s fast approaching that will give me a few glorious weeks of getting up in daylight rather than the pitch dark.
The grim election realities certainly didn’t help alleviate the dreariness. But my undergrads were (surprisingly) adept at connecting election ads & coverage with Walter Benjamin’s “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” this morning, which warmed my heart in this reddest of red states.
In an attempt to celebrate the cooler weather & simultaneously brighten my day a little, I put together a long unused turtleneck and a bright, summery dress that I got right at the end of August. I haven’t really had a chance to wear the dress yet as it’s not really teaching appropriate without layering so that was mildly exciting. I have to say, though, I felt like the end result didn’t quite work for me. I’m not really sure why. Maybe it was the concentration of brown (eagle-eyed readers will notice that the ends of my hair more or less blend into my shirt)? I normally love brown though. I also don’t love the silver necklace with this combination either but at 6:30 in the morning it seemed like the only tenable option. Also, yes, my legs were freezing but the only tights I seem to have currently are black which didn’t seem like the right choice.
Dress: Old Navy super clearance sale (seriously, I paid $5 for it)
Turtleneck: Eddie Bauer Outlet
Brown suede flats: Joe Fresh, formerly had a little plastic squiggle on the toe but the mini-FR decided to eat both of them. Fortunately he left the suede-y goodness alone.
Anyone got tips for bolder layering options? How are you making it through this dreary month so far (God help us, it’s only the 3rd)?