Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Winter All Over

Oh, San Francisco weather. Just when you think spring has arrived, the temperature drops, a storm moves in, and it's winter all over again. To signal my dissatisfaction with the climate, I wore my Wendy Brandes swear rings. Since then, nature has decided to straighten up and fly right, bringing the sunny skies back just in time for our move. I'm certain it was the rings.

I did use the crummy weather to my advantage, taking the opportunity to wear my new boots again. On a related note, I was thrilled to see Angie discuss the merits of wearing boots in the summer; in San Francisco I would say it rarely gets too cold for boots, even in the warmest months. This was another pair I recently found deeply discounted on Amazon (this is a great time of year to buy boots!). They are a rich, slate gray color and have just enough hardware detailing without being too much. The detail shot of the boots is from a different outfit, but I thought you might want to see them up close while I'm on the subject.

The sweater is one I found on Gilt. I have searched high and low for an interesting cashmere cardigan, but until now everything I've found has been plain and boring. I just loved the randomly-placed cutout holes in this one, and the color is really different from anything else in my wardrobe. The buttons, however, were ugly as sin, so I cut those suckers off straight away, knowing that I would need to belt this sweater anyway. I think it's far better without them.

Sweater: Cynthia Rowley, via Gilt
Dress: not sure of the brand
Rings: Wendy Brandes
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: F21
Tights: Foot Traffic, via Sock Dreams
Boots: Bronx

14 comments:

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the maroon tights with this! My swear rings need to make another appearance soon....

The Pale and Pallor Princess said...

Cute outfit, Love the pop of colour with the tights. Skirts great and I love how you paired the long top and sweater over top.

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Sal said...

Geez, that sweater is AMAZING! And I've been out of the loop - must drop you a note to find out how the move went ...

Stacy said...

That blue color is beautiful on you!

Sadie's Momma said...

I'm in LOVE with your layers... so creative. I mentioned ya today! Come check it out at http://fashionmommaintraining.blogspot.com/2010/05/double-layers.html!

<3 KP

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I thought it was always sunny in California. I love the layering.

Kasmira said...

I love that you found an "Audi" cashmere sweater and instantly removed the offending buttons! And you remind me that I need to go browse boots, now.

Chelsea said...

Tricky tricky SF weather! Today is lovely and sunny though :) I kinda love how we never have to put away any season's wardrobe... lighter stuff is good for layering (and hardly gets warn anyway since it's rarely HOT), and warm stuff comes in handy year round!

That sweater is such a great find! The cutouts are so interesting, and mmmm cashmere.

PS. You do fancy colored tights so well, Audi!

Wicked Thrifty said...

i have been searching high and low for some cobalt tops to add to my color collection... this is a fantastic sweater. great grey boots- also a recently sated covet for me :D
i've heard some famous guy said "i've never spent a colder winter than a summer in san francisco"

Academic Writer said...

That sweater is really, really great (as are the other pieces in this ensemble, of course)!

WendyB said...

Buttons everywhere will fear you.

Amanda said...

I love this blog and your style. I would love it if you took a look of mine and let me know what you think.

elmendez said...

Love the boots! The color is great.

women's shoes said...

ohmigod i actually have the same boots! (in a different color) :)