You’ve heard me gripe about Houston’s schizophrenic weather before and how temperatures can soar into dizzily hot levels, even during Winter. In truth, I don’t get many opportunities to wear anything thick since sweater weather doesn’t happen all that often in the South. However, that has not been the case over the last week or so.
Thank you lord.
From now until the middle of next week (insert groan), I’ll have my pick of the fuzzy, the shaggy and the furry which I love. Today was a little on the warmer side so it wasn’t quite the moment to go full tilt bundled up (Asian dumplings don’t do too well in that department seeing how we’re very often too vertically challenged to pull off as many layers, unless, of course, you’re Chriselle, jelly) so I went with a token touch of faux fur.
It’s a grandfather cardigan.
Point of trivia – the cardigan was named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British Army Major General who led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. It is modelled after the knitted wool waistcoat that British officers supposedly wore during the war. The legend of the event and the fame that Brudenell achieved after the war apparently led to the rise of the garment’s popularity. My thanks, your Lordship.
Back to the cardigan. It’s in a dark, moody broody shade of Umber which I adore particularly with that glorious mane of faux fur as a collar.
Although nice and cool, it wasn’t sufficiently nippy to not bare my legs so I kept it simple with a short, strapless jersey dress.
Which was the perfect foil for epic snakeskin boots (thank you, husband).
Speaking of husbands, mine has completely forgotten what I’ve asked for as a Christmas gift and has been subtly (and not so subtly) trying to wrangle it out of me again. I think I’ll let him sweat just a wee bit longer. It’s loads of fun watching him.
Sometimes, my hair looks good. Most times, it’s an act of rebellion in follicle form.
And then there was Horton. A gorgeous vintage pachyderm statement piece from Razza.
Truly a collectible.
Is it colder where you are?
p/s photos by Eve
pp/s I’ve added the items I want for Christmas to my Amazon wish list so husband, if you’re reading this, you know where to look (don’t you just love me?)
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