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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Yellow Week

Icicles cover every single building in sight, and when I look at them I have to fight this desire to pluck them off and take them in and keep them in my freezer. The big ones, the small ones - even though they are so pretty adorning the eaves.
Typical, isn't it? My desire to gather up all the shiny pretty things I can and store them away just for myself.
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Today it was "warm" and sunny, a balmy 37°. This caused a bit of a melt, and every so often I'd hear the horrific crash of icicles falling on to pavement.

Didn't make it any better for me, out taking photos however. I was just as cold as usual. And I'm growing weary of battling the bitterness.

I was feeling very uninspired when it came to outfit selection this week. I was wondering if I could get away with throwing a cardigan and snow boots over the sail boat pjs and just wearing that to work all week.

Since themes always seem to help, I decided to just mandate one: Yellow. Partly because I've found myself bemoaning the fact that I don't have a yellow skirt or a yellow cardigan, and it seemed like a good way to show myself I do not need any more yellow in my closet.
Cape me warm please
Cape me warm please
The Rundown
Cape Vintage - Top Gap - Shoes Mia - Hat Avon - Bag Vintage - Skirt (unseen) TJMaxx - Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Cape me warm please
Yellow is bright, sunny and fun, so why not join me and wear some yellow this week?

34 comments:

Rachel said...

Your cape is so awesome! And you're so lucky to have such perfect icicles! :o

Daniela said...

love your cape!
have a great week!

Amelie said...

That cape is fierce! And you shop at TJ Maxx...I like looking through their purses, socks, shoes, and underwear, but when it comes to their racks and racks of clothes, I just can't do it. How do you get through all those clothes and find a gem? You must have a lot of patience! I wish I had some, cause I'm sure there are good finds.

Ali said...

That cape is awesome! I love it with your yellow shoes and grey tights! Grey and yellow are so awesome together, I forgot about that great combo. :D :D

&& yes, I am a dictatorship, you are quite smart for knowing that hmmm, 'specially as a brainwashed citizen. A very impressive woman you are.

Vanessa said...

Love the cape, especially with the yellow accents. Very cheerful, as everyone else has pointed out!
I'm definitely dealing with the doldrums of winter right now. I want to eat everything in sight and bury my head under the blankets and not come out until April. Late April.

And yes! (in response to your comments on my blog...) No.1: I definitely think I'm going to have to go ahead and get the 50mm and No. 2: younger sisters should NOT be allowed to get older. I'm definitely feeling my age whenever my little sister and I talk about music, fashion, movies, etc. I'm getting to be old!

TrophyBoutique said...

Oh the yellow hits just the right note with the cape as contrast. I love it.

I am pretty sure you HAVE to post a picture of your dog now, though. No excuses.

morefruitplease said...

I love the little glimpses of yellow! Besides reminding yourself that you don't need any more yellow, it's a nice reminder that spring is just around the corner!

eek said...

What a gorgeous cape! I love your bits of yellow showing. Does this mean you'll be wearing yellow everyday? I'm not sure I can everyday, but I'll try to get in some next week :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Yay for yellow week!! I love all your challenges for yourself!
And yea...today my dad and brothers pushed all the snow off the roof, most of the icicles died today :(
(we once kept hail in the freezer for a year...haha)
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

The Fancy Teacup said...

I have shiny object syndrome too :)

Yellow is such a great perk up color for winter. And I adore the vintage purse with the beautiful cape.

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
much love.

Courtney Erin said...

I think this may be my favorite outfit of yours yet - I just adore every element of it and you've mixed them all so perfectly.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Sue said...

The yellow adds such a pretty splash of colour! Is it dangerous walking under those icicles when it's slightly warmer weather? I'd hate to be hit by one! But they are so, so lovely.

Camille said...

Your yellows are beautiful even without the yellow skirt :)
Cami lllove

wonderfelle.com said...

Amazing cape! The weather has really been bringing me down but yellow is a perfect way to infuse a little sunshine in your outfits!

Jessica said...

I'm completely in love with that cape! And the yellow shoes are so sweet. The perfect "it's-almost-springtime" touch!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love those yellow shoes! Such a happy bright spot.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That cape is too fun! I only have ONE yellow item ( a DVF sweater) and love it but will have to wear it soon!

buttonjar said...

I love the yellow checked shirt peeking out of the cape! Great contrast. I don't have much yellow in my closet but there IS a yellow skirt that I bought last month at a thrift store and haven't gotten around to wearing...I promise to post an outfit soon!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Lydia x

jamie-lee said...

when it's cold all I want to wear is pjs too! You look gorgeous, love the pop of yellow :)

Leia said...

Adore your leopard print hat! And you look amazing in that cape... and I am lusting after that ring :)

Leia

agnes said...

très jolies photos, et j'adore ton manteau il est magnifique

Sarah Bianchi said...

Amazing pics...and you look so beautiful!!! i love this outfit!
kiss

http://chicneverland.blogspot.com/

Alex Elizabeth said...

Maybe you were a magpie in another life? (They're the ones that collect pretty, shiny things, right?) I don't have any icicles, just water that drips on my head all the time, it's like a curse (seriously) every time I leave a building a big plop of water will fall on my head.
I'll wear yellow with you! In fact, I already have a queued post of something yellow but I'll do it again this week. I think grey is my favorite color to wear with yellow :) I love the peek of cuffs out of that cape! And that is a seriously cool cape, I love the shape!

Between Laundry Days said...

I love the vintage bag and cape. You look very mid-century.

Stay warm!

Miranda said...

Amazing cape!

rlutz said...

Such a chic cape...Love how you brightened up the winter weather with the yellow flats!

Sharon said...

The bag you're carrying looks really pretty! A macro shot of it would be lovely I think.

Sharon @ Fun and Life
http://sharonmoh.com

Anna said...

That cape is amazing! It looks so stlyish and I bet it is extremely warm and cozy.

Diana Mieczan said...

You look so amazing wearing that cape..I so want to get a cape too:) Happy Monday, sweetie
Kisses

joellevandyne.com said...

i love icicles too- your photos of them are lovely! i must've taken 100 pictures this week of some hanging off a windowsill- they looked like evil claws.

i adore your outfit as well. the cape is incredible, and the yellow shoes are so bright and cheerful against the snow.

Sherry Jarwin said...

HI! thanks for visiting my blog... you would be surprised how much stuff I can get done in my pjs! LOL. Have a happy Monday!

Marella said...

Amazing outfit dear! <3

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Um so um so um so
UM SO WOW ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I love that cape. It's so fierce and chic. And pops of yellow FOR THE WIN. If I didn't have a uniform, I would totally be part of your yellow endeavors. But at last, I do have a uniform. therefore, I am wearing yellow in spirit! YAY.

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Kristin said...

I accept your challenge. Love me some yellow! Your cape is gorgeous!