Spring in Washington D.C. has been like spring in many parts of the country this year: volatile. We’ve had (relatively) boiling hot days in the eighties and (relatively) freezing days with daytime temperatures in the forties. We also had serious tornado warning, which caused me to retreat (with Mr. Orange) to the only interior space in our apartment while The Photographer and Philo stood at a window looking for action.
A large scarf around makes me feel warm and safe.
Pictured at right, The Directrice is dressed for the season by color, with layers, long-sleeves, fully enclosed shoes suitable for the temperature.
The scarf, light-colored, is a very fine wool.
This cotton sweater is lightweight enough to see me into the 70s, should those temperatures be good enough to materialize and stay for awhile.
Despite being 100% cotton, this knit has a surprising amount of structure, so it holds its shape and will, I hope, resist pilling. The space-dyed yarn presents a full spectrum of pink, rose, red, and scarlet — surely one or two goes with my scarf — and is tipped with chartreuse yarn at the wrists and waist. Fun!
I’ll come closer so you can see what I am talking about.
Allow me to introduce the latest in a line of increasingly eccentric sunglasses acquired from The RealReal. Illesteva may have pioneered this half-and-half frame (half tortoise, half cream/white) ten years ago, but Carolina Herrera made it even better by rotating the dividing line 45 degrees.
Note the tipping, in a weirdy green so right for the season. So unexpected and delightful.
New high-tops. MONSTER platform high-tops with killer tread.
Have I buried the lede?
Converse has so many cute colors and styles this year. In addition to standard choices, you can design your own sneakers.
The mind boggles at the possibilities.
8 thoughts on “Aunt Baby Battles Hot and Cold Spring”
Keep warm and stay cool, Directrice!
Those Converse are crazy good! The sunglasses are so unexpected too – love the touch of whimsy
D, thanks for the link! I spent an hour yesterday afternoon fooling around with Converse sneaker designs using their Edit tool. It’s a bit of option overload, but fun. I’d love to see what you’d create for your own self.
Heading down that Converse rabbit hole myself. So many choices. I think your outfit perfectly captures the many moods of spring!
I like the overall effect of the outfit. The glasses are disorienting.
The sweater is wonderful! I’m such a sucker for space-dye, but the chartreuse pop makes this one even better.
Love the sunglasses!
Also, the platform Converse. I especially like the stars on the back view of the sneaks.
Sunglasses are fantastic. Scarf makes the outfit. Way to go.