Something about that survey stuck in my craw- and I've been wearing red lipstick ever since. Taking it to a whole other level, is this outfit of red on red on red. On red. It's as if I'm on fire. Hoping clearly to heat up my day- baby it's cold outside!
While a Seattle winter is much milder than what friends back East, or living in the Midwest are experiencing, it is a whole lot chillier and wetter than what I'm used to from living in sunny California. Knit hats has become essential; ahem, I even wear them indoors, what a goof! And essential also is the art of layering. Here you can observe me in my habitat wearing layers- a cotton blend top, a thick wool sweater and for water resistance, my bitchin' moto jacket number 2: a like new fire engine red, synthetic leather IZOD biker jacket.
Now when I think of Izod, I normally think preppy, as in Izod Lacoste and those little collared tennis shirts with the alligator on it. I used to wear them in high school- you know, along with L.L. Bean whales on a turtleneck, Crazy Horse Shetland wool cardis, Levi's 501s, and Sperry Top Siders. Yep. I was a prep, would you have guessed? That of course was a million years ago, when cave men were hunting wool mammoths- something I could use about now to crawl into for warmth and shelter. Brrrr. But behold a new Izod- something sort of um... sporty cool?
Well, different. A little google search turned up some fashion history where Izod is spun off one way, and Lacoste into another. Izod is now a sporty label, hence a good amount of cool biker jackets. But MY red one is hot, hot, hot.
The best part of my outfit however truly warms my heart. I am wearing two of the wonderful gifts sent to me by the gloriously gorgeous and talented Jean of Dross Into Gold. This women and I were swap partners in Lakota's Annual Xmas Blogger Swap- and boy, did I luck out! Jean sent me such wonderful items, including a boat neck striped top with a hand embellished flower at the neck, and these red shoes that fit me like a glass slipper! Thank you Jean for such wonderful things- I cherish each and every one!
- red knit hat, online on Amazon
- vintage rhinestone brooch
- vintage red wool sweater jacket, Goodwill
- awesome striped top, gifted, Jean (via FHC Xmas Bloggers Swap)
- IZOD Red Synthetic Leather Moto Jacket
- skinny jeans (6 years old)
- red skimmer, gifted Jean (via FHC Xmas Bloggers Swap)
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