During the fall and winter months, I find myself drawn to several ways of dressing. The first is layering. I cannot give up my dresses for four months of the year, even when the temperatures drop well below freezing. I just won't do it. So in order to keep warm, I've been collecting cardigans, sweaters, tights and long-sleeved t-shirts and blouses. The clothes featured in Toast have been a great inspiration for this...I know, everyone and their favorite blogger has already written about Toast, but I just love flipping through the catalogs and perusing the website for cues on dressing for cold weather.
The second is something that's just part of my daily wardrobe anyway, no matter what time of year it is. That's color, and lots of it. A mix of cheery colors always helps me combat the dreariness of gray days and 4:30 sunsets.
Well, this morning these two elements converged when I got dressed to walk into our city center to run some errands. When I looked at myself in the mirror, I felt a bit like a raggamuffin...a Floridian out of water who threw together some of her favorite pieces of clothing in an attempt to keep warm. But it worked for me today. Who knows about tomorrow...temperatures are predicted to be in the teens!