Thursday, March 1, 2012

Musings on gray days

Wilfred silk shirt
Zara heels
Balenciaga clutch

I have plenty of pencil skirts, but when I saw this wool Acne a-line skirt a while back I couldn't get the shape out of my head. We were in Vancouver recently and went to Roden Gray (a boutique with lustworthy stock of Acne, Helmut Lang, Isabel Marant..) I saw this skirt in person and had to have. The weather here has been cold and dreary and borderline manic (snow and hail yesterday followed by sunshine), but I suppose the silver lining is that I can still wear this wool skirt for a while..

Gray days are best for (over)thinking, especially coupled with a good book. Just finished Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson the other day, and this thought about the law of completion struck me.. "Everything must finally be made comprehensible...For why do our thoughts turn to some gesture of a hand, the fall of a sleeve, some corner of a room on a particular anonymous afternoon, even when we are asleep, and even when we are so old that our thoughts have abandoned other business? What are all these fragments for, if not to be knit up finally?"

28 comments:

  1. i am in love with the wool skirt! so cute on you!

    xoxo,
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  2. wow, this wool skirt looks perfect for spring! love it! Happy friday!
    xo, Tina
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  3. I love the fabric of the skirt!

    And those perspex heels are amazing!



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  4. That skirt is gorgeous! Definitely a stand out piece (though basic, at the same time!) and I lovvve the pumps!

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  5. Beautiful in every way. You need to help me digest that quote from Housekeeping. :) luff you!

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  6. love a-line skirts! this one is perfect! you look amazing! and i want that clutch!

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  7. Cute skirt!

    I agree, gray days are great days for staying in bed with a good book. I want to pick up Housekeeping now, it sounds like a good book. Thanks!

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  8. I love this! The puddles we've been getting these past few days.... Its pretty crazy! Hahaha, but these pictures are fantastic!

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  9. Even though it's a gloomy and wet day...your outfit stands out! I love the thickness of the skirt, and how it perfectly flares out! Great knee highs and heels!!
    Stay dry!

    <3Amanda
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  10. Hasn't Seattle weather been the craziest? Did you see the snow a few days ago?

    I like the A line skirt. I normally opt for pencil skirts too, but feels so nice switching it up a bit.

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  11. Love your A Line skirt! Definitely looks like it gives you a lot of warmth, especially with all the crazy weather recently!

    xx maggie

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  12. What a great skirt! Cute shape and pockets! Hooray!
    --TS

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  13. Love the grey skirt with knee socks! You have such effortless style...I'm jealous :P

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  14. amazing photos Carolyn! You look truely beautiful :) xo

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  15. everything works so well!
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  16. lovely skirt !

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  17. Great LOOK! :)

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  18. Love this skirt!
    Great Outfit :)

    xx Isabel

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    XXX

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  20. Very cute skirt! I love Acne :)


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  21. The shape of that skirt is divine! The length is perfect as well. Great styling.

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  22. Love your skirt! Also I love the location!

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    ♥emily

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  23. Your wool A line skirt is one of the loveliest ones I have seen recently!! U look really pretty. Great style and blog!
    xoxo
    Jelena
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  24. oh that wool skirt is so nice! it's quite lovely! and looks great on you!

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  25. Love how you can pull off thigh high socks so well!

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Thank you for commenting!
Love, Carolyn