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?”



  1. March 16, 2012 / 9:13 pm

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

  2. Yeji
    March 16, 2012 / 9:37 pm

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

  3. March 16, 2012 / 9:50 pm

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

  4. March 16, 2012 / 11:13 pm

    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!

  5. March 16, 2012 / 11:17 pm

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

  6. March 16, 2012 / 11:24 pm

    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!


  7. 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.

  8. March 17, 2012 / 6:02 am

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

    xx maggie

  9. March 17, 2012 / 6:42 am

    What a great skirt! Cute shape and pockets! Hooray!

  10. March 17, 2012 / 11:42 am

    Love the grey skirt with knee socks! You have such effortless style…I'm jealous 😛

  11. March 18, 2012 / 8:42 pm

    Love this skirt!
    Great Outfit 🙂

    xx Isabel

  12. March 18, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    Love your skirt, follow u, follow me :)?

  13. March 19, 2012 / 6:00 pm

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

  14. March 23, 2012 / 5:31 am

    Your wool A line skirt is one of the loveliest ones I have seen recently!! U look really pretty. Great style and blog!

  15. August 20, 2013 / 2:23 pm

    oh that wool skirt is so nice! it's quite lovely! and looks great on you!

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