|striped sweater: GAP :: skinny denim: Old Navy :: apple clogs: Dansko, gift from mom|
Always striving to stick out from the crowd, I froze myself multiple times, trying to make the Japanese "hime" or "lolita" look work during -40F weather. After a few months, I relented and bought a pair of clogs, but only wore them with flared jeans and a quippy tee. Lately, and I don't know if it's because I'm much older and a little more sensible now, I've come to appreciate the simple, understated, and comfy casual Eddie Bauer-esque look. My best friend and I endearingly call this style "Granola," not really referring to them being like hippies, but more earthy. This is my interpretation.
The Granola look calls for comfort. This GAP sweater is easy to wear and keeps the cold at bay. Bonus points for being striped and having those gorgeous golden studs by the neckline. Granolas are also sensible. These jeans are very easy to move in, so I can go from reading to hiking in a heartbeat. Danskos are probably the soul of all Granolas. They're super comfy, very versatile, and astoundingly durable. These red babies were recently sent to me by my mom. And though they're a little too big for me, I'm keeping them for walking over snow and ice.
Because I've rambled on and on, let me leave you with a few snippets from my weekend...
|Trying to make a dent in my to-read list...|
|One of my cats, Pandae, mesmerized by a bug in the house...|
|Freshly baked Ghirardelli chocolate chip cookies. Extra chocolate, extra goodness.|