It was a sweltering 80 degrees here in St. Louis, and I'm still showing pictures from a couple weeks back when snow and ice paved my street. Call me irresponsible, or blame the books I've been reading.
I am on a roll going through my to-read pile, though I'm 3 books behind my 50 book goal for 2014. Sadness. Ah but one can only do so much in the hours crammed into a day. Anyway, I finally picked up Man Repeller and Deluxe, which are part of my current book wishlist, and I cannot put down either of them. I'm one of those people who likes to juggle multiple books at once in case I hit a less-than-thrilling part in one, I can always put it down a bit and pick up another. I should also mention that I'm reading the hefty Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, a book that I'd abandoned when I first attempted to read it, but now I'm trying my hardest to read through it (all for a friend who praises it.)
Apart from reading, I've also been pretty busy with pottery. We're in the halfway point of our class "term," so B and I have been dedicating more time in the studio to practice throwing and trimming. So far, my arms are hurting from kneading the clay for reuse, and my hands are raw from throwing in the wheel. I am slowly progressing. Slowly. I love that our instructor believes that quality in pottery is attained through quantity. This definitely gives me lots of hope.
But this dress never fails to cheer me up, even when paired with lots of grey (and snow). B got me these shoes for my birthday, and they're already a staple in my work wardrobe rotation.
cat dress: H&M
silver cardigan: thrifted
grey tights: Charlotte Russe
grey loafers: gifted
orange belt: Forever 21
wishbone necklace: Susan Harbourt