Spring is almost here in the Sonoma Valley. Friday it was 76 degrees out! Gorgeous weather we’ve been having, but I am not ready for warm, sunny spring days quite yet. I enjoy a bit of grey, cold, rainy weather and hope spring waits just a few more weeks.
I love wearing coats, sweaters, boots, scarves and gloves. And I want to wear these corduroys I bought last fall a few more times before they go into my winter storage closet.
So I’m in the “wear all my fall and winter clothes right now” mode because soon it will be time for linen, whites, sandals, cotton, pastels and shorts.
|J. Crew cords, Gap sweater, Mulberry Bayswater handbag, J. Crew belt,
leather jacket from Italy, Ray-Ban aviators.
Speaking of boots, I bought myself some combat boots a few weeks ago. These La Canadienne Palimina boots, made in Montreal, are simple, gorgeous and so very well made.
Not only are they nice to look at, but they are comfortable, lightweight and weatherproof. And you have got to appreciate the side zipper that makes putting them on and taking them off a breeze.
They will be perfect for an upcoming trip I’m making to Paris. Cold, wet weather is expected and of course, miles upon miles of walking everyday. I can’t afford to have cold, wet and aching feet or worse, blisters.
I have been taking walks up and down my street with them the last week to get in walking shape and ferret out any potential blister issues. So far, so good.
The old flat iron, circa 2004, has been feeling left out amongst my very popular curling irons and hot rollers. I thought I’d take her out for a good flattening session.
What I like about flat ironing my hair is that it makes my subtle ombre more visible. But what I don’t like is it also makes my not-so-subtle split ends more visible, too. Yuck! Seeing them so clearly prompted me to schedule a haircut this week.
Do you use a flat iron or do you prefer curls and waves? I prefer the latter but flat is fun once in awhile, without the thousands of split ends.
On my many walks this week, I have come across the most beautiful flowers on my street. My neighbors really know how to make their yards colorful.
The hot pinkish red flowers on the left are my favorite. I did not enhance their color in the photo. They really are that vibrant. Does anyone know what that flower is called?