Today, after a long day of lazing around and doing other things (like napping), my husband and I went out for dinner and drinks. We had had more elaborate plans, but it was snowing pretty hard (or so it looked from our window) and our plan to have a long, brisk walk from the subway station to the original planned restaurant seemed a little silly. We decided instead to go to a nearby restaurant that has a gluten-free menu (and it was so charming when we walked outside that we ended up walking there and back anyway. Yay snow! ... for now.)
Because we'd planned for the first Date Night of 2011 for a few days, I knew that I wanted to wear the new Fryes (btw, I had another Frye dream last night. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!). I went with an old favorite combo, thinking that the burgundy boots would look great with my favorite color palette (take that, Boston Metro!):
Believe it or not (ha!), I really liked this look. As you know, I love all the elements of this outfit - the leggings, the tunic, and, of course, the cardigan - and I'm glad that it looked so nice with the dramatic boots.
At this point, I've only worn these boots with black leggings and I think it's time to graduate to another type of outfit. I just don't know what yet. I don't own very short skirts and I don't think these boots would look great with hems that cover them a little. Unless I fold them, which is an option. Decisions, decisions... Any suggestions, people?
So in other news, I decided to take a little more of a proactive role in my own future. While I'm happily working on my dissertation this year, I don't really know what I'll be doing once the summer/dissertation ends. I decided to send out applications and e-mail old contacts in the chance that I might be teaching high school again next year. My most recent dream is to work in a foreign language bookstore, but, y'know, teaching Spanish might be good, too. I just think it's good to have all my options open, y'know?
... But in the meantime, if any of you have the inside scoop on a Sanskrit-teaching job, hook me up, mmkay?
Striped cardigan: Banana Republic, remixed
Grey tunic: American Apparel, remixed
Black leggings: HUE, by way of Lord and Taylor, remixed
Red boots: Frye (gift from husband), by way of endless.com, remixed