Thursday, February 3, 2011

How I wore it: screw you, winter

I'm so sick of winter, y'all. I can't deal with the icy snow banks and the lakes of slush. I can't deal with constantly wearing non-cute boots because it's all too snowy/icy/slushy/salty in the greater Boston area. I had a great (okay, maybe "great" is subjective) outfit planned and I had to shelf it because of the -

- you know what? NO. I decided to stick it to winter and wear the cute outfit I'd planned for some days. Screw you, winter!

Winter, I will wear tweed shorts! I will wear weather-unsuitable tights! I will wear cute boots!

Screw you, winter.

Plus, I totally bundled up by wearing tall socks over my unsuitable tights. Did you notice?

When I was in Philly, I ventured into American Apparel to buy the thigh-high socks of my dreams. There were a few colors available, but I, of course, chose grey. I didn't wear them all the way up - I just scrunched them down at the knee. I look forward to wearing them again in a more hard-core fashion. Like, with contrasting colors, even. So .., Anyone have cool tall-sock suggestions?

I will admit to being quite bundled and warm today. I was all smug about my cold-weather shorts and how I felt fine and not too cold. Of course, my six-year-old Spanish student looked at me in shock when I got up to leave and exclaimed, "Are you wearing SHORTS?!" I lamely responded, "They're winter shorts!" So, um, yeah. I told her.

Anyway, because tomorrow and Saturday I have to dress up all professionally (private school hiring fair), I thought I'd just play today with my winter shorts and cute boots and side-braid.

Tomorrow, of course, it will a whole different Chalkdust.

Black top: H&M, remixed
White top (underneath): H&M, remixed
Black patterned stockings: Gap, remixed
Grey thigh-highs socks: American Apparel
Boots: Steve Madden, remixed


  1. I love your winter short and tights/sock combo! Also? Best post title ever. I totally agree. Screw winter. Hopefully you'll post the professional chalkdust photos as well!

  2. I also wear thigh-highs as knee socks! Mainly because if they're long enough to be thigh-highs on most people, they're knee sock-length on me!

    Take that, winter! The lady wore shorts!

  3. Oh no you didnnnt!
    I thought I could add a little bit of attitude for ya.

    GREAT look, I love the shorts. It's a wonderful thing to have winter shorts. Yet another thing I figures out when it was too late.

    For sock suggestions, the only thing I have done is wear tall socks with heels and a longer skirt over tights. Not so much a "school girl" look, but more of a "I'm so cold I need to layer as much as possible" look.

  4. I dig it! Winter shorts + thigh highs over tights + boots = warm (aka win!). Of course, I'm from SoCal, so I don't really understand the extent of the weather conditions you're experiencing. But I'm glad you stood up to the season and showed it who's boss. :)

  5. I love your winter shorts! You look adorable!

    I cut the foot off a couple pairs of my thigh high socks and wear them over ankle boots sometimes!

  6. You must teach me your winter-shorts-wearing ways. Fabulous!

  7. Love it. Love. It. And winter can suck it.

    Also, what are the chances we can have a close-up of those sweet, sweet boots?

  8. Wow, look at all the winter shorts-love! Thank you, everyone. I can't write a more comprehensive thank-you to each and everyone of you because I'm at a Very Serious Professional Opportunity. With a lot of downtime. But still.

  9. Good girl for wearing what you want!

  10. Thanks, Terri! I mean - waiting for the perfect weather isn't gonna happen for a few more months here, so... why not?

  11. This is awesome on you! I have yet to venture into winter shorts territory (I'm scared I'm too old for it). I only barely have done OTK socks. You inspire me!

  12. Awww, thanks Sheila! I bet you'd look great in winter shorts!