Saturday, May 21, 2011

How I wore it: distractions

Greetings, all! Sorry for the long absence! I actually had planned-out and cute (if I do say so myself) outfits on both Thursday and Friday, but due to late-night socializing (and, on Friday, a spectacular fainting spell during said socializing - yes, I'm one of those people prone to fainting. Yes, it's ridiculous. And, yes, it happened during the first half of a new music concert IN SOMEONE'S HOUSE. Fortunately, it happened between pieces. And, yes, I'm fine.), I didn't have the stamina, patience, or energy to post. Just imagine me wearing a lot of black and you pretty much got it. Yay!

After such a long period of rain and clouds, today dawned sunny and pleasant. I think it reached, like, 65 degrees. And, let me tell you, the Cantabrigian women were out to celebrate - shorts, sundresses, and tank tops ruled the day. I did my part:

This outfit is "rebellious" for me because I didn't pack an extra cardigan or jacket.

I wanted to continue the all-in-black I'd been rocking for the past two days, but break it up with something - reuniting with my short-sleeved hoodie did the trick and there you have it. A perfect outfit for taking a long, slow walk with my husband. Honestly, what with my stretchy black skirt and comfy tops, I felt as if I were wearing PJs all day. But fancy PJs.

In other news, we have some regular (as of yesterday) visitors in our yard:

Meet one of three baby bunnies (or hares, according to Woodsman the Greek) that has been coming by and eating our grass! I saw one of them yesterday afternoon and a second one a couple of hours later. Today there have been at most three hanging out at the same time. It seems that, for safety, they hop into a den between our neighbor and our yards, but we're not sure. No mommy bunny has been seen. My husband and I spent about an hour today at our door taking pictures of the bunnies. 

... Awwww.

Grey hoodie: Gap, remixed
Black tube top (beneath): Express, remixed
Black skirt: Dress Barn, remixed
Plaid flats: American Eagle by Payless, remixed


  1. Bunnies! Also, I like your super on trend maxi skirt look. Also also, is non-ironic use of the phrase "on trend" a sign of too much fashion blogging?

  2. Awwwww is right, adorable!
    And the outfit is perfect for a day of doing things such as taking long walks (that sounds wonderful). I'm glad the fainting happened between pieces, you planned that well :) I kid, glad to know your okay.

  3. Oh, Cynthia, I think it may be. I once heard myself thinking that something was "on trend" and a few seconds later, I had the same reaction you did.

    Miss B, well, when I apologized profusely to the players, they said that it had actually happened at the end of the piece, so yay for planning! My husband actually will be seeing the composer of the particular piece during which I felt woozy, so he's gonna tell him the effect his music had on me...! Also, BUNNIES!

  4. Bunnies! Bunnies, bunnies, bunnies! And now my brain is full of fluffy cuteness.

    p.s. Bunnies!

  5. I am glad to hear that you survived this fainting spell! I had them for about five years in my early twenties--until the Dr. insisted I take daily iron pills and NEVER miss a meal. It is generally more frightening to those around you than it is to the person who faints.

    How wonderful to have bunnies in your backyard...presuming you don't have a garden for them to eat.

    BTW, I have ordered myself a pair of warby parker glasses!

  6. Yay for new glasses! I can't wait to see them! And the bunnies are doing no harm. Just nibbling grass... As for the fainting, yes, my husband was much more shaken than I was, even some hours later (although I've fainted a few times since we've been together, this was the first time he'd witnessed it). He's now thinking of accompanying me everywhere: the gym, my students' homes... I'm curious as to what the fall will bring when both of our works start - I hope he'll be over it by then!

  7. Awww, bunnies! We have tons of bunnies in the neighborhood, but I can never snap a picture of them because my dog wants to chase after them, which they don't seem to be fans of.

    Yikes on fainting! I hope you're okay, that sounds like it'd be a little scary.

  8. Anne, they are SO PRECIOUS and they KEEP COMING! We've established at least three different bunnies. And I'm fine, after the fainting! Again, it was scarier for my husband than for me. I was just super-embarrassed afterwards...

  9. We have baby bunnies in our lawn too. I like them when they eat grass, but not when they eat my veggies.

  10. We don't have any veggies, so we're happy letting them make our lawn bald!