We took these pictures yesterday in a park a few blocks away from our house, which delighted little Yorkie Rosie to no end. But I am wearing this outfit today as I run a few errands and work downtown, and Rosie is wearing her apple green collar to match Mummy.

I know, I know – black over the knee boots are far too Wintery to wear in the middle of Spring. Unfortunately it’s still cold in Seattle and boots with socks are the only way to dress my cold sensitive feet. I do wear my light coloured boots more frequently at this time of year, but these particular black boots aren’t hibernating just yet. I rank them amongst my most comfortable footwear so it’s just as well that I can wear them for half the year.

I’ve popped the boots over white clamdiggers to make them look more Spring appropriate (I would not wear these boots with white bottoms in Autumn and Winter). I added a simple black dolman sleeve pullover and colourful crisp silk scarf. Silky scarves, although they aren’t seasonal, feel especially Spring-like to me. The top part of this outfit is relaxed and retro and far less buttoned-up than if I’d worn a shirt with the jacket.

The scarf has been tied like a man’s tie and pulled to the side so that one of the ends hangs down the front and the other down the back, just for fun. For extra warmth, I like my sharp shouldered boyfriend blazer with this ensemble. The grass green satchel is a Spring favourite, and my white watch and specs pick up the colour of the clamdiggers.

I look like I’m about to jump onto my horse in this outfit. Well, I spent many years riding dressage and showing horses so it makes sense that Equestrian style is close to my heart.

Update: These photos and a few outtakes are now in YLF’s Facebook photo album.