It is the end of February and I am SO ready for the spring! Unfortunately the Mother Nature does not agree with me and we had another "extreme cold" warning this morning
Oh well, at least they promise some barely-above-freezing temps next week - something to look forward too I guess!

pic 1 Some orange to brighten a winter day and cashmere to feel warm in the cold. I wore this sweater before with a soft Gap white shirt and it felt too sloppy with exposed hem so I tucked it in in the end. This time I wore it with a crisper Foxcroft shirt and exposed shirt hem felt fine. What difference a fabrication makes! It is hard to see in the picture but my trousers are navy shadow plaid from Express.

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Unfortunately this almost ink outfit did not photograph well indoors. This is a forum debut of my new ink blazer from Banana Republic - Tall at last! My Mom altered it and it fits perfectly now - I am happy as a clam! My 2-year search for a longer ink blazer is over! Going for a variation of the equestrian look here

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Dress day! This dress brings back memories from Seattle meetup so it is a happy dress for me! This time I paired it with a coated utility vest from BR. What do you think?

pic 4 I was cold, tired and slept in so FFBO with a comfortable jeans and warm cashmere blush sweater were in order. I still don't know if these jeans are relaxed skinnies or BF? Actually they are straight leg jeans but 2 sizes too big now so I treat them as BFs. BTW Suz - this is how I wear full length BF jeans all winter long - rolled just a bit and fitted over booties. These UGG Chelsea booties really allowed me to wear more types of bottoms in winter - and they proved to be waterproof enough.

pic5 I missed my culottes which were in the laundry so I could not wait to wear them again this week. Honestly Angie's post this morning inspired me to pair them with my lemon yellow Tippi sweater...but I felt that my dark short hair is not enough to balance the black boots - the only footwear I could wear with these culottes in -26C this morning. Inge's pearl review prompted me to wear a necklace again - I like how these separate pearls bring some lightness to the ink sweater.
Thanks for looking and as usual all comments and suggestions are very much appreciated. Have a great weekend and stay warm (for those who live through a Great Freeze)!

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