|Shoes: Keds; Skirt: Everly; Top: Reitmans; Earrings, brooch, and coral ring: vintage; Bracelet: Forever 21; Clutch: vintage|
In other words, it was time to break out the spring pastels.
And yes, I really am that white. I don't mind, but it does mean that the sun and I are not good friends and never have been.
After the shower, Beau and I went to a park, just to enjoy the day. The whole city was in parks that day, I think.
I'm really getting into wearing Keds with skirts and dresses. They're marvelously old-fashioned and really wonderfully comfortable and practical. They're a great solution for someone like me, with a back injury who just can't wear heels anymore. At about $40 a pair, I plan to get them in a few colours too.
I'm lucky that I can tie my shoe laces. I have to sit in special way to do to do it but at least it's possible. A lot of people with chronic pain problems can't tie their shoes as their hands can't manage it. Keds does also have slip on varieties that look almost the same as the lace-ups. In fact, these ones are slip-ons. I just added the laces for effect.
These sorts of beaded clutches are not hard to find in second hand shops. This one's in pretty good shape, given its years.
And the clasp is really good quality -- and pretty too.
|Gold and diamond ring: Etsy|
A sure sign that the sun's been out? I bust out in freckles all over, even on my lips! I do tan, if you call going from translucent to simply very white tanning. Mostly I burn or I freckle.
It's funny. One minute I'm looking at a photo of my hand and thinking that I'm getting older...
|Check out that mountain view behind me!|
Is it just my imagination or do Jews grey later than others? It's probably just my imagination.
I call all my old, non-geometric, pre-1970s brooches "grandma brooches." I have a lot of them!
In this case, my grandma brooch called for a grandma sweater.
This was the inaugural run of these little earrings. I got a lot of compliments on them.
I like photos of myself in motion because motion doesn't come easily to me. I like to see that I have improved. This was not a particularly "good back" day. I was in quite a bit of pain. Note how I am leaning on my knee to take some pressure off my back.
Still, I could not have picked up these bags four years ago, let alone gone to a shower, done a tiny bit of shopping, gone to a park, and walked home from the park. Yay me. I guess.
|I didn't mean to immortalize these strangers on the street. I hope they wouldn't mind.|
Spring colours to go with a spring day.
And if you haven't figured it out, spring goes on for several months in this part of the world. Summer is another story.