I stalked this skirt in eBay for what felt like months, and I finally caved in and probably overpaid for it, but damn if it’s not pretty amazing. It fits perfectly, and it’s got lots of cute details — pheasant included. I decided it was the perfect piece to wear on a extra special day.
Last week, my husband surprised me with last minute tickets to see the one and only Margaret Atwood deliver the 19th Annual Kreisel Lecture for the Canadian Literature Centre. He told me that “since you are a writer, you should meet other writers.” Beyond sweet, right? Well, he knows me well, because I loved the lecture — although I’m pretty sure it’s impossible not to love listening to Margaret Atwood. She’s brilliant, and warm, and wonderfully funny.
I know most people have read at least one, if not more, of Atwood’s novels but I would encourage you to check out her poetry as well. It was a revelation to me in my early 20s, and a huge influence in a lot of my early writing (ok, my terrible attempts at poetry, but still.)
My love affair with yellow continues, as our weather continues to see-saw and play with our fragile winter-weary psyches. At this point, I’m firmly in the “hurry up and get here, spring” camp, so I’m dressing as optimistically as I can. Lots of sparkly things …
And lots of yellow. Also, this thrifted J. Crew Factory skirt was called Sunnie, which is a sign, right? #SpringIsComing #Eventually
March was the month of the never-ending hearing and the never-ending cold from hell (last tally: 5 family members down, each one with his or her own secondary infection requiring antibiotics). You might think that would be the beginning and end of it, but March also had some highlights. I read some good books (including this month’s book club selection), caught up on some excellent entertainment (including BBC’s Zen), spent some quality time with family and friends, and still managed — somehow! — to finish my second book. Gresham Park, a mid-century gothic novel, is available now!! You can buy it HERE (US), HERE (Canada), and HERE (UK). (Or not. Totally up to you. But I am really, ridiculously proud of this book, so I hope you give it a try. And if you do, drop me a line and let me know what you think.)
Also, I wore some clothes. Go figure.
There were a lot of really fun outfits happening this month, so picking faves is a bit difficult. If pressed, I’d probably go with #5, 13, 14, 17 and 18 — but only if absolutely necessary. The only outfit I didn’t love was #1, and it served as a lesson in not pushing to make a piece work at all costs; that blazer was a poorly thought-out impulse buy (contrary to what one might think, most of my impulse buys involve some degree of strategic thinking) and I shouldn’t have bothered trying to prove otherwise to myself. It was re-donated shortly after its first and only wear.
Hope March treated you all well — and here’s to a fun, but hopefully less overwhelming, April.