Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Farewell to Trees - Leopard and Green

It's been hugely stormy and windy here today - sorry for the blur, but rain was blowing in at me while I was trying to hold my "stair plank" pose!
Very nasty! I arrived at work soaking wet, as did most of my coworkers, and dealt with leaks all over our building from the wind blowing the rain sideways.

  • Jacket - Talbots, thrifted; first worn here in February with the barn skirt
  • Lurex top - no label, thrifted; purchased here for $5.95
  • Skirt - Club Monaco; last seen here in June during a heat wave
  • Shoes - Diba, thrifted; purchased here for $8.50 

 It was a good day for a wool jacket!
It was really grey out this morning - sorry, this is just how my pictures are until it's lighter. Arg!

The stuff:
Um, blurry. I have no excuse, except that I needed to get that mink brooch away from Vizzini before he licked it to death.

These shoes were shockingly comfortable all day! No snags, no rubs, nothin'! I'm pleased. I didn't think they would be keepers.

Lux bling:
All very classy, to be sure.

  • Mink brooch - thrifted
  • Faux Gucci bracelet - gift from Mom & Dad, c. 1987?
  • Earrings - local
  • Ring - consignment

Sad news today...
One of the Garry oak trees on our street blew down! It broke three windows in an apartment building, but thank goodness no one was hurt! It's really lucky that it fell along the yards/sidewalk. Since I got these pictures, it's all been cut up and hauled away, except for the stump.

So sad. I hate to see any tree get cut down, but these are 50 feet tall, and easily older than any buildings on our street. Garry oak trees are native to this area (about them here). These are probably 60 years old or more. I'll have to count the rings in the trunk tomorrow before they take it away.
Even sadder, the tree next to it has been deemed dangerous by the city, so it has to come down as well. Officer Vizzini will be very sad when he realizes that part of his 'hood is gone. We will miss the gorgeous leaves and beautiful bark, and the squirrels, crows, other birds, and raccoons that have inhabited both of these trees over the nearly 20 years that we've shared a block with them. They've provided us with shade, privacy and beauty, and I'm thankful for that.

Goodbye, lovely oaks.


  1. What a shame about the oak tree, but so good that there was no-one injured!

  2. Snap, we are having similarly wild weather here too. It's very sad about the oak trees. You're looking very chic despite the conditions, love the fit of both the jacket and skirt! xxx

  3. Oh, it is sad to see a tree taken away, by nature or by developers.
    I love a rainy day, except when I had to sit in wet clothes in my air-conditioned office! At home with tea would be nicer. Those cool shoes were $8? You can shop, woman. xox


  4. You're looking very "Sheila Sharp takes the world" in this look - sorry to hear about the tree. Here is does happen often and for me its heartbreaking. I always end up thinking about the birds that had nests there and such things..
    We'vehad 3 days of rain and also had a few trees just fall over.

  5. My favourite item today is this cute skirt. Clever to be cute and businesslike all in one. My hubby is a tree surgeon and says how lucky that no one got injured. Trees like humans are frail too and clearly the wind got the better of it. Hopefully replanting will be done - such is the cycle of life xxx
    Anna's Island Style

  6. Wow, we've been getting some major winds here this week, too, but none that have quite done this level of damage, as far I know. That's very sad about the aged tree for sure. Hopefully at least the wood can be salvaged and used.

    Winter really is coming in hard and fast here this year and like yourself, I'm trying to get in another fall outfit post or two while I still can. Maple leaves and warm earth tones just don't seem to suit snow the same way.

    Great outfit! I love the that dark green blazer!

    ♥ Jessica


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