2011-05-18

Making Wine Out of Lemons

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Pants? Joe Fresh Silk shirt? Thrifted Sweater? Gap, thrifted Shoes? Aldo, thrifted Jacket? Danier Hat? UO


Apparently it is actually going to stop raining tomorrow. This is good news. We were working on a new ark but the allen key got lost. It's also good news for picture taking; looking at the rain streaks in the pictures above is a little depressing. But the point is, I am getting dressed, even in this cold, miserable rain. No, I didn't think I would be wearing layers and cords in mid-May (I was picturing dresses and maybe a skort... hmmm.. good idea, I should thrift a skort) but the weather has a mind of its own; it doesn't even listen to tweets. But you know the saying, when life hands you lemons... you whine about it.

In the interview I did with Cubicle Chic about my job, I said one of the keys to success in the landscape industry was not whining. This week I have been whining. It's true. It's hard to remember why you like your job and why you always step up to defend it, when you can't feel your hands and you need a 45 minute hot shower to warm up after work. We work through the cold in early spring and late fall but somehow, it just seems so much more cruel in May. If it doesn't warm up soon, I am just going to continue whining... which will inevitably lead to wining.

31 comments :

Monique said...

I surely can't tell that you're wining - you look great, love the mixing of the red color family and the hat!

MONKEYFACE said...

Oh was that an Ikea ark you were building there? Yeah the allen wrench is essential. Also I tend to douse my whines in beer which suddenly seems like so uncultured and unpunny that now I need a beer.

Kristin said...

I've never had the nerve to wear oxfords because I never think they look good on me. With your long legs though, they're perfect!

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Em-Jae said...

Seriously, this May weather is absolutely insane. Congrats on your interview!

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

You don't look at all whiny which is the plus. I am loving and coveting those red pants. I have been trying to thrift red denim (or white denim to dye red) for about 6 months with no luck... yet.

Morgan said...

love the jacket and shoes!

J'Anns Boutique said...

You go ahead and whine! This spring has been a little whiny to be honest :-)

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Frannie Pantz said...

First of all, I think we are all whining. This weather is b.s. I want my skirts!

On the other hand, if we have to dress for rainy cold weather, this is the way to go! You look terrific. I am pinning this lovely number.

Jenava said...

Wining will warm you up a lot faster than whining...

Amber said...

Your weather looks exactly like mine. I'm so tired of the rain, but I'm trying to think positive thoughts...like how it's helping put out fires burning along the front range. *sigh* Know you're in good company. And maybe the sun will com out tomorrow so we can all wear short shorts and cute sandals!

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

the good thing about wine is that it keeps you warm in the chilly rainy cold. right?

amanda said...

this is the lamest may i've ever had the misfortune of experiencing. but you are always gorgeous.

Emily said...

now im craving wine and lemon... and obviously that means i need a pitcher of sangria and a straw. STAT.

Fifth Sparrow said...

I cannot believe how awesomely amazing your thrifting skills are. I want everything here, especially the little oxfords! So, you know... when you run out of closet room, just send your stuff down the trans can and I'll be sure to pick them up.

And yes, this rain needs to stop, now. Just know that we're all drowning, though I'm inside all day so I guess I have no excuse for this over-sized glass of wine. meh. xx

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Love this outfit! The pants are amazing!

Half Dressed said...

Your jeans are awesome! I LOVE coloured jeans :) Also fab styling :)

L x

A Fine Balance said...

I love the pants from Joe Fresh and I know I keep asking the same thing, but what size did you get?

I find it so difficult to shop there even though most of the time the price is just right!

big hips and small waist

Did these have to be altered as well?

myedit said...

A fine balance- They are a size 8 (haha, I just ran upstairs and checked). They are the cords from this past winter... I took in the leg seam to make them more pegged looking, else they looked like a messy, floody flare on me... Hope that helps?

FutureLint said...

Fabulous layering, I love the bright silk shirt peeking out! I'm still insanely jealous of your ability to pull off hats!

kelsey williams said...

i think i'm in love. (with this outfit, of course...)

Caro said...

You have a little bit of an Indiana Jones feel going on here. Maybe that should be your rainy day hobby...finding historic artifacts and facing danger to save them.
Caro
http://nofindersfee.wordpress.com

suzanne said...

i found this amazingly tacky skort yesterday that will be perfect for the summer (it's black with big hawaiian flowers on it). it's raining over here on the west coast, too, so don't get too down!

-suzanne
awkwardly chic

Sal said...

Cold this late in the season is definitely whine-worthy.

Just bought a pair of oxfords and will be using this outfit for inspiration!

Natalya's Closet said...

OMG, I NEED those red pants! I love how you styled 'em! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Lisa said...

quit yer bitchin!

kidding. seriously, im the biggest princess and wimp when it comes to being outside in any kind of precipitation. hopefully spring will show up one of these days! :s

Elaine said...

Hahahha, Lisa, I laughed...

You SHOULD be whining! I would've quit! Yes, I'm a wimp.

Love the red. You look so bright despite all the rain!

Katy Davis said...

Uh, just spent an hour on the Danier website... never had even heard of them before now, and now am sure I will be buying all my leather stuff from them. It's like my holy grail! Thanks!

emma basilone said...

LOVE this outfit! That jacket & shoes are adorable!

http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

Stacey Kay said...

Cute outfit! Diggin it!

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Stacey Kay
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Lindsey A. Turner said...

Love your red jeans! I've been looking everywhere for a pair!

Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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