Hi there, m'hearties!
It's getting a bit brrr over here, though remarkably our temps are about 4-6 degrees higher than mainland UK, which is hovering around 0c today. So we haven't had the UK's snow but we've had a few hail showers.
It's dawned on me lately that our seasons have mini seasons within them. Each on its own has an array of weather suiting different types of outfits.
We're around 6-11c in the next week, then I expect the temperatures to drop in December.
A couple of months ago I made a mental note to get out my khaki utility jacket for autumn. Then before I managed to kick that mental note into action, lightweight jacket season had been and gone. Dressing opportunities are like Black Friday bargains, I've discovered. Blink and you miss out.
My khaki jacket experience made me realise that I have to strike when the mini season presents itself. No blinking.
Right now, sweater dresses are ideal. But they won't be in a few weeks. So I am striking out at these beauts during the sweater dress mini season.
Are you feeling the love for sweater dresses right now?
For an early morning airport run I slipped on this old Monsoon winter white sweater dress.
And that's exactly what happens with sweater dresses. Slip them over your head and you are done.
It's a dream of a still-loved dress. So comfortable to wear and just look at that colour! You don't get much more neutral than winter white. So just about any accessorising goes. Here, chocolate knee boots and opaques.
A cashmere paisley scarf with furry pompoms creates a snug outfit.
And whilst the temps are relatively high, I did more slipping on, firstly with this long East merino cardi, also in chocolate brown.
Then it got messy.
I wanted to try the dress with an old suede jacket, also chocolate brown.
There's a limited mini window to wear little jackets like these. They're really too warm for indoors but in a few weeks time I will freeze if I go out the door in this little shortie. So, as with sweater dresses, I seized my mini season window for this jacket too.
Then it got really messy. Bearing in mind I was doing an airport run and one has just one window of opportunity for making it aboard planes, in true Pout form I wanted another wardrobe tweak.
"I wonder what the jacket looks like with some furry neckage?" I said, curiously.
"No" said The Photographer, "No more pictures, we're outta here".
Now I am a stubborn Pout. So I wound the furrage around my neck ...
... and started taking selfies.
The Photographers next comment is unpublishable.
The Photographer works to mini window rules too, it would seem.
My mini window of opportunity had just slammed shut.
A la perchoine.