14 April 2011 – Two Months Back

April 14th, 2011 § 5 comments

Great Scot!


  • Long Sleeved T: Splendid via Nordstrom Rack
  • Camisole: Banana Republic Outlet
  • Sweater: BR
  • Scarf: gift
  • Pin: grandmother’s
  • Corduroys: DKNY via Filene’s Basement
  • Socks: gift
  • Oxfords: Crown Vintage via DSW

Robert Frost had it right when he said in the poem “Two Tramps in Mud Time”:

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March.

Yesterday was chilly and rainy and grey. In the words of Tina Fey: blerg. I hope this is the last time I’ll be wearing cords this spring but you never know. I started this outfit with my socks. Yes, knee high, wool socks with sheep on them that my dad gave me many moons ago after he visited the Hebrides (which are islands off of the Scottish coast, in case you’re not up on your geography). Of course, since I started with the socks I decided that they needed to be displayed and so I cuffed my trousers.


This combination of sea green, grey, blue, and tan is one of my favorites and I’ve gotten a lot of wear out of this scarf (also from Scotland) over the winter. My chunky, cabled, cotton sweater was just warm enough, and this time I decided to tack the built in ties to the inside using safety pins and instead use a silver pin to hold the sweater together.

Holding it together

I’m pleased with the result and was cozy and warm for the whole dreary day. And best of all, I got to wear my Oxfords again! Yippy!


Great Scot!

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§ 5 Responses to 14 April 2011 – Two Months Back"

  1. Salazar says:

    Love the brooch!

  2. Tanya says:

    What a fun outfit! I went to Islay in the Inner Hebrides this past summer, and how I wish I had some fun socks to remember the trip by.

  3. Amelie says:

    I recently thrifted a pin that has to be from the same set as yours! It has two of the same clovers/flowers and a similar spiraled backing! I’ve been having a hard time wearing it (mine’s also very, very tarnished – time for a cleaning) and this is such a great idea. I have a pretty large collection of pins but have not been very imaginative in wearing them!

  4. Kelley says:

    I really love this outfit! It’s so fun!

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