- Black jersey dress – thrifted
- Purple cardigan – Old Navy
- Purple scrunchy scarf – World Market
- Gold belt – thrifted
- Leggings – Target
- Gold ballet flats – Beacon
This outfit was chosen for nothing but warmth and comfort. I knew I’d be spending the day sitting in the county courthouse waiting to sort out some voting stuff and then sitting in my office researching the history of sugar beet processing. That’s right, internet, envy my life!
My office is freezing since they’re replacing the boiler in the museum. We’re waiting for it to be inspected before turning it on to make sure we don’t blow up (and this is a genuine concern: apparently the boiler dudes put some of the pipes on backwards. They caught it, but still…)
I bought this scarf this summer, but didn’t wear it much then since it felt really bulky for warm weather. For fall, though? Perfect. Aside from being purple and fluffy/scrunchy/wavy and great as an impromptu Little Red (Purple) Riding Hood hood,
the shape of the ruffles reminds me of this guy:
This is Chaetopterus variopedatus, a marine tube worm. The ruffles on this dude are his parapodia, which have respiration and locomotion purposes. The name is pronounced “Kate-op-terus,” but amongst a small group of people, it’s called “Katie-op-terus”…and so am I.
See the resemblance? What can I say, I love my clothing to be vaguely reminiscent of marine life. Remember when I adored Vera Farmiga’s Oscar dress?
And in other marine organism news, did you hear that the hagfish has been promoted from “transition organism” between invertebrates and vertebrates to being a vertebrate? We live in exciting times, people.