First up, thanks so much Katie for the tribute post! I would totally wear that skirt, unlaundered probably too. I love that T. Rex!
I took a page from my Aunt and took the day off, and then went shoe shopping (my aunt is also a shoe maven, so this is doubly appropriate). It was a bright, hot day out, so something comfy and easy to walk in was in order. Olive green and earth tones ended up being the order of the day:
Earth tones, earth tones, earth tones, red!
I do love a non-sequitur shoe! I bought the necklace today from a very enthusiastic guy with an incredibly crowded store. Apparently the beads are 1950′s Lucite, though it’s been restrung. Isn’t it pretty?
It has a lovely weight to it too.
Oh, time to go! A.’s taking me out for dinner, and we need to catch a bus.
Oy. It’s been a rotten few days Chez Millie, for bucket of reasons including this:
Nearly May, you say?
That was yesterday around noon, and it got worse in the afternoon. When I went out to run errands, my feet ended up soggy and covered in slush. And then my shoes broke this morning when someone walking behind me stepped on the heel and the button snapped off. That’s fixable, but I realized the shoes are pretty much falling apart. Sigh. I love those shoes!
For some reason, the colours on this picture look wonky, but I’m in no mood to retake them, so bear with me:
Mmm, earth tones and a grumpy face.
- Cardigan: thrifted
- Shirt: accidental gift from L.
- Skirt: thrifted
- Tights: ?
- Scarf: thrifted
Nothing really extraordinary, but I like wearing skirts when it’s snowy out — it feels optimistic. Also, I’m not going to be able to wear tights much longer, so it’s a good chance for one last hurrah before summer. The snow’s mostly gone today, and it’s supposed to be in the mid twenties this weekend; hopefully thing’ll stop being so lousy along with it.
Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet
Huge revelation coming: I’m a girl who loves Pride & Prejudice. It’s such a shame that I’m in the minority on that; I really wish more girls would start liking this book, it’s quite good…
In Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet, the second eldest daugher of a poor country gentleman, has little physical description. She’s touted as being “not half so handsome as Jane [the eldest daughter], nor half so good humored as Lydia [the youngest daughter].” The most detailed description we get of her comes from the narrator, assuming the mind of Mr. Darcy
Occupied in observing Mr. Bingley’s attentions to her sister, Elizabeth was far from suspecting that she was herself becoming an object of some interest in the eyes of his friend. Mr. Darcy had at first scarcely allowed her to be pretty; he had looked at her without admiration at the ball; and when they next met, he looked at her only to criticise. But no sonner had he made it clear to him and his friends that she had hardly a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes. To this discovery succeeded some others equally mortifying. Though he had detected with a critical eye more than one failure of perfect symmetry in her form, he was forced to acknowledge her figure to be light and pleasing; and in spite of his asserting that her manners were nothing of those of the fashionable world, he was caught by their easy playfulness. Of this she was perfectly unaware; — to her he was only the man who made himself agreeable no where, and who had not thought her handsome enough to dance with.
Since that description doesn’t give us much to work with style-wise, I’ll take my cues from Chapter 4 of The Making of Pride And Prejudice by Sue Birtwistle and Susie Conklin. What? It came with the deluxe DVD set of the classic BBC version of the story. You know you own it (or wish you did).