Thursday, February 12, 2009
For the last few days Atlanta has been blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather: 70 degrees, sunny, low humidity (a rarity in Hotlanta), a gentle breeze. Spring has not yet sprung. We'll still dip down below freezing and curse the cold a while longer, but this respite is dreamy.
I figured this was as good a time as any to fold up my mostly-black winter attire and put on some color. So...hellooo bright red skirt and blue and white stripes... and most importantly, the basket! I've always wanted to use a basket as a purse ever since I first laid eyes on Dorothy and Toto, but I never found the right one. This is from a lovely thrift store in Athens, GA called Dynamite- though originally I believe it was made for American tourists in Mexico (the rafia spells out Pueblo Nuevo around the sides). I've always been a fan of kitsch.
This entire outfit actually reminds me of a present-day Dorothy. All I'm missing is Toto and my ruby slippers.
Earrings: Heliotrope, Shirt: H&M, Skirt: AA, Basket: Dynamite, Shoes: Rainbow