ten degrees in the sun


Throwback to June’s “96 degrees in the shade“, but no hyperbole needed this time. It actually was ten degrees. I shot this and another outfit post (dropping sometime this week!) before realizing that this wasn’t actually how I wanted to die.


I don’t sacrifice comfort for fashion. As a lifelong northern New Englander, I can’t afford to. We didn’t have snow days; we had days it was so cold the buses couldn’t start. One day I’ll crow cantankerously to my grandchildren: I walked uphill both ways in a blizzard.

It’s essential to my morale, though, that I try to look good anyway. Dressing up sets the tone for my entire day. In these freezing, hidebound days, that means three pairs of tights, a longline bra, and hella woolens.


Tights, by the way, really are warmer than pants.


Blouse & skirt: ’50s vintage, via Barge Canal Market 

Hat: ’40s vintage, via Fancy Lucky Vintage

Gloves: vintage, via Mainly Vintage 

Everything else: thrifted





Author: skye

I aspire to be a bright-eyed girl in a big city, even though I wear glasses and live in what amounts to a hole in the ground.

2 thoughts on “ten degrees in the sun”

  1. I am really into this outfit. That blouse is EVERYTHING.

    I only sacrifice comfort for blog photos. And then I add a few layers.

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