I also rather like the tomato red tights, I wish I could, but really once on I know I would feel a tad silly. Maybe I will try.
Talking of tights, It's raining, we knew this day would come, but oh, my heart was very heavy this morning. So heavy I wore what I had on yesterday, oh the shame.
I keep seeing images from What I wore Today (the drawings) and since I find it so hard to take a photo in the morning I thought hey, I'm an art teacher, maybe I should give it a go. So folks I will try for this week, to post each day. No face as yet (I'm shy!)
inspired by what I wore today
As you can see I walked to school in shoes but whipped them off in favour of flip flops, my room is soooo warm. So I am putting off the tights for a little longer.
The weekend was dull, dull, dull, gym+dog walking+ cooking+washing+tidying+lopping of the Laurel, the bloody thing beat me hands down, I barely skimmed the surface before I retired with a sore neck and aching arms, oh the thrill of domesticity is endless.
I did however manage to wash it all down with a most delicious rose, you know the shell pink one? It was from the Ardeche region of France. Really very lovely.
Friday evening was a little more fuller of thrills. I had to deliver a cheque to Soho Square, the one that the school should have sent two weeks ago to pay for a school trip to the Frieze Art Fair. I had in the back of my mind a strong desire to see the Jill Sander collection for Uniqlo. I really wanted to go Thursday night but I am in the routine of walking to the leisure center with Kitty. If I did not go she would be upset and so I decided it was not to be.
So finding myself fortuitously near a branch on Oxford Street I went. After a 'Carry On' moment with the security Guard (Does no one speak English in the retail industry?) I got in. The collection was clearly sublime and clearly sold out in my size. Oh the pain. Still I dug deep and found my hat trick coat. I have always wanted something light to throw on whilst I walk the dog. I found it, It is fantastic, I have worn it everyday so far. It is lightweight, but rain proof beautifully cut with one of those great zips that goes both ways. It was £79 the same as 1 cashmere sweater or two wool ones. I tried on some size 16 trousers but they were cut way to big, I did also find a wonderful pair of jeans slightly too snug, but very stretch and beautifully dark. I wish a little bit that I had bought a black pair too. This is by far the best designer collaboration I have seen mainly because the cut and fabrics used are so good. I hope and prey she does another collection or at least get some more made.
Back at the chalk face today I am busy preparing canvases to paint. Last week was a great success apart from the thunderous headache I had after sniffing oil paint for too long. PLUS I am now able to post and comment at work, I know I shouldn't but I find it so much easier.