Well, we are officially out of snow days.
Which, unfortunately doesn’t mean it’s not going to snow anymore. Instead, this means that should the weather continue to get buck and keep the kids in this county from attending school as they should, they will be forced to lose some days of their summer.
Some parents are hi-fiving over this development. Except for the ones who foolishly plan vacation for the day after school lets out; they’re pretty peeved. I’m not excited about this extended school year bit either but for an entirely different reason: I hate homework. I feel like it’s The Man’s way of punishing me for having children. Or something. Certainly it’s something to do with The Man. As per usual.
Regardless of who’s controlling the school schedule, there’s nothing to be done about the weather. And, it has been a pain as of late: icky, and wet, and temperatures so low that don’t even make sense sometimes; this MARYLAND, not Michigan.
California raised girl that I am, if it were up to me I’d buy a lovely, beach front house in Malibu and retire there each winter. Sadly my current financial state won’t support my desired lifestyle which means I’m left with a few alternative choices: huddle around the space heater in my house all winter with only potted meat and Saltine Crackers as sustenance, go back to my Fleece filled life and stay bundled up to battle the elements, or tell the weather to talk to the gloved hand and be fabulous!
After giving life as a hermit a fighting chance and realizing it’s a logistical (and psychological) nightmare to never leave your home when you have children, I’ve decided not to let a little winter weather keep me from sporting a delightful frock!
Hello, that’s what tights were made for, right?!
Best is when you can take a summer number and add some basic help-me-to-not-freeze accessories to make it work year round!
Example: same dress you see here as I, um, drop it like it’s hot at Type A in Charlotte last summer (it was a competition, okay, I take that stuff seriously)…
minus 30lbs of body butter and warmed up for winter, with tights, a jacket, and a darker belt…
Of course when I took it to the streets I also had to don a scarf, a wool coat, and gloves to stay alive, but at least I knew there was so hotness under there.
I better not have to even worry about this issue for much longer. I mean, that groundhog said spring is coming soon, didn’t he? If you can’t trust a groundhog who can you trust?
*Joining Musings of a Housewife for Fashion Friday!