Thursday, December 22, 2016

In The Bleak Mid Winter

    "Home is the place where when you go there they have to take you in."  Robert Frost, that brilliant author of all things that warm the heart with winter days and nostalgia penned that sentiment and it has always brought me comfort on my travels both geographical and emotional.  So, I am home "in the bleak mid winter" as Miss Rossetti called this time of year.  In many ways it's not the same as when I left.  It never is.  
    But it is always the place where my dreams were born, where my loved ones or the memories of them live, and even though this is the bleakest part of winter, there is such warmth here in the arms of those I've been missing.  We arrived just before an arctic chill knocked temperatures down to single digits .  
    It's been so long since we've had to huddle around a fireplace to keep warm, but the instinct is still there to seek out that corner of the house and pull up a chair and a hot drink to spend an hour or two talking about nothing and everything.  It's good to be home.
    Beyond hugs and smiles and faces I love, there were so many boxes waiting on me, I can no longer deny that I have a shopping addiction.  Come to think of it, I've never denied it, but it's probably time to get it in check.  Given that most of my days will be spent cutting wood, fixing buildings, and planting a garden all while wearing heavy coveralls and work boots, it shouldn't be too hard to kick the fashion habit.  I don't want to lose it altogether because I really do enjoy it and my blog, but I may have to scale back quite a bit.  
    In the mean time, the temperature has warmed up to nearly 50 today, so I decided to brave the chill and don this lovely plaid from Unique-Vintage.  Also for the trek to this field, I felt I needed tights, but since I love little secret details that no one knows about but me, I wore my bear tights.  A lot of shops carry these tights for $7-$14.  I bought them factory direct for $2 including shipping and they're ever so sweet even if they won't last long.

Just a quick review for this dress.  The fit is absolutely stunning and perfectly perfect even though I'm not back to my ideal weight.  That may mean that it runs a little small, but I think it's meant to be very bombshell form fitting.
Shop the Look:
Plaid Dress From Unique Vintage
Bear Tights 

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