Saturday, October 25, 2008

It's been a BERRY fine day...

Silly me. I completely forgot I acquired a skirt as well on Wednesday. It looks to be homemade and has the most interesting strawberry print. Interesting I say since I wonder what sort of person (besides myself) would wear a skirt featuring strawberries. My lovely little red friends are flocked on a blue cotton fabric.

It's strange to think that my whole love of strawberries (one of my favorite foods, ya know) could have been spurred on by the deranged 80's children's cartoon known as "Strawberry Shortcake". I say deranged because they for one thing consistently abused the word "berry" (How BERRY nice to see you!!) and just look at the Wikipedia entry:

"Pupcake now belongs to Strawberry instead of Huck (who now has Shoofly Frog). Angel Cake no longer has Souffle skunk, but instead a lamb named Vanilla Icing. Lemon Meringue's pet frog, Frappe, is replaced by Sourball the skunk (possibly explained by the switching of Souffle skunk to Vanilla Icing for Angel Cake and switching of Pupcake to Shoofly Frog for Huck). Apple Dumplin's turtle, Teatime, is replaced by Apple Ducklin'. Rhubarb, Raspberry's pet, changed from a monkey to a raccoon. This might be explained by the existence of Banana Bongo (Tangerina Torta's monkey), although Banana Bongo himself was originally introduced as the leader of a monkey band on Seaberry Beach during the story introducing Coco Calypso and Seaberry Delight."

- From the Wikipedia entry on Strawberry Shortcake

If I had read that little blurb without knowing what it was related to. I would have guess it was part of some strange story written by a baker on an acid trip.

No really!

It was a blustery day today and despite all the bluster, the leaves just never sprinkled down from the trees whenever the shutter on my camera fired. Being the ever helpful fellow, mister.boyfriend took time out from his frolicking to help by tossing leaves into the frame.

Of course I could not stop laughing and got only one photo with the leaves where I did not look like a total dork. Before mister.boyfriend joined me outside, I had fortunately gotten a few shots when I could at least pretend to be serious.

I can't keep away from my raspberry tights. I'm sure in a few weeks I'll accidentally destroy them but in the meantime we are quite attached to each other. The brown silk/wool turtle neck I thrifted probably around this time last year. I've never been particularly keen on brown clothing. I was attracted to the tiny flecks of white, blue, and orange. Surprisingly the color did not look half bad on me and it's be a regular in my cold weather arsenal ever since.

Skirt: Thrifted
Turtleneck: Thrifted
Tights: Thrifted
Leather shoes: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted