Well, Climate Change decided to make a visit … if you have time please donate to the people enduring the Super Typhoon Maysak Targets the Philippines; At Least 5 Killed in Micronesia .
The Calendar says it’s spring, though we all know, it really is not yet because it is still cold and snowing in the Northeast and in a not to subtle way the Northwest experienced the opposite of that cliché about the close of March. As March 31 went out, a freak storm decided to land here in the Northwest. While cat5’s were unrelenting in Micronesia possibly Philippines the NW not only got it snow in our Mountains in what has been a dry ski season, but Thunder in some areas so loud setting off car alarms, enough Wind to take trees out and enough Hail accumulation to like a blast of snow blew through.
So, Happy April 1, 2015
We lefties out in the North West were cold. Yes, it is starting to warm up, those on West Coast are boiling right now and the East Coast not only experienced the arctic vortex the snow seemed to keep on and on is going on suffice to say a lot of folks lost salaries and some businesses are no longer in business but rebuilding . The snow, which did not make a substantial appearance here in the NW left the ski season dry, some counties are suffering from drought while most of Washington State saw flowers blooming early. Then the temperatures dropped, the rain and some powerful storms blew through and did some damage.
Now, there have been a few days that were spring like, my spring magazines coming in the mail are bursting with Spring Colours wanting us all to wear lightweight clothes, buy short sleeves or less. I am guessing most are trying to layer or wear some version of thermal even if we used to hear “fashion industry experts” talk about not wearing leggings for pants, but let’s all admit it, we are still wearing leggings because they’re comfy and its cold though “the media” says we look frumpy! Some are all cotton maybe all poly or a blend but the ones that are thermal or fleece are here to stay, at least until spring actually gets here. Well, I believe in layering and out here, jeans/leggings are definitely a staple but … but sometimes they just do not look right or fit the situation. Therefore, I am suggesting medium to heavy weight, sleeveless jumpers and sheaths, the other closet staple. We can wear them with a multitude of tops ,turtlenecks, long sleeves, short sleeves, and on top of that a great cardigan or chunky sweater … white black blues reds yellows, coral etc. … and if needed top it off with a blazer … shoot, throw a black chunky beach sweater on with some boots ! We all have to get creative and prepared when the weather …climate change is what it is. I can imagine so many diff looks and if the material is sustainable, it stands to live a long life looking great but different depending on what you do it can also be worn with sandals, pumps and stilettos too. I love the next generation of leggings and jeans because they have gone high tech and with the right shoe… fantabulous. If you have been watching, there has been an attitude adjustment on leggings since the east coast has had to battle extreme cold weather. Truth be told, layering allows you to “strip” down as the temp rises and maybe you’ve got somewhere to go after work that needs to say “evening” not “work” and trust me when I say the only jeans you need when you “think” boyfriend” are 501’s
So, go to the next legging level
first posted 2013