So. Not the most exciting outfit ever, but the story is pretty fun. We’re up in Ely right now in a tiny but lovely cabin that faces the water and is surrounded by tiny peeping birds, extremely bold red squirrels, slightly more timid chipmunks, and a family of extremely talkative loons. So, ya know, I’m basically in heaven. We’ve visited the International Wolf Center and North American Bear Center already, both of which are interesting and educational. And I’ve read about 500 pages worth of Harry Potter. (For about the billionth time. Vacation reading should be fun and mindless, am I right?)
But let’s talk clothes. First of all, I have changed my outfit an average of three times per day every day since our arrival. For some reason, I absolutely refused to believe that it’d get up to 85 degrees this far north and late in the season, so I packed for fall. The day we arrived, HM and I spent the first hour and a half hunting MADLY for shorts that fit. We were melting. And all days since, I awake to 40 degrees and bundle up, then have to strip down to those locally-purchased shorts and a tank lest I become Puddle o’ Sal. By the time the sun sets, it’s about 40 again. The outfit pictured here was #3 today, and as I write this I am wearing it, minus the flats, plus boots, a long hoodie, and HM’s down vest. I’ve never felt so ill-prepared on a trip in my life.
Additionally! I must brag for a moment. There’s a darling little consignment shop here that was one of our first stops, and what did I nab there? Why, a pink woven silk Smythe riding blazer – which retails for $700 – for $19. Fits perfectly, totally darling, and I’m still reeling at my luck.
Back to regularly scheduled outfits soon!
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