Collection of outfits I wore to work
March is typically the driest month of the year here in the Interior. Nevertheless, we also got some new snow. At this time of the year, the sublimating and/or melting snow looks pretty dirty, gray, brown or black. See the photos for evidence. Thus, powdering it with new snow looks like a spring cleaning. Just kidding.
Temperatures can still be in the double digits below freezing. However, even then March’s dryness attacks the snow and reduces the snowpack. That’s what makes the remaining snow look so dirty.
This month, we had a couple of days that were pretty warm here in the Interior. Well, what Alaskans consider to be warm (about 50F, 10oC or so in the afternoon). This meant that many people walked around town in flip flops, T-shirts and bermudas, i.e. their summer clothes. Yes, I also run around without coat in the afternoon when going from one building to the next, but I wore booties or pumps. Full disclosure: I don’t own a pair of flip flops.
Here are some of my favorite look that I wore this March and haven’t shown to you on the blog yet.
Alaskan early spring clothing needs
Here I show the outfits in temporal sequence and give some remarks about the weather. I wore the work outfit below in early March. It was one of these dry cold days. The jacket served at a blazer. In the morning, a leather coat on top of it provided the required insulations. When I went to a meeting in the afternoon, the blazer was sufficient. I bought this jacket to serve as a blazer. In Alaska, a real blazer often looks too formal.
A fur skirt is a Do
This combination in all black is the perfect canva for my geology class inspired statement belt. It’s a gift from my husband. Did I ever tell you that I have a minor in geology? This photo was taken early in the month. For the photo I took my diamond leopard jacket off. A Russian Doll look so to speak was still required to stay comfortable. In other words, I felt pretty cold when we took the shots.
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Socks with skirt trend
When I was in my twenties and thirties, you would never see me in a skirt with socks. It’s such an ugly look with flats or sandals. In the 80s, black sheer tights was a thing in winter, and bare legs in summer. the 90s were bare legs year round. Brrr. You wouldn’t have gotten me near pantyhose in the 90s. Today I pair pantyhose with socks and high heels. Pantyhose so nicely hide a lot of flaws and bumps. The socks provide great insulation from the frozen ground and permit donning shoes with thin soles like these camouflage beauties. I love the socks with heels trend. So cool (and perfect for springtime in Alaska). It was a cloudy and humid day with temperatures around freezing like winter in Germany. I prefer 40 below over this kind of weather. Why the sunnies? Towards the east a small area of the sky was cloudfree and to get to this location we had to drive against the rising Sun.
A trend to try, skirt with socks. #fashiontrends Click To Tweet
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Leather joggers with blazer
Finally, its warm enough to wear leather pants without long underwear. Sure this opportunity has to be taken to get my leather joggers out. They are ok for Casual Friday with a blazer, cardigan as top (instead of a button down shirt) to stay warm and – of course – high heels.
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Top of the World Style linkup
Welcome to the 199th Top of the World Style linkup.
Top of the World Style Winner
Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood won the title Top of the World Style Winner. She linked her cool dress pants. They really make her legs look a mile long! <3
Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav
Jess at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Her romantic warm season look is right what we need right now. We all can’t wait to don our new looks!
Top of the World OOTD My Fav
Edwege’s colorful shirt dress looks like a Must-have. So nice for the office in summer. She blogs at Hypnoz Glam. It’s just a rumor that she hypnotized me with her glam dress.
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