The last weeks of winter to the first weeks of spring can be a tricky time to dress for, especially if you live in a place like Seattle, where there is fickle weather. Today, in particular, consisted of overcast skies in the morning, sunshine in the afternoon, and rain in the early evening. To combat the constant change, I have relied on the following:
-Layers: You never know when the temperature may go up or down. To accommodate the ongoing flux, I wear layers that I can be easily stripped off, or piled on. Some of my favorite layering items are boat-neck 3/4 sleeve tees (the orange and blue striped one you see above is from the J.Crew Outlet), thin sweaters, and military jackets.
-Waterproof gear: Seattle is known for it's rain for a reason. There hasn't been as much of it lately, but in case there is, I always keep a rain jacket on me, or in the trunk of my car.
-Close-toed shoes you don't mind getting wet: Kind of obvious, but for mixed weather, you're going to want shoes that are breathable, but won't freeze your toes off. Some of my favorites are leather boots (both tall and combat), and flats.
I'm excited to introduce the new SPONSOR section of SWEATshirt DRESSshirt. Each month, the following ad spaces will be available to claim:
-1 250x250 Persian ad for $10
-3 250x150 Siamese ad for $5
-5 250x100 Maine Coon ads for FREE with code SSDS13. "It's fo free!" --Brynn from Bridesmaids
Thank you for all your support. My blog wouldn't be what it is today without all of you. In honor of my appreciation, I'm giving away 2 Siamese ads for free (worth $5 each), and an optional custom avatar for each blogger to place in their respective ad spaces! Comment below to enter. Two winners will be selected on 3/4/13 at 12am Pacific Time.
A breakdown of the prizes-- each winner will receive:
-1 Siamese ad that will run for 30 days
-1 Twitter and 1 Instagram shout out (It's OK if you don't have one, or either of these. I can still find a way to give your blog a shout out)
-1 custom avatar to place in the ad space (optional)
-You must be a Google Friend Connect follower of SWEATshirt DRESSshirt
-One comment, per person
After posting about the DIY polka-dotted jar yesterday, I became a little obsessed with the paint pen, and had an urge to decorate more things. As you can see, the gold Sharpie technique works just as well on plastic, as it does glass and ceramic. Likewise, alternative designs, like the Moroccan-esque one shown above and below, are just as fun to display as polka dots.