Friday, January 6, 2012

SARACEN IN THE WOODS

No lengthy essay today (do I hear a collective sigh of relief?).  I am still on vacation and we have been traipsing around the Bay Area woods a lot.  Glamor is out, and I am happily blending into the woodworks.

Everything casual, comfy and well-worn
except for the studded wrap skirt
Skirt: Nanette Lepore


Given the surroundings, I've been drawn to mossy greens and olives and everything soft and natural.  Yet, I couldn't resist a nod to man-made craftsmanship -- hence the metallic skirt, purchased spur-of-the-moment at an after-Christmas sale.  The brass studs in various shapes and chain links bring to mind (mine, at least): Medieval Saracen.  Just in case there's a random encounter with a Knight in the forest fog!

I wore the outfit above on a trek along the coast of San Francisco, substituting some hardy boots for walking.  We discovered ruins there of an old bath house, from 1896.  It was marvelous in the fog!


Foggy coastal forest
by the ruins of the Sutro Baths from 1896
El Camino del Mar trail, San Francisco

More museum-hopping in San Francisco this week.  There is a Maharaja exhibit at the Asian Art Museum I am so excited to see, full of jewels and silver carriages and other regal objects from Indian royalty around the 1700s through the 1940s.  I might be inspired to don shimmering fabrics afterwards.

Hope you are all enjoying the first week of the Water Dragon!

13 comments:

  1. Oh my, I love the San Francisco fog - although it can be rather cold. 'Dressed-down' is looking very pretty on you! xo

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  2. I wish you did more outfit posts, that skirt is divine.
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  3. A perfect post for this time of the year. So happy to hear you are having a good break. Re your comment - they were gloves he was wearing. Xxxx

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  4. I love the colour palette in this outfit, so natural, soft and beautiful. Glad you are having a good break x

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  5. You go hiking in that? Very glam I say - great skirt!

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  6. love it! good ideas a much fun!

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  7. I absolutely love SF, just put a few exhibits on my list actually. Have a great weekend.

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  8. The first photograph is truly adorable! <3 I love love love your hat!

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  9. ooh looking forward to the maharaja exhibit..wonder how you will look in a saree...live that skirt i must say..how did you walk in the woods with the heels!

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  10. Ha...I particularly enjoy reading your lengthier posts as well. I see some camoflauged glamour. Those boots are gorgeous! Can't wait or your take on the Maharaja exhibit.

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  11. @ Songbird, I swapped out of the heels into flat, riding boots instead! There's only so much I will suffer for fashion ;-)

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  12. tu portes merveilleusement bien le chapeau (hats fit you marvellously well). i am in love with that foggy photo of yours.

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