(Trying to get back into the swing of taking my own photos? Mebbe...)
Something that is amazing about where I live is the ferocity, combined with the brevity, of storms. It's funny, my dog is quite protective of me when we are walking during a storm. She sticks close by, is constantly checking over her shoulder to make sure I am still there, and comes running back to sit with me or even try to round me up if I pause to take a photo. Well she is a sheep dog and rounding up is in her nature...
You will be pleased to know we walked back through our front door dry, if a tad windswept. It's a good thing I don't have a hairstyle to speak of.
One the plus side, the kite-surfers are having a great day, and washing does dry very quickly around here, yes even during the winter time...
On the subject of washing... how often do you wash your clothes? You might see that the little olive top I am wearing underneath the black one here is the same one I was wearing yesterday over the blue Metalicus one. I reason that a top worn against my skin is dirty after a day of wear and needs washing, but that one worn over another top is OK to go for another day. Obviously underwear, socks and tights are washed after one day of wear. Dresses and skirts I judge by whether I am wearing tights or a top underneath (probably OK to last another day) or if it has been a hot sweaty day then I will wash. Jeans I wear for two or even (gasp) three days if I haven't been engaging in particularly strenuous activities or if it hasn't been a sweaty hot day. Not that jeans are ever worn on a hot sweaty day actually... The same goes for cardigans; I will do a wool wash for everybody's jumpers and cardigan every few weeks. I'm over the preciousness of my cotton trench coat and it now is tossed in the machine on a gentle cycle, probably a few times a year. My woollen coat I plan to send to the dry-cleaner... There is a very small population of one in my wardrobe, (er, my Chanel style jacket actually) which I am too frightened to wash, nor even to trust it to the dry-cleaner! I don't know what I am going to do about that thing!
What about you? Do you have a rigid plan of attack to your washing, or a more laissez-faire approach?
Jeans; Burda 7863 modified, black stretch corduroy, details here
Olive top; Cue
Black top; Sexy Woman, found secondhand
Scarf; knitted by me, merino wool, details and my pattern here
Boots; Andrea and Joen, from Uggies in Dunsborough