April came to us in the form of a downpour of snow. It looked like a Christmas card outside and I was almost thinking that it was December and we'd soon be trimming the tree and baking cookies... Okay, not for another 8 months, but the fresh snow definitely left me in a bit of a mood for the holidays! Since then, the weather has been in the 50s and absolutely beautiful! Today I wore a sweater and jacket on my walk up to church and had to strip the jacket off on my way home because it was so muggy out. But let's not talk about today. Let's talk about Friday, which is when I wore this outfit! I was going to the Science Museum to see the new Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit. It was a great exhibit featuring loads of new discoveries and some pretty hilarious dinosaurs, including two with tiny little arms with no joints, sticking out backwards instead of frontwards. When I was a kid, I was pretty heavy into dinosaurs. I got out of the phase in middle & high school, and now that I'm post-grad, I've been getting back into them. Seriously, dinosaurs are so amazingly cool. Imagine if they were still around today (but not in a Jurassic Park way)....
In addition to the Egyptian crop top, I wore a necklace that I got from the Downton Abbey Jewelry Collection. It's referred to as a "Petite Edwardian Collar Necklace" but it's clear that it has some Egyptian culture undertones to it. I love the onslaught of Ancient Egyptian inspired pieces that occurred in the 1920s after the finding of King Tut's tomb, and this 1920s inspired necklace really grabbed me when I saw it online.
Since we were off to look at fossils and mummies, I also wore this new skull bracelet from Alexandra Inn. This is most definitely my new favourite piece of jewelry. I love all of the little skull beads. It reminds me of the bone church (or the Sedlec Ossuary) in Kutná Hora, Czech Republic. Every time I look at it on my wrist, my mind wanders to beautiful Czech Republic with the red roofs and the Charles Bridge and the breathtaking view from Saint Barbara's Church. My body has been growing restless with a need to travel. After I buy a car, one of the first things I'm doing is taking a road trip. I need to be out on the road, headed somewhere and nowhere at the same time. My soul aches for that once more.
I'm really excited for spring so that I can wear maxi skirts! I used to think that I was too short to wear maxi skirts, but I've pushed past that barrier and am experimenting with them now. I think that this is the third one I've bought in the past few months! Once when the ground gets drier, I'm going to try wearing them to the office - I think I can spin something with a button down and make it work.