Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Four Seasons In One Day

Snow, rain, thunder, lightning followed by beating hot sunshine...bloody hell, it's Four Seasons In One Day here in California's Bay Area.  I haven't experienced such crazy, variant weather since I left New Zealand. Maybe everywhere I go, I Take The Weather.  But Crowded House songs aside, what the heck do you put on in the morning?

Me wearing my four "uniforms"

I'm a repeat offender when it comes to clothes and I usually have a "uniform". Lately I've had four uniforms as you never know what "season" it's going to be when you leave the house.

Clockwise from top left:

Winter: Lion King cardy. Bought in Berlin, it actually garners sniggers from schoolgirls when I pass. Him Indoors is not too sure about it and Tallulah, 10 asked: "What nationality is that cardigan?"  Yeah that's right, this cardy is sooo huuuge it has it's own country.
Spring: top, jean jacket - it's stretchy and as soft as Cy's pyjama pants (not sure if that's a good visual) - has to be the best jean jacket in the world. Apparently this year, you're allowed to wear two kinds of denim together - what do you think of that new missive from Fashion Central?
Fall: t-shirt, pants... yes, I know they look like Cy's pyjama pants and they're every bit as comfy...hmm...there's a theme here...
Summer: hat, necklace, t-shirt

Yes, this weekend we arrived back from snowstorms in Tahoe....

Tallulah and Kevin at Squaw, Tahoe
To thunder and lightening in our backyard...

Eight strikes of lightening over the Bay Bridge Photo: Phil McGrew


Then Spring sunshine..
Cy and Jackson playing baseball in the backyard

Talking of Spring, I'm so chuffed to be featured today on The Inglenook Decor. For many years I've been afeared of that Springiest of colours ....pink. Then I realised it was totally popping up in my garden and in my wardrobe. How am I coping? - head on over!



39 comments:

  1. I think you have amazing style! I especially like the outfit with the plaid pants. Our weather is weird here, too. I just layer up. And peel off accordingly. :)

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  2. I love all your looks! Especially the fall one...... great style!

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  3. I love all your looks! The weather is mad over here too! I am resisting pulling out the winter woolies but it is wet and freezing again! I must pop over to see your other post! Have a good week:)
    ~Anne

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  4. Can we vote for our favourite look??
    Can we get to check inside your wardrobe and suggest changes???

    Never ask a busy body their opinion

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    1. Voting and suggesting changes are always welcome - makes it more fun!

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  5. What an amazing lightning photo!! We've had some crazy weather too, had hail coming back from Carcassonne at the weekend!

    Your Spring outfit is the sort of thing I wear and I often wear two types of denim, not from choice mind, but cos of the limited choice in my wardrobe... :)

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  6. OMG! what a pictures, the one of the bridge is crazy!

    Come on and discover the 1st preview of ODDA with Francisco Lachowski :)

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  7. I love reading your blog! It truly makes my day. I just got 100 ideas to pair my clothes. It's been raining cats and dogs here to and it scares the life out of me.

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  8. I don't think anyone is a repeat offender like me. I feel as if I wear the same things over and over. Have a great week.

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    1. Leigh - that's the most efficient way to go!

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  9. I have uniforms too, but I have to say yours are way chicer than mine!

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    1. Truthfully my most trusted uniform is UGG boots and old parka...

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  10. RBB had told me about that bay bridge pic and I love it!

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    1. Spooky to think lightening can strike more than twice!

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  11. I really like that sweater! I am the worst repeat offender. Yesterday I pulled of my black silk pajama pants to put on my black sweat pants. This has been going on for a week or so :)

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    1. PJs for daytime are in! Probably not mine but Sofia Coppola wears hers in her home theatre - fancy!

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  12. Great looks and love the comfy pants ~ we need those! Crazy weather. We saw some of that in Southern CA over the weekend with Monsoon rain and wind.

    leslie

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  13. Am I the only one that finds this seasonal weather strangeness a bit scary?
    As usual Jode your outfits are great......off to the Inglenook now...

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  14. Good grief woman, pink looks fab on you. I'm deeply jealous cos as a (fading) redhead pink just makes me look florid!

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    1. My sister has red hair and wears pink all the time and looks fantastic in it! All of the shades from pale pink to fuschia!

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  15. don't listen to anyone, that cardi looks amazing! i kind of want one for myself, but have no trips to berlin planned anytime soon! and that picture of the lightning both awes and frightens me!

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    1. I will continue to wear The Lion King - for comfort and to scare people!

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  16. I'd have to admit,I'm a repeat offender.

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  17. It sounds like you live in ireland I start the day in a skirt sun in shining then I put tights on because sun goes in then I put a jumper on because it's chilly and finally a fleece because of the cold I end up looking like a bag lady it is so difficult to look good this time of year.

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  18. How funny! I was just saying to my mother who is visiting from NZ that the UK has 4 seasons in 1 day just like Christchurch (NZ). Gosh, speaking of a yummy mommy! You certainly look like one.

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  19. There's nothing wrong with a uni! I've totally been living in the same few maxis. Ha!

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  20. Everyone of us has uni's. I love that sweater. I would steal it from your closet if you lived here. What crazy weather but the picture of the bridge is amazing.

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  21. This weather is impossible to dress for, but your outfits look great! Checking out your guest post now... xo style, she wrote

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  22. the weather has been really crazy lately! i still can't believe we had thunder and lightning here in california just this past friday, and now it's soooo hot! ;)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
    Poshlocket Giveaway: Win a Shelly Fabric Choker

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  23. We Brits love talking about the weather so this is a great blog topic.The day the hosepipe ban came into operation in my neck of the woods, after months of no rain, the heavens opened and haven't stopped. Reminds me of the famous hot summer of 1976. As soon as the government created a Minister for Drought it started to rain so he then became the Minister for Floods.

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  24. You make me laugh so hard each and every time I stop by. I lvoe all of your uniforms. Even the cardi large enough to have its own country :)

    Heading on over to check out the post! xoxo

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  25. Just found your blog and loving it! I am having a nice laugh here tonight catching up on your posts. Love the lion sweater too! My kids are 13 and 10 and so many of your topics are really so true!

    It is crazy weather here right now. I think I'm on my 3rd outfit today. I do tend to wear the same things and leave the rest of my wardrobe untouched for some reason!

    Have a good weekend!

    Kim:)

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  26. You and your "uniforms" are uniformly fascinating. The Lion King is fabulous. Do they make them big enough for a Bear?

    Strange weather you've been having. But up here, too. Grey, snow, sunshine and rain here in one day.

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  27. Thank you for dropping into my blog - it's appreciated! We're having weird weather in the UK too, not stop rain and a little hail yesterday flooding our little country lanes and warm sunshine today! Your back yard is fabulous by the way x

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  28. And now we are having 80s...what are you wearing today? :)

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  29. You look super stylish lady! I love that picture of the lighting on the Bay Bridge too.

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  30. Great outfits, Jody! I can totally relate to the changes in the weather. It's been all over the place up here lately!

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  31. I find it funny that so many of us have succumbed to the "Texas Tuxedo" of denim on denim trend after it was about as stylish as Billy Ray Cyrus's mullet. But even Billy Ray finally cut that crap off so why not???

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  32. Love your summer uniform! I grew up in Concord, seeing all your photos is bringing back such happy memories!

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