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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

60’s Coat Visits the City on the Bay

I just got back from San Francisco where I wore my orange 60s coat. It was so lovely going places and getting lost in the crowds knowing that my family could find me in my very bright coat. I do tend to wander off.
Oh, me of the awkward hands...
We went to SF to run a half marathon--the first half of the San Francisco Marathon to be exact. I enjoy this race because five miles into it we get to run across the Golden Gate Bridge. You'd be surprised at the incline on a bridge--especially when one isn't quite as trained as one should be. The thing about half marathons and 10ks is that you often sign up for the event months in advance and it's easy to delude yourself into thinking that you'll be in peak form by the time the race rolls around. It didn't happen this time. (Or the last either, come to think of it--but I got to wear a tutu in that one and hang with a colorful crowd.)

Since we weren't in peak form we ran very slowly, but eventually crossed the finish line, then celebrated by having a picnic in Grace Cathedral park. I talked my husband into taking some photos. The light is strong and the coat, being made of linen, is a wee bit wrinkled, but I just love wearing it.
I'm wearing the gold chiffon shift I made to go with the coat. As you can see, I lined my coat in polka dot charmeuse. The polka dots match the shift and it makes for a fun outfit


  1. Jeannie, I LOVE that coat and dress! The way the coat lining picks up on the dress colors is beautiful. Excellent photo of you too :). You make the most gorgeous outfits. I wish I had that talent!

  2. Thanks, Rula! Sometimes I think my skill is more persistence than talent, lol.

  3. I'm not sure what is more impressive - your outfit or running a half marathon!

    1. Thanks, Julie. I'll can certainly tell you which is more fun :-)