not wavering in wind


A blustery day, indeed, is featured in these photos. Despite all that wind and cold, I attempted to stay strong and get these blog photos in…this was perhaps the quickest shoot yet in Fashion Huntress blogging. I’ll leave this post brief, as I think the quote and photos say it all.

“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.” -Arthur Golden


Top: Nordstrom Rack (approx $15 marked down from approx $80)

Skirt: H&M ($20 marked down from approx $50)

Tights: Hue via Marshall’s ($4 marked down from $14)

Shoes: Ellen Tracy ($9 marked down from $99)

Hair flowers: H&M (approx $4)


Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I used to think platform heels wouldn’t work in a conservative work setting, but I’ve really changed my mind on that one. I’ve worn these heels many times at work, though I always wear them with tights or other conservative pieces. If you’re going to wear something that’s a bit less conservative at work (ie metallic, platforms, etc), then just pair them with an otherwise “covered up” look.  Though, again, this may not be true for all work environments, so you’ll have to take it case by case, based on your own work environment. 

2) I am loving pastels during this winter/spring transition! I’ve been wearing pastels with dark pieces to transitions my spring pieces in winter. For some reason, I used to shy away from pastels in winter, but I’ve noticed that when pastels are anchored with other “winter” pieces they add some much needed lightness to the cold. Bust out your own spring pastels, and consider matching them with dark tights, dark shoes, or whatever else you want!

Thank you, lovely readers, for stopping by! I appreciate it so much! I also appreciated all of the kind words on my birthday/blogversary. You are all so kind to share your thoughts and well wishes! I hope everyone has a good start to the week.

57 replies to “not wavering in wind

  1. You have such a knack for putting gorgeous outfits together! I totally agree with #1 and mixing less conservative pieces with more traditional pieces.

  2. Platform can work for work (get it?) when paired well, as you did. Oh, I love pastels but don’t really buy them, I don’t know what my problem is. I was eyeballing that blouse from the first photo-I love it. xx

  3. love the windy photos! I’m with you on the platforms being ok at work. I’m not a fan of really tall/thick platforms, but a little platform is ok, I just watch the hemline or pair it with tights as you mentioned.

  4. I totally just realized that I haven’t seen your face all this time!
    Way to keep a theme of mystery going 😛
    I love all your bargain finds and that floral top is gorgeous.
    Great job on the outfit!! 😀

  5. Outstanding post Melissa….the Adversity quote by Arthur Golden is outstanding. I copied it and have it posted on my desk. Thank you.

  6. Thanks for braving the elements! These photos are *superb*. I love the dynamism in them – you really look you are standing your ground against the wind. I will use these for my next fashion illustration and will try to capture the energy. A caveat: I am sounding like a broken record, but I’m not sure if I’ll have time to do the drawings tonight (this week) or not. I so want to.

    By the way, I’m aware of Chicago’s moniker as The Windy City. I’ve never been, but I like to think of the city I’ve been living in for the last 18 years as Chicago’s sister city in that respect! Edinburgh in Scotland gets the brunt of the strong winds coming off The North Sea. It is the windiest city I know in the UK. Here’s to blown over bins and useless umbrellas!

    1. I forgot to say that it is useful for my drawing that these photos include the very top of your head and the bottom of your shoes – i.e. they show the full figure. This way I don’t need to imagine what to draw for these bits! Makes my life a bit easier 🙂 So thanks for that!!

  7. Hiya! 😀
    I am starting my own mini challenge for my birthday (14th), I want to do something special this year since I haven’t celebrated my birthdays a few years… I would be very happy if you would join, it will run for probably 7 days and then 7 days me praising some of you who did the best in a daily challenges, pingbacks and all. 😀 I promise it will be fun. Please do join, or else this can become really sad very quickly hahahaha
    Everyone is welcome to join! 🙂 Here is the link to my blog:

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