Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Chiefest Duty

I spent the whole day working on some scans I got from the British Library that needed to be transcribed (it’s actually a fascinating set of documents related to an elite Jacobean woman (one of the Queen’s ladies in waiting) engaging in a bigamous marriage and the associated fallout – it has memorable line that she was driven to seek love outside her marriage with another man because her husband had ceased to be intimate with her twelve years ago and that this was “the chiefest duty of a husband”).

Then the helpmeet and I rolled out for dinner and a movie and I was too zonked by that point to put a ton of effort into this. I think it’s not terrible for a casual night though.

pants: Target / top: Winners / brooch: my grandmother / shoes: Winners / jacket: H&M


Cee said...

Those documents do sound pretty fascinating, I have to say - I love a good story about a woman bucking social norms, especially in particularly restrictive periods in history. And speaking of love, these glasses are fabulous on you!

LyddieGal said...

That does sound like an interesting read, and in my book, as long as you put a bold lipstick on it compensates for all other lack of effort.
Chic on the Cheap

Elle Sees said...

your casual outfit is 100x more fancy than anything i could have come up with! those documents sound fascinating!

Anonymous said...

Very cute coat! Look very comfortable for winter!
Greetings from Romania!