I froze my butt off in the office today, but darn it, it's spring! Bring on the sunny weather! I am sick of rain.
The jacket is new-to-me, picked up at a thrift store for $11.50. I love the thin stripes and the peplum shape. It has two pockets on the front which are hidden by the wide belt.
The "Mizpah" mystery revolves around this brooch. This is a never before worn item by me - I got this as a gift from my dear friend Carollyne (go visit her blog and look at her amazing paintings), who sometimes posts comments. She got in Scotland - it's very Scottish-looking, isn't it?
I love the silver stag and the turquoise and orange feathers. I should have worn turquoise shoes! Drat! Opportunity lost.
Anyway, the back of the brooch is marked "Mizpah" and has two linked hearts with an arrow through them. I researched and found that "mizpah" jewelry was made by Quarrier Ward & Ward, an English company who made pieces with this mark (forgot to take a picture, next time), which had a small factory in Coldstream, Scotland from 1969 to 1980. Fabulous! It's practically vintage! I think it is likely on the newer end of that, since the feathers (being organic matter) are in very good shape.
But I must apologize to Carollyne for not wearing it until now. I love it and will get it in rotation.
Jacket (Final Touch, thrifted), dress (Le Chateau), belt (Le Chateau), shoes (Jessica Simpson), brooch (Mizpah mark, gift from Carollyne), silver filigree hoop earrings (don't remember).