I narrowly averted disaster today! I had picked out a bluey-green thick knit cardigan to go over this instead of the red jacket, and at the last second this morning, I pulled it out of my knapsack and put the jacket in.
I also stuffed in the knee-highs. Again, whew!
I love these shoes - I've had them for just over 3 years. I love the shape of the wedge and the cool look of them. They were under $20 at Winners.
New woven leather brown belt from Mom, from her trip to Australia - Christmas gift. I love it since I can do it up at any length - thanks, Mom!
A close-up of my domino necklace:
Okay, here's my beef. When I unpacked this jacket this morning, I saw The Stitch on the slit at the back hem of it. I snipped the X thread and undid it. Which you* ALWAYS should do.
I see SO MANY people wearing coats and jackets with that stitch not removed! It is supposed to come out. The manufacturer puts it there so that the slit doesn't open up and crease during shipping. Take it out! Go check your coats and jackets (and skirts) right now!
Also: Take the labels off the cuffs of your new wool and cashmere winter coats! Those are also meant to be removed once they have served their purpose and informed you of the fabric content (which is a "feature" in sales lingo) in the store. And those weird looking skirts whose pleats are stitched down around the hem? Pssst...those stitches are also meant to come out. They help the skirt keep its shape during shipping.
*Of course "you" in my little rant does not refer to any of the wildly fabulous and fashionable women (or men) who may be reading this and would never be caught dead with The Stitch done up.
Jacket (Nine and Company by Nine West, thrifted), top (Mexx), belt (Sussan, gift from Mom), jeans (Esprit), trouser socks (Sox Trot), shoes (Unlisted).