I was awakened at 4 in the morning - by lightning! And rumbles of thunder. Very disconcerting - it rarely storms in Victoria, and when it does, it's usually in the fall. Crazy weather continued this morning, including tropical downpour and hail (!), until it finally decided to be sunny and clear again.
And here I am in my thunder (grey) and lightning (gold).
I first wore it here. I've also worn it here (July 2010, with all neutrals) here (Oct 2010), here (Feb 2011, 2nd outfit, winterizing it), and here (June 2011).
Megan's been encountering! Why you should always disregard the size and try on anything that looks like it might fit!
Anyway, I do like many things about this dress. I like that it has pockets, it's a fine wool/stretch blend, the ruffled scoop neckline. It's also a little short, and the sleeves are a little girly. But I get so many compliments when I wear it!
I've always been uncomfortable mixing gold and grey (and silver and brown) but it's really growing on me.
here. I love these - they are getting softer with all the wear this month.
The necklace and earrings I've had since 1983-84. Mom and Dad gave me the necklace from one of their trips abroad, I think, and the earrings are another item of Mom's that I "liberated." They used to be clip-ons; I converted them to hooks back when I acquired them.
Dress (Gap, consignment), shoes (Aldo, consignment), earrings (vintage 70s, Mom's), necklace (vintage 80s, gift from Mom and Dad).
Our friend's gallery is having an opening tonight, so I dressed up for us to walk down in about an hour.
here (last wear of the top), but with the jacket off (and a convertible bra on!), my new black leather obi (purchased here for $14.00), and the same shoes I wore during the day. I last wore the pants here yesterday. All this remixing - it's making me giddy!
I like the semi-60s vibe of this:
Top (Le Chateau, thrifted), pants (Focus 2000), shoes (Aldo, consignment), obi (no label, consignment), earrings (Erica Weiner), bangle (Club Monaco).
On my way back from meeting L for a very brief lunch today, I walked past a consignment store and spotted these beauties outside on a rack: