Hey hey! Welcome to November! Thank you all for your very kind comments about my Hallowe'en costume - I love getting dressed up.
I was really excited to start my neutral November, but strangely, I was more excited about the individual pieces than outfits I'd be creating out of them. As long as all the colours and shapes go, the outfits should work, right? Heh, I guess we'll see how it goes.
|I'm so glad there is still some light after work! It's pitch-dark in the mornings.|
The top is new-to-me, purchased on my semi-drunken ramble through Oak Bay with my dear Cat back here in August (scroll down past the sunny blue skies). It was $20 on consignment and is by Talbot's.
I thrifted it in March 2011 for $22.00.
I last wore it in December 2012 for a little Christmas shopping (2nd outfit), and before that, in Oct 2011 (last outfit, but I can't believe I didn't wear it for over a year!).
|A bit blurry - I'm tired|
The shoes are new-to-me:
I know, fabulous!
They are a deep black suede with a platform and an ankle strap. Don't you love the asymmetrical white stitching? The soles are hard and a bit slippery, characteristic of 80s shoes, and the shoes weigh a ton. They have none of the space-age cushioning technology of modern shoes, but they were shockingly comfortable. Part of that is likely due to the platform (the heel is only 2" without it), and part is that they are real leather and are made in Italy. I think they are probably from around '88-89 - I remember platforms having a mini-resurgence from the '70s then.
I bought them at Regalia Boutique off Fan Tan Alley (it's my secret place for getting Smoking Lily on consignment) back here in June (scroll way down past my crazy shopping haul). They were only $18.00!
They are by Bata Shoes (crazy, I had no idea the company had been around so long!), which haven't had stores in Canada's malls since the late 80s. I used to shop there - ah, I bought some great pointy-toed white buckled kitten heels from there in 1986...they always had nice quality stuff, even though I could rarely afford it.
Top (Talbot's, consignment), skirt (Skotts Suede, thrifted), shoes (Bata Shoes, consignment), belt (consignment), cuff (locally made), earrings (thrifted), floral ring (Sarah Coventry, vintage 70s), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), leaf pendant (found it).