From dark in the morning to bright in the morning - I'm back on the stairs before work!
|I wore rust-coloured striped-texture tights|
First up: Kim Cattrall's suit jacket. I wore it with the matching skirt back here in September (2nd outfit) as my Wild Card outfit, and I bought it here (scroll down past the blue sky pictures) at the end of August on consignment for $160.00. It's by Pink Tartan and it was made in Canada! Yeah!
Next, I'm wearing a cream 50/50% cashmere and silk sweater. I bought it here in July for $18.00 on consignment (scroll down past the red dress). It doesn't have a label at the neckline, and one side has a scoop neck and one side has a V - it's perfectly reversible for a very different look. How cool is that?
It was made in Hawick, Scotland, which apparently has quite the cashmere industry.
Anyway, you can barely see it here, but I'm wearing the V-neck at the front.
I bought it in May 2011 (3rd outfit, aw, Inigo in the sun) for $12.00 at a thrift store. I also wore it here in October 2011 (with blues and copper), and last time in January 2012 with last month's orange velvet jacket.
September at She She Shoes for $175 on sale. They are not worth it. The suede is too thin for an over-the-knee boot, and they became slouch boots over the course of the day. They also rubbed my heel a bit, but I can soften that up. Anyway, I'll probably keep them until the next perfect brown boot comes along - I've only had one other pair of perfect brown boots (these ones, which are long gone because they were Too Darned High and Pointy).
Anyway, disappointing. But on the bright side, I have awesome slouch boots! And they showed off my rusty tights.
A close-up of the jacket detailing. I just swoon over all that velvet trim.
|Look at the velvet buttons on the bell sleeve! Ah!|
I love the details of clothes that no one sees (for example, the suit jacket has green silk piping on the inside seams), like the backside of this skirt:
|"I'm looking at you"|
The crackle finish is a dark chocolate brown that looks like it's had black laid over it and then washed to crackle it all up. Such a cool skirt.
The now-slouchy boots:
Jacket (Pink Tartan, consignment), sweater (Hawick, Scotland, consignment), skirt (no label, thrifted), boots (Ilenia P), earrings (vintage), leaf pin (Grandma W), mink pin (thrifted), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), wood ring (Dots), floral ring (vintage, Sarah Coventry), rust stone ring (Fossil).