And it's December! Here we go! I am feeling PMS-y today and puffy and was generally in a bad mood all day. Sheila grouchy!
These trousers are lovely and wide-legged, and very high-waisted. The waist needs to be shown off more than this outfit allows, but they were fun to stride about in, flapping around my legs. I bought them here in September, on consignment, for $24.00. They're by Kensie.
Funny how just one wear of an item can make such a difference. I am almost sure these will not last in my wardrobe past December, not after having the Best Satin Tux Pants Ever. I have a plan in mind for future purchases so that I weed them out sooner, but that's not going into effect for a couple of months. Anyway, moving on.
The cowl-necked ruby-red velvet top was purchased on consignment for $24.00 here in early November. I loathe turtlenecks, but I love a good cowl. It's by ACW Design and is made in the US.
here with golds and blacks (scroll down past my vacation photos). I don't have any of the clothes in that outfit anymore, aside from that black wool vintage pencil skirt.
I last wore it here in November 2011, and also in October 2011 (3rd outfit, as a topper with my fabulous plaid flannel dress), May 2011 (with my pretty white eyelet skirt - ha, I hadn't quite mastered the "stair shot" yet), and in November 2010 (with my cream skirt and some dark tights, yeah, not so much).
This month has 4 pairs of Fluevogs, including these wonderful Listen Up Audrey pumps in blood red patent leather.
I've worn these a lot, including the last time in Jan 2012 (I'm a Gothic snowflake!), June 2011 (I haven't worn that black skirt yet in a capsule), in May 2011 (with my lovely stripey ribbon skirt - a twirl for Amber!), in March 2011 (with my Prada blouse, another item I've yet to wear), Feb 2011 (with grey and white), Sept 2010 (again with the Prada blouse), in June 2009 (with my Kitchen Orange black dress), August 2009 (for a birthday party), Sept 2009 (with very long hair and clothing I no longer own!), and in Dec 2009 (with pinks and reds and black).
For at least 10 wearings (that I could find), they're in really good shape still. Nice and shiny!
I used to be fearful of wearing shoes like this to work (too dressy!), but now I wear any shoes I want.
Jacket (Camden Town), top (ACW Design, consignment), pants (Kensie, consignment), shoes (Listen Up Audrey, Fluevogs), silver bracelet (thrifted, vintage), earrings (Plum).