*yawn* Where do these weekends go?
I got up Saturday morning, after a late night playing Arkham Horror with L, and couldn't be bothered to plan much of an outfit to wear to WW and lunch after.here, 2nd outfit). I liked it so much that this is my entry for Visible Monday at Patti's "Not Dead Yet Style" - go visit!
The boots are the last pair in this month's capsule. They are black leather and are by Aldo - I got them on consignment the January after I ended my 2009 year-long challenge of buying no new clothes. I'd spent the day at the mall excitedly looking for after-Christmas deals and didn't find very much, then spotted these for around $60.00. They've been worn a ton of times, so many that I can't actually summon up the willpower to find all the instances. But if you've been reading my blog for any amount of time, before last February when I started this 30 For 30 For 12 Challenge, you'll recall seeing them.
I added the leather belt that I bought on consignment a few weeks ago.
I wore this gorgeous satin-lined cotton/wool Italian coat over it as my outerwear.
I bought this coat and the leather belt back here in November. The coat was $72.00 and the belt was $25.00.
Dress (INC), boots (Aldo, consignment), coat (Vassali, consignment).
After cleaning the house for a couple of hours, I had a nap and got ready for the party. I did relent and put up a few decorations around the dining room/dancing area (we don't have a dining room table).
I decided to go funky-glam:
here in August for Nick's birthday party.
This time, I wore my black Noa Noa floofy sheer skirt under it to give the bottom some pouf, and my black stomacher to whittle down the waist (I love letting my clothes do the work for me), with a vintage 60s metal chain belt of Mom's over that. I'm wearing bronze-y metallic tights, and my blue suede shoes from my May capsule.
I'll get to the jewelry in a second, but first, a shot of the back.
The jewelry is pretty special stuff:
The necklace and earrings were a Christmas gift from L several years ago - maybe 10 years? He bought them in a local antique shop - he has such good taste!
I've only worn this set once before on the blog - here, for L's birthday party in June 2009 - it's not exactly everyday jewelry!
Dress (Robin Jordan, thrifted), stomacher (InWear), shoes (Feet First), belt/cuff (vintage 60s, Mom's), ring (Louvre Museum Gift Shop), necklace/earrings (vintage 30s, gift from L).
It was a fun party and good times were had by all! We went to bed around 3am.
The food spread:
I did put up a couple of strings of mini-lights and the table cover and tree skirt that Mom quilted for me years ago. I think the lights will have to come down at some point so Vizzini doesn't eat them.