Weekend! And even though it was a short week, it felt very long.
Here we go - Friday's outfit:here - don't forget to scroll down for the awesome vintage 70s label!). I'm looking forward to trying some new outfit combos with it this month - you might have noticed that this is basically a re-hash of the original outfit.
Same vest; this dark, stretchy denim piece is by Bisou Bisou and I bought it on consignment back in 2008, making this one of the oldest things in my closet! I don't remember what I paid for it, but it was cheap, under $20, I'm sure.
I first wore it here in August 2008 - I'm amazed that it's the only item of that outfit (including jewelry and the bag) that I still have. The stretch of it is awesome; it really "locks and loads" so I usually wear it as a layering piece to smooth out and define my waist. Check out the previous incarnations: April 2010 (I don't have that skirt anymore as it was see-through, but I still have all the other items), July 2010 with a skirt that Kasmira sent me, September 2010 with my olive suede maxi skirt, June 2011 as an urban cowgirl (I haven't worn that skirt yet this year!), September 2011 (aw, Eyes of Love from Vizzini!), and lastly in November 2011 with my thigh-high boots and a miniskirt.
here in January 2011, right before I started doing this capsule challenge (scroll down for some stuff about me).
Are you staring at my boots? I knew it!
here (scroll way down to the bottom past my crazy costume) for $160.00 on deep discount while I was horridly hungover in October with my niece Zoe (sorry, honey).
Unfortunately, they have two strikes against them: they are really stiff in the ankles (the leather is really thick) and rubbed my poor feet, and they ate about 8 pieces of fringe from the sides of my skirt (it caught on the buckles). I will be putting some softener on them, and will wear some socks next time to alleviate the rubbing. Hopefully they will break in soon, because they are so amazing!
last weekend! It doesn't quite work with the proportions of the skirt, but whatever.
Coat (Danier Leather), vest (Bisou Bisou, consignment), sweater (Club Monaco, consignment), skirt (Pioneer Wear, thrifted), boots (Agnes Adriana, Fluevog), belt/buckle (Shi Studio), earrings/pin (locally-made), ring (gift from Cindy).
L and I slept in after a fun night of playing "Buffy Arkham" (we won!) and went out to our favourite diner for brunch.
I bought this fabulous dress back in July on a shopping trip with the lovely Lorinda. It's by Planet and was $40 on consignment. It's unlined, so I'm wearing a half slip. Don't you love the draping at the neckline? I intend to wear this belted, and as a top with skirts layered over it, in this capsule. I love dresses with sleeves!
I've been saving these boots right to the bitter end - which was hard, because they were a workhorse in my closet from the day I bought them! They are by Gabor and I bought them new in September 2011 (first worn here with a plaid skirt that I didn't keep).
I've worn them several other times: October 2011 with last month's plaid dress, November 2011 (with both a casual work look and a steampunky dress-up look on the same day), again in November 2011 (past the awesome wedding outfit, with my "snowflake" skirt), again in November 2011 (with my fabulous Desigual coat!), in early December 2011 with a blue Smoking Lily dress (you'll be seeing that one soon!), in late December 2011 (scroll down past my Christmas wear to a truly awful dress that I got rid of), and in January 2012 with a casual look.
I wanted to add some interest with my outerwear:
Coat (Obakki), dress (Planet, consignment), boots (Gabor), tights (Gap), scarf (Adrienne Vittadini, consignment, vintage 80s), necklace (gift from L), gloves/bag (Danier Leather).
I'm off now to work on the December recap, and yes, Major Awards are coming soon (probably tomorrow). Hope you're having a great weekend!