Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Secondhand and Also Local - Leia Jacket and Morena Skirt

Ah, this week is so much better. I'm actually out of work on time, and able to take a deep breath. Of course, tonight is my WW meeting night, so in a few minutes it's off to catch the bus - home at 8pm. A long day.
I think my group will like this outfit. They like when I pull out the "cray-cray" (as the cool kids used to say, and now we dodgy old farts say, thinking we are cool). No fashion magazine is showing this wacky ensemble, but I like it. It's me.

Starting off with my fabulous Leia jacket, bought secondhand, and (as I discovered later), locally made by Bonspiel. I last wore it here in October 2013 with navy blue.
The skirt is a marvel and a wonder - I bought it on consignment as well. It's by local designer Morena, and I've seen the exact same one new in a local boutique for over $100. I last wore it here in January with caramel velvet.
The tights have a fun geometric square pattern going on, in tones of grey. My half-slip is just peeking out in a couple of pictures. It's a grey satin with light grey lace and it's a vintage Christian Dior - got that at the thrift store a few years ago!

The stuff:
I bought my shoes on deep discount at a local store (shop local!), but they are handmade in the US. They're by Cydwoq, which I first heard about probably in 2008 or 2009 from Audi over at Fashion for Nerds (sadly, she rarely posts anymore). I would buy more Cydwoqs, but I hate buying online. I want to see, touch, feel and try on! My local shop doesn't carry them anymore.

Some badass bling today, including my zipper rose.
 Vizzini tried to maw on it when I picked him up.

Big bold bling:
Everyone needs a grommet belt.

Jacket (Leia Jacket, Bonspiel, consignment), skirt (Morena, consignment), slip (vintage Christian Dior, thrifted), shoes (Cydwoq), belt (gift from Ruth), earrings (Joyce's, vintage 80s), lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring (Wendy Brandes), pin (Victoria & Albert Museum Gift Shop).

5 comments:

  1. Great look, and very "you". Love those shoes! and the zipper rose and the grommet belt. And thanks for your comment on my post about when you feel beautiful. I agree, red, red lipstick is a sure trick. xox

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  2. Great outfit! I am not a wearer of jackets but I am an admirer of them and that one is so stylish! I LOVE the zipper rose. I agree with you about shopping online. I need to feel, see touch and try on! I hate the hassle of returning something that doesn't fit or isn't what I thought it would be. It was bad enough when I used to do that with the Sears catalog. Even with brands I know I can wear different sizes. Oh I love the lapis ring too! I always fall for lapis lazuli.

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  3. Yup, me too, I'm a tactile gal. Not to mention I dislike being slapped sometimes with a $50 brokerage fee(!) when sometimes arrives from out of country. You look great in this! It is you. That's why you're nominated for style awards.

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  4. Great outfit, Sheila. I wouldn't say it was whacky, it's Chic Rocker Chick, and really cool! xxx

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Sheila