Monday, December 15, 2014

Velvet Embroidery, Suede Fringe, Vintage Copper

Ooh, it was dark and a wee bit chilly this morning. Forgive me for the shivers.
Someone at work today complained, because I had bragged about wearing all glittery and shiny things for the rest of the year, that this outfit was not blingy enough. Really?

  • Velvet blazer - Le Chateau, consignment; last seen here in November when I had it goin' on
  • Skirt - Pioneer Leather, vintage 70s, thrifted; last seen here in November 2013 with more leather
  • Boots - Indigo by Clark's; last worn here a week or so ago with fuzzy peach and ruffles

I have worn this jacket and skirt together before, here when I did my 30 for 30 Capsule Wardrobe for a year.
So yeah, no sequins, no paillettes, no glitter, but velvet, embroidery, suede, FRINGE and all that copper bling? This is not enough?
I promise sequins tomorrow.

The stuff:
I went for dinner after work with Elaine and I cut through the high school's playing field (where we play Ulty) before I arrived at the pub. I actually stopped and changed into my boots. Vanity, thy name is Sheila

Copper bling!
Look at all that shiny! I wore my Grandma J's full parure of copper - I'm always reminded of her this time of year. My ex and I used to go to her apartment and put up her tree for her back in the late 80s/early 90s - she would pay us $20 and we'd buy beer with it. I don't miss those days, but I do miss my grandma.

  • Belt - Kudos, thrifted
  • Necklace, bracelet, earrings - Renoir, Grandma J's, 1960s
  • Copper rings - vintage fair
  • Bronze ring - P. Sarpeneva, vintage 1970, vintage fair
Here's to good times and awesome grandmas.

6 comments:

  1. Your grandma's copper jewelry is exquisite, and your jacket's embroidery is divine!

    I wore my grandmother's crystal necklace in my hair for my wedding, and wore her crystal multi-strand bracelet as well. She didn't wear jewelry much, so I'm glad I have those pieces at least.

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  2. Not blingy enough? Bwa-ha-ha. Fringe and shiny count as bling all on their own but you also have texture and jewel tones. I'm glad you set things straight here.

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  3. I'll toast to good times and awesome grandmas. Love the embroidered jacket and the copper jewelry - it's great to be able to wear gorgeous jewelry *and* remember grandma. xox

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  4. One cannot go wrong with blue suede...and FRINGED to boot! Cutting across the playing field...I used to do that in college... at 7:00 a.m. for a science lab... across the soccer field in the dark and snow of western New York...in a WEE MINI SKIRT. Thanks for conjuring up THAT memory. Oh vanity of vanities indeed!

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  5. Velvet and beautiful embroidery, vintage fringed suede and copper is enough for me, Sheila! You look great. I hope the colleague who complained was decked out head to toe in sparkle themselves, otherwise they have no room to comment, right?! xxx

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  6. I'm pretty shocked that these two pieces weren't made to go together. Or that they weren't made bespoke for you! That said, they suit you to a T and you look wonderful.
    Missing my family these days as well. Just Dan and I now, but good memories warm!

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Cheers,
Sheila