Monday, September 28, 2015

Victorian Leather Patchwork

Ooh, I'm so excited that it's fall! I love breaking out the "boots & suits"!
No suit today, but I brought the boots.


  • Lace top - no label, thrifted; purchased at the Vintage Expo here this past weekend for $15.50 
  • Leather vest - CABi, consignment; last seen here back in March 2014
  • Skirt - Strawberry Jill, thrifted; purchased here in August for $12.50
  • Boots - Mini Babycakes, Fluevog; last worn here (3rd outfit) in March with yellow and browns

Colour blown out so you can see the patchwork in the skirt
It's no secret that I'm a fan of the steampunk look, but I'm kind of over it these days. But when I saw that the 80s Victorian look was having a resurgence, I had to find a lace top to get my groove on.

The lacy top was fine to wear; now it needs a wash and some repairs to some minor seams undone on the arms. I can't believe I haven't worn this vest in 15 months! I was quite happy to find that it's loose on me now (yay for the last 5 lbs gone this past month!).
Loved this new-to-me skirt. It's a great length and easy to walk in, plus it felt nice and thick from the quilted effect.

The stuff:
Let's all pause to drool over these gorgeous embossed leather boots. I know! They're divinely comfy too.

Bird bling:
My favourite bird "bib" to hide the cleavage behind the lace (ha! it worked!).


  • Necklace - gift from Mom
  • Cuff - Jezebel Charms, gift from L
  • Crystal ring - junky store, late 90s
  • Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
  • Earrings - Aldo Accessories


 Vizzini always sulks on Mondays.
"I'm going to eat your shoes while you're gone."
The Back of Displeasure, we call that. I like the silhouette of the abandoned mousie watching out the window with him.

4 comments:

  1. Cats definitely let you know how they feel through their body language and behaviour, don't they?!
    Love the lace and leather look. Yes, there's a steampunk-ish vibe but the outfit has that lovely mix of ladylike elegance and toughness which works so well. xxx

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  2. Love the vest over the lace top, such a wonderful way to wear it and it looks great on you with the pencil skirt and boots! :)

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  3. I love leather and lace, done with style like you have here. And boots TDF. At least Vizzini announces his bad intentions - my cats plot silently. xox

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  4. I adore lace - and your new blouse is very pretty. it reminds me of a hand me down from my great aunt that I have not worn in a while.
    These days I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed with my closet, I feel like there is so much that is not getting any wear.

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