Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Black, White and Lavender

The light was so bad this morning - rain, dark and well..
I've colour-corrected as much as I can. Black, white and lavender - my favourite recent colour combo.


  • Jacket - Club Monaco, thrifted; purchased here for $22.95 after Christmas in December 2015
  • Top - Club Monaco, thrifted; purchased here last weekend for $4.50
  • Skirt - Talbots, consignment; first worn here in November 2015 lavender booties
  • Shoes - Cydwoq; last seen here (5th outfit) in October for a brunch out with L

This is my homage to the late, ever-great David Bowie - the quartz necklace reminds me of his outfit from the "Ashes to Ashes" video.
My first wearing of the white Club Monaco top (eh, it's a white top) and this marvelous black sparkly jacket. I loved the jacket - it felt like a cocoon. It falls perfectly over the hips, without all that flappy business that many long jackets have.

The stuff:
Are you not seeing what I'm not seeing? No shoes! I decided today to get rid of my Cydwoqs due to them hitting a nerve on the bottom of my foot. I'm also not really taken with the shape and look of them anymore - I have other black shoes that I like better. I probably only wore them about 10 times over the past 4 years (purchased here around December 2011 for about $180.00). Still, that's $18 per wear, so I don't regret it. My coworker Christina was the lucky recipient.


  • Belt - Mimi DiN, thrifted for $3.99
  • Necklace - gift from L
  • Ring - Soul Flower
  • (not shown is my crystal ring from the Uffizi Gallery - I forgot to take it off for the photo)
I showed the necklace to my coworker who is into stones and rocks (a lapidary expert, as it were), and he thought the quartz crystals were from Brazil. Cool! 

7 comments:

  1. It was a dark and gloomy day here...your smile brightens it up! Thank you!

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  2. Am so impressed at the ease with which you pass your things on. I'm such a hoarder, but this year have plans to change. Your necklace is the favourite piece for me today. I have a rose quartz and amethyst necklace that's of the same ilk - I have to be feeling strong to wear it though as it's so heavy!
    Anna
    Anna's Island Style

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  3. Well 18 bucks a wear is not that bad I guess... and I am all for that unique necklace, a real statement piece.

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  4. That rock crystal necklace!!! Every time you share it with us, I go weak in the knees. It's utterly gorgeous!

    The weather here has been much the same, complete with a sharp-as-glass wind from the north. We're definitely the thick of winter here in Canada.

    Big hugs & happy mid-January wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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  5. That is what I miss about outfit blogging: being able to note "these shoes hurt" and then be able to look back and go "they've served me well enough. Be free little shoes!" I've got a closet full of clothes I'm not wearing because I can't remember why I wasn't wearing them.

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  6. You are so good about passing things on - I have to have a lengthy mental debate about getting rid of things I paid a lot for before I can let them go. The long jacket is beautiful, especially with the leaf belt. That is a wonderful necklace - L has good taste in gifts!

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  7. Ah, the beautiful necklace got an outing. You have styled it very well. The jacket is simple but oozes quality and lets the necklace tage the stage to shine.
    Greetje

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Sheila