Thursday, November 30, 2017

Classic Cowgirl, Velvet and Fringe

Today's outfit is an old favourite that I've worn before, for a reason - it's fabulous! 
 Velvet, thick embroidery, heavy suede and fringe - what more could you want?


  • Velvet blazer - Le Chateau, consignment; last seen here in January with a different suede skirt (same top and belt!)
  • Sleeveless top - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in September with a boho green skirt 
  • Skirt - Pioneer Wear, vintage 80s, vintage fair; last worn here in February with black and white plaid ruffles
  • Boots - Clarks; last seen here earlier this month with a jammy dress
  • Leather trench coat (below) - no label, vintage 70s, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) over dark greens


This is actually the fourth time in 6 years that I've worn this skirt with this blazer, and the third time that I've worn these boots with the full ensemble. Hey, when you have a winning combination, you always have a go-to look.
I adore this jacket - it's from the mid-00s, which I know because one of my old high school friends worked for Le Chateau as a buyer and wore this to dinner one night. I coveted it and finally spotted one in a consignment store in early 2011.
I had to go through both of our offices today, requesting everyone show me their ID cards and access cards for a security audit, and since I was being the "Security Sheriff" today, I injected a little levity with a paper sheriff's badge and my cowgirl skirt. It worked well, and people could hear me coming, as this skirt sounds like a rainstick when I walk.

Outerwear - I sewed the button back on my jacket when I did a fit of mending recently. I love this vintage leather trench - I never mind getting it wet, and it's soft but strong. I could definitely go adventuring in it. 
 Or maybe just walk to work in it.


  • Fur scarf  - Danier, thrifted
  • Wool fingerless gloves - Parkhurst


I had to dash back inside and grab my brolly for my walk to work. Spitty rain!

The stuff: 
 These boots always get love. I like how the heel and toe are darker - it reminds me of Siamese cats.

Purple bling:
My tattoo is healing up well - I wore Dad's ring today.


  • Belt - Plum
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Amethyst ring - Dad's, c. 1965
  • Earrings - vintage store, c. 1997



18 comments:

  1. You're right, when you have a winning combo like these pieces it makes sense to repeat them! :) That's such a beautiful skirt too.

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    1. Thank you - I always enjoy revisiting this.

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  2. Your hair is looking really attractive in this longer length. It frames your face nicely.

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    1. Thank you - I'm having fun having longer hair. It is really softening on me.

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  3. Fringing, suede, embroidery and velvet!!! Now you're talking. I'd steal every one of those things off you if I could, thank goodness there's an ocean dividing us.
    Love the reference to Siamese cats, you're not wrong there. Would that be a Boot Point?
    How cool is your Dad's ring? He must have been one dapper gent! xxx

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    1. Ticking all the boxes, right? Ha, I would raid your closet right back! Yes, a Boot Point colouring, ha! Dad had a bit of style - I think I get it more from my grandad, though.

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  4. That is one fabulous outfit indeed. What an amazing skirt! Never seen anything like it. But I'm totally in love with that jacket! Swoon! Your Dad's ring is stunning too. How wonderful that you're able to wear it. xxx

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    1. Thank you, Anna! It's an amazing skirt (it weighs about 6 lbs). All the pieces make me happy. I wore Dad's ring for a year after he died.

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  5. Thus velvet blazer with that incredible embroidery is so fabulous! Wow ! I am also drooling over the fringed suede skirt, amazing pieces... your closet is so well curated. I truly enjoy these artful combinations! Your dads ring is a sentimental beauty!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com

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    1. I've had it for so long and suddenly it's in style. Aw, that is such a huge compliment - I really try to keep pieces I truly love.

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  6. How fun that you found the same jacket years later! And of course it is super on trend right now, which makes it all the more glamorous.

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    1. Oh, I was looking, always looking. Isn't it so funny how those trends come around again. I love anything embellished!

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  7. "Velvet, thick embroidery, heavy suede and fringe - what more could you want?" NOTHING!
    Gorgeous boots!!!! I love that u saw the jacket and got it later <3

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  8. What a fab outfit! I love that velvet blazer almost as much as I love your amazing white textured coat...

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica! There are so many great blazers and coats out there!

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  9. Love all the luxe textures in your outfit - velvet, embroidery, suede, - no wonder Vix wants to steal it all. The sheriff's badge was an excellent way to add a little humour when you are having to play the heavy.

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    1. Those are my favourite things too! I'm not surprised - Vix and I have similar tastes in our embellishments!

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