I always appreciate my own extra efforts when I take the time to focus and make an outfit. I feel better.
- Blazer - Talbots, thrifted; last worn here (4th outfit) in January as outerwear for shopping
- Blouse - Michael Kors, consignment; last seen here in January 2018 with a belted blazer and horrid tights
- Skirt - Kateri, garage sale; first worn here in October 2018 with my teddy sweater
- Boots - Clarks; last seen here in November 2018 with my dragon scale skirt
- Coat (below) - Hilary Radley, thrifted; last worn here last week
I'm surprised you can't see my breath in the above picture! It was -4 when I took these pictures at 7:45am. The Castle is looking lovely as the sun rises.
One thing I do like about the cold, is that even with hot flashes, I can wear layers. This lovely silk and viscose velvet blazer feels like kittens, it is so soft. I'm all about textures, so I often invite my interested coworkers to touch various fabrics that I'm wearing.
I love and adore my mixed wool/string felted October skirt. I've been working hard on getting my "chocolate weight" off from the holidays, and it's paid off. This skirt has zero stretch - not forgiving!
I love the set crystals around the hem - the pockets (YES) are also trimmed with crystals.
|Chances of hand jammed in pockets today: 100%|
I am a fast walker, and I walk to work nearly every day - by the time I get to work, I am sweaty. Jacket off time!
I have a collection of interesting silky synthetic sleeveless tops in a variety of colours - they are super-handy for layering, and they look classier than a t-shirt or cami. I've had this cowl-necked Michael Kors blouse for a long time, first worn here back in May 2012 (lots of detail shots), where I noted that I had purchased it in February for $32.98 (it was a My Sister's Closet find). That still seems steep for a sleeveless blouse, but it has lasted in my closet for seven years, and I've worn it a ton. A most excellent and useful purchase it has been.
Outerwear - the Unsafe Ocelot is the best coat for the really cold weather, and it's better looking than my puffer.
I've been keeping my eye out for a new winter coat to take some of the pressure off this one and the Unsafe Polar Bear, as I wear my coats hard and some of the seams inside on both of them are starting to pull apart. Sad Ocelot and Polar Bear! Nooooo!
- Scarf - Danier, thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
I should have worn a hat. My head was cold.
- Belt - Talbots, thrifted
- Both bracelets/earrings - Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fairs
- Brooch - thrifted
I liked how the pony-hair leopard belt both added another texture and worked as a neutral pattern in all the autumnal hues.
We keep our bedroom warm for Vizzini during the day for snoozing, but this morning he'd found himself a snuggly spot on my cardigan, which I'd tossed here a couple of nights ago during a flash.
|"I'll be keeping this nice bed, thank you."|
Wishing you all a warm and snuggly weekend! I'll be back on Sunday with my Bigass update - thanks for visiting!