Today was gorgeous and sunny! Naturally, being somewhat contrary, I wore black. In fact, I wore a suit.
The jacket I thrifted back in June 2009 for $26.95, and I last wore it in January of this year. Black suit jackets (especially a nice boyfriend-cut one like this) are always a useful item in one's wardrobe - and because they are a classic, they're fairly easy to thrift or find on consignment. This one is a very lightweight wool (a really nice fine texture that breathes) and it's Banana Republic from Fall 2005. How do I know it's from 2005? All BR (and Gap) interior tags say what season they're for. Go look, I'll wait.
Anyway, I've previously worn this jacket here (August 2009), here (Nov 2009), here (Jan 2010), here (Feb 2010), here (March 2010), here (Sept 2010) here (Nov 2010), here, (March 2011) here (April 2011), here (June 2011, last outfit), here (July 2011, 2nd outfit), here (July 2011 again, 2nd outfit again - I really like wearing it in July, apparently!), and here (Oct 2011).
The pants have also been in my wardrobe forever, since here (June 2008) - I bought them at Winners for $19.99. I have previously worn them here (Sept 2008), here (Nov 2008), here (Feb 2009), here (May 2009), here (Aug 2009), here (June 2010), and here (Oct 2010).
|Ignore the bra straps|
But I know you're all drooling over the colour and the shiny! This is the first wear of my silk dragon top, thrifted here (scroll down) in June for $9.50.
|Shiny! Dragons! Turquoise!|
Okay, now we look at the shoes.
|Ah, sweet, sweet shoes|
These were REALLY high to wear today! I've gotten out of the habit of wearing heels over 3" (these are 5 1/4" including the platform) and it took a little getting used to. My feet feel pretty good, though - if you're going to go high, you've got to wear good quality shoes. These were around $64.00 (converted from Euros). Gah! They're so much more expense here!
I have worn these a few times: here (June 2010 for L's birthday), here (June 2010, again), here (June 2011), and here (Aug 2011, 2nd outfit). They always provoke a really strong reaction when I wear them - they are one of my very favourite pairs of shoes!
Grandma W's gold leaf brooch and my gold cicadas went with the big, bold brights of the outfit well, I thought.
Jacket (Banana Republic, thrifted), top (Le Chateau, thrifted), pants (Focus 2000), shoes (Poetic Licence), brooch (vintage 80s), earrings (Erica Weiner).
L and I got free tickets to the advance screening of "Safety Not Guaranteed" - it was a really sweet movie superficially about time travel (sort of) but more about two misfits finding a connection and belief in something. Recommended. (and yes, I wore this outfit to the theatre!)