Thursday, July 31, 2014

Beaded and Yellow Wool in the 80s

We are having a sweltering heat wave over here on Canada's west coast - it's nearly in the 90s! Coming home from the gym today, I saw that it was 28 degrees, which is 88 on that other scale.
So as well as being in the 80s, I am dressed in 80s fashion. Get it? Get it?

Both this top and the skirt are wool. Shocked? I love lightweight wool any time of year. It breathes beautifully and doesn't feel clammy like polyesters can.
This beautiful sweater weighs about 8 pounds. It is covered in hand-beaded glass bugle beads and silver embroidery. I've only worn it once before - a crying shame! - the weekend that I purchased it here (scroll down) in September 2013, where I snagged it from a thrift store for $8.00. If you compare, you'll note that I'm actually wearing it backwards today. I like it both ways.
I did long over long, a slightly different silhouette for me. This yellow skirt is a fine wool with double kick slits at the back. I last wore it here in June with the same yellow bangles and earrings. Hey, I like my little ruts.

The stuff:
L was *this* close to including these wedge sandals in the "Shoes My Husband Hates" series, but I talked him out of it because they are basically the same as the tan fringed ones I got rid of. Although these are super-comfortable, they are getting a little ratty and worn. You can see the edges of the straps are getting little threads poking out. That's not as noticeable when I'm wearing them, but they might go into the donate pile at the end of the summer. Don't get your hopes up, though, L!

I last wore them here in May with chainlink and a parachute skirt.

Yellow bling:
Acrylic and bakelite.

Sweater (Adrienne Vittadini, vintage 80s, thrifted), skirt (Mister Leonard, vintage 80s, thrifted), shoes (Kenneth Cole Reaction, consignment), cuff (thrifted), earrings (vintage 60s).


  1. I love that your heatwave is 28 degrees, I wish ours were that. You look really lovely in this, long over long, the silhouette really suits you.

  2. Great outfit, and I love those earrings and bangle. I have had at least short-rm success in the past with carefully snipping off those little threads with a small pair of scissors. Makes a big difference though of course it does require some patience to get all the thread without scratching the shoe up.

  3. How can L dis these shoes! Look at that lovely line on top of your foot! The interlocking circles are gorgeous! I would have felt weighted down by this top. But you look ever buoyant! Lovely can really wear it :-) XO JJ

  4. The long top and skirt looks great together, I thought it was a dress at first, it's such a nice pairing! :)

    Hope you have the chance to enjoy some of the warm weather on the weekend - it's funny, we are having a winter heatwave too, it was 28 degrees today, which is very odd for winter! More like spring/early summer temperatures. Funny how it's the same as your summer heatwave!

  5. Wow, your temperatures are the same as ours in Florida! Love this silhouette and what a fab sweater. xo

  6. The glitzy sweater is lovely, it has a 1920s feel, and looks great with yellow! xxx


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