Day One in the Real World with purple hair, meaning daytime, in real clothes, at work. I was a little nervous, to tell you the truth. People treat you differently when you have purple hair.
- Dress - Banana Republic, thrifted; last worn here in March with cowboy boots
- Shoes - Prepare Hi Steady, Fluevog; last seen here in April with denim and plaid
- Scarf - Oscar de la Renta, vintage 80s, thrifted
- Belt - Nygard
- Zipper rose - Victoria & Albert Museum gift shop
- Cuff/earrings - vintage 60s, Mexican, Grandma J's
I've had the cuff and earrings since my grandma gave them to me around 1986-7. They aren't high-end, but I like them. The stone is carved Mexican obsidian and both the bracelet and earrings are marked (not real silver, though). This is 1960s tourist jewelry - I see tons of these at vintage fairs - but mine is still the nicest set I've ever seen. And I've never seen earrings other than mine.
Please welcome a new member to my family...my shoe family, that is.
I bought these online, which I rarely do - I prefer to buy in person, and Fluevogs are never sized how you think they'll be so it's really risky. However, since I already own a pair of shoes in the Half Truth family (my Tanyas here), I knew exactly what size I would be in these: a size 10 (they are really narrow, and I have narrow feet). In other Fluevogs, I wear an 8.5, a 9, a 9.5 and a 10. These fit perfectly!
I am excited to wear these, even though, yes, a plain black kitten heel. But this is easily my 4th or 5th black kitten heel I've ever owned - they are a staple for me.