Monday, June 22, 2015

Chair-ished Pearls

I find I rely on using new or new-to-me items to build my outfits for the week - but I haven't been shopping too much lately, so I'm making do with my "old" stuff.
Like this skirt, which I've had in my wardrobe for over 6 years now (that's a long time for me).

  • Top - Jones New York, vintage 90s, thrifted; first worn here in April with aqua
  • Skirt - Smoking Lily, consignment; last seen here in August 2014 with a peppy peplum
  • Shoes - Modern Vintage, thrifted; last worn here earlier this month with dots
It's a bit hard to see, but the skirt is a deep purple silk with silver chairs silkscreened on it. I cherish it...get it? Chairs? Yeah, I'm here all week. 

I much prefer this top without a jacket covering it all up. It is fully beaded, by hand, over the entire thing (back too!). It's incredibly gorgeous in person - a few of my coworkers were coveting it.

Vizzini didn't want us to go to work today.
"Noooo...must stay home and cuddle..."
 The stuff:
Simple shoes, but loads of bling.

Round bling:
A few sentimental things. I liked the mix of gold, grey and cream of the pearls.

  • Necklace - Anne Klein, Grandma J's, vintage 80s
  • Pearl necklaces - Eaton's, 1986
  • Steel ring - Poly, vintage fair
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop
  • Earrings - Aldo Accessories

I was feeling very sentimental about these two pearl necklaces. I bought them in 1986 to wear as bracelets (exactly as I'm wearing them here) with an outfit I wore to my friend Sarah's wedding. I wore a white linen short-sleeved jacket (with big shoulder pads) and a beautiful full mid-length skirt (with pockets) with a red, pink and soft green cabbage rose print, and my white grad shoes. It was a very 80s outfit, but I wish I still had the skirt.


  1. I love that skirt - and I've missed seeing it. The beaded top is just spectacular. And you have to stay home to love up that sweetie-boy. xox

  2. Me too, it seems like there is so much stuff to wear in so little time !
    I am going for the closet more and more just digging up stuff to wear.


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