Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Soft Textures and Hard Leopard, Plus New Truths

Ah, I feel all warm and fuzzy today. Must be the weather - look, I'm fuzzy!
 Welcome to the dark part of the year - it was gloomy out this morning, and my wee camera struggles with the lack of light. However, you can see my outfit, if not my face, so I'm cool with that.

  • Cardigan - Edinburgh Tartan Shop, thrifted; purchased here for $19.95
  • Sleeveless lame sweater - no label, thrifted; last seen here in March with the yeti jacket 
  • Skirt (part of a suit) - Precis Petite, c. 2007; last worn here in March with my leather peplum and copper (one of my favourite outfits)
  • Shoes - Steve Madden, 2006, San Francisco; last seen here (2nd outfit) in July 2016 with blue and bronze leather
  • Coat (below) - BCBG Max Azria, thrifted; last worn here in October

I'm fully aware that this is a grandma cardigan - I'm okay with that too. It's 100% cashmere and is so freaking soft and warm. I did have to take it off several times throughout my workday, flashing all my ink in this sleeveless copper lame (lah-MAY, darlings!) sweater.
I have been reminded how much I love this beautiful skirt. When I was digging around last night for my previous Hallowe'en costumes, I found my Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" one from 2012, and resolved to wear that suit again.

The whole suit thing didn't quite work for me when I planned this outfit out last night, but I'll wear the jacket separately soon. Both pieces are a silk/wool blend, and the texture is a slightly nubby herringbone tweed.
 Such a lovely length, two box pleats at the hem, and it does nice things for my bum. Hee!

Outerwear - I'm a fan of this awesome coat. It's perfect for fall, especially with long gloves, and helps me be visible in the dim autumn mornings and evenings when I'm walking to/from work.
 Ooh, I'm a Lady. This is a pretty girly outfit for me, but I like to indulge my girly, especially as my hair is getting longer. It loves to go into the flip when it hits my shoulders.

The stuff:
 Oh, my old leopard shoes. Not worn in over a year, because they are hard on my feet. That's a 4" heel there, and even though these are relatively comfy for that height, my feet are sore. I thought it was going to be quieter today than it was, dang! Flats tomorrow!

Copper bling:
 I've decided to get rid of both bangles, even though the left loopy one (and its matching earrings) are marked "Renoir". I like them both, but I don't love them, and I want to love my jewelry as well. I have better copper bracelets than these (and I wish I'd worn them instead). Into the giveaway pile they go, won't miss 'em, and happy to see them go to a new home.

  • Loopy cuff - Renoir, vintage 60s; vintage fair
  • Hinge cuff - vintage later 60s; thrifted
  • Earrings - vintage fair
  • Pendant and necklace - vintage 70s, consignment, first wearing

I curate my jewelry the same way I curate my clothing: I let things go when I don't feel them any more. Not sure how long the necklace will last, but I like the pendant and long chain option. It's different.

I bought a new pair of shoes! When I was in Fluevog last weekend, I tried on the sister shoe to this one (that our local store doesn't have in stock) for size, then ordered the style and colour I wanted online. I very rarely do any shopping online, but I'm happy to do so for Fluevog. I knew which store these were coming from (Edmonton, Alberta!), they had a handwritten note in the box and some other goodies - they make you feel special.
 Introducing the Truths Makena (Truths is the family/heel and last; Makena is this particular style). Here's a link (they come in black too!), but it is only because I love! I'm a loyal customer.

I love the metallic pewter colour (very soft leather), the studs on the vamp (there's one at the back of the heel too), and the loose ring. These fit very narrow (I have skinny feet), and true to size (I'm a 9.5, these are 9.5s - I probably could have fit a 9, but my toes would be a bit pinched).
 Nice heel, eh? It's very sturdy and balanced well, and the soles are rubber, so these are going to get worn a LOT. I will get excellent cost-per-wear on these. I might be wearing them tomorrow...

Check out all the goodies I got in the box.
And I forgot to put in the Fleuvog shoehorn, and I left the rubber orange lizard and pink pegasus toys on my desk at work.


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