I'm feeling tired (working late) and frustrated (Blogger wasn't uploading my pictures, arg), so you'll forgive me for just getting right to the outfit.
Bam-a-lam, there it is. Outfit.
- Velvet jacket - Jacob, thrifted; last worn here with the sleeping bag skirt in November 2017
- Lacy top - Express, thrifted; last seen here in December 2017 layered under a tube dress
- Skirt - Valentino (part of a suit), vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in October 2016 with silk paisley
- Shoes - Tasty Vogs Hermine, Fluevog; purchased here on the weekend for $66.00 (after my gift card)
- Coat (below) - Apparence, vintage, thrifted; last seen here a few weeks ago
Of course, I built the outfit around the shoes, but I also wanted to get a wear in of this rather basic taupe skirt. Yes, it's kind of dull, but it's VALENTINO, and the quality is to die for. It's fine wool, fully lined, impeccably made in Italy.
And it's got pockets!
I'll forgive a lot for a skirt with pockets.
I liked how the teal velvet blazer went with the lighter aqua in the shoes.
And then it was just a matter of pulling in a cream top to finish it all off (I layered an aqua cami under the cream lace to make it pop).
Outerwear - the return of the Unsafe Polar Bear!
Brrr, cold and rainy today. Bring on the furry stuff!
- Fur scarf - Danier, thrifted
- Leather gloves - Danier
I had to dash back inside and grab my umbrella. How annoying.
These shoes were wonderful to wear, but once again, John Fluevog, please put rubber caps on the heels - the sharp edges of these heels scraped off the bronze metallic finish! So disappointing.
You can see the little scrapes on the inside of the toes. But I'm fine with it - I can always touch it up with a bit of bronze paint if they start looking crappy.
- Necklace - Givenchy, vintage 80s, vintage fair
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
- Pearl ring - Pearl Factory, Waikiki, 1985
- Earrings - don't remember
Since I wore my Valentino, I had to wear my Givenchy! Wearing these "old school" names gives me a thrill every time.