I had several favourable comments on my matching colours and accessories today. I'm in the home stretch of my fall/winter closet - two weeks to the Big Seasonal Closet Swap-Out - so I'm eyeing my clothing and accessories with a critical eye, but also making an effort to wear some of my favourite pieces one more time before they're packed away.
- Silk blouse - White House|Black Market, thrifted; last seen here in January with a paper-bag waist
- Wool skirt - Mister Leonard, vintage, thrifted; purchased in the last round of shopping for $6.00
- Shoes - Channi B; last worn here in February with a swan top
- Coat (below) - Stop Staring!, thrifted; last seen here in February
It's not that I don't like the skirt. It's lovely material (100% virgin wool) and fully lined, it was made in Canada (probably in the early 60s, making this over 50 years old), and it's a good basic colour. And yeah, SIX BUCKS. A skirt like this in a store now would cost over $100 if you could even find one that matched exactly.
I love the top - such a great cut and colour. I might keep this out for spring (good tattoo coverage).
Showing off the back of my copper belt.
Outerwear - it was raining a bit this morning, so a hat was in order, but it was sunny by the time my day was done. Of course, I forgot my hat at work.
- Scarf - Louis "Lewis" Vuitton (fake), thrifted
- Leather gloves - consignment
- Hat - Edward Mann, vintage, thrifted
- Belt - Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Swirl cuff and necklace - Renoir, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
- Copper/enamel cuff - Matisse by Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Copper/enamel earrings - Matisse by Renoir, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
- Copper/turquoise ring - Grandma J's
- Swirl copper ring - vintage fair
I've had the cuff/necklace (I also have matching earrings to the set) since 1985/6.