My outfit is all the adjectives today.
- Blazer - Pink Tartan, consignment; purchased here for $38.98
- Blouse - CABi, consignment; last seen here in February 2018 with Monday's velvet dress (I love that outfit)
- Trousers - Talbots, thrifted; last worn here (5th outfit) in October 2018 - first outfit of autumn
- Shoes - Seychelles; last seen here in December 2018 with black and shiny paisley
- Leather trenchcoat (below) - vintage 70s, thrifted; last worn here a couple of weeks ago
Today was an okay day, but I'm feeling emotionally worn out. Dealing with people is hard! I am feeling the need to introvert. So today's outfit is about faking it till you make it, and clothing as armour.
Isn't this green velvet piece of amazeballs the BEST? Some of you might recall my old grass-green velvet jacket, last seen here in May 2017. It didn't make the cut and I've since given it away. This jacket is so much nicer, but the same colour. What a win!
I wore it buttoned thusly, to allow the ruffles to escape.
All buttoned up. Two of the buttons popped off near the end of the day.
here). It will be a joy sewing them back on (*snort*).
Outerwear - I did not need any of the accoutrements all day.
- Toque/scarf/gloves - Danier Leather
- Earrings - thrifted; purchased for $3.12 here - first wearing
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
Gorgeous green velvet jacket--damn buttons! I totally get it about needing a people time-out.ReplyDelete
Yup, I hate sewing buttons too! But the weekend is here - I can hide. :)Delete
bring on the velvet, plaid, ruffles and golden buttons! because everything is lovely!!ReplyDelete
I'm loving your velvet jacket, such a fab color (and shape!) and your plaid pants!. As a huge fan of velvet (and corduroy) I've laughed loudly at 'wearing velcro in a room full of wool'; mwhaha! so true!!
Aw, thank you, sweetheart! I know, right? Why is velvet so danged sticky?Delete
Very snazzy - loving all those different textures and fabrics. I adore the touch of velvet, and the jolliness of plaid.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Gail! I love velvet too - plaid is an easy pairing with it.Delete
You know that I too have a soft spot for velvet, so I am appreciating this piece!ReplyDelete
Oh, me too, Lorena. You would want to stroke it in person, it's so soft.Delete
What a fun outfit, Sheila. Of course, that wonderful green velvet jacket has a starring role. It really looks amazing on you. Love the frilly blouse peeking out. And those tartan trousers are divine. I don't think I've ever owned a pair of fully lined trousers. Had a good chuckle at 'wearing velcro in a room full of wool'. Not a pleasant thought, though! Have a wonderful weekend, my dear! xxxReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Ann. Lined trousers are very luxurious. Happy weekend!Delete
Gorgeous combination as always. That is a delicious shade of green and I adora velvet. Gorgeous plaid trousers also, I am hoping I can fit into my vintage Chanel ones soon. Beautiful earrings and I understand how you feel. It is a good time to introvert . So cold here I feel like hibernating also.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Elle! Ooh, you have vintage Chanel trousers? I must see! Hibernation would be nice.Delete
I love all those rich colors and textures! The green jacket is gorgeous. Awesome outfit! Sewing buttons is not one of my favorite things. I like to sew with a machine, but anything involving hand-sewing is not fun.ReplyDelete
Hope you have some time for some introverting. I need lots of that too. Me and cats...haha!
Thank you, Cheryene! I hate hand-sewing. Ugh. Yes, much introverting will happen soon! A cat will be involved.Delete
You! Feel the need to introvert! Please no! Luckily you didn't! I love tartan trousers, I wore them a couple of weeks ago on the blog! Happy weekend love!ReplyDelete
Oh, yes, I'm very much an introvert (and playing with verbing my nouns, too). I remember your tartan trousers, Nancy! Happy weekend to you!Delete
Hi Shiela, I love the velvet blazer and plaid pants, perfect combination to pick yourself up after a not so good day. Hope today is better for you. XReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Jess. It was better, especially now that the weekend is here!Delete
Oh dear, sewing....say no more!ReplyDelete
Lovely outfit. I am lusting after a green velvet jacket but I only ever see browns and blacks, one day...
Ugh, I need to just DO IT. It's so hard to find jackets and blazers that aren't black and brown (or tan, yuck).Delete
Tell me about it. I think we're alike in our personalities.ReplyDelete
In many ways, yes, we are!Delete
Good outfit, swell jacket. Wool is a No No work with me. Always itches, but the trousers are lovely to look at. I agree with you that the glitter shoes anchor the outfit and go well with the golden buttons. They are great. Wouldn't mind them myself. OK and throw in the velvet jacket for good measure. Oh no... You have a much smaller size. Rats.ReplyDelete
My velvet jackets (I haven't got many), always have to go under my winter parka. It is the only coat that works.
As the trousers are lined, you can't even feel the wool. The jacket is not sized correctly - it's not a 2 (per the label), but more like a 6 or 8 US/Can.Delete
I have a larger size......Delete
If I ever find another jacket like this in a larger size, I will buy it and ship it to you!Delete