Oh, what a busy, busy day! Our office was teeming with visitors, clients and guests, and that means I was slammed.
- Blouse - White House Black Market, consignment; last seen here (5th outfit) in September 2018 for theatre with Mom
- Trousers - Cartonnier, thrifted; last worn here in September 2018 with teal and rust
- Shoes - Chie Mihara; last seen here (2nd outfit) in my Ulti outfit in April
- Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here on Friday
There was a big fire downtown yesterday; a junky old hotel/nightclub burned down. The air's been very smoky, so our building shut off the HVAC all day yesterday and early this morning...and today was 25 degrees out!
This was a comfy outfit.
Not sure I will keep them much longer, though - I kind of feel like they've had their time with me.
Outerwear - I didn't really need the coat, but I also didn't feel like wearing sunblock.
|Blurry L, getting ready to go|
- Necklace - Trifari, vintage 60s, thrifted
- Bracelet - Butler Fifth Avenue Collection, vintage, consignment
- Gold hoops - 5th anniversary gift from L
- Ring - c. 1996
A Retro Surprise!
All links below are 'cause I love - I got some items free from a friend, with nothing expected in return.
OG blogger Wendy Brandes and I have been friends for ages (close to 10 years) through our blogs - link to hers here. Do you read her? I recommend it. She knows business, US politics, and oodles about fashion and its history, particularly American designers. Plus her own jewelry is drool-worthy - I own a bunch of her rings.
I was enjoying her video (link here - I love Wendy's videos!) about Stephen Burrows (link here to his "about" page), and suggested a few ways she could wear the gold lame (lah-MAY, darlings) toga-style dress that she acquired...and she offered to send it to me as a gift!
There's the tag. While the label matches up with the Vintage Fashion Guild's 1970s designation (here), that size 6 throws me off.
Wendy had expressed confusion about the odd tacking here on the side of the garment.
There's a big gap above it that confused both of us...is it a pocket? A belt pass-through?
...and then I turned the dress inside out!
And removed the safety pin that someone had put there!
Okay, be kind - I'm totally not wearing the right undergarments, but I wanted to show you the dress on. Whoa, baby!
|"I smell cat. New York cat!"|
So what if we layered a black leather skirt under it?
Wendy also included a jumpsuit. There's no doubt in my mind that this is from the 70s! Wendy included a note that this was from Shrimpton Couture (link here - 'tis a dangerous site, very tempting!)
Someone cut the belt-loops off. Look at that double-knit polyester! Yeah, baby!
I found a remnant of the original label that had been cut off.
here). How cool!
Here it is on:
|"Bring back the cat dress."|
This is with the zipper in the front (label in the back) - this fits better - and Mom's 70s vintage belt on.
|"Tell that other cat lady I approve."|
Wendy, from one OG blogger to another, you rock. Thank you so much for these wonderful items. I will treasure them and wear them! Ah, how awesome is our little blogging world?