Welcome to Birthday Week! I love celebrating my birthday and upping my outfit game a bit.
- Blazer - Le Chateau, consignment; last worn here in October 2018 with sheer bronze stripes
- Blouse - H&M, thrifted; last seen here in March with green velvet and tweed
- Skirt - J. Crew, consignment; purchased here for $49.99
- Shoes - Queen of Prussia Louise, Fluevog; last worn here in January with double velvet
Nancy linked up to me today as an example of a blogger who keeps track of her cost-per-wear. It's true! I know how many times I've worn most items and how much I paid for it (from there, I'm able to figure out my cost-per-wear).
But I don't have it on a spreadsheet or anything. I track through my links back to the previous time I wore each item; I just click through and count, then do a little math. The smartest thing I did when I started Ephemera way back in 2008 was to start linking back to the "last time seen/worn" and to keep it up on every garment. I'm able to backtrack a long ways for things I've had for a many years.
Like this blazer! I bought it here in September 2012 for $20.98, so it's over 7 years old, and I've worn it over 30 times! Under a dollar per wear - that's awesome.
The turmeric blouse is crappy H&M quality (which is why I'd tossed it), but is a really useful colour and style. I'm keeping it until I find an upgrade version.
here. It's very appropriate for me, as I've always been bookish.
We still have days when it's gloomy/rainy, but not that cold out.
- Scarf - Pierre Balmain, vintage 80s, thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Belt - Talbots, thrifted
- Bracelet - J. Crew, thrifted
- Earrings - Hamilton
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl (purchased on the same day as the blazer!)
I liked how the leopard belt went with the tortoiseshell patterns.
My dear colleague Emily gave me a birthday present: