Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Roasty-Toasty Tweeds

I was so fired up to wear some of my seasonal tweeds that I totally forgot how...toasty...they can be. 
I was way too warm in this today! Phew! Get me a fan! 

  • Blazer - Julie Haus, thrifted; last worn here with olives and tans in March
  • Turtleneck - Wanko, thrifted; purchased here for $7.95
  • Skirt (part of a suit) - Precis Petite; last seen here in March with more green and gold
  • Shoes - History Sandy, Fluevog, consignment; purchased here for $40.00
  • Sleeveless coat (below) - Only, thrifted; last worn here last week

This lovely jacket is wool, with silk lining. 
I love asymmetrical lapels - so funky! 

I wore the back unzipped today. The rear of the jacket dips down lower than the front. I usually don't like boxy styles, but I'll happily make an exception for this lovely piece. 
This skirt is pre-blog - I bought it back in 2007! It does wonderful things for my rear profile. 

It's a wool and silk blend tweed, and is snuggly warm. The turtleneck, which is new-to-me, is also a wool blend. It was not quite opaque and I don't like my bra showing through, so I left the jacket on all day - ah, the things we do for fashion! 
 Although today was rainy, it was not cold. I was roasty-toasty in this ensemble.

Coated - at least I had the good sense to wear my sleeveless coat over this.
I really didn't need it either.

I did need my cream felted wool hat, though!
 It's better than an umbrella for keeping the rain off my hair and face.

  • Hat - Edward Mann, vintage 60s, thrifted
  • Scarf - gift from Mom
  • Leather/cashmere gloves - Club Monaco, consignment

The stuff:
First wearing of these wonderful shoes and I am sold - loved them. Hooray for flats!

Vintage bling:
Another new item: the silver and amber necklace that I got for my birthday from L. It perfectly matches the very first gift he ever gave me, this silver/amber ring from Past Times. Remember them? I used to love poring over their catalogues, in the days before the Internet.

  • Necklace - vintage 30s, vintage mall, gift from L
  • Ring - Past Times, c. 1996, gift from L
  • Silver/Mexican obsidian cuff/earrings - vintage 50s, Grandma J's

I found a mark on the necklace! It is so tiny, and this is the best I could photograph it.
I can barely make out the numbers 926, which means it is silver (not sterling). Cool.


  1. Lovely look Sheila. I am totally digging the sleeveless coat and wish I had one. Tweeds are great and the texture it brings to fashion. Shoes are super cute as is the felted hat. I have a ginormous brimmed wool felted hat and wear it in misty weather. Great look!

    1. Thanks so much, Dar! I never thought a sleeveless coat would be so useful, but it's perfect this time of year. I love big hats and am happy to hear you're wearing yours!

  2. Even if it was too warm the tweed on tweed looks lovely! :)

    1. Thank you, Mica! I think if I had skipped the turtleneck I would have been fine.

  3. I'm hearing you on the roasty-toasty-ness ;-) Now that I've changed over my wardrobe, all this woolly, tweedy things are winking at me, but it's actually far too warm for any of them, resulting in a couple of sweaty days. Aargh! Your assymetrical jacket is fantastic, and you know I love that green skirt. It does indeed look fabulous on you. Like Dar, I do wish I had a sleeveless coat to wear over my jackets. Something to look out for, I'm sure. Love that felted hat, but doesn't it get ruined in the rain? xxx

    1. I always seem to forget how warm it still is here in October, Ann! I love the jacket and skirt too. As I said to Dar, I never thought a sleeveless coat would be so useful.

      Nope, felted wool is wonderful. The water mostly runs off it, and I lay it flat to dry out. No issues at all.

  4. I could use soms wool sweaters as I am so cold these days! Your lovely outfit reminds me of the English country! Tweed and wool do that to me. The hat is perfect with this look!

    1. I have a variety of cotton, silk and wools in my sweater collection, as well as a few synthetics. Yes, I totally get that - I do look like a country lass! Thanks, Nancy!

  5. Love yous assymetrical jacket and the wool skirt, such a lovely combo and also love that your shoes totally match it! and your hat matches too!, totally fabulous indeed!
    Sorry that it was not comfortable!. Tweed-weather is coming anyway!

    1. Thank you, Monica! You know I love matching things!

      It was comfortable...but too hot! I'll have to wear something similar again when it's colder.

  6. You constantly amaze me with your choices. The wool blazer and skirt are chic; I've never seen a sleeveless coat -- the very idea surprises me!

    1. I like unusual pieces! I haven't seen many sleeveless coats out there - this was the first one I've ever spotted.

  7. Love that tweed jacket, you're quite the English country lady in that ensemble! The sleeveless coat is absolutely perfect with it.
    Your Edward Mann hat is fabulous, I'd steal that if we lived closer.
    Past Times!! I used to love their stuff, too! I've recently sold a maxi length cardi of theirs featuring a William Morris design and a Victorian style nightdress, they made some lovely things. xxx

    1. Thanks so much, Vix! I know, I love that hat - fight ya for it!

      I know! I had a gorgeous embroidered vest by them too, and our crown "His Lordship" pillow is by them.

  8. Better to be hot than cold, I say!
    The amber pieces are so gorgeous. How can you tell the necklace is from the 30s? I'd be interested to know. X

    1. Agreed, Jess. I am doing some guesswork on the necklace, but it's quite well-made, has a mark (and is silver). Primarily, it's the design which reminds me of the 30s aesthetic - the pine-cone design.

  9. That jacket is fascinating - so interesting, structurally. And tweed is just the perfect autumn/winter fabric.

    1. That's why I bought it! Although I don't sew, I do appreciate that kind of detail. Thanks, Mim!


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