I arrived at my office building this morning to discover that all three elevators were out of commission due to flooding in the building's basement (where our bike lock-ups and showers are). It was...a day!
*First Coffee = I'm nice to L; Second Coffee = I'm nice to other people.
- Cashmere sweater - Talbots, thrifted; purchased here for $29.95
- Leather skirt - Kay Unger, thrifted; last worn here in January with brocade and brooches
- Boots - Rockport, thrifted; first worn here with an orange blazer for Hallowe'en Week in October
- Coat (below) - Forever 21, thrifted; last seen here a couple of weeks ago
So, coincidentally, my whining was done while wearing a few shades of wine, in the sweater and in my tights.
The skirt is a brown metallic leather - I quite like the little ruffled hem.
So, why dye it at all, then? Well, for one, it's my hair and I'll do what I please with it. I didn't like the yellowy tone that my natural grey had, due to mixed brown throughout and heavily brown in the underside at the back. It's thicker when I colour it, and it takes a curl better.
Outerwear - I was way too warm in all of this today.
- Fur scarf - Danier, thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Copper/enamel cuff - Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage expo
- Feather copper cuff - vintage fair
- Earrings - vintage expo
- Ring - vintage fair
We take elevators for granted, don't we? I read just last week an article saying that modern cities wouldn't be possible without elevators.ReplyDelete
We really do! I encourage stair use in my office (I have a "punch card" incentive system in place).Delete
The sweater is really flattering on you, and I like your lavender hair :) LiseReplyDelete
Thank you, Lise! I like it too. :)Delete
That ruffled leather skirt is something else, love it! Your jumper is a perfect fit, it shows off your figure and doesn't look bulky at all - a winner.ReplyDelete
I get so tired of the anti-dye brigade lecturing me about dyeing my hair, my hair, my business! Yours looks fantastic - as always. xxx
Isn't it cool, Vix? Not bad for $9.95 many years ago. I love cashmere sweaters but it's hard to find ones that aren't boring and bland.Delete
Oh, I know! I don't have to defend my hair choices, but somehow they make me feel guilty for colouring my hair. Gah! Thank you, my dear!
Lavender hair looks great on you, I'm sure that pastel pink will suit you just fine too.I dye my hair black because my husband likes it that way. My natural coat is pretty close to black, it is a very dark brown. I really like this styling. The floral top is so chic and I do like the skirt and the jacket you paired with it. You look beautiful dear!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ivana! My husband likes long hair, but other than that he doesn't care what I do with it (which is one of the many reasons why I married him!). Thank you so much.Delete
You? Dramatic? Noooooo. Ha ha, I like your hair!ReplyDelete
I know, so unlike me, right, Nancy?Delete
your hair looks lovely and I really like your wine outfit! What a frustrating day for you though! Hope the flooding could be resolved quickly!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mica! It was a silly day, and I'm so glad it's over.Delete
You think this outfit isn't interesting enough (other tights, other boots) but I really like it a lot.ReplyDelete
Had to laugh over "*First Coffee = I'm nice to L; Second Coffee = I'm nice to other people." hahaha.
I do too, Greetje, but my preference is always MORE!Delete
So, so true. ;-P
I used to live in a flat on the 12th floor, and let me tell you that's no joke when the elevators are out of order. Even if I was about 20 years younger then ;-) But that's off topic, I know. I'm loving everything about that outfit, though. The colours are just perfect for a dull November day and that cashmere jumper is a total delight! xxxReplyDelete
Oh, gosh, that must have been rough! Thank you so much, my dear!Delete
Cute sweater and equally cute ruffled skirt, so this one is a winner with me. And your hair always looks lovely regardless of the colour. Lavender is soft and alluring I'd say. Oh my, is that too much? Hahaha xxxReplyDelete
Thank you, Anna, I appreciate the support - I've had good feedback on the hair.Delete
LOVE the lavender hair and your reasoning behind it- haha! I must admit, I am a bit dramatic too.ReplyDelete
Pretty hair, nice combo of wine and chocolate.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Shelley!Delete
My office usually has an issue every week, wether its that the A/C is not working or that its 16 degrees and we freeze. Or water coming in from the ceiling or walls. Never a dull moment.ReplyDelete
While I cannot see the metallic on the skirt it does fit fab.
I am the person who has to deal with all of those issues, gah! It's never a dull moment - exactly! I kind of like that; every day is different!Delete
I'll do a close-up of the colour next time. :) Thanks, Lorena!