Hello, my friends! Today's post is a special one, as I'm joining in another fun Birthday Celebration...
Kezzie is 40!
If you don't know this lovely blogger, you should go visit her (here) and wish her a Happy 40th Birthday! She is celebrating by asking her fellow bloggers to join her in a TYPE 40 TARDIS TUESDAY (info here), by dressing up/cosplaying as a Dr. Who character (a Doctor, a companion, other character, even a villain!). The only criteria was to use things you already had in your closet.
Heck, you know I can do that!
I did some frantic Interwebz searching last night and since I already owned a main component or two, I chose the 11th Doctor as my look. We'll get to my complete outfit in a second - I did a "normal" outfit picture on the stairs this morning.
- Tweed coat - McQ by Alexander McQueen, consignment; first worn here in March 2020 with pink leather
- Vest - Maison Scotch, Bohemian Chique, 2010, thrifted; purchased here for $3.50
- Shirt - J. Crew, thrifted; last seen here in November 2020 with this same bow tie
- Skirt - Le Chateau, thrifted; last worn here in March 2020 for a grocery shop with more velvet
- Boots - Aldo, consignment; just worn a week ago in February here with a leather dress
- Sleeveless coat (below) - Only, thrifted; last seen here in February
While I'm not a Dr. Who fan (I have never seen a single episode), I also don't live under a rock, so I'm well aware of the various Doctors, Tardises (Tardisi??), Daleks, and some of the other characters on the show through friends (both blogger and real-life).
Here's my full outfit - of course I was going to wear the fez!
And my red spotty bow tie. "Bowties are cool!" - 11th Doctor.
Here's the 11th Doctor (played by Matt Smith) for comparison.
Red fez + bow tie = easy outfit, but I also tried to do nods to other parts of the above outfit, as well as some other looks I saw him sporting.
I bought the fez for L as a Christmas gift probably 25 years ago? It was in a long-gone novelty store, and was around $20 - I wish I'd bought the leopard-print one too! L does wear it! He has quite the collection of hats.
I don't own suspenders, but I do have this black pinstriped vest that I recently thrifted. I found pics of the 11th Doctor in a vest, so I knew this would work. The vest doesn't close, so when the jacket's on, only the edges are visible, and if you squint, they kinda look like suspenders.
Masked up - this was my "real" work look the rest of the time.
Outerwear: the temps are finally warming up slightly - we may even make it into double digits!
- Silk burnout velvet scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Mask - Lazy Susan's
- Bow tie - John Comfort for Harry Rosen, vintage, thrifted
- Enameled copper cuff/earrings - vintage 60s, vintage shop, Portland, OR
- Fez - c. 1996, gift to L
Speaking of villains, here's my little monster, going after my laces when I got home.
"I can't resist the kitty spaghetti!"
No such luck - I'm very careful with my laces.
Kezzie, all the best to you for a wonderful day! The 40s are the best!
"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa the bad things don’t always spoil the good things, or make them unimportant. And we definitely added to his pile of good things."
I hope this outfit added to your pile of good things on your birthday, Kezzie!