- Vest - Religion, consignment; last worn here in October 2020 with my ribcage sweater
- Top - M by Missoni, thrifted; last seen here layered under sequins in December 2020
- Skirt - Diane von Furstenberg, consignment; purchased here for $18.00 yesterday
- Shoes - Mission Monica, Fluevog; last seen here (3rd outfit) for Book Club in September 2020 with this same top
- Coat (below) - Sisley, consignment; purchased here yesterday for $75.00
How did I live without this striped top? It has ever colour in it: black, purple, orange, pink, copper. It goes with everything. And it's sparkly!
It's still too chilly (although sunny, yay!) to not wear another layer, so I added this distressed vest.
I loved wearing this skirt - it was really comfortable and being a wool knit, it didn't wrinkle a bit. I also think I might have a jacket that matches it exactly...this Tahari one here. That would be cool - I'd have a suit!
The slits made it awesome for walking - my giant strides were not hampered in any way, you will be happy to know.
I also liked how the front and back of the skirt flapped around while I walked.
Outerwear - can you tell I felt totally badass in this leather coat?
The technique that removed some of the hair irregularly is really cool on - I enjoyed the feel of it. The hair is quite soft - it's nice to pat.
- Fur scarf - thrifted
- Leather gloves - consignment
- Mask - by Mom
- Leather studded cuff - vintage 80s
- Silver/Lucite bracelet - Alexis Bittar, consignment, Vancouver
- Silver/onyx ring - Tocarra, vintage fair
- Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
- Earrings - c. 1996
While I knew that the trousers I bought yesterday were rough around the edges on the hems, I'd neglected to check the seams on the slits of the skirt (rookie error!). Thanks to my newly-rediscovered ability to hand-sew (as seen here, on my hemming work of a vintage dress), I bought the trousers anyway, feeling confident that I'd be able to fix them.
When inspected the skirt, I noticed that both side slits were both pulling apart, to the point where a bit of the fabric starting to develop a hole or run. Gotta fix that!
I had a much more involved job on the trousers, I believe that the cuffs are not original, and that the past owner either cuffed them herself or paid to have the extra length made into cuffs. Either way, whoever sewed it did a crap-tastic job! There were loose threads everywhere!
The larger size of the stitches they used meant that - in addition to being visible (tch!) - the stitches likely snagged or caught on a shoe or boot buckle, ripping the thread in some places, and bunching it up in others.
I took my time last night (nearly an hour), and redid the outside cuffs and the inner cuffs separately with little invisible stitches. I left the old thread in place until I'd stitched the front and back sides of each pant leg, carefully snipping it and pulling all the bits out afterwards to tidy it up.
I'm going to look at potentially hand-mending garments when I'm shopping now, whereas in the past, I might have skipped past snagged hems, popped seams or other minor repairs. I got this!
"That's me: Good Boy."
He was allowed out on the deck after work today, just for a few minutes. We're probably still a month away from having the deck open, but he knows spring is in the air!