If you guessed this fringed top, gold star for you! As soon as I put it on, I realized it was not compatible with the skirt.
The rows of fringe are fun (shimmying is quite a spectacle), but I will have to try the top worn untucked, maybe go with the flapper-ish vibe of it more.
Trying to show the slits in the skirt, and ignoring that the top erases my boobs entirely.
Boobs? What boobs? That woman is flat as a pancake.
However, my outerwear fills my heart with love and happiness!
We're going to have a wee Flashback on this coat, so that you can enjoy the full fringe-o-rama experience.
The wonderful temps and sunshine of the weekend have given way to a white sky of clouds, but it's supposed to creep back up to 19-20 for our upcoming May Day long weekend.
- Silk scarf - Marc Rozier, consignment
- Leather gloves - consignment
- Mask - Lazy Susan's
How I adore these shoes! The colour is so good.
Well, it's almost all blue...
- Cuff - thrifted
- Eelskin hinged bangle - mine from the 80s, re-found and bought thrift
- Earrings - local
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Belt - Danier
I added the bigass yellow cuff at the last minute.
Flashback - Pioneer Wear Fringed Suede Coat
This spectacular beauty of a coat is one that I stalked at the Patch for close to 6 months before it finally got marked down here in August 2015 and I snapped it up.
Do I spy some pony beads?
The coat is by Pioneer Wear, a label I've seen a few times. I used to own two skirts by this brand: this turquoise fringed one (long gone, Vizzini ate a bunch of the fringe), and this black fringed one that I only wore a couple of times (hard to walk in).
I'm not sure why I didn't wear it until November 2015 - what was I waiting for? Maybe I was intimidated by the massive shoulder pads? Remember, in 2015 we really weren't into the big shoulder thing like we are now.
I can tell I'm feeling it here in December 2015.
This was in November 2016 - there is a lot of room in the neckline region for a bulky scarf.
More heavy-duty layering here in December 2017.
One of the few times that I've worn the coat as a focus piece: for the February 2018 80s-themed Urbanite at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. I crimped my hair and wore some vintage 80s pieces.
"What in the deliciously-fringed blue blazes are you wearing, Woman?"
I let the jacket hang off my shoulders, and held it around my elbows for the evening - it was too cool to go into the coat check!
This has all the marks of a weekend shopping outfit, from December 2018.
I can see the jelly-deer peeking out at the neckline here in May 2019.
Our building landlords threw a Western-themed Oktoberfest party for us tenants in October 2019, so I got my cowgirl accoutrements on!
Worn in August 2020 for brunch out - a good reminder to myself that this really is a year-round coat!
"Fringe for breakfast again?"
I can't believe this is the only time I've worn it with my picador skirt!
It's the perfect topper for all this pink in November 2020, which is the last time I wore my fringe-tastic jacket.
Mathy stuff: Today marks the 11th time wearing this coat, which is not a ton for a coat, but still good cost-per-wear at $4.54 per outfit. It is very much "A Look", though - it's not like I can just toss this on over anything. But I should wear it more often!
How do you feel about bigass shoulder pads? Would you wear a coat like this?
Vizzini, how are you doing? Blocking the direct route to the kitchen, I see.
"I'm hot from laying in the sun."
He's such a flop-cat once we have consistent sun. He'll lay in it for hours, then come inside and just collapse wherever. We have to watch out for him on the "kitty camo" carpet, as he blends in - I've tripped over him more than once, to his righteous indignation.
He just decides to sit where he wants to sit.
"I approve of this spot."
All the legs tucked in, chin down, eyes firmly closed. We call this the "sneetch" position. Look at that sneetcher sneetching!
Happy Monday, my friends!