And I did it all in a tutu! Yes, I did!
It is I, Princess Jelly-Deer. You may remember me from this outfit in May 2018.
- Fur bolero - Bebe, consignment; last worn here in October 2019 with an orange sari-fabric dress for Diwali
- Sweater - Kersh, w/print by Pena, thrifted; last seen here (and Flashbacked) in May 2020 with a white skirt and a key-patterned bomber
- Tutu - Hamilton's Theatrical Supply, thrifted; purchased here for $12.95
- Shoes - Modern Living Slant, Fluevog; last seen here in September 2020 with blue and floral
I always have to explain "jelly-deer"...see, the print is a deer with jellyfish legs. But it's not a jelly-FISH, it's a jelly-deer.
I added my little rabbit fur bolero for extra warmth, and to help balance all that tulle.
And they have toe windows.
- Purse - can't remember, c. 1999?
- Tiara - Icing
- Cuff - St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop, London
- Necklace/earrings - Sherman, vintage 60s, thrifted
- Bracelet - Coro, vintage 70s, Mom's
- Silver/sodalite ring - Scotland, c. 1996
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
We drove out to Mom's and spent about an hour and half hanging out on her back deck. It was cloudy and a bit cold out, although we had flashes of sunshine.
Here's our birthday girl, although her actual birthday is on Tuesday. Looking fabulous in her blue jacket (we matched!), white top with black trim, striped pants (partly sheer!) and black shoes.
My eldest niece Zoe was there with her friend Mark.
My brother Dave showed up - I haven't seen him in a year!
He brought my youngest niece, Sidney, with him. She's 12 and is over 6' tall. How did I end up with the short genes?
We raced home to meet up with some friends to toss around the Frisbee. Did I change into something sportier? No way! Princess Jelly-Deer can throw and catch a Frisbee in heels, a tutu and a tiara! Modern princesses are tough.
There's Greg in the pink, L in the aqua Miami Dolphins gear.
As I did my pictures, Vizzini lurked around.
"I see you are wearing your delicious tutu again, Woman."
I absolutely LOVED wearing my tutu. A neighbour in our parking lot, and a lady on the street, both commented on my outfit: "You look amazing!"
"I'm a princess!" I said back. As one does.
Flashback: Bebe Fur Bolero
I bought this rabbit fur bolero jacket in May 2014 at Sam's Sideshow Vintage, a store that I never shopped at. They were closing (she does an Etsy shop, link here 'cause I love), and everything was half price, so this was $27.00.
Me? Not so much. I first wore it in August 2014 for dinner out and at an art opening at Justin's old studio.
As you might expect with a blue rabbit fur bolero, I mostly wear it as a dressy cover-up with my gowns and long dresses.
I took the bolero to Vancouver for the 40+ Blogger Meet-Up in July 2015, and wore it twice.
I was glad of it, as it was cold and raining (ah, July in Vancouver!). I was heavily into my purple hair/blonde streak up-do at the time.
here; shoes Flashbacked here.
here; shoes Flashbacked here.
We went to a 1930s-themed Urbanite at the Art Gallery in October 2016. I did my research and wore all period-appropriate clothes and make-up - I was a bit freaked out by how much I look like Mom's mother here.
I liked the bolero and this dress together so much, I paired them again for my company Christmas party in December 2017.
This was my first outing as Princess Jelly-Deer, much to the amusement of my coworkers. Yup, I wore this to work for Fancy Friday in May 2018.
Worn as a topper with my amazing lily vintage dress, here also in May 2018.
Theatre outfit - Mom and I went to see "The King and I" in June 2019.
And here's the last time I wore this little fur bolero, in October 2019 for Diwali celebrations in my office.
Mathy stuff: Today's outfit brings us to twelve wearings of this jacket, which is not bad for a specialty item. That works out to $2.25 per wear. I'm very happy with that!
Are you jonesing to wear your party clothes? I am trying not to look at my gowns - I kept most of them packed away, with a few "just in case" options. Hope springs eternal.
Thank you so much for stopping by, my friends!