I needed a little colour pick-me-up today in the form of this fabulous gold silk jacket.
- Jacket - Tangerine Jill, thrifted; purchased here for $52.00
- Bodysuit - Madewell, thrifted; purchased here for $6.50
- Skirt - Vivienne Tam, 2000 Fall Ready-to-Wear, consignment; last worn here in August 2020 (Flashback there too)
- Shoes - Leith, consignment; last seen here in May with Marimekko and orange
Bossy clothes are ones that hog the spotlight, either with an in-your-face colour, a bright pattern or a bold texture. If you have too much going on in addition to a bossy piece, the outfit will look like a jumble or mish-mash.
This jacket really is a scene-stealer, especially in this glorious gold shade. I can see myself layering this with a thick sweater and wide pants for fall.
For my work outfit, I planned to wear the jacket on its own, just like this, all day.
Although it's a thin silk, it's very voluminous, so I needed a slim bottom to balance it out. I've had this skirt for ages (Flashback above) - this is now the 18th time I've worn it.
This wonderful pink skirt is woven with chrysanthemums in bands of white, purple and yellow. It even has pockets, which I discovered only last year, after owning it for 10 years!
Masked up. Arg, it's not the right shade of yellow.
- Mask - Lazy Susan's
Sunnies on, and feeling incognito.
Today's outfit also features the debut of my new-to-me bodysuit. It's a dark slate grey, which toned well with the purples, and gave a good backdrop for the necklace while letting the jacket shine.
I like the unusual colour and style of these shoes - it's handy to have a lavender metallic shoe!
I liked how my beautiful Venetian glass necklace went with the whole ensemble.
- Necklace/earrings - gift from L, Venice, Italy
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jeweler, c. 1965, Dad's
So, I utilized my Madd Sewing Skillz to fix this jacket. This is how it was when I bought it.
I found a packet of snap-fasteners in my sewing drawer; they were marked at 88 cents from Sears, so likely from a very old "sewing kit gift" from Mom back in the 80s.
Look at my excellent sewing job!
I also decided to stitch the sash to the existing side belt loops, so that it would stay in the loops and remain wide all the way around, and lay nice and flat on the back.