I removed the fabric belt and added my own leopard one.
"You should stay home."
Hands in pockets, as is my wont.
I love the wide V-neck on this dress, although it had a tendency to head towards the outer edges of my shoulders.
It's unusual to see the same V in the back. I don't usually get to show off my back tattoos. I threaded my belt through the provided pocket on the back, but I ended up pulling it out and just belting at my natural waist.
"I'm going to sulk until you pay me attention."
I did not have time to cuddle Vizzini this morning, as I had a Zoom call with some colleagues in Germany at 8am. *groan* Being on the west coast can really suck...
Masked up. This is a caramel mask with lighter brown stars.
- Mask - Lazy Susan's
In case you are wondering if I couldn't just throw on some layers with this dress to make it work for cold weather - I am wearing layers!
Outerwear - it's been raining solidly since last night, and I can't stand carrying my sticky-handled umbrella, so I have to go with my weather-proof leather.
This leather coat is wonderful in the rain - leather dries out quickly - it's been soaked many a time. It was clear on the way home, and I ended up carrying both the gloves and the scarf.
I have three wool fedoras that I wear as rain gear. This is the nicest.
- Hat - Edward Mann, vintage 60s, thrifted
- Scarf - purchased here for $6.95
- Long leather/cashmere gloves - Club Monaco, consignment
First wearing of the brown/blue dotted pashmina - it was snuggly in the morning, but too hot by the end of the day.
These are such comfy boots, and are a great neutral shade of brown. I'm glad I kept them out over the spring/summer.
Although the belt buckle is gold, I went with my amber/glass/silver collection - the necklace looked so good with the V-neck dress.
- Belt - Talbots, thrifted
- Necklace - vintage 1920s, gift from L, vintage mall
- Silver/amber earrings - vintage 1920s, gift from L, vintage mall
- Silver/glass bangle - vintage 1920s, vintage mall
- Dragon bangle - Lazy Susan's
- Wooden ring - Dots
- Amber ring - c. 1996
Snake Jacket Art Project, Sleeves, Part III
Sleeves, Part II is here if you missed it. As I noted when I did an update on this jacket for the right sleeve, I didn't bother showing you the duplicate work I had to do on the other sleeve. It's mostly the same, but double the work!
Last time, I'd finished all the black work, i.e. drawing the double skulls, roses, leaves and thorny vines, on one sleeve, and then adding the shading. This past two weeks have been spent doing the other sleeve all in black pen. I did most of this while watching baking shows or football.
The focus for the sleeves is on the upper shoulders and the lower cuffs.
I spent the last week colouring both sleeves, finishing up last night while Vizzini slept on me.
The ink I use goes a bit shiny in bright light - I'll have to take some pictures in daylight to get the detail better.
Due to the way the sleeves are sewn, it's hard to see the sleeves on the hanger.
And with the back.
I'll be back in a day or so with my fall-winter closet swap-over - stay tuned!