Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Green Velvet (Rage) and Spring Coral

Ah, finally Wednesday - I'm really looking forward to a quiet day tomorrow. My stair picture was so dark, even my madd photo-editing skillz could not save it. 
Continuing with our theme of colour for November, this bright coral dress cheered me considerably. My colleague Carol-Anne stopped mid-sentence to comment on it. 

  • Jacket - Pink Tartan, consignment; last worn here in December 2020 with green sequins
  • Dress - Cos, consignment; first worn here in September with pinks
  • Shoes - Wonders Ayers, Fluevog; last seen here in October with olive and brown
  • Fuzzy Flamingo coat (below) - Auckie Sanft, vintage 60s, vintage fair; last worn here in October

This outfit is the result of my redoubled effort to Wear My Scarves. This vintage scarf matched both the velvet jacket and the dress. Win! 
As many of you adored this dress when I first wore it in the summer, I kept it out for fall...but it's not a good cold-weather dress. It's definitely a spring dress, so it's been shoved behind my skirts and is ready for me to rediscover in late March/early April. 

I thought I would avoid Velvet Rage with this outfit, but I was stymied once again. The jacket caused both my vintage slip and the cotton dress lining to ride up. 
Before I'd walked four blocks, I was trying to pull everything back down where it belonged. Arg! 

I was sweaty and aggravated by the time I got to work. I wore the dress like this for most of the day, putting the jacket on when I got chilled. 
I had to re-jig my outfit for the walk home. 

Masked up. 
I ended up carrying the jacket in a cloth shopping bag, along with some groceries. 

I should have just worn the jacket done up like this (as far as it will go right now), and then added my outerwear accoutrements. 
It poured all the way home anyway and I got soaked. 

Outerwear. It all looks so neat here... I took the hat, gloves and scarf off on the way to work.
But I wore them on the way home - the beret kept my hair dry. My grocery store cashier loved all my colour. 

Mismatched pinks. 

  • Cashmere beret - Club Monaco, thrifted
  • Fur boa - thrifted
  • Gloves - consignment
  • Mask - by Mom

The stuff: 
These shoes are extremely comfy. 

Minimal bling: 
The shiny gold buttons on the jacket count as accessories! 

  • Scarf - vintage, thrifted; purchased here for $3.95
  • Brooch - L's Grandma W, vintage 
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Jade/brass ring - Mom's, vintage 70s
  • Earrings - Reiss, vintage 60s, vintage fair

I ended up moving the brooch to the collar of the jacket once I saw the pictures. Placement is everything! 


  1. I'm having visions of you fighting your clothing on the street (and sorry, but it is making me laugh just a little). Sometimes you just have to learn the hard way :( On the plus side, it all looks wonderful in pictures.

    1. I know, I was practically contorting myself to adjust at every crosswalk! I didn't let it get to me too much, though. Thank you, Nana!

  2. It is a wonderful dress. How aggravating that the velvet makes your clothes ride up all the time. You won't wear that anymore.

    1. I will actually wear it again, but I'll be more careful with my layers, Greetje.

    2. Nothing will stand between you and a good outfit, right?

  3. I love how well the scarf coordinates but it's a shame the jacket frustrated you - it's a great topper with this outfit! I'm sure you will have forgotten about it the next time you pull out this pretty dress in spring! :)

    1. Ugh, you would think I'd know by now, Mica! I love the jacket though, and will remind myself to take steps to deal with velvet before I put my coat on!

      I know, it will be a lovely rediscovery!

  4. I should take a leaf out of your book and wear more scarves too, seeing I've got quite a collection of them ...
    I love how you teamed that coral dress with the green velvet jacket. Such a delicious shade of green, but such a shame about the velvet rage! Oh I hate it when that happens!
    I'm loving your mismatched pink outerwear too, and it always delights me to see the Fuzzy Flamingo!
    I hope you're enjoying your quiet day - my mind always trips over the time difference. I'm having my quiet day tomorrow, Friday! xxx

  5. Oooh, I like that - the coral really sings with the green. It'll be fun to see it again in spring!

  6. What a fabulous dress! You are always so stylish. The coat, the beret and the shoes are simply perfect as well.

  7. I so love this dress! It's just such a fun silhouette! And, scarves!!! Ah, I have so many and sometimes forget them! But, it's that time of year here in Indiana where me neck needs the warmth so I'll be rediscovering them and saying, "Hmmm...when did I get this?"

  8. Such a show-stoppingly fantastic dress. You are doing your part and then some to bring no shortage of very welcome vibrancy to these every darker days of mid to late fall. Way to go, my endlessly stylish friend!

    Autumn Zenith ­čží Witchcrafted Life

  9. That really is a great dress, and it's great worn with green, but I understand completely about the "clothing you have to fight with" and I try to avoid wearing items like that if at all possible.

  10. Sorry for the velvet rage, totally understand that you don't keep the dress for winter if it doesn't layer nicely. It's a lovely dress indeed!
    Loving the colour combo and the way the scarf ties everything up, so brilliant!. And love your coat and accessories, looking so elegant!


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