- Sweater - RW & Co., consignment; last seen here in December 2020 with Desigual and silver pants
- Skirt - handmade, vintage 70s, thrifted; last worn here in December 2020 on Christmas Day
- Shoes - Truths Pilgrim, Fluevog; last seen here in November with PANK
- Coat (below) - Mallia, consignment; last worn here a week ago
As it's very chilly out, I decided to wear a snuggly thick sweater with it.
The skirt is far softer than it looks.
Outerwear - pick a warm one, Sheila!
I triple-wrapped the silk scarf around my neck. No cold air is getting in!
- Beret - Parkhurst, consignment
- Scarf - fake Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton, thrifted
- Gloves - Echo, consignment
- Mask - by Mom
Red elf shoes for the matchiest of matchies!
All my favourite seasonal pieces get an airing.
- Bracelet and earrings - Metropolitan Museum of Art gift shop, NYC, 2002
- Chain bracelet - thrifted
- Large tree pin - Keyes, gift from Ev (former boss at Christmas House)
- Small tree pin - Avon
I totally forgot to pick out rings.
Flashback: Vintage Christmas Tree Skirt
I bought this skirt at the Patch back here in June 2014, on a post-brunch Saturday.
It's a woven Lurex/polyester fabric and is fully-lined with a cream polyester, with a side plastic zip and one big hook/eye.
It has no label, and I assume it was a handmade item, probably for the holiday season.
While I keep it in a special "one-off seasonal" bag in my closet now, back in 2014 I had not yet separated out my closet by season, so I wore it right away in June 2014 to the office. Wow, it's weird to see my red hair!
Not content with wearing it in June, I wore it again in July 2014 with one of my many white shirts that I've had over the years. I loved the ruffled neckline of this one but I recall that the snaps on the front popped open all the time.
After the brief summer outings, and a few colleagues commenting on my "Christmas tree skirt," I started wearing it only during the holidays. Here we are in December 2014, and I'm wearing today's earrings/bracelet set.
I didn't wear the skirt at all in 2015 - I wonder why? But my hair turned purple between 2014 and here in December 2016.
Longer hair, new glasses, and one of my favourite tops ever, seen in December 2017.
I replaced it with my "teddy sweater" here in December 2018, which also found its way to the giveaway pile (it was so hot to wear - I just died in it, danged hot flashes!).
Here we are in December 2019 - I remember that my office full of coworkers just loved this.
And here is last year's outfit, which I wore on Christmas Day 2020, hanging out with L and Nick.
Mathy stuff: Today's outfit is the 9th iteration of this skirt, bringing me to $2.22 per wear. Not bad for a skirt I only wear at Christmas!
And now, my friends, I'm going to take a blogging break to enjoy my vacation. I'll be back early next week with tales of adventure (and oh, there will be adventures!).
Wishing you all a very Happy Holidays, Festive Yule and a Merry Christmas. However you celebrate it - or don't (hey, you do you) - I am sending every fellow blogger, commenter, reader and my dear friends out there in the world, the biggest Good Vibes for a safe and calm season. Thank you so much for your support over the last year!