I mean, it's a black blazer - this should be easy, right? But it was more difficult than I anticipated.
- Blazer - All Saints, consignment; purchased here for $72.99
- Blouse - L'Wren Scott "A Tropical Conversation" FW 2011, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) on our anniversary weekend in March 2021
- Skirt - Zara, consignment; last worn here in November 2021 with blues
- Shoes - Summertime Moonbeams, Fluevog 2007, consignment; last seen here in November 2021 with aqua plaid
- Leather trenchcoat - vintage 70s, thrifted; last worn here in December 2021
I wasn't sure if it would work worn open, plus it has big belt loops and I have Issues with designers Telling Me Where My Waist Is.
I tried it on again last night and discovered anew that it's an awesome cut and fit. It does have a very wide V in the front, though, so I needed something to fill that in.
I also experimented with the belt - do I want it over the blazer?
Or on the skirt?
As you can see, I decided to do the belt on the skirt.
Isn't the shirt cool? It's a Real Designer item (runway and all!) and the pleats down the front are adjustable. Compare the above with the below, where I've made an S with the pleats.
The hem is falling down on this skirt - I'll need to avail myself of my mad sewing skillz and fix that.
We're in for rain. I am ready! Bring it on! I got soaked on the way home.
Hat for rain, scarf for warmth.
- Hat - vintage, thrifted, Vancouver
- Scarf - Elaine Gold, Lazy Susan's
- Gloves - Echo, consignment
- Mask - by Mom
I swapped these red leather gloves for my black velvet ones (Cejon, thrifted), as the red gloves' long wrists fought with my jacket and blouse sleeves.
I needed a heel for the long pencil skirt, otherwise, my proportions are all wonky.
Bigass earrings and that's mostly it.
- Earrings - Biko, consignment
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Snakeskin belt - Yves Saint Laurent, vintage 80s, thrifted
GIRL, I love this bold style!!! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.comReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Gingi!Delete
Even soaking wet you have to be the best dressed in your town.ReplyDelete
Lol, well, I don't know about that, but I appreciate your support, Sam!Delete
Happy New Year Sheila, beautiful Pencil Skirt, love the colour. I’m sure you will be okay fixing the falling hem. Nice tops as well which match the Skirt.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, easy to sew that up - I just have to motivate to do it. Thanks, Dan.Delete
It's great you could give this blazer a wear and you wear it so well! That top is so fun with it and fills up the deep v really nicely! I love that skirt too! :)ReplyDelete
I'm glad I finally got around to wearing it, Mica. Thanks so much.Delete
The blazer is a perfect fit indeed. I can't really abide designers telling me where my waist is either :-) I'm admiring the L'Wren Scott blouse with its adjustable pleats, and love how the earrings mimic the S pleating. The orange plaid pencil skirt is fabulous too. I hate it when a fallen hem happens and always carry my SST kit (Secret Safety pin Trick) for such an occasion. Always be prepared :-) xxxReplyDelete
I may need to pick the belt loops off the sides of it, Ann - they stick out. Isn't the blouse amazing? It's such great quality - and you noticed that I matched the earrings to it, well done!Delete
I considered safety-pinning it (I also carry them all the time!) but gave up when it went from the front to the entire hem. Arg.
The black blazer looks really beautiful and I love the way you styles it.ReplyDelete
I love how you paired two statement pieces: the designer ruffled shirt and the black blazer with statement sleeves. The plaid skirt is absolutely fabulous as well and I love your shoes. You always have the most adorable shoes. The coat you wore looks very suitable for rain, but sometimes there's no help against getting soaked. Sometimes rain seems to fall under a weird angle or it can be windy and rainy...resulting it being soaking wet even when you carry an umbrella.ReplyDelete
P.S. The belt looks fantastic worn with the skirt. Have a lovely day!
Thanks, Ivana - it's a lot all together, but you know me, always a bit over the top! I love the plaid skirt and shoes too.Delete
I rarely carry an umbrella (I like my hands free) and this coat is amazing in the rain.
I love this combo, the blouse is stunning and the jacket has such a marvellously Victorian vibe. All Saints clothes are definitely not made for my body, I've yet to find anything that fits properly.ReplyDelete
You've reminded me, there's a dress I need to rehem, I caught it on my boots and I've been ignoing it for a fortnight! xxx
Thank you, Vix! I love the vibe of All Saints, but I also find their fits can be tricky.Delete
Ugh, hemming is the worst. If only they sewed it properly the first time!
Yet another of your magnificent looks that melts my heart faster than a Popsicle in July. Such awesome, subtly mysterious fall vibes and chic elegance at play here (plus both poofy sleeves and ruffles are pretty much always a huge hits in my books).ReplyDelete
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You love these dark Goth-y looks, don't you, Autumn? Me too! Thanks!Delete
There’s just something about black and red, isn’t there? That blouse is stunning…I would be playing with my ruffles all day long! I had a leather trench exactly like that in the 70’s!ReplyDelete
Yup, it's one of my favourite darker colour combos. I do play with the ruffles!Delete
Oh, awesome - I adore this trenchcoat - it wears like iron!
Ha! This remark is brilliant -- "I have Issues with designers Telling Me Where My Waist Is."ReplyDelete
I have many issues with the ways clothing for women is made - that is only one of them. :)Delete
wow, so fab plaid skirt and so fab frills and colours! it's a fab jacket!, You Rock It!. Loving your red blouse particularly and those shoes!. Styling a black jacket is not so easy as they've told us! ;DDReplyDelete
No, black jackets can be very tricky to style! Thanks so much!Delete
Love the skirt. The jacket is great too. Not too keen on the designer shirt. Although it is an awesone design, I think for a bosom girl like you and me, it is best stay clear from ruffles in that spot. Also I like to see you neck more, this is very high up. Anyway, delete this comment if you want.ReplyDelete
Nah, I won't delete it - I like hearing what you think, Greetje. I trust you! I do disagree, though - I love the blouse, and the jacket's in the giveaway pile. Take that, ha ha!Delete
The wide v-neckline of the blazer looks great with the ruffles of the blouse.ReplyDelete
I'm cylindrical; if any designer can tell me where my waist is I'd love to find it again...
Thanks, Mim! I didn't like the blazer that much, so I've let it go.Delete