I knew the 70's look would come back eventually-and I was ready for it! Goodness I love a good midi-length wrap dress. In the 70's, I would have worn this with tall, tight boots but wanting to give it all a somewhat modern look I dug out a pair of ankle height ones instead. I would have been smoking back then too, so I did the next best thing (because who can afford six dollars a packet for cigarettes?!) and wore Bandit in all its glorious tobacco notes. Don't smoke kids, it'll give you wrinkles. Get some stinky perfume instead.
The jacket is really a dress that I don't care for. As a jacket, I find it more flattering and versatile. Shirt dresses are hard to wear when you have big boobs.
Danny built me a couple bookcases for some of my handbag collection. I took that as a reason to buy more handbags, I mean what will all the extra space now.
He ever-so-gently tapped his thumb with the hammer (no blood or bruises) but made dramatic faces anyway.
Wrap dress-Can't remember (had it for years)
Copper earrings-K Mart
Flower in glass pendant-Shop Ko
As I was re-arranging my handbags in their new home I was surprised how many I have accumulated. I like a nice clutch evening bag, but do I need 25 of them?! I could outfit an entire class' prom. At a certain point, a black silk clutch is a black silk clutch no matter how nice the rhinestone hardware is. It just seems a shame leaving them when it is often only a matter of pocket change. Unless my social life gets a lot more interesting, I think it is time to pass some of these along to people that might have use for an evening bag-there's only so many cosmetic bags/sewing kit holders/pencil cases you can re-purpose them into. In the process of getting set in the bookcases, I also found a number of bags I'd forgotten I own as they were high up on a shelf. It will be much nicer having my bags easily available without the threat of them tumbling down on my head each time I open the cupboard door.
The weekend thrifts also provided me with two long, vintage coats. One is a cashmere camel shawl collar type, the other a tweedy/green and black. I'd place them late 50's/early 60's. I've had great luck washing wool coats gently in the tub, then hanging them dry. I guess I know what I'll be doing today. The coats were only ten bucks, so I'm not about to spend upwards of thirty having them cleaned. In most cases I do a better job than the cleaners anyway.
Hope everyone has a great week.