When I like something, I tend to buy a number of things in similar patterns/colours. This jacket and skirt/top combo are a good example.
"Hmmm, seems so familiar...guess I'll have to buy it."
It isn't that I lack originality, but rather a case of knowing what I like. I bought the jacket ages ago, but the top and skirt were a recent purchase from a trip to New Life Thrift. I'm afraid my "Buy, Wear, Repeat" syndrome has now extended from shades of brown to blue and teal.
You can get a better look at the print whilst I stand here holding the wall up with my boob. Gives new meaning to, "Support bra."
It is remarkable how similar the pieces are. The jacket is new-ish, mid-2000's from Coldwater Creek.
1980's skirt and top set by Terry of Chicago-New Life Thrift
Coldwater Creek jacket-Goodwill
Egyptian bracelet with faience scarabs-Goodwill
Gold vintage handbag-Goodwill
Vintage Mosell earrings-Etsy
Brooch on top-Mum's
Brooch on Jacket-Vintage Sara Coventry, Hand-Me-Ups
Fragrance-Dior Escale a Pondichery
The body of the shoes are made of a soft material somewhere between silk and velvet. The bows and heels are satin. These are for fair weather only, as they would never be repairable should they meet with rain.
"Listen stork, don't get any wise ideas...I don't need anything you might bring!"
I always think this brooch would be better for someone expecting a baby. I'm going to call it a "crane" instead. Go on stork, beat it. Shoo!
We served the lamb cake. I put Danny in charge of
Okay, I think the wall is shored-up pretty well now. I'd better get to the Hot Cross buns I have rising on the stove. I'm going to just step away...slowly...very slowly...