Somehow, I think a belt this size requires a sword. As I tried to accessorise, I came to the conclusion that a sword, and perhaps pirate boots are the only possible things that would work here. The big earrings and Ceil Chapman brooch seem too out of place. Unfortunately, the costume shop closed (and right before Halloween!). I'm going to miss that place-they had the greatest selection of vintage in town, at prices I could afford. What's more, the employees were the best. There aren't many places I go that I leave in a better mood than I arrived. RIP Fairytail Costumes-you will be missed.
What the photo doesn't show is the brushed nylon trim on the neckline and cuffs of this dress. I suppose the designer was going for a suede look, but it doesn't quite achieve it. As early 80's dresses go, it isn't terrible (and worth the .49 cents I paid for it) but I think I will cut off the top and turn the bottom into a skirt. I might be able to salvage enough of the neckline for the waistband. I don't know why, but brushed nylon, and the wrap of the top just makes me think, "Bathrobe." Still, "Teal is teal" and I do love teal. Sometimes I make exceptions for a nice colour.
1980's nylon dress-Goodwill
Vintage Ceil Chapman brooch-yard sale
I gave myself a haircut this morning. I long for a proper haircut, but can't escape the feeling I'd be paying someone to do a worse job than I manage myself. I see a lot of chopped-up looking hair walking around on heads in Omaha, and I suspect that look is deliberate. A bob isn't difficult to do but I've yet to see anyone sporting one I'd want on my own head. Every six months or so, I give it a cut with my crappy shears. I am *this close* to giving myself a pixie and being done with it.
Ann Klein dress-Goodwill
Vera Bradley quilted purse-Goodwill
Cut-out lace-effect jacket-Sequels thrift store
Vintage Sara Coventry earrings-Garage sale
Fragrance-Vintage formulation Vent Vert
We ended up skipping the Apple festival due to the fact the orchard ran out of apples (kinda makes an hour drive pointless) but I did make it to the Sarpy County Garage Sale at the museum. It was great! I came home with so much costume jewelry I'm not sure where to put it all. At between .25 cents and a dollar it was worth stocking-up. I think that will require a separate post. It was loads of fun, and I can't wait to do it again next year.
Well, what do you know? We made it through Monday. Onward!