Ever wear so many necklaces the top button on your coat won't close? I suppose that's what scarves are for. I really ought to have a scarf-we're in the freeze again, and the wind's behaving like it has something to prove. I purchased this coat from the now-defunct costume shop last year, but I don't wear it much. There's no particular reason other than a navy, wool coat is somewhat less exciting than the other offerings on the hook. The maker's name is rather special though-Shagmor. Yes well, I would... in a perfect world anyway. Alas, alas.
When I like something, I tend to stock-up, and so it came to be that I own three very similar knit skirts, all in blue, by Designer Originals. This is the longest, and widest of the three and it probably gets the least wear. Still, on a windy day, a long, heavy (it is VERY heavy) skirt is a sensible thing to have in my wardrobe, particularly in Nebraska where wind is a near constant condition. The same applies with with the cashmere that I bought in every available colour and style (v-neck, polo neck, etc.) over a couple of winters at Marshall Field's in the 80's. Best decision I ever made with respect to my wardrobe. Unless I relocate to a warm climate, these cashmeres will continue to serve as practical layering items year after year. If you're young, and can afford it, spend the money on quality items before you have other responsibilities. I would never buy something like this now, even if it were available (good quality cashmere has gone the way of the dodo). There's a bit of unsolicited advice for you youngsters.
Vintage Shagmor coat-Fairy Tail costumes
1980's Country Shop cashmere-Marshall Field's
Vintage Designer Originals knit skirt-Goodwill
Vintage Naturalizer shoes-Thrift World
Vintage metal box bag-Brass Armadillo
Brooch on coat-New Life Thrift
Brooch on shirt-Hand-Me-Ups
Belt-came with a dress
Clamper bangle-New Life Thrit
For someone that wears as much blue as I do, it is maddeningly difficult to find blue bracelets. I dare say, this one is perfect.
Thanks everyone for your book recommendations on the previous post. I'm going to need a good mental decompressing after I finish teaching this unit.
I have some hideous 80's suits coming up for a future post, so there's something to look forward to. Oh, they're so bad they're...well, still bad!