Veronica asked about my saddle shoes, so I thought I'd try to get photos of them. Mine are suede and not at all traditional like the black and white leather ones.
In the mid-70's they were horribly out of fashion, but I envied the pair my sister wore to work (the shoes were part of the uniform). She did come through and buy me a pair for my Birthday-in red and white. So. Not. Cool. What's more, the hard leather hurt. Obviously, I wish I had them now, but it was many years until I sought out another pair. The suede pair are mercifully soft, and have a foam heel and sole rather than hard leather.
Anyway, I hope that gives you a better idea of what they look like.
I couldn't remember if this acrylic 60's cardigan ever made an appearance on the blog. I tend to wear it more at home to watch television in our (very) cold basement, than out and about. Today was bitterly cold, and when serious cold hits, I layer on the acrylic. Wool is great-I love wool, but it can't compete with acrylic for warmth in the cold and wind. By the time I was indoors, I was over-heating, but making the long walk from the parking lot of the allergist's to the office, I was glad I thought to wear it. I saved the wool for my coat... a mohair and tweed piece for the coldest of days.
Sometimes, when people give me funny looks I wonder why...then I remember I'm either wearing a ballgown to Aldi or have something that looks like a dead, pink rabbit on my head at the allergist's. I tend to get dressed, and then forget about it because this is my "normal", but I can't blame people for doing a double-take. "Appropriate Attire" are words that could send me into shock.
1960's embroidered cardigan-Thrift World
Brooch on jacket-Goodwill
Brooch on cardigan-New Life Thrift
The earrings came off before I went out (I'm taking Thrifty Parka's advice about not ruining my thermoset in the cold)
Vintage Pendleton kilt-Goodwill
Bass saddle shoes-Goodwill
Vintage handbag-Salvation Army
Fragrance (after leaving the allergist's office because perfume in a room full of allergic people would be rude) Elizabeth Taylor Passion (wonderful in cold weather)
We had a dusting of snow last evening, but not enough to cause road troubles. It did however get incredibly cold over night and there are burst pipes and water mains all over the city. Next time I'm feeling sorry for myself I'm going to think of the poor city workers out there repairing burst pipes in sub-zero temperatures. That has to be one of the worst jobs, so make their work a bit easier and give them some room if you need to be out on the roads where they're working.
I'd better go top-up the birdfeeders-the little beggars are peering through the window looking sad.