It must be Autumn if the KoKoKnits blouse is making an appearance.
Nothing says, "Autumn" like a brown, leaf print fabric. The brown pleated skirt is also seeing a first wear since last winter. I haven't properly started unpacking cool weather clothes as we can continue to get warm days well into October, but a few pieces were within easy reach. My sense is we're in for an early winter, but I'm basing that on worsening arthritis symptoms, and my fingers and toes turning blue. You may prefer meteorological data.
This brown and blue check polyester jacket was purchased a few years ago, but rarely worn. It has a pleat at the back giving it a swing effect, but for some reason, I don't like it on me. It isn't too big or small, and the sleeves seem okay, but for some reason I feel like I'm wearing my grandmother's 70's slipcovers when I try this jacket on.
It might look better with a pair of denim flares. This time of year I'm cobbling together outfits from what's still unpacked from summer, and items that were never packed away in spring. It makes for some less-than-idea combinations, but I also enjoy the challenge of wearing things together I ordinarily wouldn't.Outfit Particulars:
KoKoKnits 70's polyester blouse-Goodwill
1970's Lady Devon polyester skirt-Goodwill
1970's Koret of California polyester jacket-Thrift World
Bakelite clip earrings-Goodwill (I think)
Lucite tortoise bangle-Hand-Me-Ups
1940's Corde handbag-Hand-Me-Ups
Bass Weejuns loafers-Goodwill (Yes, I put pennies in them!)
We had swarms of Painted Lady butterflies(I mis-identify them in the video as Red Admiral, but I was corrected) around today, so I shot a video. Hopefully you can see them. If not, you get to hear my authentic Chicago accent which is rare as hen's teeth these days.
Polyester skirt-Thrift World
Margaret Smith vintage handbag-Goodwill (this is my second Smith bag-one more and I'll have a proper collection)
Earrings-New Life Thrift
Fragrance-Santal Royal (yeah, the reviews were bad, but I LOVE it. Luckily I'm not swayed by reviews).
What goes with polyester? Ultrasuede.
1970's Montgomery Wards shirt-Goodwill
1970's brown pleated skirt (yeah, another one. I'm an adult and can have more than one brown pleated skirt if I want)-Goodwill
Vintage Samuel Robert Ultrasuede jacket-Goodwill
Owl brooch-Can't remember
Vintage suede handbag-Goodwill
Fragrance-Vintage Wind Song (yay, smells like the 70's)
Our ribbons and judges comments arrived from the fair. Most of the comments were helpful (bottoms too dark, strive for uniform size, etc.). Danny's Christmas cake notes read, "Good tasting. Ribbon was a nice touch. I question a 12 year old baking with brandy though."
He thinks it was serious, I think it was a bit of good natured joking. At least he didn't use the better part of a $100.00 bottle of Armagnac to preserve pears. Yeah, I did that once. Ooops.
Unlike Danny's windfall, my prize money amounted to a whopping $13.00 I guess I can go crazy and buy some cosmetics at the dollar store.
Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.