I'm having a metallic trousers moment, having bought three pair in the last month. I think these will look lovely with a white cashmere poloneck in the dead of winter, but today I'm wearing them with a nylon blouse I bought forever ago. I'm not sure it is so much a styling trick as a matter of personal taste but I try to balance evening looks (the trousers) with something casual (the blouse and corduroy handbag). that's not to say there isn't room in my style for over-the-top opulence, but not too often. That's more of a holiday look to my mind. You've probably noticed I can't be bothered to do much with my hair-that's not a style decision so much as laziness. Sometimes, I think I should do something with it, but instead I reach for a pair of combs and I'm out the door. That's never going to change, I'm afraid.
1980's Kay Unger trousers-Goodwill
Vintage blouse-can't remember
Vintage belt-Thrift World
This outfit was a challenge to put together as inside the house, the jacket looked to be different hues of brown. Outside, it was a green/grey. You're probably wondering why I selected such a bright green belt...
Vintage 80's skirt-Marshall Field's
Vintage Donkenny blouse-Goodwill
Betsey Johnson purse-Goodwill
Earrings-Italian import shop in the 80's
Fragrance-Guerlain Parure (Mmmm, aromatherapy for when everything else in life reeks of misery)
I never really had a chance to relax over summer, and now as we're starting the school year I'm feeling more stretched than usual. September is as mad as August, but without all the baking! We'll be taking a short trip to western Nebraska to see the bird migration, so perhaps I can sleep in the car. I'm almost wishing an early winter because once a blizzard comes there isn't much to do but stay home and sleep. I used to love when the pipes froze on the farm-no doing laundry for a couple days. Here, our insulated basement offers no such break.
Sandals-ancient, can't remember
I'm not planting a winter garden this year. Yes, it is nice having spinach and mustard greens in the dead of winter, but it is just as easy to visit the health food store across the street and buy it from the
This is the back. You can see the very shiny fabric inside. It looks like a bin bag!
The gown has snaps to fasten it at the side. It is in excellent condition save for the buttons that need to be sewn back on. I haven't tried it on, but it looks like it might fit, although I'd need seriously high heels. The bottom of the gown in a wide fishtail of sorts, so I wouldn't want to hem it and lose the overall line. This might just be packed away as part of the collection, but if I can, I'd like to wear it at least once, if only for a photo.
Sorry about the photo, but you get the idea. When our weather clears I'll try to get better photos outside-it really is a lovely gown and I'm not doing a good job of showing all the fun bits and bobs.
I'll leave you with a photo of the sun Monday afternoon in Omaha. We're getting some smoke in the air from wildfires in Saskatchewan. Surprisingly, the air quality isn't as bad as it looks, but it must be hellish for people in Canada. Floods. fires...I won't tempt the Universe asking, "What's next?"