Ow! I have to stop wearing staples! Before I get my hat and leave...
I realised as I dressed this morning that I've been more or less a sweater and skirt sort of person my entire life. What could be easier? Dress it up or down with scarves, necklaces, brooches-you have an outfit. I struggle with summer as a blouse doesn't quite work the same (it should, but...). Once things cool off, I'm back in my comfort zone wearing the clothes that make me happy. Of course there's room for dresses, suits and even trousers, but when I bolt out of bed late for wherever it is I need to be that morning, I like having a "go-to" look. This is that look.
Of course Lurex wasn't a thing in the 40's (that I'm aware of). I really like how gold thread is combined with the grey rather than silver. It is unexpected, and broadens the possibilities for the outfit. A mustard yellow jacket would work here too, or camel.
80's sweater-New Life Thrift
Vintage wool skirt-Goodwill
Vintage 40's suede bag-Goodwill
Pendleton '49er jacket-Goodwill
40's acorn brooch-can't remember
Fragrance-Vintage formulation Estee Lauder Knowing
"I'm bored! Show something with a bit of colour!"
Okay, Xerox how about this?
Bright red/orange eye shadow from a colourful palette by NYX. Gosh I love red eye cosmetics. I had been using a deep red blusher, but now that I've found the NYX stuff, I'm hooked.
"I think Xerox is being unfair, I rather like the grey outfit."
Thanks Mr. Goose! This is an odd goose by the way-he appears to be a hybrid between a Canada goose and god-only-knows? Maybe a Snow goose? Domestic goose? He was hanging with a flock of Canada geese at the park.
I bought these last Spring at goodwill-unworn, original tags still on. They're quite comfortable to walk in, though they are a bit larger than I'd like. Next time, a pair of socks.
This time I've tucked my sweater in. This vintage acrylic polo neck has a zip neck so I didn't need to mess my hair or makeup getting dressed. My mum always threw a sheer scarf over her head when pulling on clothes, but I never bother. Most days the makeup and hair are done after I dress. I know, I know, I'm doing it wrong!
Vintage polo neck (70's, probably)-Goodwill
Vintage 70's wool skirt (part of a suit)-Goodwill
Wooden leaves brooch-Etsy
Halloween brooch-Can't remember
Earrings-Sarpy museum sale
Red bracelet-Filene's 90's
Vintage Kadin handbag-Goodwill
Fragrance- Vintage formulation Aromatics Elixir
Finally, I bought myself a cheap smart phone to post photos on Instagram. I think I still prefer the blog format, but it is a nice way to connect with friends that have moved away from Blogger. The camera on the phone is pretty shitty, and I'm technically inept, so don't expect much ;) I'm posting as goodymcgoodface if you feel like checking it out. I think it might be good for things that don't merit a full post, but I'll warn you the photos are terrible.