March in the American Midwest is unpredictable. One day we have an ice storm, the next it is 60 degrees. I know enough to keep out my warm coats (until June, realistically) but I've been slowly shifting everything else to warmer temperatures.
Thank you to everyone for offering your thoughts on having my spine fused. I'm not in a hurry to do it, but it is helpful to hear accounts that have gone well, and not so well.
Anyway, onto the clothes-get comfortable, I have some proper outfits to show for a change.
I loved the colour of this suit-an almost neon orange/red. Alas, the cut was frumpy, so I have already moved it along. That will be the case with most of the outfits I show this week.
1980's Made in Hong Kong linen suit-Goodwill
1970's cotton knit sweater-Hand-Me-Ups
Poodle Pins (on sweater)-Hand-me-Ups
Floral pin on jacket-Tiff and Tam
Bakelite and cinnabar bangles-all over
Vintage Johanssen handbag-Hand-Me-Ups
Earrings-New Life Thrift
So that was a warm, sunny day. Being Omaha, it didn't last.
1960's knit pencil skirt and matching sweater, both Crown Colony of Hong Kong and purchased in two different shops in Omaha within a few weeks of each other. I am positive they are a set. Must have cleared out granny's house and dumped the stuff in various thrifts around the city.
60's skirt and top-Goodwill and Hand-Me-Ups
Wool Fair Isle knee socks-K Mart a few years ago
Telephone cord handbag-Etsyt
1940's swing coat-Hand-Me-Ups
Brooch on sweater-Goodwill
Then, the sun came back (starting to see a pattern here?)
Early 90's silk suit-can't remember
Lynda Barry shirt for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago-bought it in the gift shop in the 80's
Floral pins-Tiff and Tam
Zipper earrings-K Mart
40's choker-Thrift World
80's Angela Frascone handbag-Goodwill
Teal bangles-all over
I had a serious clear out of clothes this week. Multiply this picture by four. It had to be done.
80's silk skirt-Goodwill
St. John short-sleeved sweater-Goodwill
Vintage jacket-No idea. I don't even remember buying it.
Necklace-New Life Thrift
Vintage crystal clip earrings-Goodwill
Vintage handbag-New Life Thrift
Fragrance-Amouage Bracken Woman (review soon-spoiler, LOVE it)
Didn't photograph the outfit, but look at how well my brooch and necklace match. How's that for one-in-a-million?
Finally, it had been too long since the Fart Blaster had been seen (and heard) in public.
Parachute material skirt-Goodwill
Sequin top-no idea
Jacket-part of a 70's suit
belt-came with a cardigan
brooch on shirt-can't remember
Silver link bracelet-Hand-Me-Ups
So there you have it, our up and down weather depicted in wardrobe changes. Wonder what else I'll find as I excavate the packed away clothes? I really hate this time of year-it is almost like I forgot how to dress myself as I need to adapt to the changing weather. Anyhoo, good to clear out the less than favourite stuff so I can bring in new...