I do love wearing bright colours. My husband mentioned that on the hanger, this dress didn't look all that interesting-and he was right. What sold me wasn't the colours or the fabric, but the long length and wide sweep of the skirt. I knew with a fitted jacket it would make for an interesting line, and with a bit of luck make me look taller in the process.
Vintage jacket (has a matching sheath dress)-Thrift World
Betsey Johnson purse-Dillard's
Green enamel clamper bracelets-both Target years ago
Earrings-New Life Thrift
Vera 70s maxi skirt-Goodwill
Mexican silver bracelet-Goodwill
Sara Coventry silver bracelet-Goodwill
Vintage silver belt-New Life Thrift
Earrings- K Mart
Caftan-purchased at an artist's studio in Evanston Illinois, early 80's
1980s blouse-Thrift World
Vintage handbag-Thrift World
Halloween is coming! As someone that wasn't permitted candy (or much food, generally speaking) as a child, the idea of ringing doorbells, holding out a bag, and being given free candy has always appealed to me. It still does, though these day we keep some non-food treats on hand for allergic children. When you dress like I do, the costume bit seems like just another day, however I do love the Halloween specific clothing in the stores. These glow in the dark! I mean, really glow enough to see your way through a dark hallway to the toilet at 3 AM. I found these at Target in the children's department (their kids stuff runs large, but keep in mind I am quite short). I am looking forward to wearing these out at night. I always bake a Barmbrack at Halloween, but other than that we just sit here with a big bowl of candy and wait for trick or treaters. Last year was grim-we only had five. Because we live on a college campus I suspect neighbouhood children don't bother coming through as they don't know there are townhomes here as well as the student dormitories.
Vintage beaded bag-Goodwill
When I see you next, I have some outfits from the cooler days including the first corduroy of the year. I hope you're as excited as I am.
See you later, and don't judge me for the dumplings😁