For goodness sake!
Snow in October is almost always a bad sign of things to come, and this was a bad storm. Last Sunday we were expecting 1/2 inch of snow. Instead we had several inches, high winds, ice, and mass power outages across the city. By Tuesday morning there were still people waiting to have power restored. We had a tree come down blocking our street, but the city was out quickly to take care of it. Our lights flickered a few times but we were lucky enough to keep power on. One street over they were blacked-out. Today, the sun was out, our temperatures were in the upper 60s and there's no trace of the storm that ground things to a halt. If it happened in December we'd have been ready to deal with it, but instead it was a surprise for everyone concerned. Ah well, we got through it but really, I never did like surprises.
I did get an opportunity to wear my new-to-me vintage 70s ski jacket. I was drawn to the zip-out sleeves (I'm a sucker for clothes that multi-task).
I had a ski jacket in the 70s but it was down, very puffy, and it leaked leaving a trail of feathers on my clothes. I got through most of the 70s wearing a red wool Hudson's Bay blanket coat, which I loathed, but at least it didn't shed. For the longest time I wouldn't wear red as I still felt the trauma of being teased by my classmates' "Orphan Annie" chants every day on the bus, but I've long since made my peace with red, even purchasing a vintage red car coat last year. I do draw the line at Hudson's Bay though.
I stayed warm, unlike Mr. Ghosty in the garden. Poor fella had icicles hanging off him.
Speaking of Halloween decorations, here's some you can wear. Honestly, I'll wear these all year. Sequined skull pumps might not seem like a practical pair of shoes at first glance but...yeah, fine. I can't spin these as anything other than wildly impractical but at least they were cheaply thrifted so I'm keeping them out of the landfill. How's that?
I even have a sparkly purple sweater to perfectly match them.
They would have worked with this outfit too, but I went for my purple suede boots. Yes, the vest is made of feathers, and yes I have shorts on beneath the blouse. No, I can't hook you up with a dime bag. Sorry.
Really, The hardest drug I do is vitamin D. Now get off my lawn, you beatniks.
Speaking of things that remind me of drugs...this dress was described by my son as, "Someone's bad acid trip rendered in fabric."
...He might have a point. I think it is more like The Scream. Anyway, whenever something seems over-the-top I like to throw some sequins and a big belt at it-just so there's no possible whiff of "Normal" in certain light. Nothing kills the possibility of good taste like an 80s belt...
.. except possibly a floral hat. Or both. I mean, there's no law insisting you choose.
I don't have words for how much I love this 60s faux amber cha-cha bracelet. The 70s goldstone ring on my index finger was made by Avon. I just adore goldstone-wonder why it fell out of popularity? It seems like it was everywhere in the 70s.
Vintage dress-A thrift store in New Hampshire years ago
Vintage handbag-Thrift World
Fragrance-don't recall what it was, but probably something green-Knowing, maybe?
Know what would look great with that dress...
Exactly. But it needn't be this hat. I have plenty of others. In fact, over on Instagram (@Goodymcgoodface) I've been doing a regular Saturday hat feature called (wait for it)...Haturday Night Fever. Ain't I clever?! Anyway, here's a better hat for that dress...
Isn't it a beauty?
Skirt and blouse both Goodwill
Tooled belt-Thrift World