Look at this riot of colour! You know where I got my inspiration. You're a good influence on me Sue!
Born Comfort shoes that are not comfortable. At all. Unless it is supposed to be Born as in labour pain, which wouldn't hurt near as bad as wearing these blasted shoes. I'm not even going to re-donate them.
I have three bags like this-one red, one black and this blue. I know they're all so similar it is absurd to keep buying them, but I can't help it. There's something about these plastic beaded bags that remind me of my youth, and they're typically so inexpensive it would be silly to leave them. I'm always happy when I can find an occasion to use them as it makes my purchases feel less frivolous.
Square dancing frock-Thrift World
Cotton embellished Mexican cardigan-Thrift World
Hair flowers-Tiff and Tam
Belt-K Mart, years and years ago
Earrings-The Mexican Shop, Evanston, Illinois
Vintage necklaces-both Hand-Me-Ups
Fragrance-Galanos (I really AM reliving the 80's)
I tried catching another sunbeam today from the window, but as I suspected, the camera wouldn't play again. I did get a ridiculous pose, so here you are. I feel like a cross between a wizard and a Balinese dancer...without mastering either. A wizard could get the sunbeam magic back.
So that was the flash of colour, to break-up all the duller clothes in my winter wardrobe. I'm on a higher dose of steroid medication than I'm used to and it has really blown-up my face. I don't care, but I don't want to frighten anyone with these photos. It will go back down again...eventually. My hand is healing, and that's really what's important. Anyway, back to the beige.
I bought this mohair/angora combo coat earlier in the year but it never seemed like the right time to wear it. Today's 50+ mph winds made up my mind. It wasn't that cold out, but the wind made it feel terrible. I've alos been waiting for an occasion to wear this mink pillbox hat, so with spring on the horizon (hopefully) it seemed like now or next year. I'm more of a, "Now" person, whenever possible.
J.H. Collectibles jacket-Goodwill
Flower-Tiff and Tam
Vintage shell earrings-New Life Thrift
Vintage Necklaces-Both Hand-Me-Ups
1970's wool skirt (part of a suit) Goodwill
Liz Claiborne belt-Goodwill
Tights-DKNY years ago
Vintage Naturalizer shoes-Thrift World
Lippy-Revlon Jungle Peach (a 60's shade reissue)
Fragrance-Vintage formulation Diorissimo (I'm on a lily of the valley kick at present)
I made a quick stop at two of my favourite thrift stores this weekend, and both yielded some treasures. I wasn't particularly in the mood, but the boys wanted to look for movies and books, and being out and about does me a world of good when I'm feeling awful, so I went. The lizard skin box bag, and the silk and wool wide-leg trousers were good scores, but the huge California Ware platter with affixed bowl was the prize of the weekend. I also found some California ware mugs, so it was a very successful trip. Now, I need a better bookcase to display the pottery collection before it threatens to take over my life. I do use the pieces, and I just love the look of them. California pottery hasn't become too collectible yet, and you can still find pieces easily if you're looking for something interesting to collect. I can't promise it will ever become valuable, but most of the potteries are now defunct, and I've noticed pieces being made in that style coming from China. If you've been on the fence about it, I do think this is a good time to start acquiring pieces. I'll try to put together a post devoted to the potteries, and show some of my collection (but there's a LOT of it, so probably not soon),
I hope you have a lovely week. If my finger/hand lets me, I'm going to plant a border of gladiolas around the garden this week. That little wire fence was driving me mad.