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We're having a brief return to summer with heat and humidity better suited to July, but I know too well that it won't last but a few days. The evenings have been cool, which makes sleeping pleasant. I do enjoy this time of year, still having opportunities to wear lightweight items as well as the woolens. Layering is definitely a good strategy.
The jacket lasted about five minutes outside, but went back on as soon as I stepped indoors. This is my, "Don't fuck with me" pose, also known as the, "Clean up your shit, or it is going in the bin" pose. Depends on the circumstances.
"I'm sorry, I can't hear you because my ears are already full of excuses. Try again later."
Dress-God knows. It is so old I forgot when I bought it.
Kate Spade bag-Goodwill
Sara Coventry earrings-Garage sale
Brooch (on dress)-Hand-Me-Ups
Lippy-Wine With Everything (More like, "Whine" around here lately)
Fragrance-Vintage formulation Cabochard
Tuesday brought a bit of paisley x 2 with the addition of a scarf.
Not that I required a wool scarf, but hey, matching!
I don't judge how you get your thrills, okay?
Well, maybe I do...a little.
These beautiful vintage clip earrings were .25 cents at the Sarpy County Museum Garage Sale.
Vintage Willi of California Dress-Goodwill
Vintage wool scarf-Hand-Me-Ups
Clamper bracelet-gift years ago
Vintage earrings-Sarpy County Museum sale
Oh look, another brown handbag. I'm consistent, if nothing else.
The vanity in the powder room is much higher than the upstairs. I didn't have any trouble getting my leg up, but down was another story!
Thursday was, "Dress like your Nana Day" so I dug out this frumpy spotty dress and a checked vintage Handmacher jacket. It wasn't really "Dress Like Your Nana Day", but had it been,
I was ready with appropriate attire. I miss Clara more and more as I get older. I made a prune plum torte this week and almost cried that I couldn't share it with her. No one loved prune plums like my nan. Anyway, this is exactly the sort of combination she would have worn, though with considerably less pattern mixing.
Here's a rare photo of both grandmothers sitting together without fighting (at least long enough for the photo). Alice is on the left, Clara on the right. Alice was more fashionable, but Clara was more stylish. I probably dress a bit like both of them on any given day. That's not a bad thing as far as I'm concerned.
The band has yellowed, but the watch itself is in nice condition. I have two identical watches now, so perhaps I'll try replacing the band on one and see how it looks.
I was afraid these Italian made earrings would catch my hair horribly, but to my delight, they didn't.
Vintage Mario Forte for Handmacher jacket-Hand-Me-Ups
Earrings-Sarpy Museum Garage Sale
Sara Coventry brooch-Sarpy County Museum Yard Sale (.50 cents!)
Mod vintage watch (the centre spins when wound)-Sarpy County sale (I found two!)
Spanish tapestry purse-Salvation Army
Fragrance-Vintage Formulation Samsara (still makes me sneeze. Bummer)
Finally, I dug out my very favourite autumn skirt for the first wear of the season. In the sun, the coppery colour shows better, but even on a dull day, I still feel like a (recently discontinued flavour) Quality Street. I'm not really a toffee person myself, but I do adore this skirt (Really people, Christmas isn't ruined forever.
They've changed the flavours before, the Earth still turns, life goes on).
Anyone for an absurdly over-priced French handbag? I didn't think so. Mine was NWT at the Goodwill for a fiver. This isn't my typical style of bag, but it was so nicely made, and brown (always a selling point for me) I bought it anyway.
Vintage jacket (part of a suit)-long gone vintage shop in Brookline, Massachusetts
Shoes- K Mart a few years ago
Vintage polyester crepe blouse-Hand-Me-Ups
Vintage earrings with seashells and flecks-Sarpy County Museum Sale-.25 cents
Fragrance-Vintage formulation Opium
Whew, that was a lot of outfits. I apologise for the mega-posts, but life has been so upside-down lately I don't know if I'm coming or going. You could be worse things than busy though, so I'll not complain too much.
I'm headed to an Alpaca farm tomorrow. I'll be wearing old shoes.
Hope you're having a splendid weekend.