But (almost) everything goes with it.
I hadn't planned to do a week of mini skirts, but the weather and wardrobe conspired to make it happen. This 80's suede mini was purchased at the long defunct retailer, Paul Harris. I was surprised to see the label inside as I rarely shopped there. I must have been in a mall and spotted it through a window or something. The skirt has rarely been worn since the 80's, and the suede has become rather stiff and dried out over the years. The lining needs to be removed and re-sewn as it hangs a bit, and I'm not sure it is worth the effort. I'll likely end up packing it away for another few decades though if I can wear something like this in my eighties that would be great fun! I suppose that's reason enough for keeping it.
1980's suede skirt-Paul Harris
Silver thread polo neck-K Mart
Fragrance-Chanel No. 22
You still want more of my vintage mini collection? Okay, Let's play two! (Sorry, have baseball on my brain). Here's your double-header.
1980's Esprit skirt-Esprit boutique
Green top-K mart
Vintage 80's Carol Dauplaise brooch-Marshall Field's about 35 years ago (Have matching earrings and a necklace but it is too much together)
Vintage 80's earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Fragrance-Chanel No. 22
Why yes, I did give myself a haircut (more like hacking away at it with sewing scissors, but let's not get lost in details). It is my least favourite chore but I can't see handing over money to someone for something I'm capable of doing myself. I might take it shorter-I'm really wanting a short bob for winter as I tuck my hair up under a hat most days. I do realise the more I cut my hair the greyer it looks as most of my outgrowth these days is silver. My hair is very thin and fragile so I don't expect to be colouring it any time soon, though I wouldn't rule out a colour rinse. Eventually when it is all grey I hope to do either a blue or lavender rinse for the full Mrs. Slocombe look. I have a lacy jabot-and I'm not afraid to wear it!
Just picture this with lilac hair.
I'm nearing the end of my vintage mini collection (I think). There's probably more that don't fit, so if I can find them to unpack, I might show them on hangers. We'll see. I've been sort of baseball focused lately. It has been one hell of a series, and if I didn't want the Cubs to win I'd be forced to admit the Indians are playing some damn fine baseball. I had a feeling the series would go the full seven games as both teams are so well matched, but it has been great to watch, even when the Cubs were down. I never expected to see this is my lifetime, and though I haven't lived in Chicago for decades, I'm still a Chicagoan (born on the North side at Edgewater Hospital) and I can't escape getting caught up in the excitement. I cried when the crowd sang, Go Cubs Go after the final game at Wrigley. Cried! It transcends baseball, and as my husband and son look at me like I'm from another planet, I know I'm not alone in my emotional state. So yes, Go Cubs Go, but (shhh) I'm kind of sorry the series can't be a draw because both teams are deserving. But really, Go Cubs Go! 108 years is a long time for a city to wait. As they say, "Any team can have a bad century."