Woo! It's a blustery day out there today! Wind, rain and well...weather.
- Jacket - Danier Couture, consignment; last worn here in February with green jungle
- Blouse - no label, early 80s, thrifted; purchased here for $8.95
- Skirt - Club Monaco, consignment; last seen here with leopard in February
- Boots - BCBG; last worn here with cobalt and fiesta! last week
|I see someone peeking around the corner!|
The jacket was perfect for styling over the blouse because it lets the sweet little ruffled cuffs stick out and the rounded neckline shows off the blouse's high collar. Many of my coworkers had early 80s flashbacks over blouses like this, worn with cameos or little ribbon ties!
|"Mmm, something on the floor. I should eat it."|
- Necklace - Aldo
- Ear-balls - thrifted
I was trying to take a backwards selfie (of infinity!) in my two bathroom mirrors so that you could see how cool these ear-balls look, but something else got captured instead.
|"Dum de dum, what's up here?"|
|"Looking for criminal activity, ma'am!"|
|"I must test this with my front feet only."|
|"Maybe you should feed me? Or maybe I should bite your camera string."|
1. Ally of Shybiker asked, "I've never worn a leather dress: I wonder how that feels. Is it heavy?"
It feels awesome, actually. Real leather is...skin, so it stretches (some) and over time conforms to your body's shape. It breathes wonderfully, being skin; its reputation for being hot is not deserved, although it's a little too warm to wear in summer, and a touch too cold for really frigid winters. I call spring and autumn "leather weather" because it's perfectly suited for wind (blocks it), rain (won't hurt it! really!) and shoulder-season temperatures.
Fake leather, PVC, pleather, whatever you call it - that stuff is hot! It does not breathe at all. I hate fake leather. It also tends to rot away, dissolving into a gooey mess.
Is it [leather] heavy? No, no more than wearing denim, but that does depend on the thickness of it. The dress I wore yesterday was Italian leather, which is very thin and was tanned to be very soft and supple. Vintage suede (suede is just the back-side of leather!) tends to be really thick, and suede overall tends to be more fragile than leather as it's treated more to make it softer. If you shop for leather second-hand, feel it! Good quality leather stays soft a long, long time. Never buy hard leather - it will not soften up.
2. Anna of Anna's Island Style asked, after enjoying yesterday's shoes asked, "What size are you?"
I'm anywhere from a size 8.5 to a 10 (Canadian sizing is the same as US sizing), or a 39 to 40 in European sizing. It depends on the shoe. Yesterday's shoes are a 39, so about a 9. I have long skinny feet, disproportionate to my 5'4" height. I always try shoes on, even if they aren't "my" size, if they are anywhere close to that range. You never know!
And a treat: this is my awesome hairdresser Sofia, wearing my green leather jacket that I gave her a couple of months ago.
here (2nd outfit, as outerwear). It just wasn't me.
I love to give away my clothes (I donated several bags last week, and gave away a massive amount at Book Club, AND took 3 giant bags to work on Friday and dispersed them), and I love it even more when I see my friends and colleagues wearing them! Thanks, Sofia!