This entire outfit centered around two items that I've been dying to wear lately, but haven't been sure how to sport. First are the earrings. When I was a girl, probably about 10 or 11 years old, my mother bought me these earrings. I thought that they were the most beautiful earrings that I'd ever seen. They reminded me of the early Victorian era, which I was then romanticizing after reading a biography of Queen Victoria (I know, I'm dying to see The Young Victoria!). My parents have a few pictures of me wearing them over the years on special occasions, but I never knew how to incorporate them regularly...they seemed too elegant for my everyday life. Still, I saved them and there they've sat in my jewelry box for years, treasured.
The second item is a hand-knitted, vintage Scottish sweater that I found in a church thrift store with the tags still attached. I'd seen it various times, but wasn't willing to pay the $10.00 price tag (I've become so cheap!). The last time that I visited, it was marked down to three dollars, so I decided to bring it home with me. For someone who thinks she has an aversion to pink, I've realized lately that there's a lot of it in my wardrobe...the earrings and sweater included. Well, today those earrings came out of the box and paired well with my new light pink sweater.
Skirt: 70's Vintage
Beret: La France Vintage
Sweater: Vintage, Church Thrift Sale
Purse: Thrifted Vintage, Savers
Shoes: I Love Comfort, Sears
Tights: American Apparel
Ring: Thrifted, Goodwill
Coat: 70's Vintage
This cream coat is one of the two that I bought yesterday. I'd planned to wear the mauve swing coat with this outfit, but decided upon dressing that the effect was a little too precious overall for my taste. The coat makes me feel like a snuggly bunny; its so warm! I love the way the collar drapes down the back--it sort of has a sailor-ish feeling, don't you think?
Does anyone else have a piece of jewelry that they've treasured since childhood? If so, I'd love to hear about it.