Recently I have added a number of new accessories into my wardrobe, Fashionable Reader. OK, so some of them were from several months ago and I forgot to report in, but here they are...
|Black & White bow earrings from Ruby Blackbird|
My favorite thing about these earrings, apart from the adorableness, is the fact that they are super light weight, and Rachel always uses hypoallergenic metal for her hooks.
|Collar gift from the BFF|
This collar was a gift from the BFF. She found it at a vintage market. I'm not certain exactly what I am going to do with it, probably pair it with some of my few high necked sweaters, but I'm actively looking for ways to wear it.
Also a gift from the BFF. I went begging to borrow a hat for a wedding because it was outside and I hadn't a big one that worked with the dress I wanted to wear. She had three and I chose this one, which she promptly gifted to me. You see why I love her?
|Miz Mooz Shoes (no longer available but there are some other great ones)|
I briefly reported on these as well. I've been hunting for some cream close toed shoes for a while now and finally took a risk and ordered these. Miz Mooz has been failing to fit me comfortably recently, but these ones are great. You'll see me in them soon, I suspect.
|Black poofy skirt from Crossraods Trading|
I got this to be both and underskirt and a skirt, anything that can run double duty on book tour is good with me. I haven't fully tested it yet. Of course a full skirt to my waist with the Rack can sometimes be ridiculous looking so I am not confident in its efficacy but there is only one way to find out ~ photos.
|Brown cardy thrifted in Exeter|
I found this puppy at a charity shop in Exeter when I was in England for WorldCon. I've been looking for a brown short wasted cardy for ages. This one is BCBG and has a modern edge to it but the cut suits vintage. I am considering putting some pearl buttons down the front. Still, it's nice to cross a unicorn off my list at last!
To eat in gloves or mittens was always foolish; fortunately it is no longer fashionable; but greatly the contrary.
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book by Eliza Leslie (American 1864)
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