On Sunday I decided to curl my hair with a flat iron in order to get carefree and tousled waves for a fresh, modern look. Instead I ended up with 1960’s bouffant hair. What can I say? Even when I try to do modern I end up with vintage. So, I decided to go with it and pulled out the swing coat and shift dress.
This is one of my favourite coats. OK. I say that about every coat, but this really is a lovely one. It is a Peggy French Couture swing coat, which I am guessing to be 1960’s by the style and limited internet research I have conducted. I love the unique collar it has, with the front snap hidden under the collar tie detail. It is teal coloured wool, and I think it was custom made, since it has measurements on the tag. I found it at Goodwill, back in the day when they used to have great finds. Sigh, those were the days.
Anyways, I paired it with an East Indian tunic I wear as a shift dress, a snakeskin patterned clutch and some sparkly rhinestone earrings. Oh, and of course, with a look this 60’s inspired, the white sunglasses were a must.
I am just getting over a head cold, which is why there haven’t been any style posts lately; since my activities this past week have consisted mainly of taking sinus medication and sleeping. Ah, that lovely time of the year!
Last night was my Dad’s birthday, so we went out for supper. I am still looking a little peaky in these images, but it was so nice to dress up and go out! I think one of the best things to do when sick, is to put an effort into your outfit (though I went sans makeup last night) so at least even if you feel wretched, you don’t look it.
It makes a difference- just like brightly coloured tights do to a monochromatic look like this- all black and white- and then surprise- that pop of teal to shake things up. Ah, I love my brightly coloured tights. Winter is pretty blah most of the time, so adding colour and warmth, simultaneously, is great for morale. And who am I kidding; I never go completely monochromatic- usually I have to take the colour away, not add it!
Here is little project I was working on last week: hand lettered Valentine’s cards.
I usually use sappy sweet Victorian-style verses like: “Time stands still dear, when you are near”, “You hold the key to my heart” and “Flowers are love’s truest affection”, but this year I decided to try something different and use Bible verses about love. The nice thing is, these don’t immediately scream “Valentine’s” so I will try a few others for everyday cards as well.