Yes ladies and gentleman, this is how I felt this morning. After purchasing 48 articles of clothing in the past three days, I Kimberellie, had nothing to wear! Oh, dear.
Mostly I think I'm a little overwhelmed. I don't have enough closet space, nor head space, nor hangers, to figure out this mass of clothing. What shall I wear my new clothes with? Should I just pair them with one another? Or should I pair them up with well loved older clothes? What shoes? What jacket? What accessories? Ah, if I only I always had this problem!
Anyway, here's my first attempt:
Oh, and the jacket (we obviously need a whole section on THE jacket):
This was my mother’s jacket. She bought it over thirty years ago. I LOVE it. It is so super warm and totally luxe. I had it re-stitched (is that what you call it?) three years ago (the stitching was getting old and rotten in places) . When I went in to the tailor and told them how I wanted all the stitching redone, they told me it needed to be dry cleaned. But I had already tried to dry clean it and was told they couldn’t because of the collar. So the tailors took it as is.
Anyway, when I went to pick it up, not only did I find it beautifully redone, but also I found they had dry cleaned it! I guess they removed the collar and then put it back! Oh, how wonderful of them!
Anyway, it is a beautiful jacket; and also it twirls quite nicely. It is wool and double lined so it is REALLY heavy. I mean seriously heavy. It weighs just over five pounds (really,I just weighed it!).
I love my jacket. Unfortunately it hasn’t really been cold enough all winter to wear it!The twirl:
jacket, vintage: was my mother's
shoes, naturalizer: $30
jeans, bongo on clearance: $2
shirt, from winner's on clearance: $2
gloves, cole haan on clearance: $5