This was the lead picture, until closer inspection revealed that one button of my vest is undone!
I must wear this necklace more often! I received many compliments. (Although, every time I’d get a comment, I’d look down at the necklace and discover another dried droplet of the Frank’s Red Hot I’d spilled while eating my breakfast. Quite embarrassing.)
The blouse and skirt are two of my favorite wardrobe items. I thrifted the skirt for my part as Joanne in Vanities. At the time, I thought it dowdy, but I later realized that, with the right styling, it was actually very sexy. I like not only the cut, but the pockets and the secret elastic at the back of the waistband. Based on the tag, my friend Julie guessed that the skirt was from the early 90’s collection at Talbot’s. When was the last time pocketed skirts were popular?
I’ve been fascinated with Bebe ever since my dancing buddy in Phoenix revealed that her car had been repossessed because she spent all her money on Bebe clothing instead of her car payments. Everything in her closet was Bebe and none of it fit me (sigh). I’ve always been too poor to buy much from that store. I found this blouse at an outlet in Honolulu. My favorite thing about it is the asymmetrical ruffles on the sleeves. Because the shirt is sheer and somewhat unstructured, I usually wear it under something else, but I always try to ensure those lovely cuffs show!
Edited to add purse close-up. Click the image for a larger view.