Thanks for your kind responses to my last post - I'm finally feeling better, but slow to get back up to speed. In addition to kindness, lately I am the grateful recipient of so much patience and good humour.
|vintage grey leather coat: Derbers Voco Leather-Fashions, Netty Vintage, worn here|
bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction, shown here
vintage brown fun fur maxi skirt: handmade / no label, Netty Vintage
shoes: Fluevog Pindown Farrah
|watch and bracelets: details here|
burnout velvet scarf: gift from my best friend, Wales
I initially left this skirt behind in the shop, because how many places can you wear a brown fun fur maxi skirt? Turns out it's entirely practical - my office is cold, this outfit was also excellent on a long day with lots of car travel time (no bunching, yay!), plus it's one of those fantastically funny garments that secretly crack me up the whole time I'm wearing them. Perfect.
I'm glad it waited for me after all. How can the world not be a good place when there has been a person in it who made this skirt?
I am also very glad to find people going about personal style in similar ways - the hilarious WendyB and her crazy-legs boots, Mrs. D and her new "totally inappropriate looks for the office" series, and Sheila, who just might be as klutzy as me but doesn't let that stop her from being fabulous.
In my most recent mishap, another highly public episode though fortunately not involving blood or fire, I upset a shelf in the pet store - the one displaying stacked containers of 500 live mealworms. Being a magnet for that kind of thing sometimes has me moving through the world very carefully, which of course makes it worse. For the tightrope-walking days, this get-up works well with these boots too.
|rectangular ring: consignment, worn here|
Without others' kindness and patience and humour, rather than just cringing a bit, I'd surely be incapacitated by my desperate awkwardness. This week as I've travelled outside my areas of expertise and greatest competence, I have a particular appreciation for the encouragement of highly accomplished people who have retained their generosity toward the still-learning.
|leather and silver teardrops necklace: Gabii's (Progreso, TX), detail here|
Sometimes one must simply zip on a fun fur maxi skirt and give'r, eh? I'm off to have a go at linking up with Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style, ideally without tripping, spilling, or breaking anything on the way.
P.S. too late - just smashed a glass into the dishwater, lol.
*tiptoes through rest of day*