This week is a bit hectic here, In the Writer's Closet, but I'm full of outfit ideas. I love it when one of my activities inspires another, and vice versa. One of my recent outfits actually inspired a character in my new story (pretty much all my stories start with a character, it almost feels like a character appears, introduce himself/herself to me and tell me their story). This outfit, on the other hand, was inspired by the piece of writing I'm working on now - all in its own time, but I will reveal that hopefully pretty soon.
You've seen this beautiful striped ruana recently in the post Stripes in the City, or Equal in All Directions.
The skirt is a sister of my gray skirt which you've seen in the post Born to Build Bridges. These cute sisters have a hidden panel for a better shape, and I think I finally found a black pencil skirt which is not too boring, thanks to the ruched back sides. On sale for $25 - all the better. And I just have to tell you. Remember the bunny from that post, you can see her in photos? I think I saw her baby today when I was picking up Justin! The tiny baby bunny jumped on the road just in front of my car, thank goodness I was going slow and saw him, and stopped just in time. He could fit in my palm, and so adorable! I hope his mama will teach him to cross the road properly.
The necklace has been in my collection for a while (I think I showed it at least once before, worn with my red and black boiled wool jacket, in the post Reversible, December 2013). The bracelet is new to me though. As you might know, I had a birthday in May, and I splurged a little. Lane Bryant had a line with super gifted Isabel Toledo, and it seems their contract came to an end, because all the models that weren't sold out yet went on crazy sale... I bought a few dresses and skirts, which originally cost up to $200, some more, and I only paid $20 to $40 per item. I sure will be showing my Isabel Toledo mini-collection here, beginning with this stunning unusual Domino bracelet. A lot of her clothing is influenced by 1920-30s, Art Deco - just what I'm into these days. They have great attention to detail, not very often found these days. I'm in heaven.
Finally, the blouse is with me for 4 or 5 years - I don't wear it often, it definitely has a strong character on its own, and we don't always agree. But sometimes we just need one another, and enjoy each other's company very much. I showed it before in the post Bold in January 2014 (a very cool outfit, even if I say so myself).
Blouse (old), ruana and necklace - Chico's
Bag (old) and skirt - Lane Bryant
Shoes - Rockport
Bracelet - Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant
Photos by Justin
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