I would like to thank our local theater community for preparing for Justin's birthday so well this year! We barely made it to the last performance of a humorous, dynamic, fast-paced Hound of Baskervilles at Lakewood Playhouse, as Tacoma Little Theatre offered the dramatic Dracula. I love theater and will watch just about anything. But Justin is a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, and Dracula is up his alley as well, so bingo! That made my birthday present shopping really easy! Both were amazing performances, by the way, and if you're in town, I highly recommend - you'll have an unforgettable evening while supporting local arts. On to my outfit now.
As much as I love bright colors, a black and white color scheme (or rather black and cream this time) is another true love of mine. I especially enjoy mixing big bold patterns. I really like how this outfit came together. I planned another cape, but this one got chosen in the end, and I think it was more harmonious with the whole look. I promised you earlier to show off the wonderful details of the blouse (which you could see recently HERE). Isn't it great?
The skirt is made of beautiful textured fabric, has a good stretch, and the zipper that runs from the waist to the very bottom is fully functional - you can open it to make an improvised slit or even wear it backwards (zipper part upfront), many variations are possible.
The cape is new to me, but I bought it secondhand when one of my favorite plus size bloggers, Grown and Curvy Woman, was cleaning her closet. I'm glad Georgette decided to separate with this piece 'cause I am loving it! It is of very good quality, and I will enjoy wearing it for years to come.
I included the close-ups of my jewelry, also new to me, but both pieces have been around for decades! Genuine vintage pieces via The Citizen Rosebud. Thank you, Bella!
I am very pleased with the slightly Victorian vibe of my outfit (appropriate for the play we were watching that afternoon), while at the same time I think it's perfectly stylish for a contemporary fashionista as well. Suitable for work, play, or sipping coffee with someone you love on a sunny Autumn afternoon. A Bloody Mary would do nicely as well!
Blouse - eShakti
Skirt - Lane Bryant
Cape - secondhand via Georgette
Brooch and bracelet - vintage via Bella
Purse - Michael Kors bought on clearance at TJ MAXX
Booties - Aquatalia via Nordstrom Rack
Sunnies - Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant
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