When I introduced you to my genuine suede fringed skirt in THIS POST recently, I mentioned that I had an idea of a more bohemian looking outfit with that same skirt, and now... voilà! I present you another outfit featuring the skirt, a more relaxed and a little bohemian one (a bit pilgrim-ish even), though it isn't exactly what I had in mind at first.
At first, I planned to pair the skirt with a cropped sweater with fringed collar, but when I put on the two pieces together, the outfit didn't sing, and I felt quite bummed, because I really had my heart set on a boho style. I also had to wear flat boots that day, and I wasn't sure they'd work with this skirt in another combination of elements. (I hurt my foot a while ago, and I try to avoid high heels while it is still in the process of healing.) Then suddenly this wool poncho jumped at me from the closet shelf... all right, it didn't actually jump at me, it didn't even fall on me, to be honest, but it almost literally looked right in my face making me wonder how come I didn't even think about it. I love this poncho (much more than that sweater), and even though it was still a cold day (it got much warmer since), I decided to wear it that day, because we pretty much planned to go out and about and mostly in and out of the car, not much walking outside. It was a bit nippy, but it worked.
I love how fringes play with each other, love the combination of black and warm, almost caramel-like brown. I added a floppy hat (a great solution not only for warmth, but for a bad hair day too) and a bunch of semi-precious stones, wood and glass jewelry - something that I collected over many years - boutique finds and gifts from Justin and old friends.
That day, we celebrated Anna's birthday. She turned 14, our hipster kid, a budding artist and a fan of music. Coincidentally, the night before her birthday, we received a letter of acceptance from art school - the high school of her choice!
So among a few other places, we visited a record store that day. Apparently, there are quite a few of them in Tacoma. One of Anna's Christmas gifts was an old fashioned turntable and a couple of records to start a collection. She was so excited! And I am excited because I too was very much into music when I was her age, and Andrei, my brother, used to buy lots of records for his turntable too, back in the 1980s and 1990s.
I haven't been inside of a record store in ages! It felt great to browse, they have hundreds of records, both old and new ones, as well as used CDs. Anna got herself a record that was on her wish list, and I got a few old CDs with jazz and Kate Bush's music.
Everything on me you've seen before, multiple times:
Suede skirt - 6th&Lane
Poncho - Pendleton
Hat - Lane Bryant
Silk blouse - thrifted
Boots - Born
Purse - Michael Kors
Jewelry - collected over the years
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