Despite all my past warnings about black, today’s post seems to have a very black theme. Back in my pre-psoriasis days, I was a big fan of black. Not in a Goth way. I just loved black. I snorted in disagreement when Trinny & Susannah claimed that black did not suit most people. To me, it was classy and if I’m honest, it was an easy colour to wear. No thought needed, just stick on all-black and away you go!
I guess I still hanker slightly after those days and clearly this hankering was very much to the fore during my trip to the States. The first of my jackets is one that I think I will get a lot of wear out of. However, I’m not happy with how I’ve styled it in this picture. Ideally I would prefer it with jeans and a white top. But I don’t seem to possess the correct white top to go with it – darn! I’ll need to shop. Before you suggest a tee-shirt, let me explain that my figure is not one which is flattered by a tight-fitting tee-shirt. They are just way too unforgiving of the mid-section … even in my size 10 days (a moment please, whilst I sigh nostalgically!) I always preferred something looser around the tummy area.
Reduced from $100 to $27, it would frankly have been rude to leave this behind. I’m not sure if the photo picked it up, but there are also silver threads going through this and it has a silver edging around the border and pockets. The brand is INC and I bought it in Macys. God bless Macys … you go to the till with a jacket whose tag says $49 and when it rings up, it’s a mere $27. Happened twice. How happy was I?
|It may be black but the white threads will camouflage a flaky scalp|
This next one, I’m a little unsure about. The Child was with me and she gleefully fell on it when she spied it on the rack. Knowing my love of sequins, she was beyond delighted with her find. Initially I loved it, but now I’m not too sure. Part of me thinks that it’s fab but there’s a little part of me that wonders if it’s a tad ‘lady in her late sixties attending a Golf Club dinner’? I would love to hear your thoughts. Also INC and again $100 reduced to $27. Happy days.
|Black & white pics are so much more flattering!|
And now comes the moment where I must confess to a Big Mistake. To be honest, I knew as I bought this that it was a Big Mistake. It’s a black tuxedo jacket. It’s beautifully made and between sale prices and a voucher that I had, it cost $50 down from over $200 in a store called White House Black Market. Perhaps it was foolish, but I’d prefer to think of it as optimistic. Sometimes my scalp behaves itself and I don’t need to worry about flaking. I also live in permanent hope that one day I will wake up and the psoriasis will be gone. Either way, the tux jacket is a classic so it’s something that I will have in my wardrobe for many years.
Lastly having raved about the Paul Costelloe for Dunnes fur snood before Christmas, I don’t think I did it any justice by showing it worn with a puffa jacket in my snow picture of the New Year. This was not the look I had in mind for it at all. What I did want, was to pair it with a Zara camel swing coat that I bought two years ago. I think you’ll have to agree, it looks far better with this.
That’s the haul. Well, apart from lots of make-up, an eye-lash curler (can’t see that it makes any difference) and what felt like the entire stock of Hollister. I’d love to hear your comments. Any suggestions on where to find a decent draped white top and even more importantly, your thoughts on the sequin jacket would be very welcome.
Have a great weekend.