My Wardrobe Today – Saturday Night

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Black matte jersey dress – Eliza J
Black tights – Nordstrom
Black Mary Janes with red heels – Nine West
Bracelet – J. Crew
Earrings – old (from 1993 – is that considered vintage?)
Black broadtail lamb coat – Vintage

Do you remember this dress?  If you do, I am impressed for I did not.  I can't believe I have only worn this dress one other time.  I was trying to figure out what to wear, and came upon this dress in my closet.  I seriously own a lot of black matte jersey dresses and it got lost in the shuffle.  Expect to see me wearing it more often because it's a fab dress and so comfortable!

The earrings are from 1993.  I bought them to wear to my senior prom.  Then last minute I changed my mind about the dress and didn't wear the earrings.  I wore the earrings once in college with that discarded prom dress – this time to a fraternity formal.  I don't know if I have ever worn the earrings since.  However they are cute so I held on to them. I always keep accessories that are in good condition – they come in and out of vogue, take little space, and can really come in handy a decade or two later!

As for the coat, longtime readers may remember it.  My semi-grandmother gave me this coat in high school, I believe she got it from an estate sale.  The coat is almost 100 years old.  I don't believe in purchasing fur, but as that this is vintage and has sentimental value to me, I think it's okay.  Better to wear and honor the lives of the animals than have it fill a landfill.

Saturday night was my friend A's party.  It was a really lovely time and I had a blast.  As you can see, Alfie wanted in on the fun.  And that thing on the floor behind me is a roll of backdrop paper for my husband's photo shoots.  You try to find an out of the way location for a 10′ tube. 🙂

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Posing at the party with my party cracker crown

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Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters
Caring, sharing, every little thing that we are wearing (even when it's paper crowns!)

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Lots of love by the light of the menorah…

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Holiday Jello shots? Yes please!

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Me & my man (he had a blue crown BTW…)


  1. December 23, 2010 / 11:36 am

    Thanks so much!

  2. Anonymous
    December 23, 2010 / 4:54 am

    You look fabulous!

  3. December 22, 2010 / 12:52 pm

    That jacket is just stunning, and is perfect for your complexion and style. Truly timeless — good for you for keeping it in such good shape!

  4. December 21, 2010 / 3:09 pm

    Thanks Amy! And really, the best way to honor the animal who was sacrificed for a vintage coat is to wear it, not let it get dusty. Don’t want any more animals killed for fashion, but those who have already died – better to wear with respect! 🙂

  5. Amy
    December 21, 2010 / 2:48 pm

    I have a gorgeous vintage Persian lamb coat, too, and now you’ve inspired me to wear it again. Love the look!

  6. December 21, 2010 / 12:09 am

    Thanks everyone!

  7. December 20, 2010 / 11:55 pm

    You look so pretty and festive!

  8. December 20, 2010 / 10:14 pm

    Well, that would be a vintage coat – I was ready to go out and get one! You looked beautiful.

  9. December 20, 2010 / 8:41 pm

    Thanks Kathy! And that’s what attracted me to the dress – the sleeves are a flattering length – I don’t like having my pale soft upper arms out on display all the time, especially in the winter!

  10. kathy
    December 20, 2010 / 8:36 pm

    The coat is fabulous, as is the dress. I like the dress because it has short sleeves, but not capped sleeves. I’m not a big fan of those. And your hair looks really great too. Excellent choice of clothing!

  11. December 20, 2010 / 8:16 pm

    I think the older we get, the more alike we look. It’s funny how many people think we are twins!

  12. Tara J
    December 20, 2010 / 8:15 pm

    You and your sister look so much alike.

  13. December 20, 2010 / 8:12 pm

    Thanks Lisa! Maybe it’s the Christmas spirit, maybe it’s the bourbon & diet ginger that I was sipping before & after the pics before the party 😛

  14. Lisa
    December 20, 2010 / 8:11 pm


    There is just something about these photos of you. You look so beautiful and so happy. More so than normal everyday. There is just a certain sparkle in your eye. :o)


  15. December 20, 2010 / 7:28 pm

    Thanks Shell! 🙂

  16. December 20, 2010 / 7:28 pm

    You look fabulous!

  17. December 20, 2010 / 6:49 pm

    Thanks Randa! Now I just need to get more exercise in and I can start firming up this bod and speeding up the weight loss!

  18. December 20, 2010 / 6:47 pm

    You can really tell you’ve changed sizes – a big change from September to now! You’re a real inspiration and you look great!

  19. December 20, 2010 / 6:35 pm

    Thanks Cynthia! I really try to take good care of the coat. The buttons have fallen off, but I have them in a little box on my dressing table. Some day I will get them reattached – afraid to DIY and harm the fur…

  20. December 20, 2010 / 6:33 pm

    Curly lamb! I love it – and that one looks like it’s in fabulous condition. You look mahvelous!

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