My Wardrobe Today – Saturday Night

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. 🙂

Posing at the party with my party cracker crown

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

Lots of love by the light of the menorah…

Holiday Jello shots? Yes please!

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

22 Comments

  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

    Allie,

    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)

    Lisa

  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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