This week’s post is brought to you by the lovechild of the 1960s and the Middle Ages.
It has sort of this magical forest fairy feel to it with its drapey sleeves and embroidered flowers.
The metallic threads woven into the sweater-weight fabric and the shiny sequins mixed in with the embroidered yarn make me feel as though I might be able to fly. If only I could wish hard enough.
No, I did not smoke anything or
consume an hallucinogen before writing this post.
I did, however, find a gold belt to turn into a crown. That makes sense, right?
Should we bring back crowns as headwear?
I think so. But not just for heads of countries.
Let’s bring them back for All The People.
Because we’re all beautiful and royal in our own way.
So, let’s get serious for a sec. This dress was a gift from Hubby for Christmas. It’s from Anthropologie and, last I checked was on huge closeout sale. It is so unique and super comfy and I’m serious when I say it makes me feel ethereal when I wear it.
Crown off. Velvet on!
This jacket, which was featured in one of my very first posts, is another one of my old holdbacks from Zenobia of Canada. Like the houndstooth skirt I wrote about last week and a few weeks back, this coat is about 16 years old. I’ve had similar doubts about it as I did the skirt, but seeing it here with its velvety lusciousness stealing the show, I believe it has made its way back into regular rotation. Just wait ’til I pair it up with my new Fleuvog boots! (More on that to come!)
Meanwhile, let’s all take a moment to do the YMCA.
Or at least part of it. I think I left out the M.
The weird things you do when you’re trying to get photos that show how the outfit moves.
So…ahem…back to this dress.
I wear it quite a bit (without the crown). It’s really a sweater dress with a swing silhouette that comes right out of the 1960s. The Sixties got their inspiration for wide sleeves from the Middle Ages. They may have gotten the notion for the silhouette of this dress from the same era, although back in the days of King Arthur, I don’t think anyone of any gender showed their knees in public.
But while we’re talking about knees, take a look at these boots.
I wore them in last week’s post too. They’re good looking boots from Calvin Klein, but I will admit they’re not the most comfortable I’ve ever worn. I don’t wear them when I know I will be walking from downtown Seattle to Capital Hill, for example. (For reference, that’s about a mile walk, give or take.)
Still, I do love the gold accents, so I wear them if I don’t have to walk very far or if I’m taking “the carriage.”
And what queen doesn’t like a little bit of gold
and a carriage to get her where she’s going?
Dress from Anthropologie: On Sale Here | Similar here
Velvet Duster from Zenobia of Canada (Old): Similar here
“Crown” Belt by St. John (Old): Similar here
Boots by Calvin Klein: Here
Brown Tights by HUE: Here
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