Hope everyone had a great holiday season. Andrew and I took some time off and headed over to visit my sister in Dunedin, an adorable little town on the west coast of Florida, where we fed turtles in the pond behind her house and took a bike ride up to the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and back. That’s 15 miles round trip. So, we rewarded ourselves for the effort with chocolate, a yummy Italian dinner and a stop at one of the many breweries in town. Now I estimate I need to take at least 3 more 15 mile bike rides to burn off the calories!
Also, took a side trip to St. Petersburg for some antique shopping and a visit to the Dali Museum for a day of Surrealism and fashion at their special Schiaparelli exhibit. Post with many amazing photos coming soon.
A cold front was predicted, which in Florida usually means in the 50s or 60s. So I had to pack accordingly. That gave me a chance to wear my newest favorite thing, a 1970s floral print velvet skirt that I had recently purchased off Etsy. And I had saved this photo of a 70s Ungaro outfit on Pinterest hoping to recreate this look at some point. Now was my chance!
I loved the chic bohemian vibe of the midi skirt worn with the cropped jacket, tank top, long necklaces and fringed scarf. Luckily I just happened to unearth a late 60s embroidered blue crushed velvet jacket sitting neglected in the bottomless pit that is my closet that I thought would be perfect. Isn’t it fun to find things you forgot you had?
But then I hesitated for a moment, because I was thinking is double velvet a fashion don’t, like double denim was for such a long time? Is there such a thing as wearing too much velvet? Then I got a grip on myself. Did I really care? Hell no.
So I threw on a tank top, couple of ropes of 60s black beads, a black lace fringed scarf and a red flower brooch for an outfit inspired by that photo. Added my cognac leather vintage boots and I was ready for a cool night on the town!
How do you feel about velvet? Do you think the more the merrier or less is best?
Till next time……
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Catherine/Not Dressed as Lamb/IwillwearwhatIlike