Winter is a good time for this- you're trapped indoors, lusting after textures and colours, simultaneously cozy-knit obsessed and dreamily looking forward to Summer's gossamer and light cottons. I thought last week I would try and focus on pulling out winter florals, but it's also been desperately cold so it's been a time of dark jewel tones and cuddly fabrics.
I got this velvet skirt at a flea market in New York about 7 years ago. It was a bit big and I remember sitting in the hotel room that night stitching up the side seams so I could wear it the next day. I then used the excess fabric to make tiny bows that are basically invisible. I haven't worn it in a long time but I'm suddenly obsessed with velvet again! Since I'm also seeing velvets and corduroys slip back into the stores I guess it's time has also cycled around! I love the luxurious almost Russian pattern here, though when I first thought about adding the necklace it seemed a bit much for the workplace. Well, I wore it anyway, and felt kinda great. This collar has such a beautiful soft drape to it. The gems are all sewn on a floral fabric and it somehow seems to merge beautifully (and unexpectedly) with whatever it's paired with.
|Anthropologie Osona collar by Ranna Gill and vintage velvet skirt|
So there you have it. This blog reached the 5 year mark and then I abruptly disappeared for a year, but I hope I'm back! I had some interesting travels in 2015 that I'd like to revisit. I'm always dreaming of new dresses. I'm also wearing a lot more vintage again. However when I'm not sewing things back together I still ramble over to Anthropologie regularly to check out the sale room!