What I’m Wearing…
* Vintage dress from the ’90s which was my grandma’s and always a little too big… but I recently cut off two tiers of ruffles at the bottom and now I love the fit!
It’s basically an a-line mini dress with long sheer sleeves at this point, with two layers of sheer fabric and super sheer sleeves. There are a surprising amount of similar styles right now in all price points (mostly affordable) that I’ve added to the shopping widget below BUT you could also create a similar look like this with a sheer blouse layered under a sleeveless a-line dress and even though it’s very ’90s, it also has a hint of ’60s, especially if you add a cute collar to it and would look adorable with chunky knee-high boots as well.
* Super sheer black stockings (which had a run before the end of the night), to match the sheer black sleeves – also a huge trend coming back, a-la ’90s – the stockings are actually a ’40s throwback and one we haven’t seen in a while… and so fun! I remember when I met Tim Gunn and we were all sitting and chatting about fashion and he mentioned how sheer tights (then) looked old fashioned and he was right. At that time, it was all about opaque tights (which always feel ’60s to me, in any color) and I happened to be wearing a pair at the time he mentioned it.
Anyway, the sheer trend was huge in the ’90s… I had a black blazer with sheer sleeves I ADORED and wore with a mini skirt to a school dance in 1991 or 92 maybe. I dunno, but it’s so fun seeing all the trends come back around again and again… AND when I was thinking about wearing and re-wearing all my “old” clothes and wondering if I was the only one who saved so many favorite items from the past and actually wearing them again NOW, I remembered my mom sharing all of her “old” clothes with me that she had saved from the ’70s and obviously, have been and still am wearing so many items from my grandma’s collection… and then I was a little sad to think that if I had a daughter, I’d be sharing all my clothes with her instead of wearing them myself. I was 31 when I started trying to get pregnant and if I had been able to and had a daughter, she’d be 15 now and my life would be so different and as hard as it is to raise a child and a teenager, I’m still sad every now and then that I never got to really experience any of that.
I did get a text the other day from the Petyton, Chad’s oldest daughter, who is eleven now, which excitedly exclaimed that she’d be wearing the dress I gave her to the Valentine’s Day dance at school… and when I asked her which one, she said the white one that looks like Marilyn Monroe. And I smiled and it made me happy to have been able to make her happy about wearing it. It was a little big on her, but I cut the straps and added a ribbon to them so she could tie them around her neck and make it a halter style dress… it was so cute on her and if I was there I’d suggest adding a little red sweater or shoes or a bag to make it Valentine’s Day festive.
* Vintage black faux fur coat with gold hardware was also my grandma’s from the ’60s… here’s a similar option and more linked below!
* Black velvet ankle boots by Chinese Laundry, sent to me a few years ago by the brand and I’m loving them lately
* Red bow bag by Salvatore Ferragamo
* Vintage black sunglasses
* Black velvet lieutenant hat
* Title: FINNEAS – Let’s Fall in Love for the Night
You’re either a life is short person or a life is long person.
I’m a life is short person because in my opinion, life is only long when you’re bored or unhappy. And in those hard times, life seems to move at a snail’s pace.
When you love life and the people in your life and the things you spend the days of your life doing, life feels short… never long enough, never enough time to do all the things you want to do.
I fear I’ll never get to do all the things I want to do… life is beautiful.
The above shot demonstrates very clearly why I normally just wear sunglasses in my photos… If I had been wearing eye makeup, it would have been slightly better (or had a photographer and using a better camera than my iPhone) BUT really, most of the shots without sunglasses end up like this, not great 🤪
But also, I shot these at dusk and had to brighten them up quite a bit just to be able to see the look clearly, so in natural daylight, it’s not AS MUCH of an issue. But chances are I’d be blinking or squinting or making a goofy face in every shot.
But ALSO… sunglasses just make every outfit BETTER in my opinion 😉
You can see the dress and look in a few Instagram reels I made… Here and Here … I actually shot this look on New Year’s Eve but never posted it, so it was fitting for Valentine’s Day… and one more thing… time seems to already be moving pretty fast considering I shot these on NYE and it’s already Valentine’s Day! 😳
I finally finished the book Paris is Always a Good Idea and while I liked Wait for It better, (both by Jenn McKinlay) it was a sweet, albeit obvious read, especially for the month of love, February. I like her easy writing style and cute, light romance books. They remind me of the show Emily in Paris a little as well. Just an easy, light read in between all the other much heavier books I’m also reading at the moment. It’s no surprise I finished this one first 😍
I’m choosing a winner (at random) later today on Instagram for the Coach heart shaped bag! Stay tuned!
All the options…
Happy Valentine’s Day Lovecats!
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