(I’m so sorry I forgot to leave the outfit details yesterday. I have added them. Thank you so much for all the kind words.)
I am loving this chilly weather! I delight in layers. And scarves. And boots. And jackets…
I was discussing boots with a co-worker yesterday, She was saying she wanted to get a pair, but just one, and she didn’t know if she should go with black or brown. I said “Cognac!” Cognac goes with everything in my book. It matches brown and pops against black. So of course I went with an all black look today to prove it.
That scarf is an American Apparel circle scarf, cut in half. I found the original size to be just really, really overwhelming. This is perfect, plus I got to share it with a friend. Now…anyone want to split a grey one?
And the gloves? Yeah, you are seeing that right, they are in fact, black leather elbow length gloves. Kelly and I have been looking for black leather elbow length gloves for what feels like ages. I needed them to make up the distance between where normal gloves end and the slightly shorter sleeve on my Bona Drag biker jacket begins. I looked and looked and don’t get me wrong, I found some, but they were so expensive!~ I think before these the cheapest I found was $60.00, and I am sure some of you are thinking that is nothing for nice gloves….but I lose gloves. Anyway. Found these at Target, of course. I called Kelly right away. I scared the crap out of her because it was the middle of a work day and she thought someone had died. But no, I just found the gloves we wanted, in our size (small, natch), for $18.00. It was an exciting day. It was also a couple of months ago, so you know, I’ve been dying to break them out.
You know how every holiday season the diamond people come up with some new design and we are supposed to want that? I saw a commercial for this years “must have” and remarked to Nathan that it was not as horrible as years past, but I still didn’t like it. In fact, the last time I remember liking what they were selling was the year we got married. That was the year of the little floating solitare necklace. I still love it. It’s classic and understated.
But you know, I can’t wear JUST understated…
OH MY GOSH. How amazing are these?
They are just perfect. Little gun shells filled with crystals. I have seen this look done a lot on Etsy and Bona Drag, but I think this is the best execution I’ve seen as far as earrings go. I just adore them.
Diamond necklace, gift, ages ago
Earrings, Prairie Oats at Etsy
Bat skull necklace, mrd74 at Etsy
Bird skull necklace, mrd74 at Etsy
Bag, Banana Republic, Thrifted by Nathan
Scarf, AA, Altered by me