So far January has been dishing out some nasty weather: bitter cold days, snow and days so bleak , it looks like the fog rolled in!. My solutions are a toasty fur hat, an almost sapphire blue nail color, and a sparkling sapphire blue ring. My dress and coat are not quite sapphire blue, but sapphires do come in all shades of blue ( grayish blue is fairly common, as are yellow, pink, white and red!) Therefore, I am combating Nature's grays with the lively bling of sapphire blue. Here I am outside on the of the warmest days this week, but possibly the grayest! In fact I think I blend in to the background almost perfectly. I wish I knew Photoshop and could pop me out of that gray street and insert me in a photo featuring a brilliant blue sky an a snow-capped mountain. Oh well, one day.. I do want to mention my hat-scarf combination. I recently bought in at a vintage store, and purchased it immediately. The mink is old, but in good shape, and the knitted portion is attached to the hat and goes behind the head and forms a scarf. It is the warmest thing I have ever worn. Plus, It is very much like something I have seen my mom wear in an old photo. That was the real impetus for this purchase! Funny, though, in this shot I look like my mother-in-law, when she was my age! In this photo I look like my mom! ( she has been gone now for 3 years... ) This is a sentimental hat, as well as being the warmest one I have ever worn! Inside you can see the colors best of the A-line shift and the matching coat:
A note about my watch. This is a diamond Piaget that was a gift from my sister. The trend now is to wear larger faced watches. ( so she got a Rolex in rose gold!) I like to update this smaller watch by wearing it almost as a stacking bracelet, taking some care that the bracelets I choose won't scratch the face of the watch. Good watches will have sapphire protecting the dial, which is almost as hard as diamond, so it does not scratch as easily and can be polished out.
Outfit Information: Boots:Easy Spirit - comfy! Dress and coat: E-C-I / New York purchased on Ebay about 10 years ago. Necklace: Temple St Clair ,via Off Saks Long Island, NY Bracelets; Sapphire and diamond from an antique store in CT. Gold one is costume and was from STA, Broadway, NY NY. Sapphire and diamond ring is from Ebay, and was authenticated to be genuine! A Happy score! Black bag, looks like vintage Gucci, but is by British Designer Jane Shilton: It was purchased at a tag sale, sorry Greetje, for $3.00! It is genuine leather and the hardware is perfect! Lace Tee is from TJ Maxx! Nail Color is Chanel, Le Vernis in "Blue Boy" Have I mastered the HI-LOW or what?