Just a touch of gold for the holidays

I’m sure you’ve guessed by now that I love me a little sparkle, shimmer and shine. So, when I ran across this black cardigan with gold metallic threads woven in at the Shop Girl Consignment store in Gresham, of course, I had to have it. I tried to put it back, but it was calling my name. I also found these cute over-the-knee boots at the same shop. I was looking for a pair and they were just a half size bigger than what I usually wear. With a thick pair of socks, they fit just fine. And at consignment shop prices + half off, I couldn’t resist. Score!


Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

 

I paired it with this faux leather skirt from Express, a red bejeweled top, black fleur de lis patterned stockings and my rose gold purse and sunglasses, plus fingerless gloves and a smashing red knit beret on top!

 

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, red top & red beret

 

Right now it is still warm enough to just wear the cardigan as a coat. It is a pretty thick, good quality knit piece, so it’s quite warm. Soon, the temperatures will drop and the wind will pick up and I’ll have to wear a coat over top of it as well. I’m enjoying it not being quite that cold just yet, but I know it’s coming.

 

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

 

What are your favorite looks for the holiday? Do you like all the glittery, sparkly, shimmery items that come out during the winter months? Are you, like me, also wondering why we don’t wear as much shimmer and sparkle during the warmer months? Is it because we’ll blind the whole world with our stunning radiance when the sun comes out from the clouds? And, furthermore, my sparkly friends, do we care?  Metallic shimmering bathing suit, I’ll take one! Maybe even two…

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

Fall time is Poncho time!

I’m seeing so many ponchos for sale in the stores and online right now. It totally reminded me it’s time to drag out my poncho before the weather gets too cold for wearing them. Fall time is definitely poncho time. Not sure why spring isn’t also a big poncho wearing season. Perhaps if they just brought ponchos out in spring colors it could be a thing. Let’s make that happen come spring!

 

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbag

 

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We took these photos last week when I was just starting to have a pain flare-up at the base of my spine. At some point I sat down on the ground and was so stiff I wondered if I was going to be able to get up again. Ha. I did. The pain was only about at a five out of ten, so I was still smiling through the pain at that point. A few hours later and I wouldn’t even have been able to do the photo shoot. Such is my life now…

 

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbagGray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbagGray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots + Kate Spade handbag

Gray, white and black poncho, jeans, gray bow boots, cat ear sunglasses + Kate Spade handbag

Poncho, given to me by a friend, top, also given to me. Jeans, Kohl’s Rock & Republic, Gray bow boots, Kohl’s, Betsey Johnson sunglasses, Marshall’s, Kate Spade purse, gifted to me courtesy of Kate Spade New York

 

I hope you all are enjoying the fall weather. It has started to rain more around here and those pretty fall leaves are getting pummeled off the trees. Sad. Winter is coming. Boo. In the meantime, here’s to ponchos!

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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