Friday, 9 November 2012

Gathering No Moss

Hi everybody! A temporary location change, just today - rain, darkness, and scheduling got the best of me and I didn't make it out to the barn. There being not a chance in hell of having time to put this outfit on again another day soon just to get photos of it, I did what I could without my handy-dandy tripod over lunch at the office. 


peacock scarf: a gift from my mother, street vendor, Progreso, Mexico, last worn here
vintage silver necklace: a gift from my mother, last worn here
green velvet blazer: Joe Fresh, worn here
black shirt: Reitman's (2002), worn here (together with same skirt & boots)
skirt: M Collection, Mariposa
shorty cowboy boots: WalM*rt




I'm always afraid of cutting my bangs too short, I even use a mantra to remind myself not to do that whenever I cut my hair - but this time it looks like I left them too long. Oops! Ah well, all the better to tune in to the frequencies. I'd say Tragedy Cat approves, which is all that matters anyway. 




As I discovered much later, I was also under sudden sneak attack by the evil forces of Static Cling.




If there is an upside to fluorescent lighting, the colour of this jacket shows up more accurately. On the other hand, you can also more clearly see what I meant when I described my trusty old boots as "ratty:" 




Everything in balance, hmm? I'm excited for next week - it's Megan and Keely's Fall Colours Fashion Challenge - and also because needing to dress for the overarching priority of loooong-wearability just might ease! Even a little! In the meantime, I wish y'all an awesome weekend.


34 comments:

  1. Velvety jackets are so fun, and I LOVE yours in this olivey color!
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from the PS BANANAS! fashion blog: http://psbananas.com

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    1. Thanks, Daisy! The tactile nature of velvet makes me happy. xo

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  2. I love your hair SO DAMN much. I need to get a pair of my earrings on you because you'll show them off so well with that amazing 'do :-D

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    1. Thanks, WendyB!!! :D

      Visits to your site generate glorious agonies of indecisive desire over the rings as it is - I don't generally look at earrings, but will be now ... and oh, it will hurt so good.

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  3. Your scarf is the cetre piece and a real statement in your outfit.
    Loving your boots always.
    have a grand weekend, dear Amber.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thanks, Sacramento - the scarf is a favourite for so many reasons! Hope things are lovely over by you as well, xoxoxo

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  4. You are so fiercely elegant, Amber. Your office pictures are great. I work in a historic house with no overhead lighting in many of the rooms, including my office, so it's a struggle to take indoor pics at work, or anywhere with the changed lighting after DST.

    Tragedy Cat made me giggle. Your bangs look just right.

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    1. Wow, Lynne, I adore this feedback, thank you! I hope to work out an after-dark lighting solution for the barn, and that the lack of heat won't be a factor overmuch.

      Tragedy Cat is my alter-ego - I'm so often secretly wearing that exact expression on the inside, lol.

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  5. I cracked up at Tragedy Cat too. Stunning outfit! You look great in those colors and the cut of that jacket is divine.

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    1. Thanks, Susan - the Comedy/Tragedy Cats just had to come with me! I was surprised to find this well-lined, nicely-shaped jacket on sale at the grocery store!

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  6. Love your bangs, and how great that they have radio functionality too! And your velvet jacket is wonderful, in my favorite fall color. Happy Saturday, dear Amber.

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    1. Thanks, Patti! Depending on the occasion, they can be kind of floral, or evocative of antennae, antlers, a tiara - or horns. ;)

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  7. Tragedy Cat is an impressive creature, but I am most taken with the black bear by the fan! And by that beautiful jacket you are wearing - velvet, moss green, and a perfect fit, yes yes and yes! You always look so elegant and well put together, Amber, whether you've been attacked by the Static Clingons or left your fringe too long (though your antennae look fine and dandy to me) or had to change location.
    Have a good weekend, my dear. xxxx

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    1. Yes, Bear is a wonderfully grounding presence! Thanks for always being so reassuring, Curtise! I was glad to see you recovering from the festivities over by you - although your "lazy" Sunday doesn't look too lazy to me at all! xoxoxo

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  8. I have to say I was excited when I saw the first photo - it looked like you had gone platinum on top! then I waw it was the lighting, but wow, you could rock that if you wanted to!! this jacket is one of my fav pieces - it says warm, cozy, comfortable and chic :))

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    1. So awesome, Jeane - what a cool thought as I go whiter! Most of my life my hair was a sort of ash brown (I have never dyed it) but after falling out it came back in much darker and my greying accelerated, though my brows are sandy yet.

      Glad you like the jacket - I tend to have to hold myself back from buying more velvet blazers or else I'd have many!

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  9. What a lovely autumnal combination. I love the rich colours of the jacket and the scarf altogether. You have such great hair!

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    1. Thank you, Veshoevius! A few years on, I'm still finding more things this scarf goes perfectly with, which makes me happy.

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    1. Thanks! A couple of bloggers have mentioned that shorter sleeve lengths are more "current" for jackets, which is the kind of thing I'm generally oblivious to, so I'm really glad people (like me!) are liking it anyway!

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  11. Aww I think your hair looks awesome. I adore it! I'm ready to hack away at my own I'm bored with it.

    I think boots always look better a little rough and tumbled. It gives them character.

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    1. Thanks, Megan Mae! I rarely change hairstyles - I kept my super-long braid-or-bun 'do for 15 years because I never came across anything different that I wanted to do with it. I wonder if I might at some point find giant '80s hair compelling again - but I don't know that the associated maintenance would be worth the growing-out process, lol.

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  12. I love your bangs like that - it's so fun. Great velvet blazer! I am regretting that I got rid of most of my velvets a couple of years ago. *sigh*

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    1. Thank you, Sheila - I wish I'd thought to do them in two horns for Halloween. :) Sorry about your velvets! Though space is tight, I've been pretty glad for my tendency to hang on to things - only a handful of things I regret passing along, but man, I regret them fiercely!

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  13. Love that velvet jacket! Isn't it fun having hair the stands up? I've had a couple of days this past week where I haven't put product in my hair, and it felt very strange, like I had someone else's hair. We are just more attuned to the vibrations in the universe :)

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    1. Yes, yours naturally grows straight up in the front too, doesn't it Shelley! Cheers to "feelers"!

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  14. I agree with the chorus above: your hair is fabulous, darling. It absolutely sets the stage for a great outfit. Other hair just wouldn't give it the same impact. (Your glasses are awesome too) The velvet jacket is lovely, and I'm coveting the scarf. I was impressed that the boots from (ahem) Walmart look so good. All your accessories are divine. Hope your weekend is going well. XXOO

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    1. Much appreciated, lovely Jean! I'd say these boots are definitely an anomaly! xoxo

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  15. Blast it all, I hate static cling! :) That jacket is yummy! And counting blessings (flourescent lighting for a photo shoot) is always a good thing. Sorry I've been slow to drop by; life has been crazy busy!!! xoxo Lynn

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    1. Yes, The Cling actually hurts after a while! I've stocked my desk with remedies. No worries about catching up on commenting now and then, I'm so often in the same boat and am grateful that people take the time at all. Hope you're well amid the hectic! xoxo

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  16. Gorgeous Amber, I am definitely tuned into your frequency. You need an award for posting today, having to do it in the office. Thank you! This is fantastic, especially I love the earthy bird squeeze of the scarf. And I love to see Reitman's!

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    1. Thank YOU, Melanie - your deadly-exotic locations, not to mention characterizations, are an endless source of inspiration.

      The odd thing I have from that store sometimes works really well - I don't know why it surprises me, but it does!

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  17. your spiky hair is too cute! And tragedy cat is priceless!
    The boots seem to be really comfy, and they look cool!
    Hope your weekend is going well!

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    1. Thank you, Sara! And I'm glad you are home safe and sound!

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- Amber