Double Heart Earrings: unknown (received 17 years ago!!).  Goldstone Overlapping Bead Necklace: handmade by me.  Convertible Heart-Button Jacket: handmade by me.  Ribbed V-Neck Top: Victoria’s Secret.  Gold Rhinestone-Detail Ring: Icing by Claire’s.  Black Enamel Ring: unknown.  13-button U.S. Navy Pants: vintage.  Wedge Suede Boots: Metro7 (Wal-Mart) Chain Detail Flap Bag: unknown (thrifted).

Day 9 of my 30 Days of Outfits Challenge: November 9.

Okay, Day 9 was actually YESTERDAY.  I know.  I’ve had this horrible cough and head cold that I picked up in France.  3 weeks and no sign of improvement!! So last night I just called it quits and went to sleep with Lil Tot.  I slept about 10 hours!! And finally I feel like that cough’s on its way out.  I guess all I needed was sleep.:-)

So sorry for the delay on that.  Yesterday I had a Parent-Teacher conference at Lil Tot’s school.  I thought to wear something slightly more businesslike than I normally do.  And it was pouring rain all day, hence the horribly-lit taken-in-my-kitchen photos.

I made this jacket awhile ago (it’s one of my original designs), and wore it to my last parent-teacher meeting at his school.  It has zipper trim and big quilted gold heart buttons.  The front ruffle and the bottom part of the sleeves are detachable.  See here for me wearing it with the ruffle attached.

The beads for the necklace I actually found at Jo-Ann’s – already strung in their “Gemstone Beads” section.  I restrung them and added the silver crimp beads, black chain, and closure.  I like that the necklace is both edgy and has a classic shape, and the subtle sparkle in the goldstone.

I was trying out something new with my lipstick, layering gold metallic shine (in the center of the lips) over an orangey-red color I got from Sephora.  It’s a little hard to tell – I probably shouldn’t have been so liberal with the gold.  And there was no saving my hair today – it was just too wet, and everything feel flat and limp.  C’est la vie!

The little foldover bag was another great find from Goodwill.  It’s really quite roomy inside and in such good condition!  Why do people get rid of these things??


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