Horse-printed chiffon shirt: ASOS (bought on sale – see below for similar)

3-ring necklace: 100yen shop (Tokyo)

Black faux fur bag: handmade by me

Chain-link belt: ASOS (bought on sale)

Wool wide-leg pants: Banana Republic (thrifted)

Suede lace-up booties: Target (a steal since they were on clearance sale in-store!)

What I wore to Lil Tot’s Spring performance for his school on Friday.

I’m not a big print person, but lately I’m loving subtle repeating prints of simple shapes.  Hearts probably read as too twee on me now, but these horses I fell for immediately.  I watched this blouse for so long on, waiting for it to go on sale…and once it did, I found they no longer had my size.  So I ordered the closest size – 2 sizes too big – and then pulled off the sleeves at home and reattached them closer to my natural shoulder line (see here for a step-by-step demonstration of re-fitting a shirt).  I also took in a little at the sides, but kept the overall shape loose and blousy.  It feels so 70’s and fun!  (Though the exact same top is no longer available on ASOS, I’ve collected a list of other similar styles still available online, pictured below.)

(from right to left)

Top row: Max C Mini Horse Top, Whistles Clover Print Blouse, Urban Behavior Spot Peasant Top

Middle row: Dahlia Cat Print Chiffon Blouse, ASOS Shirt with Bug Print, French Connection Falling Feathers

Bottom row: ASOS Shirt with Swan Print, ASOS Shirt with Panther Print

After such a positive response to the fur bag I shared in this post, I decided to go ahead and create a line of fur bags to add to my Etsy shop.  This is Prototype #2, the design that I’m going to go with.  It has a razor blade-shaped brass zipper pull, a pretty gold satin lining, and removable gold chain so that you can use it with the chain as a handbag, or separately as a clutch.  I’m going to offer these fur bags in  3 of the colors that I make my tails in: the light gray, the cream-and-brown, and this one, which is black.  I plan to sell this size (which measures about 14″ wide by 9″ high) at $49.  Hopefully I’ll have these available this coming week in my Etsy – and I’ll post here when they’re listed!!  I hope you guys like them:-)

The Performance Friday went quite well; poor Lil Tot is crowd-shy and has had severe anxiety in the past right before his school performances, but this time managed to perform his part in “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” without too much trouble (and no tears!).  My in-laws left today so now it’s back to the grindstone for me: I have just tons to do ASAP!!

Hope everyone’s having a great weekend-


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