Sunday, September 29, 2013

Vests, Fishnets and the Latin Quarter



It was about vests and stockings this week.




Yes, I had to break down and wear stockings this week; fishnets and opaque tights.
 The khaki vest in the middle I am passing on...it just isn't me!



 
By Natalie Salbieva

And this is the picture on my iPhone this week; makes me all warm and nostalgic about Paris.  This looks like the view from our room in the Latin quarter years ago.  Don't you just love the wrought iron?


This leather paint works; Tarragon.


and this was my DIY project this week--I made my old booties into leopard ones.  Well, they may look more like Dalmatian spots....

xoxo


14 comments:

  1. oh, I love the DIY on your booties - I have to try that. You look fresh and fabulous, lovely in your Autumn finery. xoxo

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  2. I love the picture you put on your phone and your DIY is wonderful, Patti!! I like that black jacket as well. I am happy to wear tights...just send the weather my way! Have a great week!

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  3. We are on the same wave length this week with leopard as the feature. Leopard booties will take the season by storm, I'm sure. And your autumn finery, with vests and stockings, portray your usual flair with color.

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  4. Today, 9/30 is my last day of no stockings. DC is not a trendy spot, too many lawyers and Congressmen from remote locations.
    Ten years ago I'd only go bear-legged to work in between Memorial and Labor Days.
    In a bow to the youth of America I've stretched those dates and will consider it from May-October.
    When the young girls get their black tights out it's my signal.
    Personally I'm not a black tight wearer, I prefer a textured stocking or semi-sheer gray/black that shows off the definition of my toned legs.
    That's a nice way of saying that when you're too cheap to pay for parking and you walk 20 minutes to the bus stop your legs get curvy.

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    1. I've found I can stretch it by wearing short boots and bare-legs. Well, for now anyway!

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  5. Our weekend was warm and the rest of the week will be the same but i'm wearing stockings too!
    I love that picture of Paris- I was there several times
    What kind of paint did you use for your booties?

    Arianexo

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  6. How adorable ar you Paula!!
    Those boots are AMAZING!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!!

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  7. Love fishnets, vests, and the DIY is so great!!

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  8. I do love that iphone art/photo. So cool!

    It is funny that when we see ourselves in photos how differently we perceive our outfits.

    That DIY turned out pretty cute!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Sooo true Suzanne! I saw the picks of that vest and knew it had to go! Xoxo

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  9. Vests are great, aren't they? Some warmth and contrast, but not as much as a full jacket. Although I just love your magenta leopard jacket with that black and white dress - great pattern mixing!

    Your drawing is lovely! I love that contrast of the line drawings and the real hydrangeas. And Paris, Latin Quarter, how wonderful. Right now my desktop at work is a nighttime photo of a village alley in the south of France. It's a wonderful memory when I'm at work.

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    1. The artwork IS NOT MINE! Oopsey must give credit! Snagged it off pinterest!

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  10. Those painted boots are incredible and I love your art! x

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  11. Cool boots! I love how you've customized them. Your polka-dots outfit - that's my fave - but you look gorgeous in all these outfits.

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