February 16, 2017

Winter's Web

Spiderwebs are not only for October, oh no, they are a year round motif! At least I think so, and this flocked velvet and taffeta skirt seems perfectly suited for the middle of winter.

I know I just wore this jacket a few weeks ago here on the blog, but here it is again because a black velvet jacket is super useful! I find it goes with everything and I am so glad I picked it up. This velvet hat on the other hand does get worn so much that I think it might be time to invest in a second black velvet hat to introduce a bit of variety on that score. I did add another spider brooch to my collection this past Christmas, and it is contained in quite a large web! I'm always on the lookout for spider web vintage things, so I am happy to have this brooch as my first web themed piece of jewelry. I'd love a 1940's dress with a spider web motif fabric, or a solid colored dress with sequin spider web embellishment, perhaps I will have to make one!

As you can see, we are in peak winter dead-twigs-and-no-snow right now. With all of the tan/grey dormant plans I wish nature would have the decency to at least snow and render the world sparkling and charming at least. I haven't been able to capture any photos in the snow this year and I'd really like a nice dusting of white to wander about in. Then again, it can snow as late as May here sometimes, so there is plenty of time left for a more wintry backdrop to appear.

I spent all day yesterday working on the Victorian Petticoat for my bustle dress, so I'll talk about the process and show you all the results tomorrow :) Till then have a fantastic Friday!

Skirt: Made by me
Jacket: Vintage (Overattired)
Shoes: Urban Outfitters (painted gold by me, also from like 2007!)
Hat, Scarf, Brooch, Earrings, & Handbag: Vintage
Tights: Amazon



  1. charming!...the skirt is very nice along that shoes...cheers!

  2. Just lovely. The handbag is particularly divine! My own velvet jacket has been getting a lot of wear, I've been keeping it in the office and just throw it over most things.

    1. Thank you Porcelina! I really think the velvet goes with almost anything <3

  3. Fabulous ensemble! And, I wholeheartedly agree, spider and spiderwebs are a year round thing!


  4. Super handbag, that clasp! Your new spider brooch is a great find.

    1. Thanks Kate-Em! I love the shape and clasp of this bag, it reminds me of a deco perfume bottle <3


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