Even though she lives far, far away in the frozen tundra of the Midwest, beautiful blogging buddy Sal still manages to be in my life pretty much every day. On this particular day it was because I was wearing this gorgeous jacket that she sent me just because she's awesome (though she claimed it was because the jacket was a little too snug for her). Check out how the little buttons and puffed shoulders fit so perfectly with my love of Edwardian styles. Does Sal get me, or what?
This jacket gave me the perfect opportunity to wear this never-before-seen-at-work ruffled top; in fact the only time it's even been seen on this blog was in the outfit I wore to the Edwardian Ball. The jacket covered the super-fancy ruffled bust and let just the bottom ruffle peek out at the waist, as well as the beautiful high collar, which protruded elegantly at the neckline.
The suede skirt is one I've had for ages and rarely wear, but for some reason keep hanging onto. I like the textural similarity between the velvet jacket and the suede; to me the bottom half of the outfit needed to have the same richness as the top but without so much detail. The skirt worked wonderfully, which I guess explains why I've kept it all this time.
Thanks again Sal, I adore the jacket and plan on giving it tons of love!
Top: Sequioa and Gita
Skirt: Anne Taylor Loft
Necklace: sadly, I don't know; it was a gift