Thursday, April 19, 2012
Granny-Annie polyester skirts can look chic
Not to be insulting to little old ladies but the polyester fashions of Finn Karelia are pretty granny-Annie, in other words what my Grandma would have worn when she was alive - elasticized polyester pants and huge printed blouses. But when I saw this polyester skirt with the Finnish label in a charity shop this week, for three pounds, I instantly fell in love with the 1970s print and shape.
I'm wearing it with my fave Michael Kors lace-up boots (over six years old but bought for 50 percent off), a thrifted blazer by Theory (only a few bucks but it would have cost hundreds new), and a thrifted suede handbag that was made in Italy (again only a few Canadian dollars). The cashmere sweater was a gift.
The gloves are from a charity shop (two pounds) and the statement piece necklace was a steal, purchased new for $45 in a Toronto boutique. The maker was a lady recovering from addiction and the shop owner was helping her out by selling these necklaces for her, commission-free. Good Karma, that.
If I can, I may see if I can transform myself from a non-crafty person to a crafty person and try to make this necklace - I get so many compliments on it that I would like to share it with others. Will keep you posted!
Thanks to my new photog (my hubby), who snapped these pics in Blackpool.