Today's prompt for the last day of Style Me April was "Glam in Gold," which was a struggle for me. I found myself desperately missing a gold lame sweater I used to own (never mind the fact that it was size extra-small, which means there is no way I would be able to wear it now) because, as it turns out, I don't really have a lot of gold in my wardrobe.
This was what I could dredge up in terms of gold accessories — not much. So I focused my efforts on the "glam" part of the prompt with a dark lip and an outfit that make me feel polished and pretty, even if it is on the simple, rather than the glamorous, side.
I gravitate toward dark colors and strong contrasts rather than pastels, no matter the season, but it felt appropriate to wear this on a day that's cold and a bit gloomy. This is a rare outfit for me as it contains no vintage, except for my jewelry! But it feels very "me." I am a sucker for a great red sweater.
This ring used to belong to my grandmother — it is a few sizes too big, and I should probably have it re-sized at some point, but I find myself squeamish about altering it in any way. It is a piece of her, as is this gold-beaded necklace, which I remember her wearing often. I love having both of these pieces and am happy to think of her as I wear them. She was an accomplished seamstress with an eye for fashion, even if it was often expressed in little girls' dresses or practical pant suits. I have a treasure trove of clothes in my attic — and some in my daughter's dresser drawers right now — that she sewed for my sister and me when we were little.
Gold necklace: Vintage, family heirloom
Cranberry v-neck sweater: Forever 21, thrifted
Brown pleated skirt: Worthington, thrifted
Gold rope belt: Thrifted
Gold round-toe pumps: Consignment
P.S. The crazy orange maxi dress I modeled yesterday is available in my shop now! Go check it out.