Prior to my surgery, I styled several outfits and “banked” them to use during my recovery. Here is one of the outfits I styled in those busy days before my surgery. The focus is on the black suede boots with fringe running along the back of the boots. These are Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) boots that I purchased in 2011. I had been crushing on a pair of Isabel Marant fringed tall boots, but the price was prohibitive…even with my full-time-working-girl paycheck that I was still receiving at that time. Although the DVF boots were not what I would label as “inexpensive,” they were much less costly than the Marant boots and within my price point. It turned out to be a good move on my part. These boots are beautiful, versatile and they satisfied my Fringe Binge.
The blush pink cashmere/Merino wool poncho is also a DVF piece. This piece was found in 2011 as well during the Spring End-of-Season sale at Net-a-Porter. It has a front and back overlap split and a turtleneck style. It is light fabric and easy to wear, but a layering piece is needed under it as it can fly open. I have a black Eileen Fisher jersey knit turtleneck underneath the poncho-top and black knit pants to finish the foundation column.
The necklace is the BLOC Necklace in a black resin (similar here in charcoal or navy) The beads are faceted rectangles and the necklace is from a Japanese designer who works with ShonModern by Kaliyana…a Canadian shopping site with interesting and original designs. Vintage black Bakelite bangles and black resin cube drop earrings finish the look.