Weekly weigh-in, soon to be impacted by major turkey consumption:

Current Weight: 140.8 lbs
At Last Weigh-in: 140.8 lbs
Starting Weight: 144 lbs
Weight Loss to Date:  3.2 lbs

Hello & Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers... I hope your dinners all go according to plan, and that you will not be stepping out for your Christmas shopping until at least tomorrow!

Today, I have for you a really spectacular hat, given to me by one of the sopranos in my church choir.  Apparently she enrolled in a millinery class while her husband was finishing up his degree so that she wouldn't be so bored.  This hat was her greatest accomplishment from the class.  It has a silk velvet brim and veiling and a silver brocade lining, and I think it's quite beautiful.  It doesn't fit me properly, as my head is somewhat bigger than hers, so I've aimed for a jaunty 40s-ish tilt instead.

I was also wearing my very favorite winter coat (I may say that about all of my coats) for these pictures.  A clever blogger might have split these things up into multiple posts, but oh well.  I found this amazing coat at an after-Christmas sale several years ago while out with a friend.  There was only one, and it was my size!  The cut isn't the kindest to big-hipped girls, as I can see in my pictures, but that doesn't really matter in person as the bottom edge of the coat is pleated and covered in silvery rhinestone-esque details, and nobody really notices anything else!

Black velvet & net hat: Gift
Red moonglow and black faceted lucite necklace: From one of my grandmothers?
Black wool coat with silver sparkles: Wilson's Leather
Black wool pencil skirt: Goodwill
Red gloves: 57th Street Antiques Mall
Stockings: Probably Victoria's Secret
Red t-strap Sofft shoes: Goodwill