Some genius in the administration decided that tech week should coincide with finals week... so if you've wondered where I've been lately, that's what happened.  Anyway, it's all over now, and the semester is DONE (yay!), so I'm playing catch-up with some photos I took before the madness struck.

These pictures were taken at the beginning of December, but it looks a though they were taken in a different universe than the snow-covered one currently visible outside!  It was still plenty cold two weeks ago, though, even if the pictures might not look it. 
Vintage is pretty good for keeping toasty warm, though.  Under the wool coat and wool dress, I have on a camisole, half-slip, and full slip, which keeps out the chill pretty well.  The best part, though, is that the girdle I found the other week means that I can now wear the two pairs of heavy vintage seamed stockings that I got from Solanah just before I moved.  I'm wearing the lighter of the two pairs here, a semi-sheer cocoa colored rayon about as heavy as a pair of thin trouser socks.  I think I'm a convert... heavy weight seamed stockings are substantially warmer than I expected, and are perfect for those occasions where I need to look a little more formal than I can with colored tights.

I also dug out one of my favorite pieces of jewelry that I never ever wear... a purple cut glass and metal filigree necklace that I've had since I was little.  It originally came from a great-grandmother, I think, it was in a box of costume jewelry that was sent to my mother years ago.  I assume from the style that it's from the 20s, which isn't a decade I wear often (or ever?) but I think it's absolutely gorgeous, so it's nice to wear it from time to time.

Fur hat: Bought last summer in Cayucos
Silvertone earrings: Grandma
Filigree necklace: ??
Grey wool dress: Goodwill
Grey princess coat: Weave thrift
Grey scalloped gloves: 57th Street Antiques
Seamed stockings: Purchased from Solanah
40s pumps: Etsy