The weather has been unseasonably warm and the Colorado earth is parched.  The dry wind whips through my garden, and takes everything in its path that is available and ready for a ride to another location.


And then it snowed.  Daniel and I took off to play at the Cheeseman Park Pavilion, which provided shelter from the white winter wonderland and the wind.  We had to keep moving because it was bone-chilling cold and the wind cut like a knife.  The day before had been 80 degrees.  I was in denial that it was time to search through my winter coat collection for something warmer.


So out the door I went with my recently acquired “estate sale of the year” Victorian jacket which covered the gifted wine colored Victorian silk velvet top and the estate sale black turtleneck.


I grabbed the gifted wine colored silk velvet vintage turban with rhinestone trim and threw on an estate sale rhinestone belt as necklace and a pair of estate sale rhinestone earrings.  The wine colored estate sale vintage suede gloves got in on the act.


The wine colored skinny jeans and burgundy booties were retail sale purchases.  It’s always fun to mix vintage with contemporary.  It’s my specialty and I’m offering up another serving for public consumption.  It’s my version of celebrating the first snow of the season.


Photos By Daniel

Linking up with Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike HERE at Not Dressed As Lamb and Patti’s Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style.


  1. Love the belt as necklace!! This whole ensemble is so classy, inspired, lovely and FUN! Like you 🙂 You always serve up such inspiration!

  2. This is a lovely post; you look so beautiful! I can’t believe the weather changed that fast. We just got our first dusting of snow here in the Idaho mountains with much more expected this week. Have a great holiday! Peace! Cheryl

  3. That jacket is insane!!! Wow! What a score!

    We had almost the same weather, I was in a t-shirt two days ago outside and now we are expecting snow.

    You look like a kid playing in the snow.


  4. You are fabulous is this, but then you are fabulous in everything. Wow which I had your talent for putting and outfit together. Colour me envious 🙂

  5. Love the drama of this outfit! You have such a wonderfully distinctive style. A great way to welcome the arrival of snow.

  6. Oh Judith, I imagine those bits of nature preparing themselves for their upcoming trips on the wind. Such beautiful writing.

    And you have definitely brought your Victorian jacket right smack into the 21st century and it seems to be enjoying it. Smashing! – the whole thing and how you’ve mooshed time periods together. High drama with real down-to-earth warmth. Thanks.

  7. I’m sure a line or ten of Shakespeare is going to burst forth! Thank you for a stunningly beautiful, striking, bold post, Judith. The first snow fall in Denver…here, were are experiencing the driest Spring on record, temperatures around 30 deg C and today level 3 water restrictions begin…

  8. Judith, the jacket actually reminded me of a men’s Renaissance jacket, in fact the entire ensemble feels very Renaissance to me! Absolutely stunning!

  9. We had the same thing happen here – it was about 75 degrees on Friday, and then a bitter wind and snow on Saturday, and it appears winter is here to stay. That jacket is positively scrumptious – what a marvelous find! You are an expert at mixing vintage and contemporary, as this outfit demonstrates.

  10. I had to drop a note on this particular posting because I think it caught more emotion in these frames than I have seen in a long time. I just felt your joy, wonderment and freedom of life. That is hard to accomplish, so well done to Daniel. I have shared this one more than any other you have ever done. As a bonus the outfits was just too perfect too. I love gloves and that color. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for sharing your life with us.

  11. As always you look so smashing and chic! What fun you have with styling your outfits! I never would have thought of the rhinestone belt as a necklace! I do have an older Ellie Tahari embroidered black jacket that reminds me of your Victorian treasure. You’ve inspired me to style it with something special. I’ll color outside the lines like Judith. Brenda

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