A home-made wiggle dress, found at the Sally Ann on Bloor St. W. in Toronto, which originally I thought was made out of silk, but was corrected on that by Melinda, she of the awesome fabric knowledge. It came with what I first though was a lovely gathered short cape (and it still could be worn as one), but it was decided that it had been made to wear around the waist of the dress to add a "bustle" effect. The dress is a bit tight and if I'm going to wear it, a trip to a seamstress will be necessary.
Someone had stuffed this made in India beaded silk jacket in with the winter coats at my local Goodwill store, perhaps thinking they would come back later and get it, but their timing was bad, as I scooped it. The thing weighs a fracking ton, and of course, can't be cleaned, so it's not going to be worn often. I'm thinking of getting some dress shields to put in it for extra protection.
Back view of the ridiculously heavy jacket - the design is all beading and 95% of the beads are still there.
I can't claim credit for discovering this knit fur poncho - that goes to my friend Heather, who was trying it on at a Value Village in Hamilton, at the same time that I was trying a tapestry fitted jacket. We looked at each other, and immediately Heather said, "let's switch". The jacket went home with her, and I got the soft and cozy poncho. Not to rush the seasons, but I am looking forward to being able to throw this over pretty much every outfit when it gets cooler.