In this second variation on a theme, I am wearing the trousers my husband frequently wore when we were married 15+ years ago. I'd promised Iman at Mishaps and Miracles that I would try this eventually. Though DH could still squeeze into them, they fit me better than my own best black slacks. The bow tie is a derivative from an idea I saw at Susie Bubble month's ago. She was sporting a lace bow tie. I've searched for wired lace and never found it, though I opted for this patterned white and bought at entire roll of the stuff in the bridal department at Michaels. I like wire in these feminine bow ties. It allows you to make a fresh bow tie each time you wear it and the wire gives you some control over the shape of the ribbon. I like mine with a whimsical shape.
And finally, I've added a velvet swing jacket so that it looks like I'm going places, even though these pictures were snapped during a morning at home with very good light.
On an unrelated note, we've detected skunk smells around the house off and on for the past two months. We smelled it in our garage one day. It awoke DH from a nap one evening. We've sniffed high and low for the source of the smell. I suspected that we might have a polecat that I had taken a liking to our dryer vent, but the house is on three levels and we catch whiffs on all three. Would any of my readers have a clue what we might be dealing with?