I bought an Elsa blouse (size XL) from Heart of Haute in this nice red plaid as I thought it would look great for the holiday season. In these photos I am wearing it with a Diva suit in blue also from Heart of Haute (size XL) and also with a Collectif Clothing 50s Fiona pencil skirt in forest green (size XL, UK 16) and Collectif clothing 50s Jean Knitted Bolero in dark green (size M/L). I bought the Collectif items from Top Vintage. I was able to get all these items on sale during the Thanksgiving sale period. To go with the green outfit, I am wearing Pin Up Couture Women’s Dark Green Faux Leather Mary Jane heels (not on sale, could not resist them). With the blue suit I am wearing some ankle boots I bought from Amazon for 19.99. Beston E189 Women’s Side Zipper Platform Stacked Chunky Heel Ankle Booties. I am very pleased with all of these items. The Elsa blouse is fitted around the waist so although I could wear a size L for the bust I was afraid I might have trouble buttoning it around the waist if I didn’t get the XL. The Diva Suit not only looks elegant it is also the most comfortable suit I have ever worn. The material is quite stretchy and the waist band of the skirt does not dig in anywhere. I wore it all day on a trip to New York City and was very comfortable in it. The green skirt likely looks shorter on me than it would on a standing person as tighter skirts tend to ride up when you are seated all the time. It has only a very slight stretch but is still comfortable. It zips up the back. I know that some wheelchair users don’t like to wear skirts for various reasons but I love them. Shoes can be a difficult item for wheelchair users. They tend to come off when you are getting into a car or just anytime. Slip on flats do not stay on my feet at all so I usually get shoes with straps or ties, or ankle boots. The blue boots here stayed on my feet all day, even getting into a car. The green ones came off getting into a car but the ties on them helped them stay on the rest of the time. I buy shoes slightly large in case my feet get a little swelling. I am about 8-1/2 US size so I usually get a 9. I got the green shoes in a 10 as the reviews stated they ran small.
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I live in New York and work as a cancer registrar and my interests include fashion, especially vintage style fashion, medicine and health, disability issues, family ancestry research, reading, cooking and travel. I am also a mom to a 23-year-old son. I am a wheelchair user and I plan to post photos of me wearing the clothes in my closet and reviewing the items. View all posts by Violet's Closet