Lindy Bop Ember dress, gloves and shoes

I bought this Ember dress on sale (color Ruby, size UK14) from Lindy Bop in 2016, as well as the red gloves with faux fur trim.  The shoes I bought from Lindy Bop last month on sale, Brogan red and black polka dot brogues, 3 inch heels.   The red fascinator I got this month from Modcloth, Collectif brand.  The red plaid scarf is a cashmere scarf from Lord & Taylor, a Christmas gift from my aunt.  I really like this dress.  I think the collar and neckline is flattering and the skirt hides any bulging tummy problem.  The shoes even stayed on my feet when I got in and out of a car.  It was a really cold night- about 5 degrees Fahrenheit!    I did my hair with a combination of pin curls and sponge rollers.

Heart of Haute pointsettia skirt for Christmas.

For Christmas Day, I wore this skirt and top from Heart of Haute.  The top is called the Lily top and it comes in several colors.  I am wearing an Extra Large.  It’s a stretchy cotton material and very comfortable.  The skirt is one of the holiday prints Heart of Haute made this (now last) year.  It’s a cotton skirt with a zip, not stretchy.  It’s not a warm material but I did not go out on Christmas so I never got cold.   I am wearing the Extra Large in that as well.  My red shoes are Journee pumps that I bought on E-Bay.  I don’t remember where or when I got that little silver bag, the label inside is Valerie Stevens.  Unfortunately I think I lost it at the New Year’s Eve party I went to.  I happen to have poinsettias in my apartment building lobby so I posed with them.  I got the red petticoat from Lindy Bop.  It is 30 inches.  I like the bottom edge of the petticoat to show.  This is the first time I wore a petticoat and I think I will do it more often.  It helps to fill out the skirt which when you are using a wheelchair tends to dip between your legs.   No, a petticoat is not the most convenient thing to wear in a wheelchair.  It’s extra layers to pick up and hold when I go to the bathroom, and would have to tuck it under when doing a lot of pushing on the street or dirty areas.  But that’s okay.  Also those shoes have spiky heels which got caught in the foot plates of my chair and the material on the heels got a bit damaged when I pulled them out.  I should probably stick to less spiky heels.