I recently dug up this photo of me in Dublin in September or October 1997. I’m wearing a vintage Lillie Rubin coat that I got at Allan & Suzi on the Upper West Side.
Check out the red-jacket-wearing photobomber in this one, staring at me as if he’d never seen a woman in a great vintage coat preparing to traipse around Dublin for Guinness and Oscar Wilde quotes. Sheesh.
I just so happened to wear the same coat to a meeting in midtown this Monday.
What Wendy Wore
Coat: Lillie Rubin (purchased between 1992 – 1995. Previously seen here.)
Turtleneck: Dsquared (2012)
Skirt: Versace (pre-2005)
Boots: Jil Sander (pre-2005)
Purse: Saint Laurent (2013)
Jewelry: My own designs
I also wore that Versace skirt to dinner on Sunday night. I’m shameless about wearing a skirt or a jacket two days in a row. I figure the people I’m seeing are different, so the clothes can be the same! For dinner, I didn’t have to be so covered up, so I wore a Versace top that I’ve worn with the skirt many times. In fact, I have pictures of that top and skirt combo from 2004 and 2012. Those pictures are straight-on, so I decided to get a side view of the skirt on Sunday.
I’ve always loved the straps around the skirt. I got this when I was working at Lehman Brothers. I believe I wore it to work once, during a holiday week when I knew no one would be around. Between the straps and the slit, it was much too wild for that buttoned-up, corporate environment on a typical day. I thought I was being sooooo outrageous when I wore it. Now that I regularly wear a necklace that says IDGAF, I look at this skirt and think, “Is it too stuffy?”
Anyway, back to the photo of the coat that started this post. I made that trip to Dublin with my gorgeous sister, Terri Berry. We really enjoyed the Guinness factory! After Dublin, we moved on to London. This was not long after Princess Diana died in a car accident. The sea of flowers left outside Kensington Palace immediately after her death was gone, but small crowds still gathered …
… and left tributes.
From this photo, it appears that I brought along the Betsey Johnson leopard jacket that I also still own.
And from this photo, it appears that Terri Berry suffered an enormous disappointment at the Tower of London.
Terri Berry takes instruments of torture very seriously.