belle meade plantation

day at belle meade

Thrifted vintage black velvet dress, leather purse
American Apparel opaque tights in truffle, deadstock vintage watch
Vintage leather loafers, gift from my sister

More un-February-like weather today, which sadly kills Neil's hopes of a late season wintery storm (his heart is breaking over lack of snow). We took advantage of the afternoon by visiting Belle Meade Plantation and drinking some of their super sweet wine, and I wore this - a vintage black velvet mini dress I found while thrifting last week. It has the best contrast collar and cuffs made from sheer white chiffon. It also happens to be super short, though.. trying to think up creative ways to make it longer without changing its simple shape.

day at belle meade plantation
day at belle meade plantation
day at belle meade plantation
day at belle meade plantation
day at belle meade plantation
day at belle meade plantation

More photos here.

Now, we're celebrating Fat Tuesday on the couch with bananas foster and gumbo and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (what's more Mardi Gras than Swedish crime movies?).