Channeling Sally & Moon Silver Jewelry

When you write a blog you read blogs. Someone will make a comment on one of your posts; they have a blog so you jump over there and see what they have to say. This happens over and over until, before you know it, you’ve leapfrogged across the world.

Sometimes I stay with a blog, sometimes I don’t. Generally I’ve stayed with most and one of my favorites is Sally Evan’s  Spicy Philosopher. In early December, Sally had a great photo of herself in a blue wool coat she owned for twenty-seven years and was wearing one awesome grey Fedora. I probably said,” Oh, my heavens,” (I say that a lot) because I have a similar blue coat that I wore often when I was still teaching. I don’t have an incredible grey Fedora like Sally’s, but I have a black one with lots of history. So I decided it was time to do A Style Steal.


I found my coat about ten years ago at a Florida thrift store, back in the days when I thought only Florida has great thrifts. Either Missouri’s stores got a lot better or I wasn’t looking hard enough. The wool coat (Jones of New York) was made in the USA, so that alone tells you how old it is.

The only wide brim Fedora I own is black but it was my Dad’s (the history) and he passed over twenty years ago. So I’ve taken care of it for awhile. I made the three interchangeable bands because the original one was just awful and I did want to wear his hat.

Everything else in the steal is more or less hit and miss. I added a bit of red with a scarf and don’t have have an everyday long black skirt so just went with black knee high boots. Our bags don’t have much in common. Trying a few, I ended up with what I call my Whirlwind bag by Tom Thomas.

That is my style steal. How do you think I did? Wearing this coat so much in the past, it was nice to get it on again.

Moon Silver Jewelry

Sally is also a jewelry maker. She introduced me to Sea Glass when she talked about hunting and finding it along Seaham Hall Beach in County Durham. I was smitten. I wanted something with Sea Glass in it.

Fortunately, Sally opened an ETSY shop to share and sell her creations. Needless to say, I jumped on that and now have a necklace that includes White Sea Glass and green Sea Glass earrings.


One Good Thing Deserves to be Paired With Another

I decided to pair my Sea Glass with another handmade item. This item is a wrap-around skirt designed and crafted by Michael Drummond, a St. Louis, Missouri, designer who made it pretty far on Project Runway eight years ago. I love Michael’s designs but that’s all I’m going to say about him because, quite honestly, I need to do a post on that young man (a good New Year’s resolution–one I can keep?).

I also added my “Counterpane” scarf that I designed and knitted. You can get a good view of the silk hatband that I made for Dad’s hat. It also has a vintage mother of pearl buckle that I found on eBay.


Maybe, the scarf was too much, but I do get cold when it is so cold outside.


Since I am a knitter, maybe you can understand why I really liked this wrap around skirt.

With my hair, it’s hard to see earrings, but i did have them on!


That wraps up my style steal and Sea Glass jewelry from Sally at Spicy Philosophy. I heartily recommend Sally’s blog for a great view on life. While I tend to focus only on fashion & style, Sally blends many things seamlessly into her writing. It is well worth a look.

I link up with some great blogs every week. To see who they are go HERE.

Husband Michael gets credit for the photos of me and does a bit of editing from time to time.

Again, thanks for stopping by. Take care……..


Time for my usual link-up blurb!

It’s time for the January’s 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup which stays open until January 31st.

Any post on a blog, Instagram, Facebook or the like can linkup to this style celebration. If you can copy and paste the URL in the Linky box, you are good to go!

One item is quite OK—a hat, skirt, pants, shoes, purse, or a piece of jewelry.  That item (or items) can be from a thrift shop, eBay, consignment shop, vintage boutique, one of the online consignment shops such as RealReal–or even something a friend gave you because they didn’t want it anymore.

When you do post, I would appreciate a description about your 2nd Loved item (or items), what type of shop you found it and what drew you to it. Tell as much or as little as you want. To be featured in my collage, which I will put on Instagram along with your links, you have to say what item is second loved. That is a “have to”.


If you have never participated in a linkup before, no fear. Go to Linkup 101 guide that is found on my 2nd Loved 1st Friday linkup page (also found at the top in the tab section).

Just click the frog below to link up and join the fun!

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27 thoughts on “Channeling Sally & Moon Silver Jewelry

  1. I’m honoured and delighted to have featured in your blog. Thank you, it’s very much appreciated.
    I love your Dad’s black fedora and the fact that you’ve changed the band to give it different styles.
    Your counterpane scarf is gorgeous, it looks like a complicated knit and the result is beautiful.
    The wrap skirt looks great with those boots and kitten heels are one of my favourites.
    I like the trench coat too 😉

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      1. I’ve just read your counterpane scarf post, then the shawl post and the youtube mattress stich. The scarf almost looks like a knit/crochet fusion. I’m doing some crochet at the moment but I may well try this next, if I can work out how to do the knitting! I didn’t realise you taught it too. It really is beautiful.

      2. Sally, once a teacher always a teacher. I just can’t help myself. We don’t have the fiber festivals like we use to here and I have just let all that go to the side. I still have my fiber teaching boxes stored with all the supplies needed for each class. Towards the end, I was the only one who had childrens’ classes but teaching kids was the one thing I always did first anyway.

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  2. Oh how I love this look, stylish and a touch of mysterious lady about you too! You’ve done great work on the style steal. Isn’t it great when we see a look on a styllsh blogger and then think “hey, I’ve got something very similar …”. I’ll definitely check out Sally’s blog.
    Hugs, and have a nice cosy week, x.

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    1. My thought exactly-when I saw her photo, I knew that could have been me and I want a Fedora like hers a lot! It’s going to take a lot of thick wool to be cozy around here this week! Take care,and stay warm. ,xo


  3. I have trouble showing earrings too. Doesn’t stop me wearing them though and pretending they can be seen. Yes I would like that textured wrap around too. Great steal. Very chic look. I hope you will adopt that now for going out in the winter regularly.


  4. Such inspiration every time I read one of your posts. Sadly, our thrift stores are not nearly as exciting! The silver jewellry is beautiful – right up my Piscean alley. I particularly love your wrap skirt paired with your gorgeous knitwear.


    1. Thank you-I do like to knit and I could knit small parts and then put them together with this technique and didn’t have to drag a big project with me everywhere. But to sew it all together, that took time. I understand about the thrift shops because we didn’t have very good one for years. I just think Americans buy way to much and but that gives some of us a chance to get some great things at a fraction on the dollar.


  5. Fantastic style steal! One of my first blog posts was a trench coat and wide brim hat 🙂 I love your wraparound skirt, it’s very unusual, and the jewellery is fabulous! I collect stones from the beach with the intention of making jewellery with them but never seem to get around to it! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx


  6. Terri, I love these style steal posts! I often do “Inspired by…” posts which feature either an outfit that I saw another blogger wear or an idea or discussion that triggered my own thought process. Isn’t that one of the wonderful things about this blogging community? How much we really do inspire one another! I love your interpretation of Sally’s beautiful style. You both look absolutely wonderful in your long navy coats and fedoras! Your skirt is also stunning and I quite like it paired with the scarf! Great post!

    Thank you so much for linking up with me On the Edge!


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    1. Also, I am linking up two posts. In the comfort zone post, my velvet blazer was thrifted and in the kimono post, my tan trench coat is also a thrifted piece. I don’t think I noted that in the actual posts though.


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