There is something so elegant about a woman wearing a pair of gloves, and, lucky for me, gloves top the list of some of the hottest accessories this season. Apparently the fashion designers and I have something in common – an affinity for those wonderful “above the elbow gloves” known as opera gloves. For Fall 2012, runway models proved that leather opera gloves are more than a dose of old-fashioned femininity; they are bold statement pieces that can be paired just as easily with evening gowns as with pencil skirts.
Diane von Furstenberg
It is here that I must deviate a little, because after looking at all of the gloves and the price tags that go with them, my “I can do that” attitude kicked in and I decided to make a few pairs of gloves to go with my fall wardrobe. I promptly went out and bought several patterns, some nice stretchy material and then I sat down ready to create my works of art. That was two weeks ago. To date, I am still trying to attach the thumb to one of the gloves. I have decided that I will probably get my best-selling novel written and published before I finish one pair of gloves. That being said, I am now putting gloves on my wishlist, not my to-do list.
Here are some that I have been looking at:
I was beginning to think I would never find a pair of long black leather gloves for under $150.00, but finally I discovered this pair at ASOS. Currently they are on sale for $63.32.
Here is another pair from ASOS, a bit pricier at $209.32, but they are made from premium soft leather. Guess it’s okay to dream a little
Once I have my long black pair, I would like to add some color to my fall/winter wardrobe. These pink gloves would certainly chase any of the winter blues away. They also come in purple. At $133.00 they may not be cheap, but I have learned that gloves are a lot more complicated than one might think. Besides, anything as classic as a pair of gloves fashioned out of leather will never go out of style.
Saw these red opera gloves by Diane Von Furstenberg and just couldn’t resist. Designer gloves at designer prices ($374), but they would be so perfect over the holidays … and then, of course, there is Valentine’s day … and I’m sure a wedding or two …
Okay, back to reality … what about these pink studded long leather gloves? Definitely fun and definitely a smile bringer since they are currently on sale for $99.99 (reg. $150.00)
Just the right amount of whimsical!
When a classic outfit needs a little bit of unexpected high fashion infusion, these gloves do the trick. Trendy without breaking the bank.
That’s it for today, time to get back to the novel