Sunday, 12 April 2015

Tribute to Sacramento

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Tribute to Sacramento outfit by Kaffesoester in gold brocade and purple silk

Today I dedicate my post to the wonderful fellow blogger Sacramento of the popular fashion blog Mis Papelicos.

She can do with a bit of cheering up since her husband is hospitalised after surgery. Personally, I know that situation all too well.

The backside of Tribute to Sacramento outfit in gold brocade coat

A few years back I nearly lost my husband to serious illness. It was so unexpected as he's a very fit and healthy man. The shock and fear was horrible. But soon I became the expert in his illness, to a point where it totally consumed me. Then I needed a break away from it all to get a sense of normality back in my life. I imagine Sacramento could do with break too.

Kaffesoester in Tribute to fellow blogger Sacramento outfit in gold brocade

So, here it is: In a recent post she wore a beautiful gold brocade jacket with a purple velvet skirt.
I think it was such a glamorous outfit, fit for the red carpet, at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival next month maybe?

I don't have a velvet skirt, but I do have a purple silk dress, and a fabulous gold brocade coat! The coat has been in my closet for a long time waiting for the right occasion to be worn. I decided to make it the right occasion by doing a Sacramento inspired outfit :-)

Kaffesoester in second hand purple silk dress by Danish brand Tone Barker Silk

The dress material is stretch silk, it's by Danish brand Tone Barker Silk and it's second hand :-)

My new cherry tree now has little leaves. With the violets it's such a reassuring sign that winter is completely over this time!

Details of flowers on Kaffesoesters terrace

Saturday afternoon my friend called and told me about a blogger's market in Copenhagen Sunday morning. It sounded so interesting that I gave up sleeping in, and got dressed up!

Kaffesoester in teal brocade coat and navy dress on the way to bloggers market

It was windy but not too cold, so another brocade coat came out, and this time my most comfortable shoes!

Backside of Kaffesoester in teal brocade coat on the way to bloggers market

This coat has appeared many times on the blog. It's much more versatile than one would imagine. Since it's very lightweight it's perfect as a topper on those typical Scandinavian (not so hot!) summer days, as an evening coat or as an extra layer indoors on really cold winter days.

The mix of teal and dark green makes it easy to mix with other watery colours and denim as well as my choices today.

Kaffesoester in teal brocade coat headed for bloggers market in Copenhagen

The navy dress underneath the coat is another workhorse in my wardrobe. I have mixed it in so many different ways, and still manage to come up with new ideas. It has got to be one of the best purchases I've ever made. It's by now closed brand Alexon :-(

Kaffesoester at bloggers market in Copenhagen trying a belt

At the blogger's market I had a look at a few things, but most was too small - both shoes and clothes. Also this gorgeous belt by another Danish brand Heart Made. Instead my friend Hanne went home with a bag of treasures.

Kaffesoesters friend Hanne with purchases from bloggers market in Copenhagen

When I look at my friend Hanne and photos of Monica of the Colour Makes People blog I can't help thinking they look a lot like each other, equally beautiful, taking the age difference away! Both are quite uncommon types which makes it all the more remarkable.

I'm seeing Monica later this month so I'm very excited to see if that will change my view. Have you ever met unrelated people who look like each other?

As part of the blog make-over I've standardised the size of my photos. I'm not sure I've managed very well - it feels like I'm loosing on quality. So, in case that's true, here's a clickable photo of the top photo to compare with :-)

Kaffesoester in Tribute to Sacramento outfit for cheering her up

Tomorrow is Monday, and I wish you all a great working week!

Your Kaffesoester


  1. How kind of you to do a tribute to Sacramento, you clearly have great empathy with her and Victor's stressful situation. And what a tribute! The gold brocade coat is gorgeous, a very regal combination with the purple dress. The second coat is lovely too, such great colours.
    That market looks like fun! Sometimes it's fun to browse and chat even if you don't buy. xxx

    1. Thank you Curtise! Yes, Sacramento's post just took me right back :-( Glad that's all over now!

      However, I did actually buy a little something - a Marni necklace :-) And at a very good price indeed too. Obviously it'll appear on the blog soon.

      The coats are among my favourite pieces when I want a more glamorous look - and I love to be glamorous!

  2. What a wonderful tribute, and a great kickoff to your new blog style. Yes, Sacramento has inspired me more times than I can count and you honour her well here. Your empathy with a stressful situation is clear and strong.
    I love both of your outfits here, but am particularly in love with your gold coat. I hope you can wear it more often now. The blogger's market looks like it would be fun too.
    Finally, I love your bigger photos. I don't notice any loss in picture quality at all.

    1. Thank you so much Melanie! I'm afraid the market was very, very small. Only around a dozen stalls. But I walked away with a great find so it was definitely worth it :-)

      I will try to build some outfits around the gold coat - I've hunted flea markets, second hand shops and e-Bay-like sites for years for it. Since I got it I've treated it like a museum piece: No touching - only looking! I guess the best way to exhibit it is to wear it.

    2. Yes Tine, wear your grand coat as much as you can! It is a beauty!
      A lovely tribute to Sacramento and a wonderful addition to my Heroes linkup. Thanks for joining!