Friday, August 14, 2009

Casual Friday - Kooky Crinoline

I've been waiting for the weather to cool off a bit before wearing this new skirt.
I'm not sure if it's meant to be a crinoline, but that's how I'm wearing it! It's not vintage - the fabrics are modern. It was nice and warm, though.

This is my denim dress that I haul out every so often. I admire Kasmira's and Audi's layering of skirts under dresses and have been wanting to try this look. I was going to wear a wide grey belt (which is how I ended up with these shoes on), but then remembered that I had this new grey and plum obi...and that I had a toning cami too!
I felt very "out there" today - this is probably one of the kookier outfits I've worn to work, made doubly kooky by the fact that my work had a huge outdoor barbecue/carnival for everyone in my building, so everyone got to check it out. Ha! I love standing out in a crowd.

The stuff:
My fab shoes! Unfortunately, one of the heel caps came off, so these are in the "take them to the cobbler" pile. You can see a bit of the skirt/crin in the background - it is layers of mesh fabric ruffles sewn onto the base.

Dress (Ricki's), cami (Jacob, gift from Ruth), skirt/crinoline (no label, consignment), shoes (Poetic Licence, gift from L), obi (Smoking Lily, consignment), ring (The Bay), hoop earrings (gift from L).

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love this look. I once again want those shoes!

FashionAddict said...

Oh, wow, I really like the dress layered over the skirt. Very 50's!

nurmisur said...

I'e also seen the look with Kasmira and Audi and have been trying to finf the courage to do it.
You did it explendidly! Just love the outfit on you!

My Shenanigans said...

How do I love this look? Let me count the ways!!! Homerun hit girl!!

Anonymous said...

Hi:
This dress is very much like one Lucy wore in I love Lucy. I love the show and have all of the DVD's. It is a fun look. !

Kari said...

The layered skirt and dress look adorable! I love your shoes, too. So cute.

Alison said...

So cute, so pretty. This is a fun way to get more out of dresses and skirts. Bummer about the shoes, but at least it's fixable. They are the cutes shoes.

Kaylyn said...

God, those shoes are amazing! That skirt is pretty awesome too :)

Lorena said...

I like this. I mean really. You nailed it.
I am kinda challenged layering wise... and it looks so simple.
I also love the shoes....

eednic said...

love it! very chic and fun!

Lesa said...

This outfit is gorgeous head to toe! I would "steal" it in a heartbeat!

Sheila said...

Thanks, Anon.

FashionAddict, thank you - that was the goal, but to still be modern.

Nurmisur, if I can do it, so can you! I'm a total chicken when it comes to new looks.

MS - oh, thank you so much!

Thanks, Anon.

Thanks, Kari - yeah, I love the shoes!

Yup, they are one of my favourite pairs of shoes, Alison. I hope to be able to layer this skirt more as the weather gets colder.

Kaylyn, thanks!

Lorena, thank you very much. Copying others really helps! I would never have tried this a year ago.

Thanks, Eednic!

Lesa, please feel free to try it out!

Tina said...

I think you nailed the dress/skirt combo. And I esp love how the denim toughened up the uber-girliness of the skirt.

Sheila said...

Thanks, Tina! I was quite nervous of what people at work would think. Wait till I bust this out with something really girly, muahaha!