Monday, June 13, 2011

Queen of the Jailbirds

If you're interested, please check out the edited entry for the weekend - I added a couple of pictures of the rubber outfits from the fashion show (thank you, Elaine!)

Today, I wanted to wear one of the pieces I thrifted on the weekend, this funky striped cardi:I tied the loose ends up, but they can also be worn hanging down. This was all of $9.99. Score!

I love this blue skirt - it's the colour of robin's eggs. I last wore it here.

The outside shot: I really like how this almost-pastel shade worked with the grey.

I just layered a camisole underneath:
And wore these shoes again (last seen here).

The stuff:
I love the stripes with this too.

A close-up of the accessories:
My Shi Studio cuff, my grandmother's jet bead necklace and some stone earrings.

Cardigan (Express, thrifted), skirt (Cabri, thrifted), camisole (RW & Co.), shoes (Qupid), cuff (Shi Studio), necklace (Grandma J's, vintage 1950s), earrings (The Cobbler).

10 comments:

  1. Love the cut and color of that skirt. How perfect is that cuff for this outfit? 9.99 is a pretty good deal for a draped cardigan, wish I could find a couple for that price.

    Thanks for sharing the fashion show photos. Looks like a great time.

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  2. Is that a forest green shirt? If so, that's a fascinating colour combination that I would have never thought worked so well!

    Of course, I did spend the day sending pictures of purple dresses to my sister, and when she saw them on her monitor, and then I found them in person, they were all blue. I think I need to do a bit of recalibrating!

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  3. Megan, me too - I think it's from the late 90s. Glad you liked the pics!

    Cara, I'm wearing a dark grey camisole (unless you mean the blouse in the link from when I last wore the skirt? that blouse is emerald green). The cardi is grey and cream and the skirt is robin-egg blue. You really need to re-calibrate your monitor!

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  4. Really amazing "Sheila" outfit!! I have tons of respect and admiration for your endless color combos!! And that blue is almost my favourite shade!! Kisses darling! :)

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  5. The skirt IS a beautiful color - very suited for YOUR personal coloring, I think.

    Question: Where DO you store all your clothes and how do you organize them? (Could it be that you've done a "closet" post and I've forgotten it?)

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  6. Great score on the cardi. I'm going thrifting today and only hope to approach your accomplishments! : >

    I love the grey with the blue skirt; it's summery and chic. Beautiful jet beads too, that have family ties.

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  7. Thanks, Dimi! I would never have looked at this bright blue in the old days.

    Rebecca, thank you! I've actually done two closet posts in the last few years --> look in the sidebar, under "Stuff About Me" > Fashion Stuff, and you'll see "My Closet (2008)" and "My Closet (2011)".

    Patti, thanks! Good luck!

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  8. That cardigan is all sorts of amazing. And, not surprisingly, you've made it work perfectly.

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