Monday, November 26, 2012

Nov 26th - Outfit #24 - Gold Digger

Ugh, Monday after a long weekend...those are the worst. I spent most of my day trying to get caught up, and still wasn't able to get it all done. 

My knees are still quite sore, as are my toes, so I went with a comfy outfit today.
This is my last week with my November neutral capsule - wow, this month has gone fast! - and I have all my outfits for the week semi-planned. Which means that I've put all the pieces together into outfits along with the shoes I intend to wear, and put everything else away or into the wash.

Which means we are so much closer to the December capsule! It's full of colour - yes, I am excited! Someone asked me recently how I'm feeling about this year-long challenge ending soon, but I still have 2 full months to go, as I started it in Feb 2012. We'll see what's going to happen come end of January!

Anyhoo, let's get to it. This is my olive cardi, last worn here with those same tights (I just washed all my tights...ahh). I'm wearing a yellow cami under it (not part of the capsule), and a snug dark brown belt.
My Kim Cattrall suit skirt on the bottom (last seen here with wine legs and ruffles), and yes, those are flat loafers (last worn here on my adventurous vintage weekend). I had to do the loafers for my poor toes. I would have preferred this outfit with a bit of a heel, but comfort is paramount!

The stuff:
A Big Brown Belt. The bracelet is a faux Gucci eelskin one from the 80s - homegrown vintage! The shovel pin connected this thick gold chain and made a shorter necklace. The pin was given to me out of Mom's collection (no, I didn't "liberate" ALL of her jewelry), and the chain was my Grandma J's (it's really thick, heavy gold).

Cardigan (Press), top (Reitman's, consignment), skirt (Pink Tartan, consignment), shoes (Two Lips, thrifted), belt (Olsen, consignment), bracelet ("Gucci", vintage 80s), chain (Grandma J's, probably 80s), shovel pin (Mom's, probably 60s).


9 comments:

  1. I think the color of the flats play off well with your top. It lets that light shade look intentional with the dark olive/brown shades. The suit skirt has the most amazing flair. I bet it moves really cool too.

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  2. I love how even your comfortable outfits are much more stylish and put together than anything I come up with! You really have an eye for mixing pieces.

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  3. I was lying in bed this morning trying to think if what to wear. I have 2 skirts with the same shape as your Kim Cattrall one, but for some reason, they just seemed dumpy to me today. Now, seeing yours, I know nothing could be farther from the truth. You look fab, so I may have to steal your look and avoid the "making terrible judgements about how things look from the comfort of my bed" tomorrow!

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  4. It is hard to get back into the daily grind after a nice long weekend!

    I like how the yellow in your top pulls a bit of a yellow line out of the plaid skirt. Great combination!

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  5. I love this outfit!!! That Kim Catrell suit has certainly been good mixing pieces!!
    I love those shoes!!

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  6. I have really enjoyed your capsules, and admired you for sticking to it. You don't know it, but you've helped me edit my wardrobe down and just enjoy wearing my faves over and over. I also love your wide belts, and am looking for a few to add to my accessory collection, because I think I need a waist! :)

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  7. Hi Sheila,
    nice outfit, as always. I read your blog every day and especially like the belted looks! But I have a question for you: Do you have a special "technique" for belting cardigans, jackets and blazers? The other day I was playing dress-up in front of the mirror, trying out new outfits, and it's been a while that I wanted to reproduce these looks. But when I was belting over a closed jacket or cardi, it just looked strange and bulky. So I tried it unbuttoned, with the front panels overlapping to further emphasize the waist, but I just did not manage to belt over this, everything moved and got undone. How do you do this? Or is it just a question of finding the right type of belt and jacket for my figure?
    Thanks and warm regards!
    Sonja

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    1. Hi, Sonja, thank you so much for reading and for commenting! I really appreciate it.

      Re: belts - I don't really have a special technique. It's mostly just been trial and error over the years, mixing belts with cardigans, tops and jackets to see what works. Not everything does! Sometimes it's just a case of your eye getting used to the look, especially if it's a new one for you. I do prefer a jacket/cardi that is already a snug fit at the waist - it makes it easier to throw a belt on there - and doesn't have a lot of extra bulk, which can balloon out top and bottom around the belt.

      I hope that helps!

      Cheers,
      Sheila

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    2. Perfect thanks. I'll keep on trying! :-)
      Sonja

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