Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dec 11th - Outfit #10 - Cashmere and Sequins

As someone so thoughtfully reminded me, the solstice is coming and soon it will start to get lighter in the morning. But for now...
Eeek! Scary Sheila!

This is my lovely hand-sewn sequin and beaded skirt that I bought back here in July for $19.99 at The Patch (there's a much better picture of it in natural light at that link). It's by Beaded Drama (hee hee) and it's from the 80s. I got a lot of compliments on it today - it really sparkled up the office!

I'm wearing my lovely grey wool boots again, last seen here on Friday (2nd outfit) with my mullet coat and green dress. I have purple tights on, which are visible in the top photo.
The sweater is a simple navy blue 100% cashmere one by Land's End. I bought it in December 2009 (first worn here with a red plaid skirt) for $38 at My Sister's Closet. I wore it again in January 2011 for my very first WW meeting as a leader...and I think that's it! Wow, I'm really shocked. Of course, it's a fall/winter only item, but to have this amazing basic in my wardrobe (in a neutral) and to not even wear it!

This sweater is the reason I did this year-long capsule challenge: to rediscover some of the basics in my wardrobe, and to get more wear out of the superb quality items I do have.

Off to WW!

Sweater (Land's End, consignment), skirt (Beaded Drama), boots (Prepare Volunteers, Fluevog), necklace (consignment), earrings (Le Chateau).

17 comments:

  1. Shiny! Navy is such an underrated color imo. I love both shots of the skirt, but how cool are those sparkles in the second one! Wowza!

    I don't wear my 'basics' enough. I've been working on it.

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  2. You look perfect in purple. Love that beaded skirt.

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  3. That skirt is beautiful, I love the shine it has in the indoor photo!

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  4. killer tights/skirt combo!

    Lyosha
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  5. Wonderful combo of textures, I imagine this felt awesome on - that skirt is incredible!

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  6. Yow, the skirt looks fabulous! I love how you styled it for day, and it could definitely be a party-time piece too.

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  7. Fabulous skirt! It really takes centre stage in this outfit.

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  8. OOOOOO SPARKLY!!!
    I love the whole outfit--glitzy and classic combined!!!

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  9. Sparkles!!! I love things that sparkle! So seasonably appropriate too! You look fantastic!!

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  10. I'm in love with this skirt. I want a poster of it to put up in my room.

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  11. That's such a beautiful skirt. I plan to wear sparkles and festive gear all next week. 'Tis the season!

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  12. Sheila that is an amazing skirt!
    funny thing you mention its from the 80s because i saw a similar one at the J Crew catalogue for this season.

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  13. It may be dark, but you glow. The boots and the skirt are 'killer.'

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  14. Sequins, sequins.....what fun!
    You look lovely in your holiday sequins, Mrs. Sparkles!

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  15. Sheila, you are so beautiful. You are one of my very favorite bloggers. I adore seeing what you wear and this outfit is as the Style Crone said "Killer".

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Sheila