Monday, April 8, 2013

Olive Suede Skirt (and Flats!)

All righty, now that My Forbidden Dress Week is over, I am back to trying out my new and new-to-me items to see if they will stay in my wardrobe. But I'm done with the danged voting polls - too much hassle.
So, today is the olive suede Danier skirt, thrifted here in January 2013 for $28.50 (same WIN boutique as yesterday - not exactly thrift prices for leather and suede!).

Although I do have an olive skirt already (this one), it's a much lighter shade and a different shape. Oh, wait, I also have an olive suede maxi skirt (this one) - totally not the same, though! I think an olive skirt is an essential neutral (obviously, heh).
I was good with the skirt today, although with bare legs, I had to remember to pull it down to my knees when I sat. The waist is quite high (above the beltline there), but I don't mind that (it keeps all the wobbly bits stable).

The leopard cardigan was last seen in the June 2012 all-neutral capsule (recap here), where I wore it 3 times. Today, it's layered over a yellow cami-style top.
After playing Ultimate on Saturday, I am walking sore today. I had to do flats, these easy black kitten heels (last seen in the 2nd outfit here a couple of weekends ago, with my coral skirt). Ah...

In addition to the black shiny belt over the cardigan, here's the stuff:
Shiny! Caw!

That's my grandmother's jet necklace.

Cardigan (XXI, consignment), top (Ricki's, consignment), skirt (Danier, thrifted), shoes (Enzo Angiolini, thrifted), necklace (vintage 50s, Grandma J), earrings (The Cobbler), cuff (gift from Mom).

13 comments:

  1. I love seeing your family jewelry. Anything from my grandmothers is fascinating to me - and I'll figure out a way to get it in circulation, one way or 'nother.

    You look so chic - and teenier. Are you getting teenier?

    P.S. Great legs, Sheila!

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    1. Oh gosh, I wish I were teenier! No, I've been struggling keeping my weight down, but you are a dear to say that, Lynne!

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  2. Olive is definitely one of the best neutrals! I wear it often. I think it has so much depth and looks more expensive than black or brown sometimes. ;) And leather to boot, ooh ooh!

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  3. Sheila - you claim to be 5'4" but you sure know how to dress to look like a long slim drink-o-water. Beautiful.

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  4. Megan's right, olive is a great neutral, more interesting than black, brown or navy. In fact, any green should be considered a neutral, as should leopard print - goes with everything!
    I thought you are looking slimmer than ever too, it must be the outfit, which is very chic. Great jet necklace from your grandmother's too. xxxx

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  5. This outfit is so chic and classic...it looks phenomenal on you!! And the chic factor is upgraded with the family jewelry!! I agree with Mary...you know how to dress so that you look like a tall, slim, model!!

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  6. Your grandmother's necklace is fantastic! Family heirlooms are the best!

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  7. I am crazy for jet jewelry, Sheila - this is gorgeous. Love a leopard anything too - you look terrific!

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  8. Making your grandma proud ! I am sure she'd be a fan of how you incorporated her jewelry into this great outfit.

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  9. Agreeing with the green-as-neutral. This outfit is a classic example of even when simply dressed, you have a cool twist on it. Love your heirlooms too.

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  10. So beautiful and elegant, Sheila. Love the leopard.
    Isn't it special when we can wear our loved one's jewelry pieces? It makes accessorizing so much more meaningful.

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  11. I really like the olive with the leopard! I hope you keep this skirt, it looks great on you :)

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