I am working for the weekend, as the old Loverboy song goes...work, gym, blog, dinner, TV, reading, sleep. I don't know how people with kids do it! They must have super powers.
Anyway, today's outfit features both a new-to-me and first wear top, and a skirt that didn't get worn during the 12 months of last year's capsule wardrobes.here) and even though that was my least satisfying capsule of the challenge, it was one of my favourite pieces of all 30 items. Rock on, brown blazer, rock on.
The top is a little red wide-strapped sweater top that I thrifted here in January for $9.50 at the WIN boutique. It's by Jones New York.
The skirt is a thick wool, brown with a red plaid, and is lined to the knee in bright red satin. It's by Tulle and I got it free for trade-in on consignment. It was new when I bought it (still had the tags on). I adore the two kick pleats in the back. This is a classic "wiggle" skirt, since you can't take big strides in it at all.
Here's how I've worn it before:
- January 2012, with orange and some ruby shoes (replaced with a pair of Fluevog flats)
- December 2012, with my crane sweater for decorating the office Christmas tree
- November 2011, with an overload of matchy, although I do really like how olive goes with it
I guess I was wearing it a fair bit before the capsule started!
here with my blue dress and floral cardigan for "My Forbidden Dress Week!"
I got a lot of "oohs" and "aahs" today over the necklace.
Do you have any jewelry gifts from your parents that you still wear?
Jacket (Tahari Arthur S. Levine, thrifted), top (Jones New York, thrifted), skirt (Tulle, consignment), shoes (Ralph Lauren, thrifted), necklace (gift from Mom), chain bracelet (Club Monaco), eelskin and gold bracelet (fake Gucci, vintage 80s, gift from Mom and Dad), wood ring (consignment), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), earrings (Plum).