Monday, July 15, 2013

Emerald and Navy, and Armfuls of Silver

Hey! Happy Monday, all! 
I know, it's not the usual staircase pose, but culottes don't like the sideways plank on the stairs, so my contemplative hunker-down is what you get.

Of course, these are the Culottes of Wonder, last seen here in May doing double duty as a work outfit, then as a "going to see Beauty and the Beast at the theatre" outfit.
Had to wear my new-to-me top (purchased yesterday for $26.00) - I had several compliments on the rich navy blue of it. It has a bit of green in it, plus contrasts with my Woo! newly-dyed hair.
I tucked the shirt in and obi-ed over top of the culottes' high waist. This made things very creative in the washroom, I tell ya. I shall say no more.

The stuff:
Lovely laser-cut navy obi, plus oodles of silver. The shoes are getting rather scruffy, but I'm going to get as much wear out of them as I can. I last wore them on the Canada Day long weekend here, with my retro Hawaiian long dress.

Bling things:
I loaded on the silver, and had a ring on every finger (except thumbs). I felt like a gypsy.

Blouse (Mexx, consignment), culottes (Jac Dale, vintage 70s, thrifted), shoes (Enzo Angiolini, consignment), belt (shop in Fan Tan Alley, ethically sourced), green glass bangle/rattle bangle/stretchy metal bracelet (all thrifted), steel cuff (thrifted), filigree cuff (St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop), earrings (local), spoon ring (About Tine), blue leaf ring (handmade in Scotland, 1996), lapis lazuli/Fulvia ring (Wendy Brandes).

Last night while I was surfing around and L was working on a dragon, Vizzini climbed up on the back of L's chair and attacked a painting!
A piece of the backing was hanging down, so he was after that. Silly kitty!

9 comments:

  1. Love the high waist design on those culottes. And the color. And the way they drape so gorgeously. And and and. :D

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  2. That blouse looks even more awesome on you! And the green culottes are awesome with it. Who knew culottes would be so fashionable again?

    L has the look of a cat owner on his face. That "oh no the cat is climbing, don't move!"

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  3. Really like the way you've layered and belted the culottes, even if it was a bit inconvenient, haha.


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  4. I was all about trying an obi with high waisted pants.... Until you mentioned bathroom breaks. Inability to go to the bathroom easily? That's a deal breaker for me. It looks great though!

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  5. Vizzini is on the job! Glad all your painting-backs are secure now : > You know I love those culottes and all the jewelry makes them even yummier.

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  6. They definitely are the culottes of Wonder!! ! love it with the gorgeous new navy top!!
    Vizzini was just protecting Daddy from that viscious painting!!

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  7. Oh I have to add another compliment to that shirt, the colour is gorgeous ! and I see that Vizzini knows his "art".

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  8. The culottes work wonderfully with the little top and obi belt, even if it made going to the loo a bit tricky! All your silver jewellery is beautiful, I'm drooling...
    Vizzini - the Art Critic! xxx

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  9. Love the waistline of this outfit. Though I can image the 'issues' it created getting it all pulled together!

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