Monday, July 25, 2016

Southwest Cerulean

My neck of the woods (west coast of Canada, just north of Seattle) is often referred to as the Pacific Northwest; however, that's only true from a US-centric point of view. The Canada-centric view is that I'm in the southwest of Canada. Where this southwest US-inspired shirt totally belongs. 
Okay, maybe that's a stretch. I think people would be confused if I said I was from the southwest of Canada, though.

  • Blouse - Max & Co., thrifted; last worn here in April with Versace mom jeans
  • Skirt - no label, handmade, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in July 2015 with a swapped top
  • Shoes - Dr. Scholl's, consignment; purchased here yesterday for $26.98

I've had this top/skirt combo set aside for a couple of weeks, just waiting for the right day to wear it. I probably would have worn black flats or possibly lowish red heels with this.
This length of pencil skirt is tricky with low heels, though, as it can end up making me look like I have no legs.

The stuff:
Enter new-to-me shoes! And the world was saved. These were fabulously comfortable to wear all day - not a single rub or pinch. Loved them.

Toothy bling:
As usual I waggled the pointy bits of this necklace and pretended they were teeth and "Rar"-ed at my coworkers. Because I am goofy that way.


  • Necklace - The Bay 
  • Earrings - local
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes

12 comments:

  1. I really like the bright skirt and printed shirt combo :) I'm going to be looking for more plain block colour pencil skirts when I'm back in the office, I don't have any in my wardrobe.

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    1. It's an easy formula (and it works with printed skirt, plain top too!). Go for it!

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  2. I DO like that skirt - everything about it - color, length, etc. And (as usual) you look spectacular!

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! It's a little on the long side without heels (as noted).

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  3. Your geography point is well-taken. Everything depends on one's perspective. Americans are too self-absorbed to realize that.

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  4. Ha, I would have said the shirt was from Santa Fe, NM : )
    I'd love to see you sport it with jeans, tied at the waist.

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    1. That's how I wore it last time - with jeans! I didn't tie it at the waist, though - that's a tricky look for me.

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  5. Hurrah for your new shoes Sheila! Don't they work well with this longer length pencil skirt. The proportions would have been way out with flats and the no-legs look ain't a good one x
    Anna

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    1. Agreed! I have done flats with this proportion before and well, live and learn, right? That's one of the reasons I do this blog!

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  6. Awesome outfit! Pencils are a gold standard go-to in my closet and I would leap at the chance to add one in this cheerful hue. Great point about the term "Pacific Northwest" applying more if you're looking up at the Canada, not living right near the 49th on our Canuck side.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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    1. I know, I love pencil skirts - I have them in nearly every colour, I think.

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Cheers,
Sheila