Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Drapey Green and Silvery Sheen

Another long-sleeved blouse today, this one silk. 
I washed this after I wore it last time - machine on gentle, cold water, followed by the delicate/low temperature cycle in the dryer. I barely had to steam it - huzzah for 80s silk!


  • Blouse - Norah Noh via Gibson's, vintage 80s, thrifted; first worn here in June with houndstooth trousers
  • Skirt - Un1Deux2Troix3, vintage 80s, thrifted; first worn here in July with orange
  • Shoes - Channi B; last worn here in June with dots and dragons

I was happy with this outfit, although the blouse is just an okay shape on me. I have a good figure (and I work hard to keep it) and I don't like looking like I'm all saggy in the chestal region. However, it did the job of keeping me away from picking at my tattoo as it dries out, gets flaky and starts to shed. Must.Not.Pick.
I took my own (and readers') advice and cut the lining out of this skirt. It fit much better, and the lining sagging down was non-existent. Tah-dah!

The stuff:
Lovely teal shoes. These are such a comfy height.

Simple bling:
I liked how the silver echoed the sheen of the floral pattern woven into the skirt.


  • Ring - Nine West
  • Earrings - gift from Lise


Vizzini has been very floppy lately. It hasn't been hot, so we're tempted to put it down to him mellowing with age (he is just over 5 years old).
"Wait till I climb the curtains."
Aw, so cute! Don't you just want to cuddle him?

12 comments:

  1. I really like that skirt, glad that you found a love for it again after cutting out the lining. The green blouse is nice with it too, even if you feel it's not the most flattering on you.

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    1. It will strictly be a summer skirt for me (I have a winter wool version), but I'm much happier with it. For the blouse, eh, I didn't pay much, so I'll see how I feel about it further on down the road. Thanks, Mica!

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  2. Yay for washing silk - I do it all the time too and nary a problem. Do love this blouse, its color and swoosh factor are wonderful. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. People are so scared of silk, but it's really strong and a natural fibre. It's okay! Thank you, dear Patti!

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  3. Great scissor job - getting a piece back from the brink of the danger zone. Hurrah. I love those flouncy frilly bits on the blouse. Most things look saggy in my chestal area. Hahaha. Great outfit and the shoes...! Big unwanted cuddles for Vizzini.

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    1. No danger zone here! I love the "wings" on the blouse (although they blow in the wind and stick to my lips). Heh, saggy chestal regions, that gravity, eh? Hee, Vizzini could go either way on cuddles.

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  4. I was just wondering how to wash my blue silk blouse. I am probably going to do handwash...

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    1. Good idea, especially for the first time. I use watered down shampoo to handwash - it works great!

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  5. Another great ensemble my lovely. Fab shoes too. And hey if we're talking sagging chestal area, think on this - I breastfed for over 5 years! Thank goodness for padded bra's is all I can say.
    Anna x
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Ha, well, I haven't breastfed, but I did lose a lot of weight 10 years ago. That gravity is a harsh mistress. Thank you, Anna!

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  6. That is one seriously spectacular skirt! I'm smitten - and suddenly feel like I need a glistening one in my wardrobe, too (I have sparkly shoes and jewelry, but no such skirts or dresses).

    Many hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I can never resist shiny anything! You need shiny, really. Thank you, Jessica!

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