Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Primary and Picador

Another day, still trying to get through all the things I haven't worn in my closet this season (one month to go!), and also wear all of my favourite things another time. 
I have too many outfits and not enough days to wear them all. Wow, life is tough.


  • Sweater - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here in January to a hockey game
  • Skirt - no label, handmade, vintage 50s, thrifted; last seen here in November 2015 to do a WW meeting
  • Shoes - Calvin Klein; first worn here last week when I was being Wonder Woman

"Blah, blah, open this door, woman!"
When I put the pieces for this outfit together, I built it around this glorious vintage 1950s circle skirt. Check it out, it has a picador on it.
And he's stabbing the bull (as picadors do). How nice for work.

I picked out the two red items immediately (both the shoes and the merino wool sweater are a bright true red, not pink as they sort of look here). I knew I wanted to wear a scarf at my neck, as Lorena's been doing lately - check her out here! First, I was going to do a blue scarf, but decided to go with the 3rd primary colour.
"The coolest cats wear black and white."
You can't go wrong with combinations of primary colours: red, blue, yellow. It's a winner every time.

The stuff:
Such awesome shoes. I had to wear them again in less than a week.

Primary bling:
It's a winning combination.


  • Silk scarf - vintage, thrifted
  • Earrings - local



14 comments:

  1. What an incredible skirt! I love your whole outfit - colour, life, Fabulous! xx

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  2. Love the red and yellow together with the blue! I also like that you said you have too many outfits - often I think I have too many clothes, not necessarily outfits. I want to have a much better grip on my wardrobe :)

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    1. Have you ever tried doing a 30-item capsule wardrobe, Mica? It's a really good way to figure out quickly what the "orphans" are in your closet, and it really improves one's outfit-building skills. You can do it!

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  3. Spectacular my dear She ! The colors and the idea of the scarf work wonderfully.
    It had been a while since you sported that singular circle skirt.

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    1. I know, far too long! It's a little too warm in the hot weather for it, and because of the way the waist does up, not a lot of my tops work with it.

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  4. That circle skirt is the bee's knees! I can't believe you haven't worn it during the summer. Love the primary colours, and the 50's inspired neck scarf.

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    1. It's a very heavy cotton, Shelley - more like a canvas, almost - so far too warm for most of the summer, which is why I keep it out all year round. Thank you!

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  5. That skirt is incredible. If it ever outlived its wearableness (rips, tears, etc.) you should frame it!

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    1. I may do that one day, but my intent is to wear it and love it as it was meant to be.

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  6. Totally gorgeous, every bit of it! Yes, the shoes are so sexy and need to be worn often as you look amazing in that style. Fabulous x
    Anna

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    1. Thanks so much! I do love me some pointy toes!

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  7. Another fantastic combination. Love the shoes. Have to remember to combine yellow with red and blue. I always combine them with white but that doesn't really count does it?
    Greetje

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    1. Sure, white counts, why not? Wear what you like! I'm just happy to provide a wee bit of inspiration.

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