Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Return of the Lady Garden of Delight

I'm at that point of my seasonal wardrobe where there are only a few backwards hangers* and I can go through and cherry-pick favourite pieces to wear again. This outfit features both a "not yet worn" and a favourite. 
Because I have a lot of black jackets/blazers, sometimes one or two get left out - I was happy to pick this cropped jacket, which went perfectly with this amazing skirt.


  • Jacket - Danier Couture, consignment; last seen here in September 2016 with sick pants
  • Sleeveless shell - Spense, I don't track this anymore
  • Lady Garden of Delight Skirt - no label, vintage 80s, thrifted; first worn here in October 2016 with much red
  • Boots - Adrian Agnes, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) in November 2016 to see The Pack A.D.
  • Coat (below) - Samuel Dong, thrifted

The skirt is - in a word - stupendous. Many of my coworkers hadn't seen it the first time, so I enjoyed regaling them with descriptions of the matching very 80s vest that I did not buy. I was a bit stumped as to what to wear with it this time, and ended up with red again. The skirt's colours are more suited to my spring colours (I'll be wearing it with these, you can bet!), so I'll keep it out in my spring/summer wardrobe.
I thought I did pretty good by putting this cropped "buttah-soft" jacket with it, and getting two wears out of it with winter clothes!

Outerwear:
"I'd like to be outta here. Let me in the hall, Woman."
Vizzini is not allowed in the hall. I wore my Le Chateau thrifted cap, wool Parkhurst gloves and no scarf! I wish I'd worn one, though - my neck was cold.

The stuff:
Those are stiff boots. They leave horrid marks on my legs when I take them off. I love them, though, and they are quite comfortable. I walked to and from our other office in them.

Turquoise bling:
At the last minute I swapped a turquoise necklace for these earrings.


  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Earrings - vintage furniture store

16 comments:

  1. I really love the proprtions of this outfit. The texture and color of the short jacket balance the length and decoration of the skirt. And of course you have just the right red boots!!! Another amazing look, Sheila.

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia! It's so nice that you noticed.

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  2. You look gorgeous in this styling dear!!! I love your skirt :-)

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  3. woww, I love your Lady Garden of Delight Skirt, even its name is fabulous!, such a stunning piece, and it looks lovely with your red boots and a teal coat!. Fabulous color combo and fabulous You!
    besos

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    1. Melanie of A Bag and a Beret named it. :) Thank you so much, my dear!

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  4. That is such a beautiful skirt and it looks great with red so don't feel bad about wearing it that way again! :) Looking forward to seeing how you wear it more in spring too.

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    1. Thanks, Mica, I won't! I'm looking forward to spring styling!

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  5. I remember when you got that skirt. Its one of those hidden treasures that only consignment stores can provide. Fabulous choice of boots.

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    1. Not too long ago! And I thrifted this! Even better than consignment.

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  6. Of course Melanie would come up with the perfect name for that skirt, which is, indeed, Stupendous. I love the detail along the hem. I'm curious as to what the matching vest looked like.

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    1. Hee, I know - she is so good at naming clothes. Oh, the vest was horrendous. Big pointed shoulders, open to the waist under the arms. Same border as the skirt at the waist. It was very "of its time", whereas the skirt is actually quite fun and classic.

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  7. It's a beautiful skirt and looks lovely with your boots. It seems a very Spring like skirt to me.

    Once again despite a common language there are different interpretations of the same phrase! There was a comedy show on UK tv (possibly 'Little Britain') starring David Walliams and Matt Lucas who frequently dressed up as female characters. In his female character persona David Walliams was always referring to his 'lady garden' (i.e. pubic hair) which is the first time I had ever heard this phrase.

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    1. Oh, I am well aware of what "lady garden" means, my dear! Hee hee! Thank you so much!

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  8. Yes, this skirt is totally gorgeous, but I'm sure it was named to give us all a laugh - well if it was made in the UK that would've been the case! Sorry to lower the tone here :(
    The jacket length is perfect to showcase the skirt though and I love those boots too. I've got some that do the same to my legs - awful lines and marks I have after a whole day, but they're still fab boots.
    Anna x

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    1. It was indeed - I do know what a "lady garden" is! No tone lowered that I don't lower myself, ha ha! Thank you so much. I love taking these boots off - ouch!

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Cheers,
Sheila