Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cranes and Goldenrod

Another day of being slammed by work. At least the days go by fast. Zoom, there they go.
A favourite top from last year makes its first appearance, with a new-to-me skirt today.


  • Top - H&M, consignment; last seen here in July 2016 with black and yellow
  • Skirt - no label, handmade, thrifted; purchased here for $14.99
  • Shoes - Gentle Souls; last worn here in March with a strapless dress
  • Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted 

I was quite happy with this outfit - I have done this top (the pattern is flying cranes, by the way) with a yellow skirt before (here), but this skirt is shorter and a smaller size. I still have the other yellow skirt - it's such nice quality, and because vintage wool skirts don't have any stretch, it's handy to have them in a few sizes.

One of my coworkers called this "goldenrod" today. Sure, that will do - I need a name for this skirt so that I can search for it (to do those "last worn here" links). Henceforth, it shall be the goldenrod skirt.
The top has a slight trapeze shape, normally a shape I steer clear of (doesn't work well with boobs), but I love the wrinkly fabric and the pattern so much.

Outerwear. Getting close to not needing a jacket, but I'll always need a layer for physical sunblock.
 I sweated through my top on the brisk walk home, though, so in the wash it goes.

The stuff:
Hurray for comfy shoes! I was pleased with how nicely this grey suede went with the top.

Bold bling:
Favourite cuffs, and classic earrings (all the way from Nashville!).


  • Cuffs - both thrifted
  • Earrings - gift from Megan Mae
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes


 You might have noticed that I didn't have my nails done yesterday, but don't fret - I did them last night. I am gradually weeding through what I've come to realize is a 20-year-old collection of nail polish. That teal one I wore back here in January? I strongly suspect that's the polish I wore for my wedding 20 years ago!
This one's another Rimmel, called "Climax" (oh, I don't get it, whatever do they mean?? har har). Another 60 Second one. I believe this is from the late 90s, based on the colour, which reminds me very strongly of grad/prom gowns from that era. I love this nice rich purple, though - it's slightly matte texture with a pearl finish. Pretty!

Who is super not impressed?
"Guess."
We had a cuddle here this morning, and he curled right up. Wish I could have stayed home too, bud!

20 comments:

  1. The crane print!!!!! Hair looks amazing and so do nails!! No way 20 yrs ago!

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    1. I know, I love this print. Thank you, sweetie!

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  2. The proportions of this outfit are PERFECT and it looks wonderful on you. Love every part of it. Good job!

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  3. Hair looks amazing and so do nails!! No way 20 yrs ago! Cartincoupon.com

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  4. I love your 'flying cranes' top, such an stunning piece, the fabric looks so textured and its shape is so cute (even if I agree about trapeze not being a favorite of mine). I'm in love with this goldenrod&grey outfit!, and fabulous shoes! And I like your coat too, I think you're rocking it everytime you wear it!, it looks like a springy breeze of lighter colors is coming!
    And being slammed by work is something I'm used to, these days. I've adopted a 'surfing over all that stuff' attitude. Wish you keep your coolness high!
    besos

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    1. Thank you, my dear! I am having so much fun with my wardrobe lately. Ugh, good advice, thanks. Deep breaths!

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  5. This is such a lovely outfit - love grey and yellow together! The outfit looks fab on you. Goldenrod is a brilliant name for the skirt but I have to say when I read the post title I was expecting flowers...

    Isn't it great to know nail polish can last for so long?

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    1. Hello, nice to see you again, Veronica, welcome back! Thanks so much. My car-loving coworker who named it knows his car colours!

      I know, who knew? Nail polish lasts!

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  6. Oh I saw this look on my feed and just fell in love... the colors and OMG that top must be mine once you are done with it!

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  7. This top was a favourite of mine last year too. I think my daughter has a jacked in the same pattern which I drool over. The new skirt goes beautifully with it as does that matching cuff - you fashionista, you!

    Wishing you a fab weekend x
    Anna

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    1. Thanks, Anna! I just love a fun print, don't you? Thank you, my dear!

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  8. Those shoes and the cuff are magnificent with that amazing top and skirt. You are ART! Just so lovely, thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much, JM! My clothes *are* my art, so I really appreciate that.

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  9. Oooo, I just love, LoVE, LOVE this outfit. The pattern on the top is marvelous, and the grey makes the yellow just POP. And of course, you already know I adore those shoes.

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  10. Again an outfit I cannot pass without commenting on.... BEAUTIFUL. Cannot believe that top is H&M, conscious or not. Such a perfect thing. And such fun with that yellow skirt and the grey shoes. A big winner in my eyes. And you have such a perfect bottom. You do know that.
    Greetje

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    1. Aw, thank you, Greetje! I am always surprised by these little H&M gems. Ha, ha! You go right ahead and admire my bottom!

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