Monday, May 7, 2018

Cartoon Stripes with Yellow

Another week of fun outfits to look forward to - although today's outfit did not go as planned. 
 I had planned to wear this Theory top (pic) that I bought here in February for $14.95, but when I put it on, I loathed how it looked. How did I even end up buying it? I must have been in a fugue state or something.


  • Sweater - Tatyana, thrifted; last seen here in March with a floofy skirt
  • Skirt - Dries Van Noten, consignment, San Francisco; last worn here in February with more yellow
  • Shoes - Grotesque; last seen here in September 2017 with a denim dress
  • Moto jacket (below) - Smoking Lily; last worn here almost exactly a year ago in May 2017


So I went for a solid black sweater. And a belt. A yellow belt.
 I actually liked it way better than the white option - the black makes the skirt look almost cartoonish and really pops the stripes.

The skirt is fabulous - it's such a good cut.
 I love how the stripes line up.

Geared up for a light wind and bright sun. My walk to work is only 15-20 minutes these days, so I don't get the dreaded "hat head."
 I love this fun Smoking Lily jacket - it is a thick denim-y cotton, brushed with silver to make it metallic. I bought it new (it's made here in Victoria), and there were only 4 of them. I love having something that very few other people in the world have!

The stuff:
 These shoes are the perfect match for the Dries Van Noten skirt. It's good to have them back! I did a lot of stairs today (HVAC issues, gah), and these were great. Not too high.

Complimentary bling:
My earrings remind me a bit of "thought bubbles".


  • Leather belt - Liz Claiborne, vintage, thrifted
  • Earrings - gift from Lise
  • Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes

18 comments:

  1. I just love the black top and yellow belt with that gorgeous skirt, Sheila! The black top really does make the stripes in the skirt pop. The shoes look fab and that jacket is so cool! XXX

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    1. Thanks, Sasha! It was a happy coincidence that the black sweater worked so well.

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  2. You're so right: that fabulous Dries Van Noten skirt deserved a better top than the one you originally had in mind. And you've added just enough yellow to liven things up without overpowering the skirt. Love the jacket and your bling, including the thought bubbles. You will probably think I'm mad but for some reason you put me in mind of one of my Mattel dolls here. She's a bit smaller than Barbie, from the late 60s and called Casey. She's got the most fabulous wardrobe, too. xxx

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    1. Thank you, Ann! This is probably my favourite iteration of this skirt in an outfit so far. Hee, I will have to look up Casey! Does she have purple hair??

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  3. Yellow is a great accent color. This outfit shines.

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  4. It's a shame that the white top didn't turn out, but the black is perfect with the skirt! I love the way it makes the yellow pop and lets the skirt stand out.

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    1. Yeah, it just was not right. I'll have to put it on and model it so that you guys can see.

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  5. I love this combo, that skirt is a dream - and I am wondering why the white Theory top is not working ... it looks really good in pictures!

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    1. I'll take some pics of it tonight. I think you will agree when you see how it looks, Lorena.

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  6. Love this outfit! Makes me think of a modernized 30s or 40s look. Agreed that the black top is a good choice for the skirt - it’s what adds to that 30s or 40s vibe. (Okay, maybe 40s or 50s -I’m not fully up-to-date on my decades of fashion!)
    Cheers, Laurie

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! The sweater is made by a company that specializes in reproduction "pin-up" styles, so your guess of 40s-50s is right on the mark.

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  7. You look wonderful! This is such a brilliant outfit and so happy - that's the yellow, I think. It is such a happy colour. The black sweater was a good choice but I think the Theory top is great. Just needs the right garment to go with it -maybe palazzo pants?

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    1. Thanks, Vronni! Yellow is the happiest colour, for sure. I'll post some pics of the top on me so you can judge. It did not look good. Too boxy, too stiff.

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  8. Glad you went with the black top instead of the white one. If you choose to hang onto the white top, you may want to dye it another color - if you think that the fabric can handle being dyed. Some fabrics are great for dyeing, others repel dye. White is nice, especially for summer. But it is not the most practical color in the world. Whenever I wear a white blouse or T-Shirt, I always worry about spilling on it.

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    1. Thanks, Gail! Nah, I am far too lazy to dye the top - and it wasn't the colour that bothered me (I do love a white top!), but the construction and the fabric (very stiff). I go through 1-2 white shirts per year - good thing they are always thrifted!

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  9. I also like how the black sweater enhances the colors of your skirt, and the lovely stripes! and so fab that your shoes match!, that's Fabulousness!!
    besos

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    1. I felt pretty fabulous in it! Thanks, Monica!

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