Thursday, July 5, 2018

Pride Week: Polychrome Princess

My company celebrates diversity in the workplace and is doing Pride Week activities all week. My desk is covered in rainbow flags - I love it! This week I'll be wearing loads of colour to celebrate and show my support for LGBTQ+.

Well, duh, of course I had to wear this glorious skirt again!   
 I had a lot of reactions to this outfit - people really do love colour, even if they don't wear it themselves.


  • Blouse - no label, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in a winning combination in April 
  • Skirt - A Tribute to Marimekko by H&M, thrifted; first seen here just last weekend with black 
  • Shoes - Prepare Guide, Fluevog; last worn here in April with stripes and floral


Vizzini got in on the action this morning while I was taking pictures. We had many cuddles while I was getting ready, and he tried to chew on my necklace several times.
"It was delicious. It's also backwards."
 Oh, so it is, thanks, buddy.

The tricky thing with a bold skirt like this is...what do wear with it? Black...white...one of the colours in it, if you're really into that much brightness! I had originally planned to wear my white shirt from yesterday's outfit, but when I chose to layer it under the dress instead, I needed some other top to wear.

Why not baby blue? I basically treat aqua as a neutral anyway.
"Why are you still blathering on about your clothes, Woman?"
I entertained myself going down the stairs at work by letting the skirt really billow out like a train behind me. My coworker Olaf admired it: "I'm going to hang back here and not step on it."

I declared myself a Polychrome (meaning many colours) Princess. You may bow if you wish, but really, I don't insist on it.

Ruffles on top, ruffles on the bottom! This vintage baby blue blouse gave the whole outfit a very 70s vibe.
 Also, did I mention pockets?? There are pockets! 

The stuff:
 One of my WW people asked how comfortable these could possible be. SO comfy! There's a huge hidden platform inside the toe, so it's really only about an inch heel, and all that platform is cork, so it's very bouncy.

Oops, I forgot my belt.
 A lovely leather wrap belt, made locally.

Copper bling:
I'm getting a nice collection of copper mixed with turquoise, ranging from stuff from my Grandma J, to pieces I've picked up second hand, like the brooch that I bought a couple of weeks ago at the vintage fair for $5.00.

  • Necklace - consignment, vintage 60s (based on Vix having the same one, which belonged to her grandmother)
  • Brooch - vintage fair, $5.00 - first wear
  • Earrings - Matisse by Renoir, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
  • Ring - vintage, Grandma J's
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes

I'm double-booked tomorrow night after work, so I'll be back on Sunday with my Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up! See you then, and have a wonderful weekend, my friends!

22 comments:

  1. I love the blue shirt with the skirt! Such a beautiful combination, especially with all of those accessories! :) And of course I'm very happy to see you wearing this again!

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    1. Thank you, Mica - I was quite pleased with myself at this combo.

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  2. Only someone with your vision would put baby blue with this fabulous and colorful skirt. This is spectacular combination and I love the outfit. I am indeed bowing !
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Well, I'm lucky to have a lot of things in my closet that I can wear with it! Thank you, Elle!

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  3. That skirt all kinds of divine, and that blouse really does add that '70s vibe. Queenly, yes, it is. I do bow.

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  4. What a brilliant idea to wear baby blue with that fabulous skirt. And the skirt's got pockets too, how wonderful. This is exactly the kind of 1970's style I love! As for wearing colour, I've lost count of the number of times I've had that remark. I wonder what it is that's holding people back? Did I tell you I always love reading Vizzini's thoughts? Have a great weekend, whatever you're up to! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Ann! This style really brings back memories of the 70s for me too. I don't know why people are so afraid to wear colour! It's so odd.

      Vizzini actually thinks those things!

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  5. Well my dear Polychrome Princess you look amazing and this skirt continues bewitch me. I would love to see you wear it with a white crisp collar button shirt, Carolina Herrera style.

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    1. I originally planned on wearing it like that - I probably will do so at some point. Thanks, Lorena!

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  6. Love that skirt with the aqua blouse, an inspired combo! xxx
    PS Good to see Mum's necklace!

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    1. Twin necklaces! Thanks, Vix, I loved this colour mix.

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  7. I love the 70s vibe of this outfit, Sheila! I love the pairing of this skirt with baby blue and the copper bling. Love the belt too! Hope you have a great weekend, Sheila! XXX

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    1. Thanks so much, Sasha! Happy weekend to you!

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  8. Did you ever read the Oz books? Book number 6 or 7 is called Tiktok of Oz and features' the Rainbow's daughter who is called Princess Polychrome!
    You look a vision- the pale blue goes so beautifully with that frankly magnificent floral skirt! I love how it looks!

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    1. I'm not the only Princess Polychrome? This is outrageous!

      Thanks so much, Kezzie!

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  9. Love the ruffles-over-ruffles, what a great look. I think of aqua as a neutral too. Thanks for linking up, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  10. What a pretty outfit! I love the colours in that skirt, and would have never thought to pair it with a pale acqua. I could never wear a skirt like that to my work, I go up and down too many stairs and would end up going "ass over teakettle".

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    1. Thank you! I was proud of myself for coming up with it. I am a pretty skirt wrangler by now.

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  11. even if I'm really late on my commenting, I Have to say how much I love these colorful outfits! and the aqua as a neutral thing! brilliant!
    Loving your shoes too!
    besos

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    1. Know that I do appreciate the comments, even on older posts! Thank you so much - this was one of my favourites of the week.

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