Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Citrus and Zigzags

Today, one of my coworkers told me, "I love when you wear yellow. It makes me feel happy."
 Aw, that's so nice. Especially since I had a really frazzly day - minor things, but a LOT of them. I'm a good multi-tasker, but even I get overwhelmed at times.


  • Blouse - Kate Spade, thrifted; first worn here in April with neon tweed
  • Skirt - Kersh; purchased here for $19.99
  • Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last seen here (3rd outfit) in April with a striped dress for Ali's birthday
  • Jacket (below) - Simon Chang, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in March as outerwear over another peplum

First wearing of this skirt and it was great. 

The thing on my chest is a green ribbon for Mental Health Month.

It didn't ride up, the thick almost-neoprene fabric didn't wrinkle or crease and the pattern is fun.

I also like this longer length, particularly with a bit of a heel.
 I mismatched my top and shoes today - the top is neon lime and the shoes are bright lemon. I have all the citrus!

I only wore the jacket for walking to and from work, but it looks good with the skirt, doesn't it?
 Kind of has a bit of a Christmassy vibe to it for me, though - the skirt has a lot of red in it.

The stuff:
 It's International Fluevog Day, so of course I had to wear a pair. I have a lot of Fluevogs - they make great shoes.

Silver bling:
The plain bangle is in the giveaway pile - the finish is flaking off, and copper is showing through on the edges. Bummer.


  • Filigree cuff - St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop, London
  • Dragon bangle - Lazy Susan's
  • Plain bangle - local
  • Silver/aventurine ring - consignment

22 comments:

  1. I love it when you wear yellow, too - it really suits you!
    Boo to the flaky bangle but hooray to the possibility of finding a replacement. The other day a trader was selling a pile of formerly tarnished bangles she'd painted with enamel paint, they looked really pretty. I might try that with nail polish next time! x

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    1. Thank you, Vix! Yes, I'll be looking for a new one on my travels - I like silver and steel, as they last far longer than these cheap plated nickel on copper things. I can't be bothered to go to that much work - painting with nail polish does sound fun, though.

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  2. Your colleague is right, and it made me feel happy too! And I'm glad to say that I was right about the skirt. It looks even better on. Never mind about the mismatching, and I really cannot see the Christmassy vibe, so that's alright! What a shame about the flaking bangle though. I hate it when that happens. xxx

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    1. Thank you, Ann! I know, these little things don't matter (but I see them!). I can't abide cheap quality - I hate when things fall apart. Gah. Ah well, it just means I can buy a new (hopefully new-to-me) one!

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  3. Love the sunny yellow. Happy vibes here. Love it with the jacket. We can't be silent about mental health issues.. they are on the rise..
    Xo
    Elle

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    1. Thank you, Elle! No, I agree - although maybe it's just that they seem more prevalent because we talk about them more?

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  4. I'd be happy to see you at work with yellow on too! My male colleague had a shirt on in this shade yesterday and I was so glad to see him! Loving the quirky Fluevog heels!

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    1. Nice! You don't see men in brights too often, so good for him! Thank you, Kezzie!

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  5. Yellow makes me happy too - I'm trying to acquire more of it for my wardrobe! :) Hopefully your co-worker will try wearing some yellow themeselves! :) It is such a cheerful shade and I like seeing others wear it too. Shame about your bangle though!

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    1. It can be tricky - I can see you with yellow shoes! I don't think he would wear it, but it feels good that other people can get pleasure just from seeing what I wear. Eh, I'll find another, some day!

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  6. There you go -- spreading sunshine again!

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  7. Yes, this bright outfit made me smile, all fits SO WELL Sheila. The skirt I want to touch!

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    1. Thank you, Lorena! The skirt fabric is not that special - it's a thick polyester knit, not quite neoprene squishy, but in that family.

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  8. Bright colours have the power to brighten someone's day(including our own), don't they! Such a nice compliment from your coworker. Love the Fluevogs and I'd love to see a picture of your whole collection one day. X

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    1. They really do, Jess! Ooh, maybe one day I will do that! The world needs to see all my Fluevogs!

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  9. Hurrah for yellow!, it makes happy all of us!, mwhaha, and you look fab wearing it!
    I do love your top and shoes, different shades but harmonic, and your jacket, but the skirt is the star of the show!, it's a stunning piece!
    besos

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    1. Aw, thank you, Monica! I totally agree about yellow!

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  10. It seems to make a whole bunch of us happy to see you wear yellow. I haven't found a shade that I can wear, yet, so it's up to you to do it for me ;) This is a wonderfully cheerful, flattering outfit. I wasn't all that keen on the skirt when I saw the photo of it when you bought it, but it works great in this outfit.

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    1. I guess so! Ha! Thanks, Shelley - I don't love-love the skirt, but we'll see how it goes over time.

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  11. Oooo la la, how very chic one is today! Love, love, love the new skirt, plus that mis-matching citrus is great ploy, bravo my fashionista friend x

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