Monday, August 12, 2019

A Very Short Skirt

The first of my new-to-me items from my shopping spree on the weekend makes its appearance...
It's this VERY short skirt with the pattern mixing. Whoa, that is a short skirt. I was very careful with it in the office, I tell you.


  • Cardigan - thrifted, no label, not tracked
  • Shirt - J. Crew, thrifted; last worn here in April with black and white and gold
  • Skirt - Peter Pilotto x Target 2013, consignment; purchased yesterday here for $7.50
  • Shoes - Sol Sana; last worn here in July with a red-orange mixed suit


I decided to mix in yet another pattern with the black and white optic print and the snazzy floral print - black and white polka dots seemed right.
 I had planned on wearing this outfit like so, but after I saw the pictures, it felt like too much shirt - a big expanse of white.

And the shirt is a little on the sheer/see-through side.
I needed something else.

So I added the red cardigan I'd planned to wear just for to and from work.
 I ended up keeping it on all day and jamming my hands in my pockets thusly.

I might have to set this skirt aside for fall/winter when I can wear tights with it.
I think I was subconsciously feeling a bit too bare, so the added cardigan layer on the top half provided some mental security.

The stuff:
Due to all the small patterns, you really don't get the sense of how nicely all of these worked together in person.

Dotty bling:
I'd forgotten all about this silk bow-tie that I thrifted back here in February for $9.95. However, I have a nicer-quality red and cream bow-tie that I prefer, so I'm giving this one to my coworker Glenn. Buh-bye, bow-tie.


  • Bow-tie - Countess Mara, thrifted
  • Earrings - local
  • Silver/onyx ring - Tocarra, vintage fair
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes

20 comments:

  1. Love the outfit, especially with the red cardigan added. That red makes the pattern pop!

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    1. I agree, Cynthia, and I'm glad I wore the red cardi too - although I did sweat on the way home!

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  2. Love the addition of the red cardigan! It looks like such a fun skirt, I'm pleased to see you mixing other prints with it and not just sticking to a safe block colour neutral (which I totally would have done, ha!)

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    1. Thanks so much, Mica! It is a really fun shirt - I might do a solid blue with it at some point, maybe in winter with tights.

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  3. I love the circus-y vibe of this outfit - the red cardi was the perfect choice.
    You're so kind when it comes to passing on your gear, lucky Glenn! xxx

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    1. All the patterns! Thanks, Vix!

      I love seeing my things go to good homes. Glenn was so tickled that I gave it to him. :) Yay!

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  4. I just wrote a long comment about your skirt not being very short but realize I should delete it: I don't have the experience to opine on that subject and your judgment is the best guide for you. On the other hand, I can say GREAT BOWTIE!

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    1. It's not so bad when I'm standing or walking, but when I sit or bend over, it's WOO, very short! I always want to hear what you think, Ally - please don't censor yourself to me. :)

      Ha, thank you! I love bowties! This one went to a good home with my colleague Glenn.

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  5. What a cheerful outfit! Perfect for a grey day we had here!

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    1. It's pretty grey here too, Nancy! It definitely doesn't feel like August!

      Thank you so much!

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  6. What a fun outfit for the start of the week! It is indeed quite a short skirt, but you've got the legs for it, dahling! Love all the polka-dottiness going on here. The bow tie is a quirky but effective addition. Your colleague is a lucky guy indeed! xxx

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    1. Thanks, Ann! Lol, you are so kind - my varicose veins (and my regular veins) are on full display! I prefer my other bow-tie, and Glenn was so pleased this morning when I gave him this one.

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  7. Love it! I have a peplum knot-front tank from that same collection as your skirt in the floral pattern. It does make some fun pattern mixing, and it gets pulled out for independence day festivities as well.

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    1. Oh, how cool! I'd love to find another piece from this collection. Thanks, Charlotte!

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  8. Oh you're already wearing it, that kick ass skirt ! The two prints are so interesting, I want to see how else you will style this skirt.

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    1. Probably more black and white, and also the blue accents. I tested it with yellow too, and liked that. Thanks!

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  9. woww, I'm totally in love with all the pattern mixing and all the cute details in this outfit!, the polka dots, the bow-tie, the fab shoes, the red cardi, everything enhances the fabulous design of your skirt!. Love a black&white&red ensemble! and you rock in this one!
    besos

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    1. Thank you so much, Monica! It was even better in person. I love black and white looks too!

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