Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Odd Sheila

Okay, so I am a little odd - and I'm perfectly fine with that, thank you - but today's post title is just playing off my new skirt, which is by Odd Molly. I've never heard of this brand before - apparently, it's Swedish - but when I saw this skirt in a consignment store last week, I had to have it, especially since it was only $36 (plus 20% off). The white part at the bottom is actually a full lining/underskirt, and the whole thing is silk. The quality is lovely and the pattern is gorgeous.

I pulled colours from the skirt to put the outfit together: navy long-sleeved t-shirt, grey jacket (the white pattern has grey in it), and the white/grey/burgundy/navy of my Christmas shoes.

A close-up of the pattern, and my accessories:
Good golly, Miss Molly, I love those shoes.

One of the necklaces is just a cheapo junker that I bought on sale, but the other one is a vintage 50s crystal necklace (these were de riguer with those little cardigans with the beads, I'm told by my mother-in-law, who generously gave me this several years ago). The earrings are a Christmas gift from my friend Elaine.

Blazer (RW & Co.), shirt (Zara Woman, consignment), skirt (Odd Molly, consignment), shoes (Poetic Licence), white stone/silver necklace (Plum), crystal necklace (stamped "aomi", vintage, gift from MIL).

Special extra: I was "tagged" by Kate at Fatally Blonde to post the 4th picture in the 4th folder:

My paintbrushes that I use for painting my miniatures.


  1. The only thing odd about this outfit would be the name b/c the whole look is fabulous! A silk skirt?! I'm sure the drape and flow is just heavenly and oh, so feminine! The shoes are a perfet pairing to this outfit.

  2. I like the way you connected the colors of the skirt to the colors of those great shoes.

  3. Amazing skirt and amazing shoes!

    Lovin' your blog Sheila!

  4. Ok Sheila, my first reaction...

    OMG those shoes again!!! Beautiful skirt, but you know I'm in love with those shoes.

    I have to tell you I found some really great dark brown suede Franco Sarto knee-high boots at the consignment store. But to my disappointment my calves are too big. Do you know of any manufacturer that I can stalk to find boots for someone with 15" calves?

  5. WOW. Those shoes are beyond fantastic. Good thing I don't know where you live, or there'd be a good chance of a shoe robbery this weekend ...

  6. Love how your shoes plays off your skirt! You look fantastic as usual :-)

  7. I love the fun and funky photo - what a magic skirt!

  8. The skirt looks amazing btu I bet it feels even better to wear.

  9. DawnB: yes, it has lovely drape and swing. I don't usually buy silk (a pain to clean), but I couldn't resist this.

    Thanks, Cat!

    Thanks, Trace - I like yours too!

    Alison: thanks! They are awesome shoes indeed. Aw, how disappointing! I don't know of any specific brands but there are ones out there that do different calf widths. Check Zappos.

    Sal: check out their website: www.poeticlicencestore.co.uk - many gorgeous shoes.

    Thanks, Lady D!

    Jane: thanks! I had to show off the lovely fullness of the skirt. It felt wonderful on, but a bit staticky after a few hours. I can't wait till warmer weather.

  10. How jealous am I of those shoes? They're beautiful! And the skirt, too--lovely, lovely outfit.


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