Thursday, November 5, 2009

Black and White Like Audi

I laughed when I saw this outfit that Audi had on the other day, because I had an outfit lined up this week that was similar - and here it is!
Same cream tux-style jacket, pinstriped skirt instead of pants, dark grey patterned top instead of a tie, and Oxford-style shoes. Great minds think alike! Ha!

But what, you may wonder am I looking at in the above photo?
It's a big fat kitty!

Anyway, the patterned top is new (about $15 consignment), but the skirt is the steal at $7 in a thrift store. I always feel everything on the racks (the feel of fabric is called the "hand") to help me search for quality garments. This skirt is 100% wool.
And if I may say so, I think it's a pretty killer skirt. It's Linda Allard for Ellen Tracy, and I would guess that it's mid-90s. It has a fairly high waist (it sits right at my belly button) but the sizing is current (it's a 6).

The stuff:
A good shot of the pattern of the top. I love Ann Taylor (and Loft) - I wish we had them in Canada. The necklace is one of Grandma J's.

Jacket (Club Monaco, consignment), cami (RW & Co.), top (Ann Taylor, consignment), skirt (Linda Allard for Ellen Tracy, thrifted), shoes (Fluevog), necklace (no markings, likely 1960s, Grandma J's), earrings (Aldo Accessories), ring (The Bay).


  1. Pearls with it are such a classic, can never go wrong. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. I must say that I appreciate the extra effort it must take to find coordinating fat kitties for your outfits. ha! I love fat kitties.

  3. Agreed, very killer skirt! Pinstriping is so hot.

    Those shoes....ahh those shoes. Probably my favourite ones I've seen of yours. They are everything a shoe should be.

  4. I die every time you wear these shoes. They are so awesome.

  5. Hey there...loved the black and white....and of course your kitty. Everyone needs an Auntie Lois...Thanks for the reminder. Glad you liked your earrings. I knew you would find something to wear them with...I had blissful thoughts of you shopping in Steinmart in Florida...we might not see you for days as you get lost in the jewellrey section. Have a great weekend....Bonnie

  6. This is so chic, professional, and flattering. LOVE IT!

  7. I love how the kitty matches :-) You always have the best thrift finds.

  8. Love it! The matching feline is just perfect.

  9. Sher, I totally agree. Thanks! Hope yours was great!

    Tina, yes, it's so difficult to match the cat to the outfit, ha!

    Sherylyn, thanks! I know you love these shoes - if I ever get rid of them (yeah, right), they're yours.

    Thanks, K!

    Bonnie, thanks! And thank you again for the great earrings - I thought of you all day. Cheers!

    Thanks, FA!

    Hillary, yeah, I planned that, haha! I do love good finds.

    Thanks, Audi!

  10. Aw, how sweet - I love that your shoes match your kitty!

  11. Heh, everything matches a cute kitty, Kari!


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