Monday, January 11, 2010

Lazy Monday - Blue Brocade

Well, it's not really a lazy outfit, since I actually had to dig around and find things that went together. Today's outfit features my new skirt and shoes purchased just after Christmas with gift money (hurray for my mother-in-law!):
I got the shoes for $30 (thirty bucks!!) on clearance - they are leather and are trimmed in turquoise.

The skirt has the label cut out - and yet, it's new. This is a sample piece for buyers that may never have gone into production - the label is removed because a few stores in town carry this brand and probably have some sort of exclusive on it. I fell in love with the gorgeous brocade and colours - so rich!

The stuff:
Ooh, the shoes! Ooh, the fabric! It's sort of a blue-black background and the flowers have a lot of green in them along with the predominant teal.

The necklace is vintage. I bought it several years ago, along with a matching bracelet (not worn today), as a reward to myself for getting a new job. The job didn't last. The beads are bakelite. I made the earrings out of the smallest hanging bits off the necklace.

A close-up:
Cool, eh? No idea what era it is.

Sweater (Uniqlo, consignment), camisole (RW & Co.), jacket (Pelican Cove, consignment), skirt (Taylor Brooke by Quantum Apparel, gift), shoes (Pink Studio, gift), earrings/necklace (vintage).


  1. Ah, Bakelite. Have you ever read about the Bakelite family? Total LUNATICS. Good to read about. Anyway, I love the necklace and the skirt is the most luscious color. Excellent ensemble!

  2. I wish you'd come and match up things in my wardrobe. You're so good at it.

  3. Wow, what a beautiful skirt! And the shoes… and the necklace!
    I like the fact that in most of your outfit, you wear a belt over jackets, sweaters and cardigans. You have inspired me! I’m going to try to belt my outfits more.

  4. Hi Sheila,
    the skirt is beautiful. I love the colors. And the shoes...
    And there's an award for you on my blog :)

  5. Great pieces - and the color is SO good on you. Enjoy!

  6. OOOOOOOooooo!!!! That skirt is just beautiful and the shoes, wow! I love that the shoes have a vintage feel. Really pretty jewelry too. How fun is that. I just got some new to me booties too. A friend cannot wear high heels any longer and gave me 3 pairs of her booties. So fun, I just had to tell someone.

  7. I simply adore those shoes, lady. Adore, I tell you!

  8. The turquoise lining on the shoes..... wow.. and the craftmanship on that skirt is superb !
    On another note... you know how I always comment on your Fluevog....? Well I got a pair (pre ban) and am sooo excited to wear them... just have not found what to wear them with.

  9. Love makes for mundane days a little extra special. Ppl always ask if you're going somewhere after work.

    Those shoes are super cute and love love love the necklace and earrings.

  10. Julia, no, I haven't - they sound highly entertaining, though! Thanks so much!

    Wendy - next time I'm in NYC, honey, I'm looking you up!

    Thanks, Aradia! This jacket actually ties at the front, but yeah, I do like belts. For so long, I was too heavy (or thought I was) to wear them, so I love wearing them now.

    Tanya, you're so sweet! Thank you!

    Thanks, Rebecca!

    Alison, isn't it gorgeous? I am a sucker for a patterned skirt. Yes, I love that the shoes look vintage too. Oooh, what a great friend! That's awesome!

    Thanks, Sal!

    Lorena, it's so pretty, isn't it? I can't wait to see your Fluevogs!!

    TexNYQueen, I totally agree! Go special or go home! Thank you so much, and thank you for commenting!

  11. Ooooh, that skirt is gorgeous, and very you! :)

  12. LOVE the skirt. And the shoes too!! What a great outfit. You had me at "blue brocade".

  13. Sherylyn, it's from Dots! I love that place. Thanks so much!


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