This was one of those frustrating days when none of my pictures quite came out how I wanted them to. I use the timer on my camera (it sits on our desk) and then hustle over to pose. The darned pictures all look like I've been sucking on sour lemons (not true!).
Anyway, I picked up an olive skirt over the weekend. I think secretly I've been pining for one like Kasmira's (shown in multiple incarnations here).
I found my skirt at my favourite consignment store, marked down to $8:
It was $24, marked down to $20, marked down to $12, and I've seen it there a gazillion times, and never tried it on. It's Club Monaco, for goodness sake, I love their stuff. It's a fine wool blend with a bit of stretch, so not too hot for summer.
I had originally planned to do a little flouncy thing at the bottom (a dark inigo thin crinoline that I got last Friday), but when I put the outfit on in the bathroom at work this morning, the skirt was actually too long for it. Ah well, that's what I get for not trying outfits on!
This skirt has a super low waistband - it sits just at my hip-bone:
Oh, and there you can see the front kick-pleat better - there's one in the back as well, so it has lovely motion when I walk.
I was pleased with how the untucked top looked with the low waist. Had to do a cami, of course, a nice long one.
I was really grooving on how the pinky red and the purple went with the olive today. Those shoes are lovely, but after a day they feel good to take off!
A close-up of the jewelry: