Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Prickly Plaid

Continuing my "power colour" theme, today I'm wearing my red plaid skirt:
I managed to actually remember my top this time, which is this sequined one-shoulder thing, last seen here. It's not the same shade of brown as what's in the skirt, but I still thought it went well. It's very prickly. Sequins are not comfortable.

The olive green jacket is new-to-me - I got it over a month ago, but it's been too warm to wear it.
Seeing as "military" is a big look for autumn, this will probably go into strong rotation. I really like the seaming on the waist of it, and the flap pockets (none in the boobular region! hurrah!). I think it was around $18. It also doesn't match the skirt, but it still goes with all the fall colours.

This outfit also has an item that I have had for over 10 years and never worn:
The scarf! Remember around 1999-2000 when it was the "in" thing to tie big fringe-y scarves around your hips, over your jeans? I worked in a women's clothing store back then (Fairweather, when it was good, for you Canuck women who remember those days), and I bought this for around $12. It was clipped on a pant hanger for all these years, getting dusty. I needed pant hangers recently so I tossed it into my basket-o-scarves and what do you know? Here it is.

The stuff:
I kept the accessories down to just the cuff and simple hoops because of all the shiny shiny sequins and shiny shoes and fringe-itude.

Speaking of fringe:
Yes, that scarf has some.

Jacket (RW & Co., consignment), top (Express, thrifted), skirt (Casual Corner & Co., thrifted, vintage 80s), shoes (Jessica Simpson), scarf (Fairweather), cuff (Oscar & Libby's), earrings (gift from L).

11 comments:

  1. Plaid and sequins?! I love it. Seriously, that's really awesome.

    I love outfits where nothing quite matches but it all "goes".

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  2. Oh wait, are we not supposed to wear those scarves anymore? You're looking awesome in your early aughts/late 90s scarf. I think red and khaki/army green go together well.
    p.s.: I am seriously impressed with your ability to rock those brown top and still be work appropriate.

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  3. Sweet Fairweather! How wonderful you used to be. And why must you (Fairweather) suck so hard at present?

    Your patience with the scarf is more than a little impressive, Sheila. And those sequins are such a perfect piece to pair with the potentially conservative-ish plaid skirt and green jacket.

    Seriously, you are quickly becoming my Yoda of fashion. Wonderfully creative, you are. Freaking awesome, it is.

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  4. That olive jacket is fantastic. I admit to wearing fringe-y scarves over jeans as late as 2005.

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  5. I love that skirt and jacket! Why do designers think that pockets on your boobs is attractive? I never understood that and if you over a B/C cup it just adds way too much bulk to the area.

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  6. Pretty skirt. The length is so flattering on you.

    And cute scarf. I love hearing stories about the history of fashion.

    Did you learn much working at that store? I worked at Loehmann's when I was young (as a stockboy) and tried to absorb whatever knowledge I could from the saleswomen.

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  7. sheila, birthdays are good! I am replying to your comment on In Professorial Fashion's blog. September is my favorite month. And one of the reasons is that it's my bday month!
    xx
    I'm glad I found you through their blog yesterday!

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  8. I love the 'fallen leaves' colors of your outfit today. Very seasonal. Red is really a great color on you, I can see why it's your "power" color. And since the last post I commented on was the makeup post (I think) I must comment on your lipstick! The slightly darker color looks très bien!

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  9. Thanks, Megan, I was rather pleased with it.

    Rad, yeah, I know, no one told me...Thanks so much! I love red and olive together too. Well, my work is pretty casual (I am probably the most overdressed person here, of nearly 200 people).

    A-Dubs, I miss the old FW. We no longer have them in my city, but they degenerted into crap. Thanks so much for your kind words...and wanna hear something funny? I wrote a Linguistics paper on Yoda's speech patterns. Ha!

    LaHdM, thanks! I never wore scarves like that (I was too self-conscious about my hips).

    Thanks, Tina! I know, what's up with that?

    shybiker, thank you. I learned tons working there, mostly about how women feel about themselves, their bodies. I also learned a lot about fabric and cut.

    BBSM, I know! Birthdays rule, especially mine! Happy B-Day to you this month!

    Thanks, Rita! I'm wearing my "paint-on" permanent lipstick - it's a very bright red. I usually only do gloss or nothing, as I have naturally dark lips.

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  10. Holy Mother of All Things Red! You are killing it this week, KILLING IT! Bravo

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