Thursday, May 26, 2011

Russian Around

Ha, awful pun, I know.

I feel bad for not commenting on blogs the last couple of days, but Blogger was doing something weird and not letting me log in. I got frustrated and gave up. Anyway, I will get caught up soon!

Today was very rushed - I had to leave work early to get downtown to catch a bus to my hair appointment, then I spent too long in Dots (but wait till you see what I got - it involves polka dots) and missed the freakin' bus! So I had to race home and beg L to drive me. Then after, I had to cab home because my WW boss was calling me to do the download on my meeting evaluation (it went well, thanks for asking).

Today's outfit:
The top is new to me, the red and black plaid shirt with the big ruffle down the front. It's Gap and was $22 on consignment, but I liked it and it fit well. I'm a sucker for a bold pattern!

The skirt was last worn here, and the vintage velvet vest last seen here (and I've worn those velvet pieces together here!). I wore the vest open because I forgot how low on the hips the skirt sits. I didn't mind the sort of lack of shape - I do prefer to have either my top or bottom fitted, though.

The outdoor shot: Legs McGee there. I liked the pale grey with all the red and black for contrast.

The stuff:
These boots remind me of Russian folk costumes. I last wore them here.

The sparkly stuff:
I've gotten so much wear out of this necklace - I love it.

Vest (Surrey Classics, consignment), blouse (Gap, consignment), skirt (Club Monaco), boots (Miz Mooz), necklace & earrings (Jacob).

7 comments:

  1. I love it that you can experiment every single time and rock all outfits! I'm giving you an award! Stop by my blog please and participate if you want!! Kisses dear!

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  2. Love the skirt and the boots: they're both very special.

    Please don't take this the wrong way but I laughed when I first saw the entire outfit because it reminded me of Monty Python's skit with lumberjacks: men in red/black plaid shirts (your top-half) who start singing about wearing women's clothing (your bottom-half). Your outfit embodies the joke.

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  3. I think this is one of my favorite looks! Those boots are too gorgeous and I love the mix of slightly masculine shirt and very feminine skirt. Happy Friday! -Patti

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  4. Sheila, this just rocks! I know what you mean about tight on top or bottom, but I think - at least from photos this works so well. If the skirt were longer it might not, but I think it's perfectly balanced. And the MM boots always make me swoon.

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  5. Thanks so much, Dimi! Aw, I will be right over. :)

    Ralph, thank you! Ha, I'm totally not offended - I was singing, "I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay," all morning!

    Patti, aw, thank you so much! I enjoyed it.

    Megan, thank you, m'dear! I liked the odd vibe of it.

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  6. "I feel bad for not commenting on blogs the last couple of days, but Blogger was doing something weird and not letting me log in."

    a-HA! i just saw your comment on my blog - the same symptom was my first sign of infection by the Windows Vista Restore malware! i am very glad your puter is feeling better now. (and as i suspected, you are smarter than me - you fixed it yourself! :)

    love the velvet - it's amazing how the black and grey 'read' so differently in texture. i like the fit as well, it really puts the focus on your fantastic legs! really really nice look!

    & Shybiker makes a great comment - i admit the word 'lumberjack' popped up in my noggin as well! the curse of the Python....have a great Saturday! steph

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  7. Oh, the Blogger thing was a known issue with them - it wasn't to do with your computer (although I'm glad you got rid of that virus).

    Thank you, Steph! Ha, glad to remind a few people of that hilarious skit!

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