Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Blues and a Mystery Outfit

On Tuesday, my noon At Work Weight Watchers meeting started another 26-week session. A whole bunch of new people, a LOT of administrative work for me, and a swack of stuff I had to transport on the bus. It was an exhausting day.

Here's how I looked in the morning:
The weather is still stinkin' rotten (windy, cloudy, highs of maybe 20/70 degrees) - this totally doesn't feel like July! August had better be hot and sunny or there is going to be trouble!

Anyway, I had to wear a jacket or else freeze in the morning - this is my trusty cream tux jacket (last seen here). I forgot I had this blue top (my casual tops don't reside in my closet; they go in my dresser), and I haven't worn this skirt for a while. I think last time I wore it I wanted to do the blue shoes with it.

And this is me at 8pm when I got home from my evening WW meeting. Still holding it all together. I only wore the jacket when I went outside/on the bus, so this is actually what I looked like all day. I have a mustard cami under the blue top because that's a really low neckline.

I got a lot of random comments on this outfit: a lady on the bus told me she liked my skirt, another woman at a stoplight liked my shoes, and my WW group liked the whole outfit (I told them I had a blog, but not how to find it).

Jacket (Club Monaco, consignment), top (Oxmo), cami (InWear), skirt (Nygard), shoes (Feet First), necklace (vintage 80s, Grandma J's), earrings (Aldo Accessories).

Today, I went with yellow again - I figured that since it got sunny when I wore yellow on Monday, maybe I could cause it again, hee hee.

It worked! That sun glare ate my foot!

This outfit is a total mystery to me, as neither the cardigan nor the skirt have any tags (aside from the washing/fabric tags) to identify what brand they are. I last wore the skirt here, and the cardigan more recently here.

The outside shot:
The wind is blowing my hair crazily.

I liked all the greens in this outfit (L commented on them). Usually, I pick out the colours in the skirt for my accessories: the blues, the reds, the yellows, but this time, I just kept it fairly simple.

Except for this:
I picked that wrist wrap up in Club Monaco a couple of months ago and promptly forgot about it. It was regular $49 (it's real snakeskin), marked down to $9. That's more like it! It can be worn as a belt, but it's a little skinny for my taste.

Cardigan (no label, consignment), cami (Reitman's), skirt (no identifying label, thrifted), shoes (Circa Joan & David, thrifted), wrist wrap (Club Monaco).


  1. Love that first skirt! And the top too. I can see why it got so much attention. I don't always tell people how to find my blog yet. I talk about it a bunch, but I don't give a url or anything.

    I also like the greens of the second outfit. Those green kitten heels are the perfect summer shoe. I think the belt/cuff works better as a cuff. I'm a fan of belts with substance. (swoon for the snakeskin)

    Hopefully some of this heat will spread over your way. I'm so tired of going "oh 100+ heat index? Plus humidity out the wazoo? No thanks!"

  2. I like outfits like number 1 that wear well all day...and bring unsolicited compliments. Why not tell your group about the blog?

  3. I knew I recognized you from somewhere and now it all makes sense! WW!

    I really love how you wore a dark top with a light jacket - it is kind of like bending the "rules". We should do that more often as the results are unexpectedly chic!

    ~ Ad

  4. I'd intended to go out thrifting today after work to look for a yellow cardigan, having not found one yesterday after work in regular retail stores and being sad you were getting rid of yours. Unfortunately, I accidentally napped away until it was time to meet a friend. Fortunately, you have this yellow cardigan! I love the stitch pattern! I wish you had the tags so I could track down one exactly like it!

  5. You always look fab - whatever time of day.
    It's cold and less than 16 degrees in the UK at the moment.
    Too cold for summer.

  6. I love those blue shoes, Sheila. And the little green flats too - so so cute. Hope it warms up for you so you can wear all your summer goodies!

  7. Love that electric blue in the first ensemble and envy your ability to rock the yellow. I also like how you make the appliqued skirt funky, not frumpy.

    Could we see the blue top in close-up?

  8. I am totally admiring your cream tux jacket- I have a feeling I had not seen it before :)
    Here it has been raining every single day. Non stop.
    Which now makes me think that wearing white jeans today was not a good idea :(

  9. I'm so jealous you can wear a jacket without bursting into flames... I'm in 100F+ land. Ugh!

    Both outfits, of course, are spectacular. Especially the blue skirt!

  10. this outfit is amazing! love it! and your first skirt is also wonderful

    BTW, I’m your big fan – your style is really original and I read your blog very often and I just wonder..if we could follow each other.. But even if your answer is “no” I’ll be still your reader ♥


  11. Megan, thanks! I am a little shy with sharing my blog as I do go on about my real life. If someone seems interested, I'll give them a card, though. Thanks - I love the snakeskin. It never gets that hot here, but in the 20s/80s would be nice!

    Terri, I agree with that kind of outfit. Ah, I will give them the URL if they are interested!

    Ad, are you a member? I don't recall seeing you, but speak up if you see me! Thank you so much!

    Cara, sorry for not having the info on this cardi - I used to be one of those people who cut tags out of clothes.

    Jane, thank you!

    Patti, aren't they awesome? Thanks!

    A-Dubs! Thank you! Hmmm...I will have to do a close-up next time I wear it.

    Lorena, no, I've worn it quite a lot! I hope your rain is all gone!

    'Doll, yup, even when it's hot here, I can still do a jacket. It's very rare for it to get really hot. Thank you, darlin'!

    Thanks, Alyx!

    Freeda, thank you!

    Pralinka, thank you for reading!

    Wendy, hee, I like that you always notice those things. :)


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