Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday to Wednesday: Skulls, Neutrals (with cats) and a Party Dress for Work

Although it's been a warm week, it remains freezing in my office. I am going to need to start looking for more cardigans when I'm out on my thrift adventures.

Speaking of cardigans (oh, such a smooth segue!), I wore my skull cardi on Monday:
I felt this was a much more successful outfit than when I last wore it in April. The grey of the skulls is sort of a browny-neutral-y grey, and when I held it up to this khaki skirt, I liked how they went together. I last wore this skirt in July here (scroll down), and it's one of my wardrobe basics.

I like the pops of red (there's a skull in the centre of the back of the cardi that has a red bow - picture here) in the shoes and belt:
I adore these shoes (last seen here), and they are so comfy!

The stuff: suede platforms...

The earrings:
I like the wood. Vizzini enjoyed attacking them so I didn't have them on for long at home!

Knowing I was going to be wearing red shoes with a purple cardi, I had to do my toes to match:
Cardigan (Kersh), skirt (Club Monaco, consignment), belt and earrings (Plum), shoes (Locale).

I built the Tuesday outfit around the cardigan. I've only worn it once (here) and I wanted to try out a different look this time.
Hee, Vizzini is hungry! Inigo is also stalking me in the background. I realized Vizzini was there just as the timer went off on the camera.

It's a bit hard to see the colours, but the skirt is a slate grey and the sweater under the cardi is taupe. I liked the mix of neutrals.

My WW group liked this outfit, especially that I'd matched my shoes (snakeskin print) to the top and the belt.

The stuff:
The only bit of non-neutral (I count the khaki/olive as a neutral) are the bits of orange crystal in the jewelry. Vizzini attacket the belt and kept trying to chew the buttons on the cardi.

I love this bracelet:
It's so pretty. Worth the $10.

Cardigan (Kensie, consignment), top (Ellen Tracy, swap from Caro), skirt and earrings (Plum), shoes (Naturalizer), belt (Gap), bracelet (consignment).

Today, I just felt like wearing something easy. I was audited on some of the functions of my job (it went most excellently, thank you), so I wanted to look professional and pulled-together:
Of course, fab shoes always do the trick! This is my navy cardigan that I first wore here. The last time I cleaned out my closet, I got rid of a couple of my skirts with navy in them, so now I am on the lookout for more. Funny how that happens.

The "skirt" I'm wearing is not actually a skirt:
Bwah! It's a dress! Boob shot!

I've had this dress for a few years and have styled it for work several times. For a wardrobe challenge last year, I layered a top and belt over it, wore a blouse under it; with the same shoes as above and a blue jacket; for Boot vs. Dress Week in 2009; to the theatre with Mom; and the very first time for my birthday in 2008, which is the only time I've ever worn it completely on its own. I love getting a lot of wear out of a dressy dress!

I went with all pearls, to bring out the cream bits in the shoes.

I didn't realize this picture was blurry until I uploaded it:
I am not going to haul out my clothes and redo it, sorry. Aren't those the most amazing shoes? Here are some better pictures, from last time I wore them.

This was my Grandma J's necklace:
I think it's probably from the 80s - which I don't consider vintage (yet).

Cardigan (Mango Suit, thrifted), dress (Maggie London), shoes (Poetic License), necklace (Grandma J).

I got a package in the mail today! So exciting! Megan, you are such a dear to send me things! I am so privileged to get an ORIGINAL Megan Mae drawing of myself! Check it out!
You can see a bit of the other stuff she sent (which I will be showing off soon). This is the outfit she drew of me. I look waaaay better in the drawing! Thank you, Megan!


  1. Haven't time to comment on all, but starting at the top, I love the bold combination of red & purple. (Would love to see the red on back of the skull top!)

    Great idea to wear the dress as a skirt.

    Shoes and accessories are to "die for" - in every outfit! You are the MASTER-ESS!

  2. That cardigan is so cool. I love the purple and red together. And your toes match!

    That is the most perfectly perfect picture with Vizzini and Inigo. That is definite a "Mom, Feed me now, dammit!" pose. The mixed neutrals are really fab, and the snakeskin keeps the outfit interesting.

    Very creative way of using the dress as a skirt. I totally didn't realize it until I scrolled down.

    I'm so glad you like everything!

  3. Your "It's a dress!" photo is so darn cute!

  4. Ooh, I'm sure I've said it before... those red suede wedges rock my world! Also love your Grandma's pearls and that artwork is fabulous.

    Sarah xxx

  5. Great outfits once more! I think my favorite is the one with neutrals! Olive green is one of my fav colors! Many kisses :)

  6. I love the drawing of you - it's you! And you're wearing my favorite red shoes, love them. Hey Vizzini! Inigo is watching.

  7. My gosh, I'm jealous of that skull cardigan!

  8. Vizzini is getting so big! What would Wallace Shawn think?

  9. ah, young Megan Mae is a very talented illustress!!! She really captures you in that picture - what a sweetie!

    all 3 loox are tres faboo - but the second is especially catching my eye. the palette is gorgeous, flattering and elegant, and the fit of the cardi is just loose enough to give things a wonderfully casual yet perfectly together vibe.

    !!!!!! steph

    p.s. speaking of wee packages, is it there yet? i mailed it a week ago....

  10. Your shoes are always so killer! I love your skully cardigan

  11. I absolutely adore that drawing of you :)
    I have told Megan Mae, not sure that I told you - it's like she is a Sheila mini-me :)

  12. Pretty insightful. Thanks!

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  13. As usual, your shoes are just spectacular! But the last dress is a dream too!

  14. You are giving me serious shoe cravings.

  15. Rebecca, there's a picture of the skull on the back if you click on the link I posted.

    Roberta: he's say, "Inconceivable!"


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