Thursday, September 1, 2011

Return of the Mullet Skirt...and Yet More Yellow

Firstly, don't faint, I know, it's two posts in two days - such a rare thing for me these days. But L is at a strata meeting, and I felt like saying hello to my dear friends in the fashion blogoverse.

Hello! Thank you for reading and for your thoughtful comments and support and encouragement. I appreciate each and every one of you for visiting my little corner of the online world.

Secondly, a Public Service Announcement (I can't even type that without wanting to say, "With guitar!" 10 points if you know what song that's from.):

If you notice a slight change to the look of my blog, it's because I have enabled the mobile version of Ephemera. You can view it better on your phone! Enjoy! And thank the lovely Kasmira who helpfully suggested it.

I tend to forget these technological whatsahoosits exist (I only gave up my rotary phone when I met L in 1996). Neither L nor I have a cell phone - we just use our trusty PC. And our phone still has a cord and plugs into the wall.

Thirdly, let's lead with the outside shot for a change! Woo, I'm crazy!Showing the pink trim on the inside edge of the skirt.

It is suddenly Autumn on the West Coast, sadly. Chilly mornings, rain on the way home...*sigh* I am trying to get the most wear out of a bunch of my shoes before I put them away. These sandals are too open to wear with tights (for my taste, anyway).

I last wore them, in fact, with this very same skirt, here! I loved this skirt even more today:
It totally swoops around when I walk. I think I might do it with boots and a floofy skirt underneath it for Autumn/Winter.

That's my good ol' corset top - that's been one of my top consignment finds in the last few years. I first wore it here (3 years ago). I love it over a button down; however, this poor top (last seen here) has never been worn on its own. Yet!

This is totally a mullet skirt: It's not as dramatic as some skirts, but this is a much more practical version. Unless you saw me from a distance, you probably wouldn't even notice it.

The stuff: I really liked how the two plaids went together, and how the pale yellow made all the black look more zippy.

The bits: Some of my favorites.

Blouse (Le Chateau, consignment), corset top (Le Chateau, consignment), skirt (Smoking Lily, thrifted), shoes (Jones New York, consignment), necklace and earrings (Plum), wrist-wrap (Club Monaco).


  1. Such a cute skirt! I've always loved the hi-lo skirts and am happy to see them actually "in style" rather than being trashed as "uncool". Happy to see you two days in a row!

  2. I love a swoopy skirt ( I wore one yesterday), and this one is sooo cute. Great corset, very cool!

  3. Glad to hear I am not he only "non technological" one !
    There are somethings I rather leave as they are....
    I can't believe you are already entering fall, it seems like your summer was so short :(

  4. The subtle mullet skirt is great and seems far more wearable than (or example) the sheer floral-print ruffled-trimmed one I saw in a store window this morning. Go mullet skirt! Plus you're rocking the corset-over-shirt thing again. Love.

  5. I'll have to check it out on my phone. I hadn't really thought about creating a mobile version for my blog.

  6. Yay! Business in the front, party in the back...

  7. LOL at the "mullet skirt" description!

    Wait, you don't have a cell phone?! Wow. It took me a while to make the switch, but now we have gone so far in the other direction we got rid of our landline years ago, and I actually barely use the phone part of my cellphone at all. Texting is best for me, especially because I am hard of hearing. I don't miss anything anymore!

  8. oh, ReaderRita!! my husband has a number of those 'x in the front, y in the rear' sayings - all of which are way too vulgar for me to post here (blushing)!!

    Sheila, i've never heard 'mullet skirt' before - i love the skirt and i love the name! This is a really great outfit - like you say, the light yellow just brings it all to life! brilliant!! steph

  9. and i so miss my rotary phone....sister and i had a black one back in the early 1980's. we used a sharpie to black out the numbers. it cracked us up the number of people who came close to tears because the couldn't figure out how to dial......naughty us!! steph

  10. Love the mullet skirt--yours works--a lot do not--even though I am of the asymetrical persuasion.
    Lets hear it for the low tech guys!


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