Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Twofer: Plaid and Polka Dots

Whew, this is going to be a quick one, but I hope it's worth it. Lots of new-to-me things! Woo!

Let's start with my Tuesday outfit: The red sweater is new-to-me - it was $6.00 in a thrift shop. It's just from one of those mall chain stores, and it's acryllic, not a natural fibre like I usually like, but the colour was nice and vibrant, it's washable and I liked the neckline on me. Neckine: always important!

The skirt is also new-to-me. I got this one on consignment for around $22.00. It's actually a wool blend. I can't resist a plaid!
The skirt is a wrap-around, so I wore a full slip with it, which kept me warm at the office.

The boots are brand spankin' new! They are Gabor (a Danish brand) and were regular $374 (yikes) - fortunately, I found them for 1/2 off. That's still expensive, but I think it's worth it to invest in a good dressy boot. These are leather, they have adjustable calves (they actually feature calf widths!), and I walked to and from town in them and did my WW meeting in them and my feet had no pain at all!

My usual table was in use when I got home from WW so I used the floor:
I love the leather straps and buckles on the skirt! Great detail. I just wore filigree silver jewelry with this.

Sweater (Reitmans, thrifted), skirt (RW & Co., consignment), boots (Gabor), cuff (St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop), earrings (Plum).

Today, I really wanted to wear these polka dot silk trousers again before it gets too cold:
I finally found the perfect thin pink sweater for them! The sweater was $16.00 on consignment, which is probably close to what it actually sold for new - it's the same mall store as the red sweater above - I hate when consignment stores do that! Again, though, at least it's washable.

I really love these pants, but I need some new ideas for what to wear with them. They are navy blue with pale pink polka dots and pink piping.
I've done grassy green, pink and white/cream with them. What else do you think would work?

The stuff:
My fun shoes worked well with the pants. I love bows.

For some reason, I got a lot of compliments on the cheap earrings and bracelet. I guess everyone was trying to avoid looking at the pants, ha!
Well, they are sparkly. Who doesn't love sparkle?

Sweater (Reitman's, consignment), pants (Noa Noa), shoes (Jeffrey Campbell), bracelet (can't remember), earrings (Jacob).


  1. The polka dot ones look like pajamas to me! :) I am in love with the plaid skirt.

  2. Ooooh love the new boots. I hope they're $400 worth of quality, no matter what price you paid. I really like the length of the pencil skirt.

    I love the polkadot pants.I think they'd look great with a saturated lime green, how about a navy striped sweater, or try pairing red. My best suggestion is to pull out shirts at random and hold the fabrics side by side. I find all kinds of unexpected pairings by tossing stuff on the bed.

  3. I am so in love with the polka dot and pink outfit, and the shoes are gorgeous.

  4. You are killing me with cool, with those polka dot silk pants! Love them, you can wear ANY top with them, imho.

  5. How did the pants go over in the new office? I agree with Megan - lime would be great!

  6. You should try gray with those pants! It would be a more neutral outfit but the pants are a statement on their own so I think it would still be fun. I love love love pinks and grays together and blues and grays...why not all 3 together? haha

  7. Thank you, Tamara!

    Freeda, I know - I feel like I'm in pajamas! Thanks!

    Megan, aren't they lovely - they are amazing quality. I like the pants with green (I did a green obi/jacket with them last time) - lime would look great. I'll have to look for lime in my thrifting. I've done the closet search - the pink throws me off every time!

    Lesa, thanks!

    Patti, thank you!

    Cara, they went over well. A few raised eyebrows, hee hee!

    K, I really can't wear grey near my face - it totally washes me out - but I'll keep looking. Thanks!


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