Monday, January 30, 2012

Crazy Monday With Cranes

Well, only 1 outfit left after today that I can just randomly pull out from my wardrobe! I am so excited about my 30 For 30 For 12 Challenge - it's just unseemly how excited I am. Ha, but ask me again in 7 months (or 2 months, who knows?), and I'm sure I'll have a different attitude.

I wasn't all that happy with today's outfit. But it features this new-to-me thrifted skirt, so what the heck:
This is SO close to how I've worn this top/cami/shoe combo before - check it out. It made me realize that, despite how much I love the shiny (shiny!!) and swingy (swingy!!) houndstooth skirt, I already have a houndstooth pencil skirt. Do I really need another one? No, not really. I'm going to wash this and give it to a co-worker. It was only $4.00, anyway. And she loves swingy skirts.

This is my crane cardigan that I love.
I had planned to do this red/white polka-dotted shirt under it, but the skirt sat too low on my hips to tuck it in, and there was too much shirt hanging out to leave it untucked. This cami's not much better, but at least I knew it would be adequate.

The stuff:
These shoes have been on the chopping block for a while. Do I keep them? Do I get rid of them? I already have many, many pairs of red shoes...but after wearing them today, I've decided to hang onto them because they are so incredibly comfortable. I never thought I'd say it, but comfort is quickly becoming the number one quality I look for in shoes.

A close-up of the lovely embroidery on the sweater:
Such a pretty design.

Cardigan (Lucky Brand, consignment), cami (Ricki's), skirt (Yedina, thrifted), shoes (Feet First, thrifted), bracelet & belt (Plum).


  1. Can you ever really have too many red shoes....??

  2. I love your crane cardi as always. I really like the red shoes. I wish I had more pairs of good comfortable red shoes. Something about the skirt isn't quite you. Not a bad price to try it out, but I'm sure your co-worker will more than appreciate the gift.

    I love that you pass things on like that. I've finally found someone I can do that with, it lets me cheaply thrift things and not feel as badly if they don't quite work out for me.

  3. Lovely outfit. I particularly like that skirt - the little bit of sheen gives it some life and sparkle.

    I admire you for doing the 30 for 30 challenge. There's no way I could do it so I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

  4. I adore this combination, Sheila! Fun, funky, and flattering.

  5. Can you have too many shoes period???
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the cardigan!!
    I'm anxious to see what you do during this challenge!

  6. I see so many more options for that skirt !
    I just saw a post at Kasmira's where she wears houndstooth with animal print - and it looked fabulous!

  7. Sheila this outfit is so adorable!

  8. I do love your crane cardi. And I am REALLY looking forward to how you handle your challenge!

  9. If only you could have my Queen Min crane ring to match your sweater! :-D


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