Friday, January 20, 2012

Layer Up Week! Jacket Over Cardigan

Woo! Happy Friday! We're nearly at the end of We Thought This Week Was Layer Up Week! I'm looking forward to checking out the real participants.

Today's theme was "Jacket Over Cardigan." I've done lots of jacket looks, but I don't think I've ever worn a jacket over a cardigan. More uncharted ground - so fun! 
I know it's a bit hard to see there, but that's my black/very dark blue velvet pinstripe jacket (also last worn with the same tights). I've always liked longer lengths on blazers.

This is the second wear of my VV Boutique cardi.

For the bottom half, I'm wearing another vintage full slip (yay for slips!) with my Noa Noa black floofy underskirt layered underneath my fab chartreuse Noa Noa painted skirt.
Inigo is settled on his knapsack to see me off.
On the legs, my pinstripe tights and my lace-up boots.

The stuff:
I really loved how all he patterns and textures went together.

Those boots were so comfortable all day - I even walked home in them!

A close-up:
The pinstripe in the jacket is much more noticeable in daylight. *sigh* When will spring get here? I'm pining for tulips.

Have a great weekend!

Jacket (Ann Taylor, thrifted), cardigan (Attitude, thrifted), skirts (both Noa Noa), boots (Marc Soft Walk).


  1. This has a nice steampunk sort of feel to it, but I can't put my finger on what about the look is making me think that. The boots?

    I like a longer length in a jacket myself.

  2. Another hit! How gorgeous is that combo? SO fab! Those skirts are seriously to die for. And the boots are comfy for walking? What a wonderful thing!
    I could also see this same outfit with a long, silk scarf wound around the neck and then tied all 19th century floppy...

  3. You look really fantastic in this richly textured ensemble, Sheila! Love the look of the dark blue velvet next to you lovely skin and hair! Also, navy and gold is such a gorgeous combo.

  4. I love that skirt! jacket over a cardi must have a been a very warm outfit - perfect for winter and all the snow you have been having. Yes I'm still jealous of the snow pictures! hehe.

  5. You've really got some great clothes, love how you've put these together. Of course I'm a big fan of the lace up boots!

    No cat photos? ;( Just kidding!

  6. I love everything about this outfit!
    The boots are fabulous and good you could walk in them, that is very important

    It is great how you layered the skirts so pretty!

    Have a good weekend!


  7. I love this combination - like Terri says, it has a steampunk feel - maybe the ruffled underskirts? And the Noa skirt is such a fab color. Well done!

  8. This skirt is such a lovely colour! :)I also love the black detailing on your cardigan!

    I also finally picked up a leather skirt - remember how you told me it is a classic piece that never goes out of style? :D

  9. What a great cardigan & particularly with the jacket!

  10. Aaah! I can't believe I haven't gotten to comment yet. I love the layered skirts in addition to the layered tops. It's like you did double duty!

    The first thing I noticed about your outfit(other than the amazing blazer) were those awesome boots. The foot shape is very cool.

    I have to admit, I'm still unsure what I'll be doing for this particular challenge day. Eep!

  11. I'm most intrigued by the bottom-half layering. And the boots are perfect for it.

  12. LOVE the skirt. It's so shiny!
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  13. Ki, ooh, good for you! I can't wait to wear my black leather skirt again!

  14. Rita, yes, the boots are wonderfully comfortable, even after walking home in them. My feet were a little tired, but that's to be expected after a full 11 hours in them.


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