I couldn't wait for non-snow weather to wear this new skirt I bought either:
"riding" jacket and my leather vest. I added a belt over top of it to ground it, if that makes any sense (or maybe I just wanted to be all matchy with my boots, hee hee).
A shot of the way the jacket goes at the back:
Ah, the skirt. I spotted this at the downtown Club Monaco in the after-Christmas sale, but it was $99.00 on sale. Yikes! That's why I thrift most of my Club Monaco clothing! However, when L suggested we go to another mall to buy him some work clothes last weekend, I remembered that I still had the gift card from Mom that I got for my birthday - and that mall also has a Club Monaco! Yay!
Although the skirt was still $99.00 on sale (regular price $149.00 - gulp), it was an extra 30% off on top of that...and I like spending birthday money on stuff I wouldn't normally buy for myself. The skirt is called the "Ella" skirt and the colour is "mushroom." (I love mushrooms). It's going to get a lot of wear in the warmer months, but it was nice to be able to wear it during a snowy day. It's even polyester, so I'll be able to wash it (a good thing with that light colour!).
As there was still lots of snow on the ground this morning, and it was rather chilly out, I really layered up:
|Vizzini checks things out|
The skirt is floor length on me, even with the 2" heel on the cowboy boots, so I had to take drastic measures:
I twisted and rolled up the skirt into a ball to shove in my bag with the boots:
I went with pseudo-vintage with this necklace:
I had enough money left on my Club Monaco gift card to get this embossed leather belt as well:
Jacket (Armor Jeans, thrifted), vest (Cabi, thrifted), cami (Reitman's, consignment), skirt (Club Monaco), boots (Two Roads, consignment), belt (Club Monaco), necklace (Plum), earrings (vintage).
For those of you wondering about the kitties, here they are!
More snow is supposed to come tonight - the sky has that orange-y cast to it that makes me think it might happen...
Consider my jaw dropped! Omg, SHEILA! You win. This is an excellent layering look. The colors are all perfect, and the belt a great choice.ReplyDelete
I love the maxi skirt. I think the best thing about maxis is the ability to layer, or not, underneath them. I do the same thing with giftcards/some gifted cash. I buy things I wouldn't otherwise buy myself.
Vizzini is getting to be a big boy! I'm missing my BBs as I haven't been to my mom's in close to two weeks. Yipes.
Hey, I have that skirt! Bought it in November when it was full-price of course LOL. Let's get together soon -- when the snow is gone k :)ReplyDelete
I love the best over jacket! Super cute. I'll have to dig through my closet and see if I have anything to make that work.ReplyDelete
It must be VERY cold where you are for all these clothes. I love the idea of the vest over the jacket and must try it soon. Stay warm.ReplyDelete
I love how the jacket is lower in the back and then the vest dips in the front. The different textures are awesome together! But wow, I'm getting overheated just thinking about wearing a boot/tight/slip/skirt combo.ReplyDelete
What a great skirt. So versatile for all of our seasons!ReplyDelete
Yay for slips!
I LOVE broomstick skirts in the summer!!ReplyDelete
love the vest over the jacket--it looks kinda victorian equestrian to me!
The cats are too cute!
Great look, Sheila. Got to love a piece of clothing that can be balled up in a bag, shaken and worn!ReplyDelete
Hope you can soon put away the snow boots and pants. When I went to school in the 40s and 50s, girls could not wear pants to school, but were allowed on snowy day to wear them to the school, but they must be taken off and the said girl be ready for class in a skirt or dress by 8:45 am. Who said the good old days were always good?
Peg - UI (which back when stood for Unemployment Insurance)!!
Mushroom is my favorite color! I'm constantly on the lookout for mushroomy clothes. The skirt is a winner, and the jacket-vest combo looks super stylish.ReplyDelete
Cats are the best. I'm always chasing after Snooker with a camera and he almost never disappoints.
I would have never thought a vest over a jacket would look THIS GOOD :) and certainly love the skirt....ReplyDelete
Great choice of shapes to make this such a success! Love the peplumish effect in the back. and the long skirt just adds to the chicness of it!ReplyDelete
Your kitties are so cute!ReplyDelete
LOVE your outfit - that skirt is divine, such a great thing to buy with your giftcard!
And I really like the vest over jacket look too! :)
The vest over jacket look is a winner! I love the line of the jacket and where the vest hits in back- like it was made to go together. And then there's the belt! Sheila, you are SO good at this!ReplyDelete
So pretty! I love all the brown tones. And I have to admit I'm a little worried about this one for the challenge. I may go the easy route.:)ReplyDelete