Friday, January 27, 2012

An Unfortunate Cropping Incident

Entirely my own fault, although I could blame the wine! No one made me drink it, though. When I upload my camera pictures, I crop and resize my photos before uploading them. This involves a "Select All" (for the resize), but tragically, last night, I applied it to the crop function instead.

So, you get a rather odd series of pictures of my outfit from Thursday. Hopefully you can figure out what the overall outfit looked like from these!

This is a new-to-me leather jacket that I got with my clothes trade-in on Sunday:
Vizzini was rubbing my legs in the uncropped version.
It's a Le Chateau, and was marked down to $20 - of course, I got it for free with my trade-in credit! It still had the "Real leather" tag and extra buttons attached to it, so I'm sure it's never been worn. I've had my eye on it for a few months, knowing it would be marked down due to the colouration, which some would say is ugly or weird.

That's my cream velvet "jean" skirt, which is in the giveaway pile now. I didn't like how it rode up all day.

Giving Vizzini a cuddle:
Inigo was watching from the background, sadly, a victim of the cropping.
Vizzini is such a splayed-leg kitty. He lounges about with his back legs open. It's a little disconcerting. He is becoming much more affectionate with us, and submits to cuddle attacks. It's nice.

You can see the odd colour on the jacket there - it's a cream leather that's been soaked in green dye, that looks like it's been set out in the rain. The green is very streaky. It appeals to me, although I can see why it didn't sell. The jacket has a gorgeous brown satin lining, which I showed off with the turned-up cuffs.

The stuff:
I's nearly impossible to tell that I was wearing this sequined top underneath. I pinned one side to my bra so that I wouldn't have any slippage during the day (it's a one-shoulder top - picture here).

My shoes were highly uncomfortable and I'm going to give them to my friend, Cat. They were too tight in the toes, and that elasticated heel made big dents on my feet. It was odd, because last time I wore them (last outfit down), they were fine! But anyway, I already have a zebra-print low heeled shoe.

My lovely Shi Studio belt:
I was going to just a plain brown belt when I remembered this fab buckle. Look how nice the green goes with the jacket!

Another pair of earrings from around 1994, when I worked in a trendy little mall shop for a year (my fellow Canucks might remember LA Express, former sister store of Suzy Shier).
These are so light to wear. I love a big earring that doesn't stretch my earlobes!

Jacket (Le Chateau, consignment), top (Express, thrifted), skirt (B.U.M. Equipment, consignment), belt/buckle (Shi Studio), shoes (Aerosoles, consignment), earrings (LA Express, 1994).


  1. Oooh the new jacket is gorgeous! I tend to love classic cuts in weird colors or vice versa. Sorry the shoes are not working for ya, but I am now obsessed with the idea of mint green + tiger print.

  2. Thank you for confessing your photo-error. You made a lot of us feel much better! : > I think I love your pale leather jacket; it looks terrific with the ivory skirt (bye-bye, ivory skirt). Love the picture of cuddling-cat.

  3. Megan, that's what I like too - I don't want the plain old "classics."

    Patti, ha, really? I just learn as I go along when it comes to technology.

  4. I like the kinda watercolor effect of the jacket--it's unusual! Cute outfit but your best accessory is the cat!!!

  5. Let this be a lesson to you, young lady: Cropping under the influence is dangerous!

  6. this buckle is perfect with the jacket. To my eye, the jacket looks like a lovely sea foam color. Now, you've got me scared that I might pull the same sort of cropping error...yikes.

  7. Aww it turned out quite well with the cropping - made it an interesting look at your outfit :)

  8. Sometimes accidents make for interesting pictures. I like these.

    One of my favorite pictures of all time is a self-portrait poet took of herself in which half her face got accidentally cropped off. The radical cropping gave the image a compelling urgency.

  9. I think the jacket is lovely, but my fav. of the entire outfit is the belt buckle! Sorry about the shoes!
    I am coming down your way in March, so will have to get a list of the best consignment shops to visit.
    Take care and enjoy the weekend.

    Peg - UI

  10. Love the belt buckle, perfect with your new jacket. Shi Studio is on my list of places to visit if I get to Victoria!

  11. That top skirt is soooo great!! And I have always been intensely jealous of those with beautiful red hair like both of you!!

  12. LOL at your cropping incident! Still looks good, even in pieces. :)


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