I love the first week and a half of these monthly capsules; all the clothes feel new and exciting! Today's outfit features all fresh items:here), my olive corduroy vest (last worn here) and this new-to-me skirt.
I love how the blue and olive looked together. I'm not really a blue person (said the woman with about 50 pieces of blue clothing of various shades), but this skirt caught my eye when Lorinda and I were out thrifting. The colour was lovely, it's a wool blend, it's a nice A-line (flattering!) and what the heck? Is that a squid I see?
But...No! It's...Jacob? Jacob, the store for very basic plain clothing? Jacob, the cheaper version of Club Monaco? Really? A squid skirt? A squid?
Then I took a better look at it and my Nancy Drew brain got to thinking:
There is no way Jacob sold this skirt with the squid on it. It's not their aesthetic, it would be monstrously expensive to hand-screen these onto each skirt, and wasteful to produce squid-printed fabric only to cut out one panel. Ergo, the squid was added later.
But I have a theory! Actually, I have two.
One: I think someone at Smoking Lily owned this skirt herself, bought it at Jacob. I think she tested this print on her skirt, or wanted to jazz up her skirt with this design. However, I can't substantiate my theory; I can't find any pictures of a Smoking Lily squid design, although I found mentions of them doing a giant squid design.
Two: They do print-making classes, where they show you how to do screening and you get to take your screen home so you can do more on your own clothes. Someone made this design in class and jazzed up a skirt at home.
I think theory number one is more likely, actually. This design would be way too difficult for someone to do on a screen in a one-day class, and I don't think Smoking Lily would give away one of their designs in a workshop. I am 90% sure this is one of their designs.
Anyway! Enough detective work!
here) I feel like dancing.
I wore my locally-made earrings and my Wendy B ring as well:
Blouse (Planet, consignment), vest (RW & Co., thrifted), skirt (Jacob, thrifted), shoes (Jeffrey Campbell), earrings (Shi Studio), ring (Wendy Brandes).