Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Jun 5th - Outfit #5 - Oooh La La

What is it about bold stripes that evoke the French?

First day back at work in the new capsule, so have to bust out the dressy wear:
The top is new-to-me - I bought it in early March for $16.98 on consignment. It's "Finnegans by Truworth" and is apparently a Namibian company (!). How the heck this ended up in Victoria is beyond me. However, I love the fit and quality of the top. Yay for stripes!

The skirt is one I've had for two years; I got it in a thrift store for $12 back in May 2010. I last wore it here, 3rd outfit (it's been packed away for summer).
The shoes are classics. They're Guess and I got them at The Bay in 2009 for around $49. They're still in really good shape, even though I've worn them a ton.

The stuff:
I went all rocker chick with my mixed metal accessories, and my bigass bold belt.

Top (Finnegan's by Truworths, consignment), skirt (Bedo, thrifted), shoes (Guess), belt (Gap), necklace (gift from Tina), earrings (gift from Megan Mae), bracelet (Jacob).

18 comments:

  1. Todays outfit is a winner , I love the combination . Donna

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  2. Ooh this is such a cute look. I love the top. I often wonder the adventures my thrifted items go through before ending up in the store. I'm glad you have gotten so much wear out of those earrings, they're really cute, but I rarely wore them! They go perfectly with your 'rocker' accessories.

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  3. I don't often curse on blogs, but "Damn, girl!" is totally necessary here. You give me great hope that women just get sexier and more powerful as we grow older :)

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  4. I love the neckline on the top and your necklace is amazing :-)

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  5. Wooo, there's no way you can call this outfit neutral with "stuff" like that. I think too many Hollywood stereotypes created that stripe-French association, but I wish I knew which films... If the stripes are blue and white, I also get a nautical vibe.

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  6. Really like this outfit! The striped top is perfect and it works well with the skirt :)

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  7. So French! (and I don't know why - I think it has something to do with French sailors wearing striped shirts??) Anyway, you don't look like a French sailor, you look like a fabulous woman : >

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  8. i ADORE the neckline on that top. if you ever tire of it, feel free to send it this way. ;)

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  9. Wow that necklace is something else! I really like it!! This whole look is so well put together! Very nice!!

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  10. Great first day back outfit! So I'm totally channeling you today. White top, grey pants, perked up with a blue/pink/goldy yellow scarf...so I added gold shoes!!! Here's to you my friend!

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  11. I love the striped top and how it has such a wide neck. Very cool necklace - love that it's metal and sparkly.

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  12. Lov'n the business casual French look--and my goodness do I have shoe envy--please let me know when you are ready to unload some shoes!

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  13. Love it all, especially the waistline of that skirt.

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  14. "so french" because of Coco Chanel's favourite own outfit: black-and-white striped tops...and Jean-Luc Godard's cult-film "Breathless" where Jean Seberg wore black-and-white striped, canoe-necklined tops with ankle-lenght skinny pants...and because of Sylvie Vartan /singer/ and Brigitte Bardot, who were friends in the 60's and were hanging around together usually wearing the same outfit as Seberg in "Breathless"....and because of Francoise Hardy /singer/, Marie Laforet /actress, singer/, Francoise Dorléac /actress, Catherine Deneuve's sister/ posing a lot in striped sailor-tops...c'est trés chic, n'est pas? :-)
    This outfit is absolutely awesome, Sheila! :-)
    love: Timi

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