Thursday, June 7, 2012

Jun 7th - Outfit #7 - Seersucker and T-Straps

I felt great in today's outfit!
Maybe it was the flash of bright orange in the boobular region? I had at least two people today demand to know what I was doing wearing orange when I was supposed to be wearing neutrals - I had to explain that I never wear this lace-trimmed ribbed tank on its own, so it doesn't count as a clothing item in my capsule. They seemed slightly mollified.

The rest of the outfit is all neutrals, though, starting with this awesome short-sleeved jacket. Actually, to call it a jacket is somewhat of a misnomer, since it's not lined and it feels more like a thin shirt. However, it's styled to look like a jacket with a bit of a vest in the middle, so we'll stick with that designation. I last wore it here, back in August (it's been packed away with the summer stuff), and first wore it here in March 2011 when I bought it. I paid $18.00 for it on consignment.
I adore this skirt so much. I pranced around the office today (like a pony!) because the ruffly edges made such a lovely swirling motion. I thrifted it here last month for $16.00.

Ah, the long-lost "stuff" picture!
You can see the great grey and cream stripe of the seersucker fabric better here...but I know you can't take your eyes of my fabulous Fluevogs! These are from the previous incarnation of the Listen Up family (it's a different heel than the current Listen Ups - look at the heel of the ones I wore yesterday and compare). These are called the Harlow; I last wore them here last November.

Previous appearances: April 2011, August 2011 (2nd outfit), Feb 2011, Sept 2010, April 2010, October 2009August 2009May 2009Jan 2009, and April 2008. That's 11 times since I started my blog, but I owned them for at least two years before that - they are one of the few items in my closet since before I lost weight. They are my very first pair of Fluevogs ever!

A close-up of my Mahjong tile octopus necklace and my black leather cuff.
I love how the seersucker fabric is sewn in different directions. 

Jacket (Leshop, consignment), tank top (Liz Claiborne, consignment), skirt (Y, thrifted), shoes (Listen Up Harlow, Fluevog), cuff (Guess, thrifted), necklace (Raven's Rest Studio).

18 comments:

  1. The seerSucker approves of the skirt and the jacket has a cool steampunkish sort of vibe too. And the shoes are perfect with the outfit.

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  2. It's not even my outfit and I want to twirl. Flirty, fun and still sophisticated.

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  3. You felt great because you look great! What am awesome skirt - so flouncy! And I'd love to find a pair of those Fluevogs. Must troll ebay.

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  4. The shape of that jacket & skirt are fab - they beg for movement! Very cool.

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  5. I think I've said it before, but you have the best darn shoes! Every single one of them. You'll have to suggest some consignment shops near Victoria for me. We'll be vacationing near Duncan in August and always head into Victoria for fun. Last year I spent too much at The Bay. ;) Great deals!

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  6. Wow! I love everything about today's outfit, especially the jacket thingy!

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  7. Love the skirt paired with that vest! :)

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  8. Fabulous twirly skirt, Sheila. I adore you octopus necklace too.

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  9. Totally LOVE this outfit!! i think the pop of the orange camiis great!!
    and the shoes......drool!

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  10. Oh, and I forgot to say i love that necklace!!! i have a stash of old Mahjohngg tiles and some rubber stamps and I think i need to play!

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  11. I love this skirt! I would be skipping around too! Also love your pop of orange! It's just enough to add a little something to the whole look. And as always you have amazing shoes!

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  12. Perfect bit of Steampunk for the office I'd say! Love the skirt and those shoes--I have a pair similar, not Fluevogs, and I bet they are not nearly as comfortable as yours (sigh.) Big brightly laquered thumbs up for this outfit!

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  13. Nothing like a swirly skirt for prancing about! Wonderful - and a great way to end the week. The fact that it's seersucker makes it even better. (Did you see Terri's piece on seersucker over at Rags Against the Machine?) The pop of orange does a great job and your T-bar heeled Mary Jane Fluevogs are gorgeous!

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  14. Eeheehee. I love that you have people in your daily life policing you on your capsule! The steam-punk style jacket is excellent on you, and the seersucker fabric -swoon! I actually saw a similar skirt while thrifting one day a few weeks ago and I thought it looked like something you might wear. Apparently I was right because you own this one already!

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  15. You SHOULD feel great it that outfit! It's fabulous and you're fabulous in it!

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  16. Love the skirt - it's so swishy and flattering. And the t-bars: downright sassy. :)

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  17. I love a good Vog memory! You get Best Shoes I've Seen Today :) And the skirt is off th' hook.

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Sheila