Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jul 25th - Outfit #28 - Lots of Blue, Very Deep Blue

Today was a crazy day! Here are just a few of the things I did today: threw away 3 bins of moldy stinky food (gross), got some keys cut, retrieved a lost camera, picked up a giant banner, ran an errand for my boss, and mopped up a bleach spill.
And I did it all in style! And, I admit, some of it in runners, as the keys, camera and banner part were all one large foray out into the wilds of downtown.

I've worn the shoes and skirt combo here before, here, featuring the Periodic Table of Awesome cardigan! I need to wear that again soon...By the way, I checked with my friend Jean (whom I had given the skirt to many years ago, pre-blog) whether she still had this skirt, and she said she'd donated it! It may very well be my own skirt!

I've only worn the stripey cardigan once this month (here with the same shoes), which surprises me, since we only have less than a week left in this month's capsule! Where does the time go?
I like the front tied loosely. It covers the waistband of the skirt, which sits a little low on my waist. I'm wearing a thick stretchy camisole (not part of the capsule) in a  slightly lighter shade of navy/French blue than the skirt. If you get the quote in today's blog title, you get 10 points!

Edit: the title is from the song "Johnson's Aeroplane" by INXS, from their album "The Swing." Great song, check it out!

Double snake action!

Cardigan (Express, thrifted), camisole (Plum), skirt (Tobias, thrifted), shoes (Qupid), lapis lazuli ring (Wendy Brandes), bracelet (Club Monaco), snake ring (vintage 80s, Royal BC Museum Gift Shop), charm (Raven's Rest Studios), earrings (gift from Megan).


  1. I like the double snake action! And, yes, to cleaning up bleach without damaging your clothes!

  2. I'm in love with that skirt. I'm on the lookout for that skirt! Blue is a great color on you.

  3. Lovely accessories! I like the snake ring and bracelet :)

    And you know I like your blue outfits - it's my favourite colour, I'd wear it every day if I could!

  4. Oooh, I love the different blues on top and bottom. That's different but still subtle.

  5. I love the striped cardigan and the idea that your skirt has found it's way back to you. Some things are just meant to be kept.

    Your title reminds me of a scene from the TV show, Father Ted

    Father Ted: That's right, Dougal. You see, ordinary shops sell what look like black socks, but if you look closely, you'll see that they're very, very, very, very, very, very, very dark blue.
    Father Dougal: That's true. I thought my Uncle Tommy was wearing black socks, but when I looked at them closely, they were just very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very dark blue.
    Father Ted: Never buy black socks from a normal shop.
    [Whispers to Dougal]
    Father Ted: They shaft you every time!

  6. I love the stripes! The only references I can wring from the title are the chess computer, Deep Blue, and the movie Blue Velvet . . . but somehow I don't think I've got it : >

  7. I wonder where the time goes too, how is it almost the end of July?? Yay for productive days, sounds like you got a lot of stuff done! And I love the striped cardigan!

  8. I'm totally lost on the title reference!
    But I love the outfit and those shoes.....way cute!!!

  9. You have this great sassy energy with everything you wear. I love visiting to see what you're up to.

  10. Are you sure it was a bleach SPILL or are you trying to hide something from CSI?!

    1. You got me - I was trying to dissolve a body at work.

  11. Somehow I'm stuck on that "If you love something, set it free..." quote every time the evidence mounts that you actually thrifted your own skirt.

    Blues look awesome on you, and I don't want to sound weird, or anything, but it just came to me that you have super pretty feet, and of course, lots of super pretty shoes :)

    1. Aw, thank you, Lynne! I actually like my feet - they're long and bony, like my hands.


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