Oh, I am loving having a new non-pastel wardrobe this month! Fall is just around the corner (my favourite time of year) and although it was sunny and warm out today, it just felt a little more autumnal.
The top was purchased in October 2010 on consignment as a set, with a matching fabric skirt, for $19.50. The skirt was an XS and the top is a Small (totally wack sizing). I loved the top so much I bought the set - but I gave the skirt to my friend Kim and it fit her perfectly. The top is by Le Chateau and it was made in Canada - yay!
I last wore it in November 2011 (scroll down past a costume-y outfit), and also in April 2011 (here), and in December 2010 (also with yellow - yellow boots!). I'm excited to expand it into other outfits. This is my first time wearing it with an obi, for example.
Megan of MMD has the same one - which I bought her!
I first bought it in March 2011 (with a mix of browns/neutrals) - it was $9.50 on the clearance rack at My Sister's Closet (this brocade top was also purchased there - they have a wicked good clearance rack). It's by BB Dakota and originally sold for about $60 - I know this because when Megan admired it, I went back to the store that sold them new and bought her one on super-duper clearance. It's a lovely thick wool, lined in satin and is a big stretchy (nice for sitting).
I've also worn it here in June 2011 (also with reds), here in August 2011 (2nd outfit, with bright orange and green), in October 2011 (with green and rust - I like that mix), and most recently here in January 2012 (with olive, black and cream), just before I started this year-long challenge.
|That's a lot of red|
Blouse (Le Chateau, consignment), skirt (BB Dakota, consignment), leather obi (consignment), shoes (Impulse Presence, Fluevogs), earrings (Erica Weiner), cuff (Le Chateau).
How much do I love red and yellow on you!!! And also, how impressive are you for sticking to a year-long challenge. You totally earned those Fluevogs.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Roberta! It's been a fun challenge so far!Delete
I'm so envious of that cheongsam top! It looks great with the yellow skirt, and I'm wondering if you have any camel colored trousers...think it would be a fabulous mix!ReplyDelete
Great suggestion...but not on me. Camel (like beige and taupe) looks awful on me, even on the bottom. Totally looks like skin colour on me!Delete
Ah... missed ya! And I'm liking the combination of the Chinese top with a Japansese obi-- fun!ReplyDelete
Oh this top is gorgeous! :-)ReplyDelete
The top is so pretty, Sheila. The cut of this outfit is so flattering on you.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Sheila! Your accessories are perfect too - love the cicada earrings. Glad to finally see the new Fluevogs - and they are comfy, yippee!ReplyDelete
P.S. I think a month of pastels would darn near kill me!
Love this, and I am with you on changing the wardrobe, even if the weather hasn't changed yet. These colors are perfection for fall!ReplyDelete
Red and yellow is such a great combination. One of my favourites! Smart move breaking in the shoes before wearing them with bare feet. I paid dearly for my mistake. The obi and black bracelet really pull this together.ReplyDelete
OOOO-I am totally loving this!!! I think this is going to be a capsule full of favorites for me!!ReplyDelete
I can't do wool but I'd love the rest of the outfit. That top is fabulous.ReplyDelete
That's really nice, I love the strong colours! I own the jacket that matches the skirt, and I will forever regret that I did not buy the whole suit...ReplyDelete
By the way, although I'm a first time commenter, I love your blog, and have been reading it daily for some months now. I've also pinned many of your inspiring outfits.
Keep up the good work!
There's a jacket that matches the skirt?? Eee! I would love to have that - thanks for the head's up.Delete
Sonja, thank you so much for commenting and reading! I really appreciate it. Thanks!
I bought the jacket on Modcloth, where it's no longer available, but if you like to take a look, that's the one:
Lots of love!
Love this top! My friend has a similar one in pink, it's such a lovely look. I especially like yours paired with the yellow skirt.ReplyDelete
Ah, stretching with socks, really cannot beat that for breaking shoes in.ReplyDelete
Oh you look great I love this outfit super cute!! and I just had to do the same with a pair of shoes that is what is so nice about buying real leather shoes ~Love HeatherReplyDelete
Pencil skirts look great on you, and I love the bold colours together sectioned with that fantastic obi belt...but my favourite thing is the bug earrings. Wonderful!ReplyDelete
I love this color combination. With your hair color the outfit is really magic.ReplyDelete
Oooh those shoes are so perfect! I cannot wait to pull out my "Sheila skirt" - we're back to hot weather for a few days more, but looking at some 70F days next week. Hopefully I can bring it out then. It's still one of my favorite skirts. Thanks again Sheila! You're the best <3ReplyDelete