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).