Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Yellow and Grey Suede Skirt for Spring

Oh, it's so late...I went out with Elaine for dinner and to see the 1957 classic movie "Funny Face" (IMDB link) starring Audrey Hepburn, on the big screen. I found it dated overall, but the dance sequences were fun and the Givenchy and Edith Head costumes were divine! 

I wore my pointy-toed kitten heels in honour of Audrey.
And a lot of black and white with splashes of yellow!

This stripey top is one I wore twice in the June 2012 all neutral capsule (recap here). It's lovely and stretchy and I really like the neckline.

The skirt is new-to-me, thrifted back here in November 2012 for $36.98 at the Patch. It's by Danier Leather (of course), and is just so soft. It has really cool seams on the front and back that don't really show in these pictures (there's a better look at the link above).
I had fun with black and white patterns with this outfit too, incorporating these new black and white tights, as well as in my other accessories.

Grey Suede Skirt (Danier Leather): Outfit #1
Grey Suede Skirt (Danier Leather) free polls 

Butt shot!
I've been hearing a lot about leather for spring, and for me, this is how to do it: a soft tulip shape, a nice neutral colour, and second hand. I'm excited to bust out my peach suede skirt - it's packed away with my spring/summer stuff!

Speaking of stuff, here's a better look at it all.
I wore the shoes 6 times in the April 2012 capsule (recap here) - they are marvelously comfortable, and a nice break from a high heel.

That's my Smoking Lily obi that I recently purchased. I adore the bright lemon yellow of it, and picked out the yellow in the flower pin, which I wore on one shoulder, and the little bee pin that I wore on the other shoulder. I didn't take a picture of it (running late this morning), but I wore my bright yellow leather jacket with this too.

More bits:
The two rings were clearance at Club Monaco a couple of years ago - real knuckle dusters!

Top (Finnegan's by Truworth, consignment), skirt (Danier Leather, thrifted), obi (Smoking Lily), shoes (Enzo Angiolini, thrifted), flower (Roberta's Hats), bee pin (gift from Megan Mae), rings (Club Monaco), earrings (Plum), tights (Trasparenze).


  1. very-very nice! most of all I love your tights!

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  2. So fresh! I loved seeing the yellow pop up on my screen. The skirt is a Sheila classic, of course I voted yea : >

  3. As a movie-lover, I knew about Edith Head and her many Oscars but, reading about her, I was surprised to learn she had no real fashion-training. Her style was self-taught and she was prized more for her efficiency than her designs.

  4. I wore yellow and gray also yesterday, with a bit of black, and it is one of my most favorite set of color combinations to work with. I love this outfit, everything about it. I wish I could get some of your wonderful Danier leather stuff locally myself!

  5. Love this!! i'll bet it looked FANTASTIC with the yellow jacket!!

  6. Yellow! I love how cheery yellow is. It's gray and awful here again today, so seeing this outfit totally perked me up!

    I've been making my way through some of Audrey's movies, I haven't seen Funny Face yet though.

  7. Th skirt is very you, and I love the yellow bits and bobs to brighten everything up a tad! I think you are truly the Queen of leather/suede, Sheila! xxx

  8. I love your patterned socks with the gray skirt! I'm a sucker for monochrome. But the yellow details up top are lovely, too.

  9. Hi Shelia, I love how you chose yellow to pop this look with..and the tights are really cool!!

  10. Wowee! I love the entire combo. That blouse is perfect with the grey skirt and the yellow pops are perfect for this near-spring time. I'll admit, I've never seen an Audrey Hepburn movie... or pretty much any old classic. I'm not an old movie person.

  11. This is a really happy outfit and it makes me smile!

  12. That top is one of my favourite pieces of yours. That neckline is very flattering and I'm a sucker for stripes.

    Super awesome obi too!


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