Monday, April 8, 2013

Olive Suede Skirt (and Flats!)

All righty, now that My Forbidden Dress Week is over, I am back to trying out my new and new-to-me items to see if they will stay in my wardrobe. But I'm done with the danged voting polls - too much hassle.
So, today is the olive suede Danier skirt, thrifted here in January 2013 for $28.50 (same WIN boutique as yesterday - not exactly thrift prices for leather and suede!).

Although I do have an olive skirt already (this one), it's a much lighter shade and a different shape. Oh, wait, I also have an olive suede maxi skirt (this one) - totally not the same, though! I think an olive skirt is an essential neutral (obviously, heh).
I was good with the skirt today, although with bare legs, I had to remember to pull it down to my knees when I sat. The waist is quite high (above the beltline there), but I don't mind that (it keeps all the wobbly bits stable).

The leopard cardigan was last seen in the June 2012 all-neutral capsule (recap here), where I wore it 3 times. Today, it's layered over a yellow cami-style top.
After playing Ultimate on Saturday, I am walking sore today. I had to do flats, these easy black kitten heels (last seen in the 2nd outfit here a couple of weekends ago, with my coral skirt). Ah...

In addition to the black shiny belt over the cardigan, here's the stuff:
Shiny! Caw!

That's my grandmother's jet necklace.

Cardigan (XXI, consignment), top (Ricki's, consignment), skirt (Danier, thrifted), shoes (Enzo Angiolini, thrifted), necklace (vintage 50s, Grandma J), earrings (The Cobbler), cuff (gift from Mom).


  1. I love seeing your family jewelry. Anything from my grandmothers is fascinating to me - and I'll figure out a way to get it in circulation, one way or 'nother.

    You look so chic - and teenier. Are you getting teenier?

    P.S. Great legs, Sheila!

    1. Oh gosh, I wish I were teenier! No, I've been struggling keeping my weight down, but you are a dear to say that, Lynne!

  2. Olive is definitely one of the best neutrals! I wear it often. I think it has so much depth and looks more expensive than black or brown sometimes. ;) And leather to boot, ooh ooh!

  3. Sheila - you claim to be 5'4" but you sure know how to dress to look like a long slim drink-o-water. Beautiful.

  4. Megan's right, olive is a great neutral, more interesting than black, brown or navy. In fact, any green should be considered a neutral, as should leopard print - goes with everything!
    I thought you are looking slimmer than ever too, it must be the outfit, which is very chic. Great jet necklace from your grandmother's too. xxxx

  5. This outfit is so chic and looks phenomenal on you!! And the chic factor is upgraded with the family jewelry!! I agree with know how to dress so that you look like a tall, slim, model!!

  6. Your grandmother's necklace is fantastic! Family heirlooms are the best!

  7. I am crazy for jet jewelry, Sheila - this is gorgeous. Love a leopard anything too - you look terrific!

  8. Making your grandma proud ! I am sure she'd be a fan of how you incorporated her jewelry into this great outfit.

  9. Agreeing with the green-as-neutral. This outfit is a classic example of even when simply dressed, you have a cool twist on it. Love your heirlooms too.

  10. So beautiful and elegant, Sheila. Love the leopard.
    Isn't it special when we can wear our loved one's jewelry pieces? It makes accessorizing so much more meaningful.

  11. I really like the olive with the leopard! I hope you keep this skirt, it looks great on you :)


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