Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Turquoise and Magenta - Last Gasp of Summer

It was a lovely day today: sunny and clear, with just hint of autumn's crispness. Perfect for breaking out one of my summer skirts.
I was going to do a more neutral top, and then I thought, "Why not magenta?" Indeed! Why not? I got lots of compliments on the combo today, so I must be doing something right.

The skirt was last worn here in June with zigzags, and before that here in March with ruffles (and this same belt, how original of me!). Three wears in a season is fine by me. I do notice that I tend to pop the skirt off black a lot, though.
I'm wearing a black top (last seen here, with plaid in August) under the cardigan.
The cardigan is such a glorious colour. I last wore it several times in one weekend on our funeral trip to Powell River back here in June.

I will miss this skirt over the fall/winter season, but I know I have a turquoise suede skirt (with fringe!) that is coming out of storage (I'm so excited!).

The stuff:
All matchy-matchy, of course. The shoes are being slowly worn to death - I thrifted them for $4.00 back in April 2011, and I don't know what I'm going to do when they wear out! Maybe buy these, heh heh. I last wore them here in August with my lacy peplum top.

Blue bling!
And a belt with fire-breathing skulls. Because that's how I roll.

Cardigan (Jacob, thrifted), black top (Mossimo, consignment), skirt (Cabri, thrifted), shoes (Enzo Angiolini, thrifted), belt (consignment), felt flower/earrings (local), lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring (Wendy Brandes).


  1. I like how well the earrings fit into the outfit. And that belt -- pure Sheila!

  2. Love that colour combination, it's beautiful! :)

    Those fluevog shoes would be a great replacement when you can't wear those other shoes any more! :)

  3. wonderful colour combo you look heavenly

  4. this combination is perfect yet I would never have been game... you go girl!

  5. love all the pieces, and the vivid colors together, Sheila. And the new Fluevogs you're eyeballing = win!

  6. Another Sheila color combo i am totally stealing!!! (I have a magenta cardi and an aqua top)
    I love this--it's just so vibrant!!! And the belt is way cool!!

  7. Yes, you need to replace those shoes with those Fluevogs! We can be shoe twins! Vive le 80s!

    Great colour combo.

  8. Gorgeous colors, and putting them together is genius! Since you had the perfect belt, I guess it was meant to be.

  9. The outfit is fabulous. I love the color combo.

  10. Why not magenta? Fantastic color combo! I really like this - and the belt is amazing!

  11. I love all your outfits, but this one made me gasp with delight! A stunner!

  12. Love this color combo -- not one I would have imagined and that's why your blog is so amazing. A cycling sight introduced me to Fluevogs earlier this year; I don't own a pair but have been drooling for months. Since discovering your blog, the Fluevog urge has intensified.

  13. This color combo is amazing! I'm stealing your look!:)

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  15. I LOVE this outfit!(a true statement about most of your outfits-and your shoes-Oh my!) Magenta was definitely the right choice! Just love the skull belt too! (Like you, I am a 40 something who loves clothes....usually classic and lady-like but loves the surprising or edgy details)!

  16. You do matchy-matchy so beautifully, and the bright turquoise is totes brilliant.


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