Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tropical Colours and Earle-y Outfit

Back to summer weather! It's now lovely and sunny out - wearing yellow really works!
I guaranteed it today with all this tropical brightness. L really liked this outfit, and I had a lot of compliments on the yellow cardi.

I last wore the lemon cardi here in early June for L's birthday, so he must have a positive association with it.
The little green sweater tank under it was last seen here in May with zebra.
This is the second wearing of the skirt, which debuted here (2nd outfit) in April. I love the bright and sunny print, so perfect for summer!

The stuff:
Lime green shoes and bright green metal flowers! I last wore the shoes with my splatter skirt here earlier this month. The brooch and earrings (clip-ons) are vintage.

Cardigan (no label, thrifted), top (Harve Bernard, thrifted), skirt (Talbots, thrifted), shoes (Circa Joan & David, thrifted), brooch/earrings (Sarah Coventry, vintage, thrifted). 

I just realized that my whole outfit is thrifted! Go, me!

Tonight, L and I are off to see Steve Earle in concert. This is my 3rd time, and L's 4th (I was recovering from hernia surgery and missed one in the pre-blog era). We last saw him here (4th outfit) in June 2011. The time before that was also pre-blog.

I'm going for comfort. None of the theatres in Victoria are air-conditioned.
Same cardi; I can take it off if it's boiling hot, but it's warm enough for the walk home.

The little cream top underneath was last worn under my crazy lame coat in April here.
This skirt is wonderfully swooshy on its own - it was last seen layered under my Spanish ladies dress here in May. The shoes are also all about comfort and walking (and I can slip them off in the theatre if it's too hot!). I'm surprised to find that I last wore them here in September 2013 - I better get them into the rotation!

Cardigan (no label, thrifted), top (Dana Buchman, thrifted), skirt (Noa Noa), shoes (Flexx, thrifted), earrings (local).

And I'm off! I may not be posting tomorrow night, as I am going to a (shudder) baby shower after work, at a restaurant. It's for one of my coworkers who is very dear to me, and it will be a small crowd (with NO babies). Wish me luck! Every time I go to a baby shower, I swear, "Never again!"


  1. LOL!!! I'm exactly the same re: baby showers! Not for me!:)

    Your yellow outfit is great!

  2. That whole outfit just looks stunning on you! Love the print on the skirt. Kinda flashy, but not over the top. And the shoes are extraordinary!

  3. Oooh, I'm breaking out in a sweat on your behalf re. the baby shower. Drink lots.
    I love yellow. If the other outfit was morning glory this is buttercup, so springy and cheerful. And it looks smashing with that incredible swooshy skirt.
    And yes, that would be so cool if L joined VOGOFF with you. Planet Venus says Send More Men.

  4. Okay, my comment was just swallowed by all this back and forth between Bloglovin and Google Reader, which seems to be disappearing before my very eyes. Not your fault of course!!
    So - as I said, I'm sweating on your behalf re. the baby shower. Drink lots.
    And if your previous outfit was morning glory, this is butter cup. I love yellow and the sweater looks great with that swooshy skirt.
    Yes, it would be awesome if L joined VOGOFF with you! Planet Venus says "Send more men!" (I think it swallowed my comment because I exceeded the exclamation mark quota...

  5. cute tropical colors, and so pretty yellow cardi, really versatile. Lovely bijouterie, as usual, and love particularly your metal flowers!
    love your swooshy skirt, a pretty color and shape!

  6. Hope the concert was totally groovy - I really like your outfit choice. Ah, baby showers. My friends are having grandchildren now, so it's been a long, long time (relief!). Have a great day, xox

  7. Gorgeous! I love your yellow items, I guess. You look gorgeous in them, too!

  8. Oh no! I was just telling my sister that you were in my top five favorite blogs, and now I learn that you hate babies!? I don't enjoy baby showers AT ALL, but I don't hate babies. YIKES! We may have to break up! I'm naturally suspicious of people who don't like babies or cats. Oh, well, nobody's perfect. Drat it all!~Carla

    1. I don't hate babies, I just like it better when they're not around. :) I love cats, though!

    2. I like it better when they're not around too. Count me in for older kids, though. I had a blast today with my 13 year old goddaughter. So much fun cracking each other up! As for cats, they rule my world. I have five, plus two of a friend's I'm semi-permanently caring for. One is 24! He is an amazing old puddy-dude. Right now am staying with a friend and her five felines AND two dogs are doting on me. Critters. Heaven. <3

      I'm with L, I think the citrus outfit is a major winner. The earring and lipstick combo is particularly effective and gorgeous.

  9. Hey buddy. I just apologized to you on my blog. I hope there are no hard feelings. :-)

  10. Oh I like your tropical outfit too, so add me to the list :)
    Baby showers are an acquired taste that I have not acquired taste for either! Good luck.

  11. Joy, bright and flowers, perfect combo! I hope you enjoyed the babyshower despite your lack of interest in babies. :) You know they are not that bad. ;) hehehe I totally get it, I wasnt into babies or kids myself not long ago, but having a baby of your own feels really different! im still not very into other kids and babies but Im very much into my own little human. :)


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