Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Make Like a Leaf

Today, the leaf skirt!
I didn't feel like going colour-a-rama with this outfit, so I went with browns and a flashy necklace instead.

  • Sweater - Club Monaco, thrifted; last seen here in January on a thrifting trip
  • Skirt - Darling; purchased here in Rome a couple of weeks ago
  • Shoes - Bruno Magli, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in January with a lame (lah-MAY!) skirt

I admire all the cropped tops and shapeless vests and unstructured coats and giant trousers that I see in the fashion mags aesthetically, but I just can't do them - they look horrendous on my body. I need fit and flattering shapes. I am not a coat hanger!
Na-na-na-na-CAT BOMB!
First wear of this little flirty skirt. I wasn't especially taken with it when I bought it, but I quite liked its swooshiness (about a Swoosh Factor 8) during the day. I'm also resigned to having to wear tights every day now - too darned windy and cold for bare legs!

The stuff:
Many 80s shoes are horribly uncomfortable. Not so, these vintage Bruno Magli shoes. What would you call these? They aren't kitten heels (not a bitty little stiletto) and they're not flats (too much heel)?

The stuff:
I love that bigass necklace! Birds! They go with my single leaf earring.

  • Necklace - gift from Mom
  • Cuff - SkinZnHydez
  • Bracelet - vintage 80s, faux Gucci, gift from Mom & Dad
  • Spinner rings - Twang & Pearl and consignment
  • Earrings - Plum

So, make like a leaf?
"And feed me, woman!"
Or blow. Your call.


  1. Very nice. Great skirt. I'd wear this outfit. Then again, I'd wear everything you show us.

  2. The shoes: "walk up flats"? The necklace: Good job, Mom! I love the look of a fitted top with a full skirt. Again, you're rockin' it girl!

  3. Such a pretty fall outfit! I always love it when you wear that necklace too :)

  4. Loving the colours and print of that skirt, and the shoes look so comfortable with that low block-y heel.
    Vizzini looks as though he is on High Alert! xxx

  5. Kitty belleh!!!

    I can't do the shapeless stuff much either. I need a little tuck or stretch or something!! I'm just too petite for it.


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