Monday, August 31, 2015

Dark in Dries and Dior

Can you tell I am jonesing for cooler weather? A couple of rainy days and here I am bustin' out the blacks!
I give today's outfit a thumbs sideways. I like all the pieces, but not together. Also: it was much better in person.

  • Blazer - Dries Van Noten, vintage 90s, thrifted; first worn here (2nd outfit) in November 2014
  • Blouse - Jacob, thrifted; purchased here yesterday for $9.50
  • Skirt - Morena, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) in March 2014 with some crazy stuff
  • Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last worn here last week with double patterns
  • Half-slip - Christian Dior, thrifted; not tracked

I had planned the blouse and skirt together, but not really thought through how I was going to deal with my bra situation. I don't like straps showing that much, and I didn't feel like wearing a strapless. That's just too much boobular business going on for a Monday. I tried a few blazers and picked this one. Nope, not the right one! 

"I decline being in your picture."
I love this Dries Van Noten blazer, but it really only looks right when it's done up. I still marvel that I thrifted this for $18.00. I need to create some proper looks for it! Big sweeping skirts and lace at my throat! Drama!
And what is it about this skirt that makes me create bizarre outfits? I haven't worn it in over a year (!) and yet, it's so unusual I don't want to give it up. It has an asymmetrical hemline due to this big bouf on the side. I think it affects my brain. Brain Bouf, it's totally a thing.

Here's how I've worn it since I bought it. See if you can figure it out!

  • Here in March 2014 (same as the link above): socks?! and gobs of colour. 
  • Earlier the same month here, with my Leia jacket (also not worn very much).
  • January 2014 here with caramel velvet - I'm an urban cowgirl!
  • May 2013 here in Edwardian whackitude. That's probably my favourite outfit with it.
  • Wow, I wore it 6 times in the February 2012 capsule at the start of my 30 for 30 for 12 challenge (recap of February here); the first time is here, and I vaguely guessed at the price as around $28.00.

I tried to wear it this way today as much as possible.
I'm blurry internally too - had to be at work for 8am
The blouse is all wrong with the jacket, but is fine when the jacket is fully buttoned. I did like all the black textures together: the skirt is pinstriped corduroy on flat cotton, and the jacket is a floral brocade. And I do black so seldom that it always feels fun to me.

The stuff:
My feet have been bothering me some lately - I've got tightness in my Achilles' Heel and tendon stiffness on the bottoms. So, the Vedas again.

Circle bling:
Did you notice my shoe clips? They are from somewhere in the range of 1920s to 1940s, I think. Not super high-quality, but solid.

  • Earrings - gift from Lise
  • Shoe clips - vintage fair

Anyway, swing and a miss! Must do better tomorrow.


  1. What is it about certain pieces and how they trigger brain bouf? Haha. Not just once but over and over. I love all these pieces - too bad you weren't feeling it. It's fun going back and seeing your other hair colours.

  2. I have to explore brain bouf, being a student of the human animal. I see what you mean about jacket open vs. jacket done-up. It is a spectacular jacket, and cost less than two glasses of wine, ha! You are a goddess of The Shopping. xox

  3. Very chic ensemble!!! Oh me, too - the temps have dropped quite quickly here in the last week (which is quite early for such in the Okanagan) and I'm already layering and wearing socks again. :)

    Big hugs & joyful start of September wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  4. I love how one day you can be formal and then the next day more casual - without the blink of an eye.
    Ohhh and the shoe clips… they are fab.


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