Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Let 'Er Rip - Last Call of the White PVC Skirt

Today is blustery and windy - I'm just back from the local school field where L and I threw around the Frisbee for about 45 minutes. That's just as good as going to the gym, right? 
I loved these sunny summer colours together.

  • Cardigan - Gap, thrifted; last seen here in June with red and aqua
  • Blouse - Cleo, thrifted; last worn here in March with my weekend maxi
  • Skirt - Lord & Taylor, gift from mother-in-law; last seen here (2nd outfit) in April with red brocade
  • Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last worn here in May with buttercup and daisy

This is the first wearing of this blouse this spring/summer season, but I'm not getting rid of it - it was cheap, it's a great colour and it fits me. I will let it live in a little corner of my clothes chest.

The cardigan is a fun colour and although I like to bare my arms, not so much today. Cardigan = good in A/C.
But the skirt? I am fed up with it. Get up from my desk. Rip. Sit down. Rip. Grab my keys. Rip. Go to the bathroom. Rip.

Rip rip rip. I can't stand it anymore, so I'm putting it in the giveaway pile. All day, I thought about my other white skirt (this one), and about how nice it is, with its cotton eyelet and how it doesn't freakin' rip every time I look at it. I can't even think about it - it's making me all rage-y.

The stuff:
Pretty shiny stuff! I love these shoes - I'm surprised it's been so long since I've worn them, but eh, that's all right.

Shiny silver bling (I forgot to take the picture):

  • Bracelet - Fossil, gift from L
  • Earrings - Fossil, thrifted
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes

And now...dinner!


  1. I like the colours in this outfit! It's a shame about the skirt too, as it is very pretty, but there comes a point where practicality becomes more important. You gave the skirt a good run despite it's rip-heavy design! :)

  2. Rip? Rip rip rip? No, that's not gonna work.

    Have you seen Sheila's post from yesterday about the meetup? That girl is funny!

  3. Arrggh - no more ripping. It's time to say farewell. Great look, though and the shoes are outta this world. xox

    PS It's winesday - wish we could meet for a Pinot. x

  4. Please tell me. Did you wear that outfit while you were frisbee tossing? That skirt is really cute but I totally understand. If we can't count on our clothes what CAN we count on?

  5. Oh yeah, that rrrip sound is sickening to hear. And then a quick damage check, and hopefully a tiny sigh of relief. Ba-bye skirt. I love the outfit though. Gap makes the best cardigans. I have a thrifted blue one.

  6. Connie, no! I always change to workout clothes for the gym or any kind of running around. I have been known to toss the Frisbee in a dress, but not in a pencil skirt!

  7. Bye bye skirt! Sometimes cute designs made in a poor material just suck. Love the Fluevogs. I think with your shoe collection, it makes sense that every single pair doesn't get worn all the time. But happy to see those coppery beauties.

  8. Terrific outfit! I love the color palette at work here. It really says August to me. I was wearing a similar one the other day myself, pairing a vintage mustard yellow paper bag style skirt (my only such paper bag skirt at present, as it's not usually the most flattering style on me) with a aqua cardigan.

    Have a terrific Thursday!
    ♥ Jessica

  9. What a shame...cause it is a gorgeous skirt. Not cool though when you're wondering if half your butt is hanging out the back.

    LUV those shoes!


  10. See?? This is ladylike but with a Sheila twist. You style ever so well. I would never have come up with that cardigan and the blouse underneath it on a white skirt. Applause! Looks so good. And the shoes... oh big want. I love those shoes.
    What a pity that the skirt annoys you so much as I think it flatters you so much. Great legs too.

  11. Oh I remember when you got this skirt, it was with you MIL - and I remember too that you had second thoughts about how it was made… so sad to see it go as it is a beautiful garment.

  12. But, if its going to rip, what's the point ?!


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