Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Baby Your Blue

I never thought I would ever like baby blue. 
But, tastes change. What you hated once, you now love. Like baby blue. Who knew?


  • Blouse - no label, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in March for our weekend in Vancouver
  • Jacket (below) - Club Monaco, thrifted; last worn here a couple of weeks ago with mom jeans
  • Skirt - Melanie Lyne, consignment; last seen here in April 2015 with conservative white
  • Shoes - Effortless Vivian, Fluevog; last worn here for the first day of the April capsule

The observant will have noticed that I wore this blouse a lot in the Feb/March capsule. I don't have that many blouses, and frankly, this April capsule is bugging me. I want everything to go together like it did last time and it's just not. However, this is why I have my loosey-goosey rules about changing things up. I can wear this blouse if I want to, because I love it! 

There is a black "racing stripe" down either side of the skirt that you can barely see here.
I've only worn this skirt 4 times since I bought it, which is not very much. It wasn't part of this capsule originally, but the skirt I'd picked out (this one) just wasn't appealing to me. And if a piece isn't rockin' your world, what do you do with it?

You give it away! Into the pile it goes, no regrets. I'm grooving on pencil skirts and pouffy skirts that hit at the knee right now.
This skirt has a bit of baby blue in the pattern (along with rust, brown, tan, white and black), and I really loved how it worked with the Victorian-inspired blouse and the mod 60s-flavoured shoes. It still hits quite low on my hips, but the blouse is long enough not to untuck if I bend over, so we were good.

I wore this jacket as my outerwear for walking to and from work, and for walking to and from our other office in the afternoon. I left it on after that.
Long jackets are going to be a thing again, mark my words.

The stuff:
These patent leather shoes are very stiff, but are softening up as I wear them. Today was the first time wearing them barefoot, and I have two blisters on my toes to pay for that. That's really not too bad considering I did wear them for a full 8 hours today.

Baroque bling:
I would call this a simple necklace - one bigass piece does all the heavy lifting in the accessory department.


  • Necklace - Banana Republic, consignment
  • Earrings - don't remember


 My little monster was watching me reproachfully as I got ready to leave this morning.
"Seriously, you're going to leave this cuteness?"
Sorry, bud. Try not to shed too much on those benches.

6 comments:

  1. I like that skirt, it pairs nicely with all the blue too.

    I'm itching to be as ruthless in my wardrobe as you are, really looking forward to a clean out. Right now I'm in that annoying 'in between' stage where maternity clothes are starting to get too big but my regular wardrobe is still too small so I'm just overwhelmed with all the options and having a hard time making choices for what to wear. Going to wait until I can properly fit into everything before I declutter though, as last pregnancy I got rid of pieces I regret!

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  2. i really like this blue on you and the high ruffled collar is so cool. There will be hair shed, guaranteed. That's why we love them so! xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  3. That's an unusual color for your palette, but it looks great on you! Those shoes are absolutely dynamite, too.

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  4. Okay, I'm going to officially say it. You have the awesome-est legs do you know that? You have such elegant legs and ankles and the shoes you wear look so beautiful on you. I am seriously envious girl, you are da-gorgeous! Elegant is always the word that comes to mind when I see your outfits and your beautiful femininity. Just thought I'd share :) If you ever want to give away those legs I'll take them :p

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  5. Beautifuuuul baby blue vintage blouse... I loved in in the hanger and love it even more when worn.
    Indeed, its incredible how before you'd be caught dead wearing something and then suddenly it becomes a favorite... been there!

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  6. This blouse is the business in my book. I used to have a cream version but must have thrown it away (stoopid). The shoes look perfect with this and you could put any skirt into the mix and I'm sure it would look divine with these two pieces. Love it x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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