Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Baby Blue and Dotty for Gold

Baby blue is one of those colours I thought I "couldn't" wear. It's not like I'm going to explode if I wear it - why was I so anti-pastel for so long?
 Hey, baby, that's some blue. And dots. Lots of dots.

  • Sweater - Badgley Mischka, thrifted; purchased here for $9.95
  • White shirt - no label, thrifted; last worn here in September under a strapless dress
  • Skirt - Orenzo, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in December 2016 with green and gold accents
  • Shoes - H London; first worn here a few weeks ago with a ballet skirt and a spooky sweater
  • Coat (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here in April, over an orange dress that I shipped to Anna

 The goal here was to wear this new-to-me sweater that I bought back in July. It has a high-low hem and flares out slightly at the bottom, and not wanting to expose my belly, I decided to wear just a plain white shirt under it.

Then I could really jazz things up on the bottom half!
 Sheer gold-dotted swooshy 80s skirt? Yes, please, me me me!

I probably have 4-5 pairs of shoes that would have gone with this, but once I looked at those gold dots, only these boots would do.
I think they help skew the outfit more modern. 

Outerwear - I still chortle over only paying $12.00 for this Made in Canada leather jacket. It would have sold for well over $300 new. 
Adding my skull scarf because it's October, duh!

  • Scarf - Metrowear, San Francisco, 2006

The stuff:
 These booties were even better this time - so soft - especially since I discovered that I can slip them off and on without having to deal with buckles. I hate buckles! Well, I like how they look, but I dislike dealing with the fiddly things.

Gold bling:
More dots! It's like I planned it.

  • Necklace - Nygard, consignment
  • Earrings - Burnt Curve, gift from Mom, first wear
  • Amber ring - c. 1998
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes


  1. I love your layering, the shirt under the knit was a great idea! :)

    I was sad to find out after I had my 'colours' done that pastels don't look the best near my face - there are other ways to wear them but for a while I felt it limited my outfit choices. It's silly as I don't buy a lot of pastels anyway, haha!

    1. Thanks, Mica! It helps keep the sweater fresher for longer in between washes too, as well as adding visual interest.

      Bah! I'm against those colour rules things. If you like a colour, wear it!

  2. So pretty! I love baby blue so much. Great shoes, too!

  3. I think the baby blue rocks. I had a cashmere baby blue sweater in my hand the other day but hesitated because it was cashmere and it would not get much wear... now I am regretting it.

    1. Thanks, Lorena! Ooh, a cashmere one, so nice. Not much wear...? Too hot for you?

  4. I really love how polka dots repeat all over your outfit, using a cool & clever accessorizing!, your necklace, your boots, both echo your skirt's polka dots.
    Also love a fab layering!


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