Way back in the 80s, I owned a wrap-around skirt the exact shape of this one, in silvery-grey velvet - it was really a lovely skirt. It did up with Velcro (really! Velcro was new then!), and it drove me nuts because it was always opening up to my waist.
- Blazer - Boden, thrifted; last worn here in May over a patterned grey
- Top - Express, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $14.95
- Skirt - Darling, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $12.95
- Shoes - Elegant Conversations Kendra, Fluevog; last seen here in October with autumn cream (love that outfit)
- Coat (below) - Borgeoiis, vintage, thrifted; last worn here in March for Women's Day
My first try at the stair pose:
I knew it would open up when I walked. I knew it would open up when I sat down. I wore a slip under it (a lovely vintage Christian Dior one, if you're interested).
Deep breath, and let's take moment. Stroke the soft silk velvet blazer with the ruffles down the front. Feel your ire slipping away...
The blazer done up. It's so soft - I love wearing it. It's like a hug of velvety kittens.
First outing of my vintage menswear wool and cashmere coat this season.
- Head-wrap - thrifted
- Gloves - Danier
- Scarf - Danier, thrifted
- Slide - Le Chateau
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Silver/sodalite ring - Scotland, 1996
- Brooch/earring - vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Single earring - don't remember
It's a shame your new skirt misbehaved so badly, Sheila! Luckily you were wearing your 'hug of velvety kittens' blazer to make up for it! Such a beautiful blazer and I love the brooch too. XXXReplyDelete
I should have known, Sasha! Hee, glad you liked the blazer, thank you!Delete
mwahaha, I love that your velvet blazer is like a hug of velvety kittens, that sounds awesome!. And so lovely subtle color combo and mixed textures!, you look really elegant. Love your sheer top, the velvet blazer and those fabulous shoes!ReplyDelete
And your coat adds an elegantly retro vibe!, love it!
sorry that this skirt was so uncomfortable in real life!
Thank you - I would have been almost as happy with real kittens! Aw, so nice, thank you!Delete
Oh I'm sorry that skirt was so frustrating to wear, as it does look beautiful.ReplyDelete
It kinda makes me feel a little better though! I bought an identical style in the boxing day sales last year, it was navy with a floral print and the most beautiful skirt I've ever seen. I tried it on so many times in front of the mirror, but the fabric, while soft, was also impossibly sheer when stretched any time I bent over so I had to return it. I never even thought about how the split would make it tricky to wear, so thank you for making me feel a bit better about the skirt that I had to let go, haha!
Yes! In pictures only! Not in real life, unfortunately, Mica. :) Your skirt would have been awful too - you dodged that bullet.Delete
Isn't it awful when that happens: you fall in love with a garment, and then it doesn't work in real life. At least it gave you the opportunity to show us your fabulous vintage slip. Christian Dior indeed! Love the strokeable blazer and oh those shoes, they're stunning! xxxReplyDelete
I know! I was bummed, Ann. Thank you so much - glad you liked it!Delete
Gah! I hate it when that happens. fabulous in front of the mirror, halfway down the street and you want to rip the bloody thing off and walk the rest of the way in your undies. At least your slip was worth showing.ReplyDelete
Fab outfit despite the malfunctions. xxx
Yes, totally, Vix, it just sucks! Thanks, hon!Delete
The slip made this skirt!! I forgot about those haha! I pinned mine but I know you are a no fuss gal 😊ReplyDelete
By the way, awesome coat post you put up awhile ago! I love your coats and shoes! I was shocked when you said you weren't a purse gal! Have a great day!
Aw, thank you, what a nice thing to say! I was worried a pin would pull the fabric, as it's quite delicate. Aw, thank you!Delete
Yes, statuesque standing only for that skirt but I can almost forgive it for being so unforgiving because it looks so dang good with that slip!ReplyDelete
So disappointing! Ha, maybe I should wear the slip on its own - it's certainly nice enough to do that.Delete
Genius to wear the skirt with the CD lip, it looks like its one piece ! Too bad you're getting rid of it but I probably would too.ReplyDelete
Thank you - yes, you totally would have. I wanted to rip it off.Delete