I had several favourable comments on my matching colours and accessories today. I'm in the home stretch of my fall/winter closet - two weeks to the Big Seasonal Closet Swap-Out - so I'm eyeing my clothing and accessories with a critical eye, but also making an effort to wear some of my favourite pieces one more time before they're packed away.
- Silk blouse - White House|Black Market, thrifted; last seen here in January with a paper-bag waist
- Wool skirt - Mister Leonard, vintage, thrifted; purchased in the last round of shopping for $6.00
- Shoes - Channi B; last worn here in February with a swan top
- Coat (below) - Stop Staring!, thrifted; last seen here in February
It's not that I don't like the skirt. It's lovely material (100% virgin wool) and fully lined, it was made in Canada (probably in the early 60s, making this over 50 years old), and it's a good basic colour. And yeah, SIX BUCKS. A skirt like this in a store now would cost over $100 if you could even find one that matched exactly.
I love the top - such a great cut and colour. I might keep this out for spring (good tattoo coverage).
Showing off the back of my copper belt.
Outerwear - it was raining a bit this morning, so a hat was in order, but it was sunny by the time my day was done. Of course, I forgot my hat at work.
- Scarf - Louis "Lewis" Vuitton (fake), thrifted
- Leather gloves - consignment
- Hat - Edward Mann, vintage, thrifted
- Belt - Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Swirl cuff and necklace - Renoir, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
- Copper/enamel cuff - Matisse by Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Copper/enamel earrings - Matisse by Renoir, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
- Copper/turquoise ring - Grandma J's
- Swirl copper ring - vintage fair
I've had the cuff/necklace (I also have matching earrings to the set) since 1985/6.
Oh it's a shame you aren't keeping the skirt but I understand you letting it go - you always pick the best pieces and if it's not got anything that stands out to you best to let it go on to someone else! :)ReplyDelete
I really like all of the copper and teal together too!
Yup, it's nice but it's just missing that extra zing that I need in my clothes. You got it - let it go. Thank you, Mica!Delete
Cute coat!!! Was just discussing teal over at Shybiker's blog! Skirt is clearly gorgeous, but I get letting it go if it's not a fav. I love your constant closet edit. I aspire to operate at that level!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, hon! Teal is the best colour. It's hard to let go of Quality, isn't it?? It get easier the more you do it, though.Delete
I love the blouse and shoe match. Teal is such a great colour and I love it with both your hair colour and the copper accessories. I also like the skirt length on you and you have such great legs, I think you can wear a variety of lengths.ReplyDelete
Matchy! Thank you so much, Shawna - high praise as I know how learned you are about colour and proportion. I don't mind this length, but in this colour it felt a bit dowdy.Delete
I love that teal on you, and with the copper it's absolutely ::chef's kiss of perfection::ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Julia! Aw!Delete
For some reason, I've never thought to combine teal with copper, but it's very effective. Your copper bling is stunning. Note to self: must look out for copper bling! You're very brave to do your wardrobe switch so soon. I usually start swapping my warmest gear first half of April, then continue to swap around in batches until well into May. xxxReplyDelete
I love teal with copper, aqua too - one of my favourite combinations. You don't see much of this good copper stuff at shops and shows, but that's part of what makes it so fun to hunt for. We have a definite spring here, so I do still have a large overlap of warmer clothes, but I like doing it all one big go.Delete
I love the teal and copper combo, Sheila! It's fabulous! Hope you have a great weekend. XXXReplyDelete
Thank you! It's a great combo. Aw, thanks, Sasha, you too!Delete
I love this and must disagree on you getting rid of that skirt because it fits your beautifully !!!!!!! Think of it: you and that skirt next winter..ReplyDelete
No, it was too boring for me - someone else will love it more. Nope, you can't tempt me!Delete
The teal and copper combo is glorious. I do love those rings.ReplyDelete
The skirt fits you so well but it's not saying Sheila, you're far more fabulous. xxx
Thank you! Yes, I so agree, Vix - I have to LOVE it, and I don't.Delete
That is a fabulous will skirt that you found. I love it with the teal blouse and the teal shoes. I also adore the back detail and that beautiful copper belt !ReplyDelete
I hate switching over closets from one season to the next but it does help me stay focused on what I have and keeps me organized.
To the extent that is possible. LOL.
Thank you, Elle! I love doing the switchover - it really invigorates my creativity and makes me excited about the new season. I'm very organized!Delete
I do love your copper accessories and bijouterie!, you've got some stunning pieces!, saying goodbye to them until autumn!. Switching closets from one season to the next is an exhausting task, so I do it partially every few months!.ReplyDelete
Your teal blouse is fabulous and even more with those shoes!, matchy fabulousness!
Thank you - I love all these copper pieces, but it's also nice to have a break from them. It is exhausting! but it's worth it. Thank you!Delete
The teal blouse is gorgeous and certainly is enough to lift the plain-ness of the skirt, but I understand that it's not good enough to be a keeper. I have a few more weeks until my spring/summer changeover, but will be keeping an eye out for your major rehash.ReplyDelete
The hat and coat are fab together, yay!
It will be this weekend! Exciting!Delete