Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Pink Leather and Geometrics

Building outfits around single items - even a piece of jewelry - is a good exercise for stimulating creativity. 
 You end up with things you'd never think to put together otherwise. Win!

  • Top - Sanctuary, thrifted; first worn here (2nd outfit) on Ally's visit in April with polka dot pants
  • Skirt - Evan Davies, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in May 2017 for Star Wars Day
  • Shoes - Sol Sana; first worn here in May with teal silk
  • Jacket (below) - Club Monaco, thrifted; last seen here in June in the same outfit as the shoes, but I actually wore it during my week off to see "Deadpool 2" - I found the ticket in the pocket!

The outfit was built around the new-to-me steel cuff, but it also combined an item I wanted to wear to work (the top), and an item I hadn't worn yet this season (the skirt).
 I'm a little shocked that I haven't worn this gorgeous butter-soft leather skirt in over a year, but I'm not getting rid of it. You never know when you'll need pink leather. Besides, when will I find another skirt this nice?  I still love it!

The top was really nice to wear in the office. I like how the under-layer of squares shows through the top layer.
 It was a very comfy outfit.

Outerwear - I didn't really need the jacket. We are back to normal early summer temps here, in the mid-20s/low-80s.
 It's always cool in the morning too.

The stuff:
 I like the blocky heels of these shoes, which echo the squares in the top. This was my first time wearing them barefoot, and they were excellent - no rubbing anywhere.

Round bling:
I like simple, geometric shapes, but I like detail. These all work well for me.

  • Perforated cuff - thrifted
  • Oval cuff - vintage fair - first wearing - it was $5!
  • Earrings - gift from Lise
  • Shield ring - Nine West
  • Crystal ring - Soul Flower


  1. Love the juxtaposition of round and square shapes -- and what a stunning skirt!

    1. Aw, thanks, Cynthia! Funny, I always seemed to wear the skirt with a tucked-in top (it's very high-waisted). I like it this way too.

  2. That skirt is fab on you and perfect with the layered blouse and duster coat. Great bling - good to see the new old bangle getting an outing. x

    1. Thanks, Vix! I always try to wear my new-to-me things right away!

  3. Your pink skirt is such a fun touch of colour with the windowpane print top, and I love the layers on it! :)

  4. I strongly agree with your thesis. And love the top.

  5. I also love geometric shapes. What a cool skirt - definitely a keeper! Lise

  6. I love everything about your outfit...the skirt...the shoes. You look amazing. You know you have next level style when you can build an outfit around a piece of jewelry. I bow down to your expertise and style.

    1. Thank you, Sandra! It isn't that hard to make an outfit this way - try it! :)

  7. Fun, fun outfit. I've never had a pair of Sol Sana shoes, so will keep an eye out for them now!

    1. I've never seen them before, other than in this one local shop - good luck!

  8. lovely outfit, I like the geometric inspiration all around, and love that you co-ordinated your accessorizing!, that's fabulousness!
    Lovely skirt and also lovely top, it looks breezy and have a fab shape!

  9. Don't you just love it when that happens?
    It just comes together almost "naturally" - and YES do not get rid of the leather skirt.
    BTW thanks for the correction on the blog post ;)

    1. I do, for sure. It feels effortless. I will not get rid of the skirt. :)


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