Thursday, July 26, 2018

Inked Sleeves and a Floofy Underskirt

One more day to the weekend! It continues to be hot, and this drives my wardrobe choices. 
Silk tunic and a frothy skirt - perfect for a hot day!

  • Tunic - Dries Van Noten, consignment; purchased here on the weekend for $13.50
  • Cami - not tracked
  • Floofy underskirt, consignment; last seen here in August 2017 (I should wear that outfit again, I like it!)
  • Shoes - Prepare Guide, Fluevog; last worn here with my Polychrome Princess outfit earlier this month
  • Jacket (below) - Club Monaco, thrifted; last seen yesterday here

This tunic (I refuse to call it a dress - way too short!) was lovely to wear. A few people pointed out that my upper arm tattoos made it look like I had sleeves on - what a neat illusion and nice side benefit!
I layered a rust-coloured cami underneath (needed that coverage for the office), and took advantage of the sewn-on snap loops on the tunic to secure both my bra and the cami's straps, to keep them sliding around. It worked so great! I showed this feature to a few of my coworkers and they were agog - such a good idea!

As you can see from the back, the top is higher in the rear on the hem - definitely not a dress, at least for me.
 I tested a pencil skirt under this, but settled on my floofy underskirt. I bought this back in 2009 at My Sister's Closet, I recall, and it's been a useful wardrobe item for nearly 9 years! I first worn here in August 2009 with my first of many denim dresses over the years. I still have that obi and I still have those shoes! Ha, and I thought that outfit was kooky - how I've grown. I would still wear that!

Outerwear - yup, same ol', same ol'.
I hiss at the sun like a vampire!

The stuff
 My calf is starting to feel better, and these clompin' shoes are deceptively low - that's all platform! These are only a net 1" heel or less.

Boho bling:
Playing with some of my homegrown vintage.

  • Copper/turquoise necklace - vintage 60s, consignment
  • Amber and sandalwood choker - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Earrings - LA Express, c. 1994
  • Eelskin bracelet - "Gucci", gift from Mom and Dad, from Italy
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Turquoise/silver ring - local
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend, and good vibes all around! I'll be back on Sunday with my Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up.


  1. I love love love how your tats look like extra print or sheer sleeves----perfect permeant accessories <3

    1. Thanks, Becky! I didn't even realize how close they were to the top until someone else pointed it out.

  2. Smart additions to make the "tunic" work-appropriate. You know I'd wear it as a dress!

  3. I love the underskirt as an extender for the tunic to make it a more work friendly length! Such a nice outfit idea! :)

    1. Thanks, I have been doing that with my underskirt collection for many years! It's a great way to give those "too short" items more length!

  4. It's a miracle how the dress's pattern matched your tattoos! Very clever to add the floofy underskirt. Had a look at your old post, and promptly fell in love with the shoes! Your clompin' shoes are fabulous too, as is the turquoise pendant. Have a fantastic weekend, Sheila! xxx

    1. I know, right? Such a nice bonus! Oh, those shoes - I only have them in my fall/winter wardrobe now, but they remain one of my very favourite pairs of shoes, after all these years. Thank you, Ann, you too!

  5. I'm in awe of the way you mix fabrics and colors. And I love every pair of shoes you have, I think, particularly those amazing platforms!

  6. Everyone needs a poofy foofy underskirt to make outfits just like this. I wore a similar outfit once and it was delightful to wear. I really love this eclectic mix and especially love the way your vintage jewelry accents everything so well. The jacket is lovely too. I hope you are quite well!

    1. Poofy underskirts are the best! So useful! Thanks so much, Elle!

  7. Yep that is a tunic in my book. Sometimes I will find gorgeous "dresses" that are missing at least 5 inches in order to be able to wear as a real dress. I think they're just cutting back on costs but they're missing out on customers that require more coverage like me-

  8. Pretty outfit! I personally think everything looks better with a floofy underskirt ;)

    1. This outfit pushed me a bit - I'm glad it worked! Thank you!


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