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.

16 comments:

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

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

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

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    1. Well, you have the legs for it, my dear! Thank you!

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

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    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!

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  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

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    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!

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  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!

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    1. Thanks so much, Gail! I love these shoes too.

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  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!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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

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  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-

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    1. So frustrating! Tunics are a lot trickier to style.

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

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

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