Nothing like a long weekend to make you really want...another long weekend! I wish!
- Cardigan - Wolford, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $19.95
- Cami - Mexx, thrifted; I won't be tracking this, but this is the first wear, and I thrifted it at the same time as the cardi, for all of $2.95
- Skirt - SP; first worn here in July with the whale sweater
- Shoes - Asos, consignment, Vancouver; last seen here in June with Valentino and equestrian pink
And since it's dead, people barely noticed that I wore this skirt again, only 2 weeks later! Here it is again, just to refresh your memory:
This time, I did a more fitted top that emphasizes the waist - and I am wearing a cami under it! The blush pink colour of the cami is not as close to my skin colour as it looks in these pics, but good to know that the colour doesn't show up well in photos!
Ties at the back, like so.
Hatted for the very hot day - it was in the upper 20s today and we're supposed to get the same for the rest of the week. Phew! I'm a delicate flower!
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
- Amber ring - c. 1996
Thanks for the reminder to try a piece that doesn't quite work with different assessories. The change in sweater length and shoes made a big impact.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'm going to try to do this more frequently: wear an item I didn't like or that didn't quite work the first time, and change things up to see if it's better.Delete
This is stunning. I'm so intrigued at absolutely no necklace with this... This is just so low-key sexy fem and cute and flattering. The umbrella print sighhhhhh.ReplyDelete
I was tempted, but I liked how it got that ballet vibe from NOT having a necklace. It was a perfect "Monday" outfit after a long weekend.Delete
I love the way the cardigan works with this skirt, it's such a fun piece and I'm glad you gave it a go another way :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mica! I really liked this iteration of the skirt - keeper!Delete
What a difference the top makes! And I noticed your hair, too. Mine is about that length. I wonder about bangs....hmmmmmm. Tempting!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Rebecca! I know - I look at my forehead wrinkles in that "last worn" picture, and I'm so glad I went with fringe, lol. I say, go for it! It's only hair - it grows back. :)Delete
This definitely works better than the first combination. Yay!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you went back to achieve this great look with the skirt - it's truly a conversation piece with its brollies and structure. And the sweater looks as soft as you describe. Your hair looks great down too. Oh, revel in the quiet. How lovely.ReplyDelete
I know, I'm really enjoying the low-stress aspect of my job right now. Such a nice breather. Thanks, Mel - I'm glad I tried again so soon. The sweater was a dream - so soft!Delete
Although I liked your other brolly skirt outfit, I admit that this one is better proportioned. What a great idea to wear the cardigan as a wrap top! Love your massive sun hat and the dainty pink shoes! And guess what: it's cooled down about 10 degrees here, and I actually wore a cardigan today ;-) xxxReplyDelete
Yup, amazing what a few tweaks can do! The ties were long enough on the cardi to make it around my waist, so why not?Delete
Ha! And we are up to 30 today!
Great look with the black sweater!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nancy!Delete
COMPLETELY agree with your assessment of the two outfits; the fitted black sweater with cami and the pink heeled shoes make the skirt a keeper. Enjoy the relative calm at work! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Laurie! I always feel better about an outfit when I've spent a little more time thinking it through and considering the proportions.Delete
Ah, the work calm is so nice!
this black sweater fits you nicely and enhances the print on the skirt, so your outfit looks really better!, I'm loving this skirt anyway! and you look fabulous in it!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Monica! I was so much happier with this outfit.Delete
Indeed, much better with this cardi. Woolfort is the best. Love the top with the shoes. Unexpected colour adding. You are good at that.ReplyDelete
Love the shoes. As always.
You reminded me of our bloggers meeting when I read: I am a delicate flower. Gosh, how I laughed over that. Especially with the swear word in it. Was it the F word? Or something else? Cannot remember.
I love playing with colour and experimenting. I'm a delicate fucking flower! That was so funny! Thank you, Greetje!Delete
I am making a note of that now. 😂Delete
I do it’s up at the ballerina vibe from this outfit. The black wrapped top is a good choice for such a full skirt. Speaking of skirts, I simply adore this one. I also really appreciate your choice of shoes. The pink suede lace ups are beautiful with this.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Elle! I can't resist a ballerina vibe!Delete
The moment I laid my eyes on that skirt i knew it was a stunner... and you could try wearing the black top backwards, it would also look good - i think -ReplyDelete
Yeaaaah, I don't think I'll wear the cardi backwards, but cool idea!Delete