Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Smuggling Squirrels and/or Marshmallows

Don't be scared, I'm just wearing neutrals! I'll be back to colour tomorrow! 
 Besides getting in a quick first wearing of this new-to-me skirt, I wanted to wear this grey top again, and these shoes one more time before they get stored away for the season.

  • Top - Zara, thrifted, Vancouver; first worn here in April with a touch of blue
  • Skirt - Moncara, vintage 80s, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $16.25
  • Shoes - Gentle Souls; last seen here for a vintage fair in June with lots of dots

Despite the very interesting construction of this top, it is leaving my closet. Several reasons: it's too big in the shoulders.
 It's unlined (thank you, Zara) but it's wool, so it has scratchiness. I'm pretty tolerant of some slight scratchiness from fabric, but over a day, this became more pronounced. And I'm wearing a camisole under it!

It also looks like I'm smuggling squirrels in the back! The top zips up there, and it does not lay flat. I was constantly pulling it and tweaking it. Too annoying. So...into the giveaway pile it goes.
"Did you say squirrels?" 

This new-to-me skirt, on the other hand, is magnificent. It felt awesome on, swooshed nicely, and check it out: marshmallow storage!
 I've pulled the black front swoosh together there, but it's very big and dances to its own beat. I could fit about 6 bags of marshmallows in there! And yes, I'm using "units of marshmallows" to exemplify how much room there is in my shirt. It's not like I haven't done that before...

  • Here (3rd outfit) in May 2017, estimating 16 bags in a pair of harem pants;
  • Here in September 2010, again 16 bags of marshmallows in that skirt!

I was tempted to stuff Vizzini in there and see if I could carry him around in it...but then my self-preservation for my skin vs. claws kicked in. Saved by common sense. Phew!

The stuff:
 I adore these shoes, but the light grey colour feels more early spring/fall for me so I prefer them in my spring/summer wardrobe.

Silver bling:
I really liked the belt layered over the top - it's a good quality piece.

  • Belt - BCBG Max Azria, thrifted - first wearing, purchased on the weekend for $7.25 here
  • Loop cuff - thrifted
  • Steel cuff - thrifted
  • Earrings - gift from Megan Mae
  • Shield ring - Nine West
  • Crystal ring - Soul Flower

I'm weeding out some of my accessories too - both these earrings and the loop cuff are showing edges of copper, which feels cheap and they smell like pennies (ick!). Nope, I need better quality stuff, even in my everyday jewelry. The cuff, on the other hand is steel and is in perfect condition, even after years of wear.


  1. Shame that top isn't a keeper, but I couldn't cope with an itchy piece either! It does look nice worn belted with the skirt.

  2. Away with itchy jumpers and less than perfect, smelling of pennies jewellery! The skirt is spectacular, though! I'm glad you refrained from trying to smuggle Vizzini in it, as it might very well have been its last wear then ;-) Smuggling marshmallows seems like a much safer option! xxx

    1. Thanks so much, Ann! Hee, yes, I'm glad I resisted the temptation to shove Vizzini in there!

  3. Too big top is too big, but I hope you find something else in that color someday! It is a gorgeous tone on you.

    Skirt is absolutely fantastic!

    1. Thank you, Julia! Yes, I'm always on the lookout for a good grey top.

  4. This is indeed a very uncommon palette, but I like it. I always enjoy seeing that you are open to possibilities and keep on experimenting. The name "galactic" comes to mind.

    1. For me, it is. I like it too - it's fun to change things up. Aw, love it!

  5. You mentioned two things I most dislike in clothing (apart from armpits that are too tight- if you know what I mean!) - I have very narrow shoulders and have issues with coats for that reason. Similarly, I CANNOT abide any sort of itch. As a child, my Dad and Stepmum bought me this white cardigan to wear and it was UNBEARABLY itchy and I refused to wear it. My stepmum still looks harassed when she refers to that "Blessed white cardigan!"- What can I say but that I am a sensitive soul!

    1. Oh, I do know what you mean! Ha, your stepmum - they never let go of those old perceived slights.

      I don't put up much with my clothes. You misbehave, you go in the giveaway pile, top!

  6. Too bad about the top. I can't wear anything that has even the slightest bit of
    scratchiness to it. I like the squirrel-smuggling skirt though.

    1. I'm pretty tolerant, but this was a big ol' NOPE. The skirt is cool.


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