This outfit was based around this new-to-me patchwork sweater that I picked up on the weekend.
- Sweater - Artisan de Luxe, consignment; purchased here for $26.98
- Skirt - J. Crew, thrifted; last seen here in a classy equestrian look in March
- Boots - Prepare Map, Fluevog; last worn here in a purple and floral look in January
- Leather jacket (below) - Danier Leather; last seen here in September
I was leery of all the wool content in this sweater, that it might be itchy to wear in the office. I am wearing a cami under it (a mustard one, because I know it's there).
The skirt came next when building the outfit - I felt like doing a neutral instead of one of the darker colours in the sweater (which I will probably do at some point). It is insanely nice quality, and the thickest wool. I live in fear that I'll get kitchen gunk or pen on it, but deep breath, Sheila, it is only a skirt, and it's not the end of the world if it gets ruined.
Outerwear - like I'm going to wear a boring jacket! Didn't I say, embrace the colour?
|"Leaving, eh? Let's see what I can chew on."|
First wearing of my new navy blue fingerless gloves - I bought them specifically to go with the navy faux-fur head wrap, which was super-cozy in the fog this morning.
- Head wrap - thrifted
- Fur scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
Also the first wearing of this Muppety fur scarf. I realized this morning that it can also be worn as a head wrap. Didn't need any of these accessories for the walk home, and I even had my jacket undone.
As I was walking into my office building this morning, the security guard stopped me and said I reminded him of Penelope Garcia on "Criminal Minds." I thanked him, but I don't watch that show, and I had no idea who she was.
|"These shoelaces are mighty tasty."|
Linking 'cause I love, of course.
Garcia’s aesthetic has an empowering subtext: You can be sexy and smart. You can be feminine and professional. You can be vivacious and whimsical and amazing at your job. You don’t have to sacrifice color or style or silliness to be successful.
YES! I am all about the empowering subtext! Thank you, Holly, for this inspiration.
- Leather/steel cuff - Rimanchik
- Wood/silver/crystal earrings - Plum
- Wood/acrylic ring - consignment
- Silver/opal ring - gift from Mom & Dad, Mexico, early 90s?
I had totally forgotten that I owned this silver ring. It's quite tarnished, and it's possible it hasn't been worn in a couple of decades. It has lost a lot of its "fire." It's marked .925 inside, and "Mex" and a few other illegible marks.