Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Linen and Leaf Green

I'm taking advantage of the (slightly) cooler temps this week and wearing some not-quite-summer things.
 Like a sweater! That would have been unthinkable a week ago.


  • Sweater - Tatyana, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in April with my picador skirt
  • Skirt - Andrea Jovine, thrifted; purchased here for $34.95
  • Shoes - Poetic Licence; last seen here in January with more green dots


But today it was just right, and the deep leaf green went so well with this new-to-me brown linen skirt, which is the featured item today.
 I just love the cut of it, how the front "wrap" is threaded through the other side. My little "S" brooch is pinned there, just for fun.

It was good for work, although being linen it did wrinkle up from sitting. The back of the skirt only is lined, so that it looks nice from the front through the wrap - I love that detail.
 I like this length, so classy!

I was worried about it gaping open when I walked, but it wasn't too bad - I did have to hold the front in the wind (it's very windy today). It was fine for sitting at my desk (or in the dentist chair).
"This post needs more cat in it." 

I walked home from my late afternoon dentist appointment with one hand on the front. The underneath part of the wrap is securely sewn to the side seam right at my hip, so not much chance of it blowing wide open, but I wasn't going to risk it!

The stuff:
No, I did not walk home in these - my shoes go in my bag when I have to walk anywhere. Out came my pink runners (these).

Your eyes do not deceive you: the shoes are wool, and the dots are raised. Fuzzy shoes! I call these my Kermit shoes.

Leaf bling:
I coordinated my new-to-me vintage brooch and earrings with the outfit, and added in my other Matisse enameled cuff - it goes with the shoes.


  • Brooch/earrings - Matisse Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair - purchased here for $50 for the set, first wearing
  • Cuff - Matisse Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair

40 comments:

  1. Lovely, ebay currently has a pin like yours for 150$ you did well (you always seem to),

    Lynette

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    1. Woo hoo! I scored! I have an eye for a bargain, Lynette!

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  2. I really like the green and brown together! :) I don't have much brown in my wardrobe, maybe having more of it would make me want to wear green more often? I seem to be having better luck with fitting olive into my wardrobe! :)

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    1. Thank you, Mica - I have always liked brown. Maybe you should give it a try? It goes well with olive.

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  3. This is such a classy outfit :) Love the Kermit shoes. Lise

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  4. Those shoes are excellent. Fuzzy AND with diamante? Perfect.

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  5. A beautiful outfit, Sheila! It would work well in fall, too.

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    1. I agree, Susan! I'll definitely try it out with some boots.

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  6. This is a beautiful outfit--I love green and brown together. How lovely that you can wear a sweater and beautiful wool shoes in mid-June (says the person who normally lives in Arizona, but is now spending the summer in Oregon! I get that it is cooler this week!) That skirt is amazing. I also thrifted a great brown linen skirt, about a year ago, and have worn it a ton. Mine is a long skirt, fitted at the top yet nicely flared by the bottom. It really looks great with brighter colors.

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda! Ah, you know what it's like over here on the coast - the weather changes really fast! Your skirt sounds awesome.

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  7. That skirt looks gorgeous on you, Sheila! As it's currently 28°C here, I can't imagine wearing a jumper, but it looks lovely worn with the skirt. The Kermit shoes are fabulous, and so is your bling. I especially love the vintage brooch! xxx

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    1. It's much cooler here right now (only 15 degrees!). I knew you'd like the brooch! Thanks so much, Ann!

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  8. Loving the shape of that skirt on you and the lovely green and brown combo.
    It's warmish here today and it hasn't rained since 8am - I think I need a drink to celebrate! xxx

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    1. Isn't it pretty? I love the high waist as well. You should definitely celebrate the lack of rain!

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  9. Love this all so much! The shape of that skirt is amazing, and the shoes are so great with that sweater.

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  10. Green really suits you! Those Kermit shoes are just fab!
    xxx

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    1. I love this colour too - shame that it's starting to get worn/fuzzed out, though.

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  11. That s a skirt I love, wrapped skirts and dresses have my preference. And the green is a very beautiful shade of green.

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  12. Perfect outfit. So very different from the previous post. I think I recognize that bit of myself in you. Like me you can sway from pencil skirt to studded boots, from demure green to PANK. And I love this outfit as much as the pank dress. It is beautiful. Accessories are so well chosen. And the shoes... ah the shoes are perfect.
    Greetje

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    1. I like to shake it up, Greetje. I'm all over the place style-wise, and love surprising people. Thank you, my dear!

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    2. So do I. That is exactly what I call my style: all over the place.

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    3. Lol, we shall henceforth be AOTP. :)

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  13. What a lovely skirt. Beautiful design. You find the greatest styles.

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    1. There is so much cool stuff out there! Thank you, Ally!

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  14. Wow, this outfit is AMAZING! You look fantastic! I want a skirt like that.

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    1. Better start looking, Chrissy! I haven't seen one like this for a long time.

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  15. The shape of the skirt has some Va-Va-Voom to it - the shape reminds me of Dorothy Lamour's sarong skirt she wore in the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby films.

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    1. Yes, good call - it's very va-va-voom. Thanks, Shelley!

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  16. Love the green and brown together. And the kermit shoes are gorgeous! X

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  17. Love this skirt shape and the gorgeous accessorizing, those bronze pieces are really eye catching and add a touch of 50's vibe!, lovely!
    besos

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    1. Thank you! The jewelry is solid copper, actually, and is from the early 60s.

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  18. A real classy outfit today Sheila. The sweater and skirt say style with a capital S, so stylish that they carry the Kermit shoes to another level. Love, love, love you in this x

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    1. I think it's the skirt - it's definitely doing the heavy lifting in this outfit! Thank you!!

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  19. My dear She, you look fabulous! The silhouette here is marvelous, the tulip skirt fits you beautifully. I really like this combination and of course the Kermit shoes I am a fan of.

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