I spent some time last night, playing in my closet - I have a bunch of new-to-me items, and the best way to build outfits is to incorporate them into some of my oldies-but-goodies.
- Blazer - Le Chateau, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in November 2018 for a wee shopping trip
- Sleeveless top (underneath) - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here (4th outfit) in August 2018 with chartreuse and green
- Skirt - no label, handmade, consignment; purchased here for $38.00
- Shoes - Channi B; last worn here in January with glitter galore
This is the 17th or 18th wearing of this lovely blazer, which I first wore here back in Feb 2011. I paid $40 for it, so I'm at just over $2 per wear, not bad over nine years!
The skirt was oodles of fun to wear, swooshing and ruffling as I walked. When I steamed it last night, I turned it inside out to steam the lining and discovered a big seam pulling the front ruffles higher so that they wouldn't peek out at the front hem.
Bundled up for the chilly morning and evening.
- Beret - consignment
- Scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - Danier Leather
- Belt - Club Monaco
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Aventurine/silver ring - consignment
Shiela, I love all the elements of this outfit - the velvet jacket, the flamenco skirt and, of course, the teal shoes. Marvelous. XReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Jess!Delete
I really like the embroidered blazer and the flamenco skirt is stunning - what a great find! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for the link up!
Hope that your week is going well :) I've just posted a giveaway on my blog!
Away From Blue
I know, I'm really pleased with it, Mica. It's unbelievable how swooshy it is!Delete
I so rarely do other link-ups, so sorry for not being there for you very often.
Happy week to you, my dear! I'll leave the giveaway for others. :)
Such a gorgeously Autumnal outfit, Sheila. I am so going to dig out my beloved berets after seeing you wearing one already! That skirt is a delight. Is that a ruffly underskirt I'm spying? I can fully imagine the swishing and swirling going on. That blazer is gorgeous too, it's just perfect with the skirt, and I love how you've belted it. I must remember to do that. xxxReplyDelete
Aw, thank you so much, Ann! I only have the one beret, but I do have a collection of other fun hats for the cool weather. The ruffly underskirt is the lining of the skirt! Isn't that awesome? It was a big selling point for me, as you can rightly understand.Delete
Belting blazers is trendy again! Woo! Love it.
I adore this outfit, the velvet jacket looks like it should be in my wardrobe and the ruffled skirt is a joy. Loving the teal shoes, too! xxxReplyDelete
I spotted this same jacket again recently in an XS, and nearly bought it, thinking I could give it to someone...but I vowed a long time ago not to buy things for others, sight unseen!Delete
Thank you, my dear!
I love that jacket and flamenco skirt combo. How do you track your outfits? I recently restarted my spreadsheet, just to see what I'm really wearing.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm a visual person, so I need to see the item vs. a name on a spreadsheet. I track back through the "last seen/worn here" links - I had the foresight to start doing them really early on, so I can track almost everything all the way back to when I got it. I'm literally counting each wearing/outfit.Delete
Such a flattering ensemble Sheila. The jacket is an other drool-worthy piece and that well placed belt only serves to highlight your very small waist - have you lost weight? I bet you had a wonderful day swooshing around in that glorious skirt!ReplyDelete
Oh, you are too kind, Anna - no, my weight's pretty stable, but belting blazers is always a good look! I had so much fun swooshing in it, how did you know?? ;-PReplyDelete
Lovely jacket indeed, I love how your shoes match the embroidered flowers, this details make me happy!. And love a frilly skirt!, lots of swooshing!ReplyDelete
You look gorgeous!
Thanks, Monica! I live for those kind of details - they make me happy too! Swoosh! Thank you so much, my dear.Delete
I'd say it was likely a dance skirt in its previous life - it looks like the style of skirt we wore in our flamenco classes, so you've christened it appropriately. This is a lovely "Welcome Fall" outfit.ReplyDelete
Agreed - I am sure it's twirled many a time! Thank you so much!Delete
This skirt has that swoosh factor you love :) so I can see why you'd get it !ReplyDelete
I like the lining being a lighter cool it gives a cool effect.
It really does, Lorena! I know, it is just meant for swooshing!Delete