Today was such a busy day - but it was never too busy to amuse my coworkers with my new sequinned skirt.
- Blazer - Etro, vintage 90s, consignment; last worn here a year ago, in February 2019 with plaid, mustard and red
- Top - Jana, thrifted; last seen um, never? I bought it here for $5.95, but I think I have worn it and just not bothered to track it
- Skirt - Banana Republic, consignment; purchased here for $35.99
- Shoes - Queen of Prussia Louise, Fluevog; last worn here in October 2019 with a bookish skirt (I need to wear that again)
- Cerulean coat (below) - no label, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in November 2019
When I was browsing my closet for What To Wear with this skirt on Sunday, I checked my backwards hangers to see what's still waiting to be worn (I turn all my hanger backwards every 6 months). And there was my wonderful Etro Milano blazer, with the same pearly silver colour in the lining as my skirt.
Some of the sequins on the back flip up when I'm sitting down.
"It's like an Etch-a-Sketch," said Christina (if you don't know what that is, here, link 'cause I love)
Outerwear - this wonderful coat is very oversized in the shoulders, which makes it perfect for going over a blazer, especially one with defined shoulders like my Etro one.
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
- Earrings/bracelet - vintage 60s, vintage store, Portland, purchased here for $58.00 US
Another stunning outfit - that blazer! that skirt! Reading your blog is viewing a unique work of art each time. Thanks for sharing with us :)ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you so much, Cynthia, that is such a sweet comment. Thank you for reading!Delete
I love your sequin skirt and I can see why it was a hit in the office! It looks so nice with that blazer :)ReplyDelete
I loved how they went together, Mica. Thank you!Delete
Completely chic and yet you can have fun with the skirt; how cool is that!ReplyDelete
I do remember Etch-a-Sketch. It was a family favourite; even my parents liked to mess around with it. Spirograph was another one that we all liked very much.
If can't have fun with your clothes, what's the point, right, Nana? I remember Spirograph!Delete
Ooh... I want to shop your closet. :)ReplyDelete
You've been in my closet!Delete
Wowser! Loving that blazer and the sequinned skirt. A few years ago Jon customised a pile of vintage dinner jackets with those two-way sequins, the festival crowd used to have hours of fun leaving us messages on them!ReplyDelete
Fancy forgetting about those wonderful jewels - what a lovely rediscovery. xxx
Thank you so much, Vix! Oh, how cool is that - I bet they were a hit! I know, silly me. How could I forget them??Delete
That jacket and skirt were just made for each other. That jacket is an obvious keeper, even if it's only being worn once in a while. The sequinned, Etch-a-Sketch skirt is a delight. I loved Etch-a-Sketch, and when Jos's grandchildren were little, I bought one for them, so that I could play with it too :-) I could have used an Etch-a-Sketch coat this evening on public transport. The words I'd have written on it are unrepeatable :-))) I'm admiring your Cerulean coat, such a great colour. But how could you have forgotten that bracelet and earrings set? They're absolutely gorgeous! xxxReplyDelete
Don't they go perfectly, Ann? Thank you so much. I can't ever get rid of my Etro blazer. LOL at your public transport comment - oh, my, aren't other people just the worst sometimes? I know, shame on me!Delete
Very chic, with a modern and quirky twist.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Greetje!Delete
Oooh, hello gorgeous blue coat and amazing sequin etch-a-sketch!!! The combination of items is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kezzie! I was so happy at how well they worked together.Delete
I loved my Etch-a-Sketch when I was a kid. I like the Etch-a-Sketch skirt too, and would have spent a lot of time spelling out inappropriate words on it just to annoy my co-workers! Love the shade of blue of that coat - it is important to have at least one coat with massive shoulders to wear over other pieces with big shoulders ;)ReplyDelete
Yes, I really wanted to write rude things on it! Ha! Agreed, you need room in your outerwear to fit the underneath layers.Delete
I love your sequin skirt. So fun you can wear it more than one way. The double sequin thing is really cool. I also really like your heels. You look fantastic!!!!!!ReplyDelete
It was a hoot to wear, so much fun. Thank you, Ivana!Delete
Head-turningly incredible skirt! Very true about the risk sequins can poise to hosiery. I find that a sturdy slip (or, if needed, two slips worn one on top of the other for an extra layer of protection) can help there a fair bit sometimes.ReplyDelete
Yes, good call on slips for sequins. Designers never think of these things! Thanks, Autumn!Delete