Of course, our gorgeous hot weather from this past weekend was too good to last. Now it's muggy, windy and overcast. At least it's not snow - I know some of you have had flurries over the past couple of days!
- Blouse - See By Chloe, thrifted; first worn here in August 2019 with creamsicle dots
- Skirt - Ports 1961, thrifted; last seen here in April 2019 with black and white and gold
- Shoes - Garden of Enjoyment Rita, Fluevog; last seen here in September 2018 for a trip to the dentist
- Jacket (below) - Dolce & Gabbana, vintage 90s, thrifted; last worn here in April in my last outfit of the fall/winter season
I love an unusual pattern, and I have a wardrobe full of them! Since the skirt is plain black, I happily ransacked my closet looking for a pattern worthy of it.
The skirt is 100% silk with an interesting "leather" finish (it's very rustle-y); it's lined with sheer silk that peeks out at the hem (check the stair picture) and at the paper-bag waist.
Pockets! Wearing this skirt again, I fell in love with it all over. It's a keeper.
I added a jacket today due to the goofy weather.
- Belt - Emmanuel, vintage 80s, thrifted
- Leather/steel cuff - Rimanchik
- Silver/acrylic cuff - Alexis Bittar, consignment, Vancouver
- Onyx/silver ring - Toccara, vintage fair
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Earrings - thrifted
I also liked how the snakeskin belt looked over the skirt's waistband.
Garden of Enjoyment Retrospective!
I had lots of fun revisiting my red shoes last week (here), and I haven't worn these shoes much in the last few years, so here's a retrospective of my outfits featuring them.
First outfit, from July 2013. I bought the shoes in June 2013 online from Fluevog for $199.00. This is before we had a Fluevog store in Victoria, so I never saw these in person or tried them on (very risky!). I was nervous, but I wanted them SO BADLY. I was hugely relieved when I got them and they fit perfectly.
I noticed as I grabbed all these pictures that I've often struggled with styling these shoes. They are a challenging, fashion-forward style, with the open, pointy toes, the big piece on the vamp, and the wrap that goes around behind the curved heel - these were not "in style" in 2013, although they look very trendy to my eyes now.
This is one of the better outfits, just bookending a simple black skirt. This is the end of my red hair phase, which lasted many years.
And I wore them again in August 2013, to go to L's 20th high school reunion in Powell River.
I (nearly) always wear these shoes with bare legs, so they've mostly been worn in warmer months.
Zoiks, this is a Look! This is what I wore for L's birthday party in June 2014.
July 2014 - I'd just bought this handmade blouse at a vintage fair. I wish it had been better quality - I love the look.
I...yeah, I have no words for this horrific outfit that I wore in September 2014.
A rare wearing of these in cold weather - I wore nylons with the shoes in January 2015.
I miss this striped dress - it looked so good. But it got very pill-y after wearing a few times.
This was the one and only wearing of this beautiful silk vintage 80s dress, in June 2016.
In my pussy-bow blouse phase, in June 2017. Growing my hair out!
You might remember what I wore to Sarah's baby shower in April 2018.
And then the last outfit, in September 2018. I wanted to like that blouse, but I really didn't.
I didn't wear these shoes at all in 2019, but having worn them again, and loved them, I think I owe it to these shoes to create some worthy outfits this year!