Just one day of work, and now I'm off for a whole week! I have a stay-cation to get to, so let's get this post going, shall we?
- Blouse - Ness; purchased here for $20.99
- Skirt - Mister Leonard, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in August 2019 with a "chainmail" shirt
- Shoes - Lola Ramona; last seen here in April with a yellow dress
- Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here a week ago
First wearing of this new blouse, and...I hated it.
What I hated: the cheap fabric, the non-staying wrap-around.
Gah, it was nasty. I've thrown it in the wash - because of course I sweated in that cheapass craptastic fabric - and then it's straight to the giveaway pile. They can't all be winners, kids.
Outerwear - it was cool this morning but has been sunny all day. Typical spring!
I love wearing my grandmother's necklace.
- Jet choker - vintage 60s, Grandma J's
- Earrings - thrifted
- Onyx/silver ring - Tocarra, vintage fair
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
Yellow Skirt Flashback!
The skirt is by Canadian label Mister Leonard, and I bought it for $8.50 back here in February 2014, more than 6 years ago.
There's my proof - and the wonderful vintage 80s label. The skirt is longer than pencil skirts have trended over the past 6+ years, but it's still a very classic look and a great colour.
Today's outfit marks my 15th wearing of it, bringing my cost-per-wear down to 57 cents. I only wear it in the summer months (I have a thicker wool yellow skirt for the fall/winter wardrobe season), even though it's wool. Unlike today's blouse, wool breathes!
In March 2014 I wore the skirt with my trusty black blazer which I wore to death (also wool).
In May 2014, I wore the skirt with blue-green shoes and a funky jacket, which I gave to my coworker Emily when she admired it. Sometimes my clothes don't even make it to the giveaway pile!
This was in July 2014, and I think I still have that long wool sweater.
All dolled up for the big Vintage Expo in September 2014. I wore the skirt 6 times in the first year of owning it!
May 2015 - using the yellow and turquoise accessories to force the patterned blouse to work.
I adored this Hawaiian blouse - this outfit is from August 2015 - however, it wrinkled if you even looked at it, and I think this was before I had a steamer.
My crane shirt was a favourite for a while - you might remember I also wore it with the yellow shoes. This was in June 2016.
August 2016 - do you recognize my silk "bird shirt"?
Another memorable piece: this dark floral jacket. I think this was one of the last times I wore it, in May 2017.
Barely visible, I wore the skirt layered under this denim dress (which I still have).
I love this outfit - it's so simple, but so classic. I still have this top, so I'll have to wear it again soon.
And here's the last time I wore this lovely skirt, in August 2019.
I didn't keep those shoes out for spring/summer this year, but they are still in in my collection. The top snagged on everything and I turfed it.
Well, there you have it! A plain yellow skirt is a wardrobe staple for me, jazzing up neutrals, solids and patterns. Would you wear a yellow skirt?
|"No, and I"ll thank you to move along, Woman."|
Someone's looking cranky! I'd better go
My friends, I am off for a week, but I'll be popping in here and there with tales of adventure. Thank you so much for stopping by!