Fewer work-days means fewer outfits, so I'm still slowly working through all my still-unworn items from off-season purchases and recent shopping trips. Today, I built my outfit around this new skirt.
|Yes, I have a streak of pink in my hair - I tested a new colour (I like it).|
It will be going into my fall/winter wardrobe, as the darker colour mix and overall style reads more cooler weather to me. I wanted to get a wearing in anyway.
- Jacket - Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, consignment; last worn here in January with punk plaid and roses
- Sweater - Bleu & Gray, thrifted; last seen here (4th outfit) for Winesday in September
- Skirt - Cream; purchased here for $9.99
- Shoes - Super Fine Cardinal, Fluevog; last worn here with red ruffles in March
I don't have a ton of brown, dark red, grey or leopard in my closet right now, so I pulled out a basic black cotton short-sleeved sweater. Easy!
It's a little chilly in my office, and I'm not moving around as much as I usually do.
It'll look good with some of my fall boots.
Ready for the rain.
- Scarf - vintage fair
- Hat - Edward Mann, vintage 60s, thrifted
Armour, more like.
- Necklace - Givenchy, vintage 80s, vintage fair
- Leather/chain cuff - local
- Ball cuff - Butler Fifth Avenue Collection, consignment
- Chain bracelet - thrifted
- Earrings - vintage fair
As the other items in today's outfit are either new-to-me or fairly recent acquisitions, we'll take a look at these shiny gold Fluevogs, the Super Fine Cardinals, which I've only had in my closet for 15 months. How much of a workhorse could gold shoes be? Hmmm...
These are last year's anniversary gift from L, purchased at the Fluevog store in Gastown, and I wore them right away with my teal fringed dress and my brand-spankin' new-to-me PANK wool moto jacket, both purchased that weekend in March 2019.these ones) which had always been a smidge too small on me, and were also a wee bit too high for regular daily wearing. I gave them to Cat after I found these beauties.
I adore a gold or metallic shoe - they go with everything!
When you don't have a pair of shoes that matches, gold works great instead as a neutral.
What colour goes with yellow? Gold!
And here's another yellow dress, which I wore to the theatre with Mom in September 2019.
"I don't have any navy shoes to match!" Gold will work instead!
Gold shoes are also fabulous for parties. Add a patterned dress, some gold accessories, and you are ready to rock.
And here's the last time I wore them, in March 2020, with this new-to-me red dress.
These shoes were $379.00 new, and today makes the 9th wearing of them, bringing my cost-per-wear to $42.11. I can easily see my wearings climbing into the 40+ range over the next several years. I definitely get a lot of wear out of gold shoes - I'm really pleased that I've worn these 9 times in a little over a year!