Hello, my friends! Today we are featuring my rescued wonder: The Lady Garden of Delight Skirt.
- Top - Talbots, thrifted; last worn here in June with a fabulous leopard coat
- Skirt - no label, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in May 2018
- Shoes - Marc; last worn here in May (my very first Flashback is there)
I pretty much have to match a colour in the skirt for the top and shoes, but there are six colours (white, black, red, pink, aqua, gold) in this, so that's still a lot of options.
In case you are wondering, I am well aware of what "lady garden" means (Wiktionary link here, if you don't), and I love the saucy term as applied to this amazing skirt.
Melanie started it!
I had a lovely chat with my colleague Preeti today about clothes. She agreed with my suspicion that the skirt was made in India - she said her mom embroiders patterns like this on her saris. Cool!
Black and gold bling:
- Leather/chain cuff - local
- Ball cuff - Butler Fifth Avenue Collection - consignment
- Silver/turquoise ring - Taxco, Karen's
- Earrings - Aldo
I bought the skirt here in October 2016 for $19.99 at the big WIN store. As I'm fond of telling people,
"You should have seen the matching VEST that I didn't buy!" Seriously, it was V-shaped with pointy shoulders, open on the sides, and had the same trim on the waist as this hem. IMAGINE.
I do know the difference between a novelty item and an actual wearable piece of clothing, though. The skirt is totally wearable; that vest, not so much. Do I regret not buying it too (I think it was $24.99)? Slightly...but $25 was too much for me to pay for something that would take up space and I would rarely, if ever, wear.
I first wore it with right away with a pair of familiar shoes in October 2016.
The colours in the skirt are actually really easy for me to match. This is from January 2017 - I still have that leather jacket, but the boots are in the sell/swap at Fluevog when it gets rescheduled...someday.
With black, in August 2017.
This top has been the most successful pairing so far - this was in May 2018, and that is the last time I wore it! I did not get to it last year, sadly, and due to that, I put it in the giveaway pile this year.
Mathy stuff: Including today's outfit, I've worn it 5 times, so my cost-per-wear is $4.00. Not bad for a risk!
Special bonus! I spied from the deck a squirrel sleeping in the Gary Oaks.
|"Buzz off, lady."|
A nap in the sun sounds like a good plan.