Another week, another Monday. Today, I just felt like ruffles. And plaid.
And my Kermit shoes!
- Blazer - Marc Cain, consignment; first worn here (2nd outfit) with picnic plaid in June
- Sweater - Talbots, thrifted; last seen here in January to show off new amber
- Skirt - Sandra Angelozzi, thrifted; last worn here in September 2019 with soft pink
- Shoes - Poetic Licence; last seen here in April for my first outfit of spring
I was idly scrolling through Tom + Lorenzo's coverage of Giambattista Valli's Resort 2021 Collection (here, link 'cause I love), and I noticed GV showing a longer tiered ruffly skirt, very similar to this one; they even paired it with a Chanel-inspired tweedy jacket (here).
Right away, I thought, "I have pieces just like those!" And here we are!
I did love wearing this jacket again - it's so cool. I picked out the bits of green in the plaid pattern this time for my accessories (vs. last time, with pink and orange).
Isn't the skirt cool? I have had it for a few years, and it's Flashback-worthy even though I haven't worn it too many times, so we'll take a boo at that shortly.
It's bias-cut silk organza - very light and fluffy.
For some reason, Vizzini loves to lick it. Silly kitty.
I actually had a different pair of shoes picked out, but then my eyes alighted on these beauties. I've had my "Kermit" shoes for a long time, going back to 2012, so we're also doing a Flashback on them too. Why the heck not?
Some favourite things.
- Necklace - vintage 70s, Mom's
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment, Vancouver
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
First, the skirt. I bought it here in June 2017 for $17.95:
I first wore it in June 2017, in what felt like a very adventurous outfit at the time. I love the mix of plaid, leopard belt and funky shoes.
The skirt is quite challenging to style - it has zero stretch and that blush colour is tricky to match to, so I went with black the first couple of times I wore it.
This remains one of my favourite outfits of all time - it's so soft and pretty, and I love how these colour all play together.
I defaulted to black again in July 2019.
And then I wore it in September 2019 with soft pink.
Such a fun look! We saw this in the Effortless boot Flashback (here).
With today's outfit, I'm at 6 wears, which works out to $3.00 each. I'm fine with that - and the skirt remains in my wardrobe, to be pulled out once or twice a year. I'd love to hear some suggestions for styling it - the blush colour goes well with oranges and pinks.
And now, let's revisit my Kermit shoes! Why do I call them this? Because they are actually wool on the surface, and that reminds me of Kermit the Frog (also, it's not easy being green). The dots on them are fuzzy and raised! I bought them at She She Shoes on sale for $99.00, probably in the after-Christmas sales in December 2011.
I first wore them in January 2012.
I wore these shoes four times in May 2012 during my 30 for 30 for 12 capsule (recap here).
Second wearing in May 2012 - I had that green velvet jacket for a long time. I like all these colours together.
Third wearing in May 2012.
And last time in May 2012.
|"What's all the fuss about?"|
Aw, Vizzini is only a year old there! Look at our little gangly-legged guy.
As the year-long wardrobe challenge ate up most of 2012, I didn't wear the shoes again until March 2013.
March 2014 - another St. Patrick's Day outfit.
I let the shoes be on their own with a yellow and blue outfit in July 2014.
I wore the shoes for the annual Christmas party in December 2014 at Nick and Karen's.
I love this outfit from July 2015. That soft peachy thin sweater was a favourite - it got ruined in the laundry with big blotches from a dark item I washed with it.
I wore the the shoes for my birthday party in October 2015.
|"Is there a party happening?"|
This is a very rare sighting of my Betsey Johnson dress, which I still have, although it is too tight right now.
I'm recovering from one of my arm tattoos in August 2016, and wearing my mint "wings."
In November 2016, I mixed some colour, pattern and metallic.
Another favourite outfit, in May 2018.
With a long drapey cardi in November 2018.
When I found this dotted blouse in the thrift store, I knew I'd be wearing it with these shoes.
My collection of green clothing has expanded substantially over the years - this is in June 2019.
And finally, this is the last time I wore them, in April 2020.
Including today's outfit, I've now worn them 19 times, which works out to $5.21 per wear. Not bad!
And now I shall leave you with pictures of Vizzini, who's been snoozing on the deck non-stop.
|"Go away, Woman."|
L likes to point out that I behave like a 10-year-old girl with the cat, always wanting to pick up my kitty and carry him around.
|"Don't you dare!"|
I do tend to bug him, by sitting with him and petting him.
I caught him mid-yawn! He looks very fierce!
After my disruption to his nap, he wandered inside for a flop on the rug.
Of course, I can't resist that tum! More tummy rubs shall ensue!