Friday, July 30, 2021

Funky Friday: Tropical Citrus Brights

Happy Friday, my friends - welcome to the weekend! It's a long weekend for us in BC, as Monday is "BC Day" - this is a big weekend for many BCers to go on vacation, camping, and whatnot. What will I be doing? Not camping, that's for sure! 

I pulled one of my newly-created outfits from the other day's closet rummage for my work ensemble.
Citrus-y brights of tangerine and lemon abound! Let's throw some funky pattern in there while we're at it. 

  • Vintage top - handmade, vintage 60s, thrifted; purchased here for $8.95
  • Skirt - J. Crew, thrifted; first seen here in May with a bad black fringed top
  • Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last worn here in June
  • Cropped jacket (below) - Animale, thrifted; first seen here in May for a shopping trip

As I hated the fringed top I wore with this skirt on its debut, I was thrilled to see how nicely it played with this vintage tangerine top. 
There is actually no orange at all in the skirt's pattern, but the red is very tomato-y, so it goes. It doesn't have to match exactly - it just has to GO. 

The new-to-me top was a pleasure to wear - no gaping in the armholes, or any fussiness with it. 
A tailored top that doesn't require tucking in at the waist works for my nearly 54-year-old body's shape and its minor (I hope) changes as menopause moves in to stay. 

I like that the top dips down in the back - no (butt) crack-a-lackin' here! 
I loved wearing this beautifully-patterned linen skirt again. 

I pulled out all the bright lemons and oranges I have, including my yellow mask. 
I should have worn a brooch - maybe my new cat one? - but that didn't occur to me when I picked out my accessories last night. Ah, well, next time! 

  • Mask - Lazy Susan's

The Completely Impractical Raincoat makes another appearance, here to protect most of my arms from the sun. 
It's basically just connected sleeves anyway! 

The stuff: 
I'd planned on wearing my yellow ballet flats with this, but they rubbed my heels while I padded around getting ready in the morning. Shocking when your heels are more comfy than your flats! 

Bright bling: 
All my yellows, some of my oranges, and one blue. 

  • Bracelet/ring - Italian, vintage 60s, vintage mall
  • Yellow cuff - thrifted
  • Bakelite earrings - vintage 60s, vintage fair
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes

On my way home, a woman exclaimed over my outfit, "I love all your bright colours!" - and I wasn't even wearing the shoes! 

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends! Stay safe and be kind! 

39 comments:

  1. I agree with that woman - I love all of your bright colours too! Such a cheerful and colourful outfit! I really need to try orange and yellow together more!

    Hope you are having a nice weekend :) Ours is going to be a quiet one at home! Another 3 day lockdown just announced as someone was unknowingly infectious when they went to school - and we don't have mask rules in place in schools, so 2 schools closed and all their families in 2 week quarantine. We are hoping the 3 days aren't extended, and we avoid the same situation Sydney has.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mica! I love citrus colours mixed in outfits. Try it!

      Aw, that is too bad! Another lockdown! Yikes. I hope you get vaccines soon!

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  2. The tomato red flowers in the skirt's pattern looks orange to me, must be because of the top, sometimes the eye is fulled that way. A tailored top is wonderful as it saves us from tucking in (and that's welcome in the warm summer months- I don't mind tucking in winter but in summer it can get hot). Anyhow, that orange top is a wonderful pairing with that beautiful white skirt with colourful floral pattern. I love how you accentuated the yellow flowers in the skirt by wearing yellow heels. I do find heels more comfortable than flats. I don't really do flats. I might wear moccasins or driving loafers, but the classical French ballet flat is the most uncomfortable shoe in the world for me- as chic as it looks.

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    1. Exactly, Ivana! If I'd worn an orange-red I bet it would have looked more red in the pattern. I loved the top with the skirt - and I love bringing out the yellow accessories. I agree - complete flats are not that comfy.

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  3. Love this. Its so dull here at the moment that this outfit added a burst of sunshine to my day. Have a lovely, long weekend. x

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  4. What a cool and fresh looking outfit! That orange top is such a great shape and the perfect accompaniment to your zingy skirt.
    I love camping, Jon's not so keen!
    Have a fabulous looooong weekend, my fabulous friend! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Vix! I loved the fun vibe of the top. Ugh, camping!

      You too, my dear!

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  5. Your citrus-y outfit instantly brightened my day, Sheila, so no wonder that woman shouted out her appreciation! The vintage tangerine top is just perfect with the skirt, even if it doesn't match the tomato bits in it perfectly. I had to giggle at seeing the Completely Impractical Raincoat again, and that you're actually wearing it as sunblock. Makes sense though!
    Such a shame your new ballet flats rubbed your heels. I actually only have a limited amount of shoes - not counting sandals - I can wear comfortable on my bare feet. It's not just the legs that are giving me problems :-) Have a great long weekend, Sheila xxx

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    1. So glad to hear that, Ann! I was rather startled when she hollered (I had ear-buds in)! I enjoy the silliness of the CIR, hee hee. The ballet flats are actually quite old - I'll have to decide if I'm keeping them or not, or if my feet were just having an off day. Dang feet! Happy weekend to you, my dear!

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  6. You are fruitsaladilicious!!!!
    So cheerful and fun! I love the orange top and that IS weird about the flats being the footwreckers rather than the heels!

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    1. Lol, thank you, Kezzie! My feet have changed a lot in 16 months - not working as much.

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  7. Happy long weekend! Love the brightness and cheeriness of your outfit.

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  8. It’s I possible not to feel cheerful and smiley when looking at you in this outfit! Love Kenzie’s comment of “fruitsaladilicious!”

    Here’s to a glorious long weekend! We will send big waves of hello tomorrow as we are heading north to Port Townsend. We didn’t bring our passports else I would have suggested we day trip to Victoria!

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    1. Aw, happy to cheer you, Laurie! Thank you! How fun! No day-trips over here - I'm pretty sure the border is still closed.

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  9. Oy, it’s IMPOSSIBLE, not “I possible”!

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  10. Sheila, I just had to let you know how much I love your outfit with all its bright colours. The tailored orange top is beautiful with the white patterned skirt. You brightened my day!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much - I'm really glad you enjoyed it!

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  11. It is indeed a very happy outfit. I particularly love the yellow mask with it. It really stands out. The holidays has begun here too, the road to France has 6 hour delay yesterday. They call it black Saturday. Means its more relaxed here, I hope. Happy Sunday!

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    1. I love pops of yellow, Nancy. Wow, that's a long delay! I hope you had a relaxing weekend!

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  12. That is such an upbeat, fantastic outfit. It feels like late July/early August rendered in wardrobe form to an absolute tee.

    I hope that you and L have a relaxing, safe, and very happy holiday weekend. We're staying close to home for it, too - especially with C-19 cases rapidly rising again here in the Okanagan.

    Sunny hugs!
    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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    1. Thanks so much, Autumn! I love these sunny colours. Thank you - it's been chill and relaxing so far. Scary that cases are still going up!

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  13. Very bright and cheery. Why do so many sleeveless shirts have gaping armholes?

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    1. Thanks, Sam. They gape because they are cheaply made and not adjusted to fit different sized women and their breasts.

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  14. Totally in love with this vitaminic outfit and fabulous accessories!, so lovely yellow and orange bling! and also lovely top (so cool shape!). And I'm a huge fan of your Completely Impractical Raincoat, it's such an amazing piece!.
    Putting a smile on my face!
    besos

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    1. Thank you so much, Monica! I know, it makes me laugh! Thanks!

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  15. What a cute skirt! BTW, am I allowed to celebrate BC day here in New York? I'll take any excuse to not work and have fun. :)

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  16. Love this outfit as you can understand. No brooch is better I think.
    Greetje

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    1. Thanks, Greetje! I don't think I have a good brooch choice for this anyway.

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  17. You would warm the cockles of anyone's heart in that beautiful colourful outfit!
    xxx

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  18. The bright citrus-y colours are wonderfully cheerful.

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