I prepared myself mentally and sartorially for my Big Meeting early this morning, only to discover that it had been pushed out to later in the morning! Oh jeez, I rushed around for nothing?
Well, at least I have my mixed mustards: we have both yellow mustard and a Dijon mustard here! It's Colour Therapy!
- Jacket - Sarah Pacini, consignment; last seen here in December 2020 with McQ
- Top - Desoto; purchased here for $15.99
- Skirt - Dries Van Noten, consignment, San Francisco; last worn here in September 2019
- Shoes - Summertime Moonbeams, Fluevog 2007, consignment; first worn here in July with Space Pants
I should have unzipped the jacket for the stair picture, as I wore it undone like this all day.
I was quite proud of my double mustards today - I don't think I've ever tried bright yellow with mustard yellow before and it totally works! By the way, my personal favourite is Dijon, although I grew up with the Canadian classic, French's mustard.
I loved how well this darker mustard went with the circus stripes of the skirt. I need to be more creative with my colours!
Here's the top on its own. I am thrilled that it is not transparent, translucent or otherwise see-through. This doesn't seem to be a huge "ask" for a yellow top, and yet 99% of them are so sheer you can see your bra through them. How is this practical?
It was cloudy out in the morning, but my desire to be incognito overrode the world seeming a little bit darker.
Masked up - more yellow!
- Mask - Lazy Susan's
My first time wearing these shoes for work, and they were excellent. These are as comfortable as wearing flats, I kid you not.
The skirt has fine white/cream stripes down the centre of the yellow, so I mixed black and cream for some more visual interest.
- Necklace - Monet, vintage fair
- Earrings - vintage, vintage fair
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Turquoise/silver ring - Glee
Dries Van Noten "Circus" Skirt
This skirt belongs with my collection of Clothes I Bought On Vacation, as it was purchased here in September 2017 in Wasteland, a consignment store in San Francisco, for $75 US/$90 CAD. We'll use the Canadian amount for our "mathy" calculations.
Despite trawling through Vogue.com's archives of Dries Van Noten's runway collections (going back to Spring 2007!), I was unable to find the collection that this skirt belongs to - I can only conclude that it's pre-Internet, so sometime in the 90s (Dries has been around since the 80s).
I wore my souvenir skirt to work right away, in September 2017, and went with matchy colours.
A few months later in November 2017.
This was in February 2018, and I'm trying a new colour with the skirt: olive green!
I think this is probably my favourite outfit so far - the stark black makes the yellow pop and look slightly cartoon-y.
I had a cashmere sleeveless sweater in a pretty lemon yellow, but as with many yellow tops, it was very sheer so I had to layer a cami under it. Sadly, this one was ravaged by moths.
You might remember this May 2019 outfit from the recent Flashback on my pre-customized cream Fluevogs.
And here's the last time I wore this skirt, in September 2019.
Mathy stuff: I've now worn this skirt 8 times, which is...okay. I'm at $11.25 per wear, so on the higher side still.
I didn't wear the skirt at all in 2020 - it's always been slightly snug, and well, 2020 was that kind of year - but I do plan on keeping this lovely piece. I am really pleased with how well this Dijon mustard jacket goes with it (even the black zippers match), so I'll likely try the skirt with my mustard sweater this fall.
What would you wear with it? Do you have a favourite look?