Time to break out another as-yet-unworn purchase, and sneak in a little Flashback on one of my not-yet-styled skirts for this season.
- Leather jacket with linen/cotton liner - Boss by Hugo Boss, vintage 90s, consignment; purchased here for $40.00
- Blouse - Bird by Juicy Couture, thrifted; last seen here in April for a periodontist visit
- Skirt - LAMB, 2005 collection, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here in May 2020
- Shoes - Chie Mihara; last seen here in July for the Winesday Pool Party
So, let's start with this Hugo Boss leather jacket, which also came with a separate under-layer of a cotton/linen "shirt. It's not really a summer piece, but I always have a few fall-ish things for the shoulder seasons.
Here's the skirt with just the blouse.
Back to the jacket. A shot of the under-layer and its peplum.
if when I sweat through them. .
I do not like the little white fabric buttons on the leather jacket - I'll have to swing by the Button Boutique and pick up some new ones in a bronze or copper.
That's an easy replacement with a pair of pliers - no sewing required!
I also did not like this light-coloured line of ruffles across the back, and I'm going to trim them off - they are distracting from the amazing quality of the jacket.
Masked up for the office.
Ready to walk to work!
We had some rain last night, so it was nice and cool in the morning, although I was sweating by the time I arrived at work.
I adore these platform sandals (Flashback here from last year). They're basically flats!
Copper and turquoise bling:
I pinned the brooch at the neck of the blouse.
- Cuff - Matisse by Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Earrings - Matisse by Renoir, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
- Copper/turquoise ring - vintage, Grandma J's
- Copper rings - Glee
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
Flashback: LAMB Copper Skirt
I picked this skirt out from the final clearance rack at the Main Street location of Turnabout in Vancouver while there for one of our anniversary adventures (here) in March 2018.
That was a fruitful shopping trip - that's when I found my Burberry bronze leather jacket and my Jean Paul Gaultier sailor pants.
It took me a couple of years to realize this skirt is dated. See it?
This skirt is from Gwen Stefani's now-discontinued clothing line L.A.M.B. (Love Angel Music Baby). This is from the very first collection in Fall 2005; I used to have a link to a picture of my specific skirt, from LAMB's archives, but they don't even have a website anymore, much less archives.
I did find this picture of the same skirt in black.
Here's my first wearing, in April 2018. The big "zhoozh" of fabric in the front covers the slit (and the threads hanging off it - I should fix that!) and is fun to play with and swoosh about.
The fabric (a polyester/rayon/lurex blend) is a very fine non-stretch weave with copper threaded through it. I love the material, but it's starting to show its age, pulling apart a bit at the non-stretchy seams.
Paired with chartreuse in October 2018. I'm not sure this outfit fully worked, aside from the colours.
In August 2019, I mixed it with neon green/yellow.
And here's the last time I wore it, in May 2020.
Mathy stuff: I am on my 6th wearing of this skirt, bringing us to $2.50 per wear. I am not sure how much longer this will last in my closet, due to the odd fit, and the fabric pulling apart, but you never know.
Do you have a favourite look? What top/jacket would you wear with the skirt?