Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Spring-tober Brights

Back at work today after my long weekend, and it was only made bearable by all of my citrusy brights in my outfit. 
I wanted to sneak in a wearing of this stunning new-to-me Dries Van Noten skirt before it gets packed away with the spring/summer clothes. 

  • Mohair sweater - thrifted; last worn here layered over neon green in June
  • Silk blouse - Sam + Zoe, thrifted; last seen here in May with a suit (and the worst shoes ever)
  • Skirt - Dries Van Noten, consignment; purchased here yesterday for $206.99
  • Shoes - Big Presence Earhart, Fluevogs; last worn here in July with a dishy dress for the drive-in
  • Coat (below) - Stop Staring!, thrifted; last seen here in April

While I would love to keep this amazing skirt out and enjoy it all winter, I simply do not have enough room for everything. 
I also found it really hard to find fall/winter things in my closet that would work to style this outfit! 

The skirt was delightfully swooshy, and I even twirled in it for my colleagues. 
I wore a vintage slip under all of this, but it still felt a little too light for the chilly temps that have suddenly arrived.

I also discovered that this neon orange silk blouse does not layer well under this sweater. 
Live and learn! I still liked the orange and pink against that chartreuse. 

Masked up - nice and matchy. 
These colours are bright enough I might be fooled into thinking it's "Spring-tober"...but it's not. I have loads of tops and jackets that will be amazing with this skirt come spring, so after today, it goes away until end of March. 


Outerwear - it was supposed to rain today. And it did. We are officially in Rainy Season. 
Did I take one of my new umbrellas? No, I did not. I wore a beret instead. 

Accoutrements: 
I had to get some groceries on the way home, and tote bags + an umbrella = cranky Sheila. 

  • Cashmere beret - Club Monaco, thrifted
  • Silk/cashmere pashmina - Portolano, thrifted
  • Leather/wool gloves - consignment

I prefer hats, toques and berets in the rain.

The stuff: 
These shoes are proof that I don't put away every bright/light-coloured item seasonally. These are very handy all year round. 

Minimal bling: 
I also struggled with my jewelry, as I'd packed away most of the pieces that will really work with the skirt. 

  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
  • Earrings - Reiss, vintage 60s, vintage fail
  • Stick-pin - thrifted

I missed my lemon-lime crystal set, which would have been awesome with this outfit. Alas, it's in storage for 6 months too! 

I did manage to get some "forced lovin'" from my little squirmy monster this morning. 
"Let me go, Woman!"


Vizzini is always cranky when he realizes we're both leaving him for the day.

30 comments:

  1. That's a gorgeous skirt! Love the colors in this outfit.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  2. I'm glad you managed to wear that pretty skirt before packing it away, the colours are zingy and fabulous.
    Poor Vizzini being abandoned, it took 24 hours of grovelling and treats for our beasts to forgive us! xxx

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    1. I had to! It's so pretty.

      Oh my, I bet the lads were FURIOUS at you for leaving.

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  3. I'm glad you could give this skirt a wear even if it was a little chilly - the layered tops work well colour wise with it! :) Such a bright outfit :)

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    1. Me too, Mica! I love all the colours, and look forward to revisiting it in the spring.

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  4. You look stunning and yes, a brightener for cold rainy days. He's a sweet snuggler.

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    1. Aw, thank you, Sam! Vizzini is good at cuddles...when he wants to be!

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  5. The mix of colours is stunning. You have boldly matched and I am such a colour chicken. Love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nana! Remember, if Nature can do it, so can you.

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  6. That skirt really is a stunner! I'm wild not only about its sophisticated pattern + colours, but even more so over how awesomely mid-century its cut is. Three very big cheers for a getting a first wearing before the wrath of winter returns.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

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    1. Thanks, Autumn! Dries is known for his fabrics and colours, and you can't go wrong with a classic circle skirt. Yay!!

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  7. I would have been quite disappointed if you hadn't worn that magnificent Dries Van Noten straightaway! I love how you styled it, although I'm hearing you on that pesky blouse. The pinks and greys of your outerwear are gorgeous too. So far, I haven't had the need for gloves, but I've been wearing a beret a couple of times in the morning. Same reason as you: I don't like carrying an umbrella :-) Aww, Vizzini! No enforced loving with our Bess, she actually enforces her love on us! I hope your week gets better, always hard to get back in the saddle after a long weekend ... xxx

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    1. I would have disappointed myself, Ann! Thank you - the blouse was annoying, more when I looked in the mirror and could see it folding and puckering, than the actual wearing of it. Thanks - it's been colder here lately, but I hear we are in for some warmer weather maybe by the weekend. Umbrellas are for wusses!

      Aw, that's so sweet. Vizzini likes to plunk himself down but doesn't really get that cuddly. Thank you!

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  8. Wow, that is one of most gorgeous pairs of heels that I have ever seen. I also love the pretty skirt and chic top combo. You look fantastic!

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    1. Aren't they beautiful? I really love the unusual colour combination. Thank you so much, Ivana!

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  9. LOL that you prefer to not use an umbrella! I’d love a new umbrella to replace the artsy one gifted me many many years ago. Meanwhile, I wear a shiny black rain hat and a yellow rain jacket.

    Appreciating the colors of your outfit, most excellent for combating dreary weather (as we have today in my neck of NY.) Still, I do not like being cold so putting the skirt into storage till spring sounds quite sensible.

    May the rest of your week be as fruitful and filled with sunshine as your outfit!

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    1. It's a west coast thing - it's how you can tell who's not from here! I much prefer hats.

      Thank you so much, Laurie, this burst of colour buoyed my spirits in a most wonderful way. I will be so excited when I discover it again in March!

      Thanks, my dear friend! You too!

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  10. Ah, yes, of course, you have reminded me that is the case, as well, with not using umbrellas when we visit Robin in Olympia. He always tells us the same thing! What a hoot!

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    1. Ha ha, I'm not surprised Robin tells you that! We're in the midst of a deluge today!

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  11. You're wearing the best citrus outfit I've ever seen!!! The skirt is super!! I look forward to its Spring iterations next year!
    I miss wearing my berets. Cycling does not allow for them!

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, Kezzie! I love the skirt and can't wait to wear it next year.

      I only have two berets - fedoras are my fave.

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  12. Lovely colour combo!, these shoes really tie all the colours together and make them shine!, so amazing!. And love your accessories and coat, looking really chic!
    besos

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    1. Thank you - I really loved how they picked up the colours in the skirt. Thank you!

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  13. Woohoo! The new skirt! What a stunner it is. That colour combo is wonderfully fresh and fruity.

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    1. I can't wait to wear it again in spring! Thanks, Mim!

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