Sunday, February 6, 2022

Weekend Wrap-Up: Monochrome Brunch

Happy weekend, my friends! 

Not a busy one for me, just a brunch outing on Saturday with L and Nick. 
Getting in a wearing of this new-to-me skirt.

  • Sweater - J. Crew, thrifted; last worn here in December 2021 with sequins
  • Skirt - Mia Joy, consignment, Powell River; purchased here for $20.00
  • Boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last seen here in December with a dalmatian dress
  • Coat (below) - Donna Karan, consignment; last worn here in January

Instead of a true monochrome, I wore an orange sweater. I find same-colour prints challenging to style, as they don't really work with solids in other colours. White, black, more wine...and then what? 
Orange is in the same section of the colour wheel, so it felt like a safe choice. 

I've put the skirt into my spring/summer pile as it felt too light to wear in winter. I will love this on a hot day! 
I layered a full vintage slip underneath. 

The back hem of the skirt dragged on the ground. 
I went for a walk on Saturday afternoon with my former WW coworker Betty. When I got home, there were little twigs and bits of leaves attached to me. 

Masked up.
I had notions of wearing the scarf as an accessory, but just wore with when I had my coat on. 

Outerwear - it was much sunnier/warmer, but I've just been feeling the cold more. 
A nice puffer will clear that right up. 

The usual suspects. 

  • Scarf - thrifted
  • Gloves - Parkhurst
  • Mask - Lazy Susan's

Stretchy knit gloves work well over big rings. 

The stuff: 
We walked to and from town, as we were concerned about driving with the recent "truck protests" and traffic. 

  • Klimt ring - consignment
  • Wooden ring - Dots
  • Earrings - Plum

These boots are my most-worn shoes in my wardrobe, at well over 60 wearings. 

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Thanks so much for dropping by! 


  1. I love the orange with the berry tones of the skirt and you know how much I worship those boots!
    Brunch with Nick and L was a lot more sociable than my weekend but I enjoyed it all the same. xxxx

    1. Thanks, Vix! They are the Best Cowboy Boots ever!

      I am missing my girlfriends a ton, but Nick is always good to see.

  2. Oh that skirt is beautiful, I really like the orange with it! :) I'm trying to be even more adventurous with colour this year and try things I haven't with my clothes. Sometimes, like this, it works, other times it doesn't but it's fun to try anyway! :)

    1. I like it, but the colours are tricky as you know I like to match! It is fun to try, you're right. I bet it would look good with blue or green, as Vronni suggested.

  3. Same-colour prints can indeed be challenging, but you solved that brilliantly by pairing the skirt with the orange jumper. Otherwise, I'm loving all the delicious berry shades going on in your outfit. I'm glad to hear you only gather twigs and leaves in your skirt. I would definitely have tripped over its floor-sweeping hem! xxx

    1. Thanks, Ann! I like it with the orange, but I'll have to see what I have in my spring/summer wardrobe to match/go with it.

      Yes, fortunately nothing nastier got swept up! Having it trail a bit in the back was actually not in the way and I didn't step on it once.

  4. How about pairing the skirt with something from the opposite on the colour spectrum? I have no idea what that might be but suspect it might be green/blue. You could of course wear purple, too! I liked it with the orange jumper and you looked very snug in your outerwear. I hate it when skirts/trousers drag on the floor; higher heels might do the trick! The boots looked so comfortable...

    Hope you have a great week,

    1. Yes, this is a great idea, Vronni! I love the idea of blue with it or orange. I'm sure I have more in my spring/summer wardrobe that will work with it.

      I don't mind the rear drag - it didn't get in my way at all, but can see it might get rolled into my chair in the office. The boots are insanely comfortable!

      Thanks, you too!

  5. The orange worked really nicely with the outfit. Like everyone else, I'm in love with those boots. They're really the ultimate Western boot.

    1. Thanks, Goody! These boots were so perfectly broken-in when I bought them, I can wear them barefoot!

  6. I do like the combo of orange and wine. Lovely styling.

  7. Lovely! I look forward to seeing what you do with this skirt when you wear it again in warmer weather. I enjoy seeing how you get so many different looks out of pieces of your clothing.

    1. Thanks so much, Gail! The best pieces are the ones I can get the most outfits out of - that's a big reason why a lot of my clothes don't stay with me: they aren't as versatile as I like.

  8. So true regarding the trickiness that can accompany tone-on-tone prints. One of my fave tricks there is to study the hues involved and try to determine which seasonal colour palette they feel most at home in.

    Once that is sorted, partnering them with other colours from that season's same palette can often work well. For example, I see that (gorgeous!) skirt as being both very autumn and winter coloured, so a couple of options I'd be inclined to reach for dark (pine, forest, hunter, etc) green and navy. I could see certain warm, earthy - or even uber dark - browns going terrifically here as well.

    And, while I know this is the perpetual romantic in me talking, I cannot help but think how divine that skirt would be when teamed with dusty rose. *Swoon!*

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

    1. I do that as well - this skirt is very fall/spring to me, with the softer muted hues of those palettes. I tried dark green, but it didn't look right. Browns were fine, but dull. I would LOVE a dusty rose top - that is my sweet spot for a muted pink, for sure.


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