Yesterday, she was wearing a brown pleated midi-skirt with brown faux croc boots (I wanted them!), which inspired me to dig out one of my own pleated skirts, this fabulously rich pine green vintage beauty.
- Sweater - Bernice Creations, vintage 70s, vintage fair; last seen here (2nd outfit) in January 2021 with plaid pants
- Blouse - Renuar, thrifted; last worn here in October 2021 with gold and leopard
- Skirt - DaRue Petite for Draper's & Damon's, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in February with my just-finished Peacock Jacket
- Boots - Clarks; last worn here in February with my Beene suit
- Coat (below) - Cache, consignment; last seen here in September 2021
The fog rolled in this morning, as thick as pea soup (as the saying goes).
Last night when I got home from work, I tried this sweater and skirt on, as I haven't worn them together before and wasn't sure if they would get along.
In addition to the blouse, I also layered a vintage slip and fleece-lined tights underneath it all.
I do like how the pattern/knit of the sweater is enhanced with a light-coloured layer. Don't you love how the zig-zags are on the sleeves too?
Masked up - this is a teal-green pattern.
Outerwear - ah, I'm so happy to have this beautiful satin leopard coat back in my closet.
Not much needed today!
- Scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - Ralph Lauren, consignment
I rarely shop retail, but these boots were an excellent purchase back in 2014 - this is their 35th wearing!
I wore the brooch pinned to the top of the blouse.
- Brooch - Continental, vintage 60s, swap from Caro
- Earrings - vintage 1920s, vintage fair
- Wood ring - Dots
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Belt - Club Monaco
Oh, I love that you have a fashion friend!ReplyDelete
So Monsanto did make ONE good thing!
Finally! I have other work people who like clothes, but I don't see them regularly anymore. I love being able to show my outfit off.Delete
Ha, I guess they did!
I like how well these pieces pair together and it's great you have a fashion friend in the office at the moment too! I bet she liked this outfit - I love a bit of matchy-matchy and the zig-zags are so fun!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Mica - she's really nice and fashionable too.Delete
This outfit speaks to me! I like a tailored look with pizzazz :-) - the skirt color and friendly pleats, and the sweater pattern. Plus the belt highlights your waist. I like the soft angles of the wood ring; soothing to look at and probably to run fingers over.ReplyDelete
Celebrating two days in a row of relocating to comment. :-)
I do too, Laurie, thanks. Yes, I play with the wood ring all the time - I love the feel of it.Delete
Woo hoo! Thanks, Happy Wednesday!
The sweater looks like it was made for that skirt. This is probably one of my favorite outfits I have seen lately. I love the wood ring. It is very unique.ReplyDelete
They are a good match, I agree, Vicki. Thanks so much!Delete
How lovely to have at least someone to twirl for, and what a fabulous outfit you had in store for Emily yesterday! This outfit made me squeal with delight: the pine skirt and zig-zag sweater are a true match made in heaven. I'm loving the touches of tan from your belt and boots too. And what a joyful sight to behold is your satin leopard coat! I'm finding it a bit tricky to get dressed in the morning lately, as we've been having light frost overnight but then it warms up considerably during the day. It's been layers to the rescue and goodbye to the fleece-lined tights! xxxReplyDelete
I have missed it so much, Ann. Thank you! I enjoyed this outfit, but I love that coat. We have weird weather here too, it's all over the place!Delete
Really love this one. I am having so much fun everyday seeing what you are going to come up with and I marvel. Thanks for this. I might start posting my outfits, (not my truck). I will do all your poses and it will be a comedy scetch.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Kim, I'm really happy that you're enjoying my outfits (not trucks, hee hee). Go for it! But I warn you, the poses are harder than they look. I've been honing them for years.Delete
Oooh, I am ALLLLLL OVER this outfit! It is gaaaaaaaawjus!!! The skirt, the sweater, the blouse!!! Perfect! Very envious over the skirt!xxReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Kezzie!Delete
All the pieces of this outfit work together beautifully and the colour of the belt and boots is perfect.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love that jumper and skirt combo, Sheila. I wanted those boots when I saw them in Clarks' years ago but sadly they didn't look as good on my legs as yours! xxxReplyDelete
Thanks, Vix - aw, that's too bad, as they are stellar boots.Delete
Massively adore how the zigzag extends to the sleeves. That is far from something that we commonly see with this distinct pattern.ReplyDelete
I really like this whole outfit - which reminds me of a shirt I had circa age 12/13. It was a small check patterned button up in teal and brown. I had rarely worn either colour prior to that (and likely never together before) and in an instant, I discovered that both worked well on me.
It was, in a lot of ways, the start of many years of experimenting with other colours to discover those that worked and those that I needed to stay far, far away from (at least in large volumes and/or near my face).
It's interesting, isn't it, how single garments (or accessories) can be the catalyst that suddenly expand our fashion options + perspectives all the more in a highly memorable way?
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That kind of detail is getting rarer and rarer, sadly, as fast fashion companies skimp on expensive details.Delete
Thank you so much. I love when people are reminded of childhood clothes like that - it says a lot about the power of fashion/style that a single piece can have such a strong lasting impression.
I LOVE this look! The proportions are on point, the sweater and skirt are so fun and such great colors, and the boots are a lovely comfy basic that sets them off really well.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Julia!Delete