It's Star Wars Day - May the Fourth...Be With You!
There's nothing like a theme to bump me out of the doldrums; it gives me focus and a goal. Enter...Darth Sheila!
As a bonus, this was a lovely tactile outfit that I continually touched and patted during the day.
- Duster - Emporio Armani, vintage, thrifted; last worn here in June 2021 with silk palazzo pants
- Tee - Ted Baker, thrifted; last seen here in November 2021 with triple plaid
- Skirt - Linda Lundstrom, vintage, thrifted; last worn here in February with a denim vest
- Shoes - "I Know" Irregular Choice Star Wars collection; last seen here in July 2021 with this same skirt
- Leather jacket (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here in February
Whenever I wear this long silk devoré duster, it billows out behind me when I walk, and I feel powerful, and I hum "The Imperial Death March."
The skirt is silk velvet and soft as kittens.
My hair's long enough to clip up again, yay!
I actually carried the duster to work and just wore this tee under my outerwear. We'll have a wee Flashback on it shortly.
Masked up and photo-bombed.
"I see your bag has fallen over. I should dig in there."
This is how I like to swoosh the duster in office.
Outerwear - it was raining on my way to work, so I wrapped this big leopard scarf around my head.
- Scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - Aldo, consignment
- Mask - by Mom
- Necklace - thrifted; purchased here for $7.95
- Crystal cuff - Swarovski, consignment, gift from L
- Filigree cuff - St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop, London
- Earrings - local
- Lapis lazuli/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
Flashback: Sparkly Ted Baker Tee
Most of my Flashbacks tend to be shoes, skirts, jackets and dresses - that's what I have the most of in my wardrobe! But many of my most useful pieces are the unsung heroes: the layering pieces with a little extra "oomph" to them, like this sparkly tee.
I found it during one of my frequent shopping expeditions in the Before Times, in October 2018 here.
It's a navy blue tee with a heavy lurex thread running through it, and it's curved in at the waist so that it's not baggy.
And it's a fancy brand: Ted Baker.here, in Vancouver in 2015, with my cohort of international bloggers, which is when I learned that they size using 0,1,2,3,4 to equal, XS,S,M,L,XL. I remember being shocked at the prices (I rarely shop retail). A tee on their site is $89 ($62 on sale) - I paid only $16.95, and this is a size Medium.
I wore it right away in November 2018, with some of my favourite things, including this shiny leopard skirt and my Vivienne Westwood Red Label blazer.
I layered it in March 2019 under my long cobalt blue cardi for Book Club.
Space pants strike again! This outfit was for a weekend hangout in September 2019.
And then came the Pandemic. This was a late March 2020 attempt to cheer myself up by Putting On Clothes.
It was an excellent base piece for this Goth-y ensemble from October 2020. Sparkly navy is so much more interesting than a plain black top.
I need to wear this gorgeous green silk satin dress again - this was back in February 2021.
I did not like this March 2021 look, but it didn't help that I accidentally deleted all my pics before downloading them and had to get dressed again and redo them all. Arg, so annoying.
I have very little navy blue in my wardrobe, but one sparkly tee can really tie an outfit together.
I also let go of this red suede suit (just the jacket seen here), but I'm always on the lookout for good pieces in red.
Mathy stuff: I'm at 10 outfits and still going strong on this tee - that brings me to $1.70 per wear, which is excellent.
This tee is a good example of "everything you wear should be special." I don't wear plain cotton tees as they aren't special enough for me. But add sparkle, a nice cut, and a garment that's easy to wash? You had me at sparkle!