I could really get used to 4-day weekends! I did not feel like going to work today - gah, Monday! - but I put my Big Girl Clothes on and faced the day.
Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this outfit and 2 out of 3 items in it are leaving my closet. We'll have a Flashback on one of them shortly.
- Kimono - Dries Van Noten, consignment; first worn here in December 2021, winterized
- Jumpsuit - Kensie, consignment; last seen here in June 2021 with turquoise bits
- Shoes - Camper; last worn here in April 2021 with lace and embroidery
- Leather trenchcoat (below) - vintage 70s, thrifted; last seen here in April
Don't worry, the orange jumpsuit is staying - it's awesome.
Why did I buy it?
But that's the only thing I really like about it. It covered up all the best parts of the jumpsuit (flutter sleeves, nice small waist, good back view).
Masked up - I am taking no chances in my office after last week's kerfuffle.
- Scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - consignment
- Mask - Lazy Susan's
All winners here!
- Necklace - Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage expo
- Both enameled cuffs - Matisse by Renoir, vintage 60s, separate vintage fairs
- Rings - consignment
- Earrings - Matisse by Renoir, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
And now, a wee Flashback on these buh-bye shoes.
Flashback: Camper Shoes
I like Camper brand of shoes - they have clean lines and come in bright colours - and I've had a couple of pairs of them over the years. Local shop Footloose Shoes carries these and I picked up this pair here in January 2020 for $75.00.
Little nubbies on the bottom.
I wore the right away here in January 2020.
I gave away my fake Gucci (Gookey!) bomber jacket this past year (I got my $3.00's worth out of it!), but this is a super-cute outfit.
Another item that exited my closet during the pandemic - I gave this (and the green lace bomber) to Ciara.
I didn't wear them again until April 2021.
Mathy stuff: Another poor cost-per-wear! I managed 5 outfits in 2 years, for a whopping $15.00 per wear. Move along, ugly shoes.
To amuse myself, I dug up three other pairs of Camper shoes that I've owned since I started blogging:
I always referred to these as my "concrete" shoes, as they were the same colour as our concrete stairwells at my old office.
With all the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, amazing items you find, it's unsurprising that occasionally items don't work. Good for you for just moving on! Someone else will love them :)ReplyDelete
Whew, glad the jumpsuit is remaining! As for those items that no longer pass muster, nothing ventured, nothing learned, what once felt possible is now spurned, but how would you know if you didn’t give it a go.ReplyDelete
At this point Fred would quip that I’ve used up my rhyming quota for the day. ;)
Still smiling over your fabulous weekend and Happy Birthday to the newly minted 50 year old Caro!
I never thought I would hear you say "too futuristic-looking" about shoes. Girl you have far more too futuristic-looking shoes and boots in your closet. But I agree, they are a bit too high up your instep, which makes them less pretty.ReplyDelete
The jumpsuit is, as you say, perfect and I would have had the same idea as you had: the mint colour of the kimono doesn't matter when I am wearing orange underneath it. But the sleeves and especially taking away your waist is a shame. Perhaps you could sell it on eBay? If is a great brand.
Now I am off to look at alllll you other posts as I have been neglecting you.
Phew, am I glad to hear you aren't ditching the orange jumpsuit! I would have been first in line if you did though ;-)ReplyDelete
I'm hearing you on the kimono, even if it's Dries van Noten, which I suspect is the reason you were persuaded to buy it.
Hearing you on the shoes too. I do love the look of them, but the high vamp would bother me as well. I don't recall if I currently have a pair of Rieker shoes, but I used to have a pair of boots by them. Not sure what happened to them ... xxx
Kimonos are hard to wear. I have several that just stay in the closet unworn. The shoes are cool though, I'm sure someone will be delighted to get them.ReplyDelete
I love the jumpsuit and am pleased it's not being jettisoned to the giveaway pile. The kimono is far too wishy-washy for you but I'm sure it'll soon find a deserving home.ReplyDelete
I love the last pair of flatform Campers, what a shame they weren't right. Jon found a pair of their iconic Pelotas in a charity shop oince but they squeaked like mad! xxx
You could wear the kimono over your night wear at breakfast........ well, no, its just not your colour. If we wouldn't make mistakes, we wouldn't try out anything. That's boring.ReplyDelete
That orange jumpsuit is gorgeous. I'm glad it is staying.ReplyDelete
The shoes are very cool, it was nice to see a flashback with them, but if you don't feel them, better to get rid of them. Life is to short to wear shoes we don't like.
I'm very glad the jumpsuit is staying. Although I adore kimonos I get the frustration when you feel you have to fuss with an outfit as something like sleeves won't stay in place, so it's definitely better to let it go. At least you got to enjoy it briefly! I think you have such good cost per wear on so many other pieces that you shouldn't feel bad about a slightly higher cost per wear on the shoes and kimono - you're still getting such good value from your clothing!ReplyDelete
Glad that the jumpsuit is a winner!, I almost faint when I read that you were going to get rid of some items!, phew!. I really agree about mint colour being difficult (one of my less favourite colours ever), and not a huge fan of kimonos that wrinkle and don't flatter!. Sorry that the Camper shoes didn't fit your style, I think you made the most of them and wore them in many interesting outfits!ReplyDelete
Such a wise approach and outlook on both fashion and life in general. There can be so much liberation and lightening of life's substantial weight on our shoulders when we willingly opt to let things - be they literal objects or otherwise - go.ReplyDelete
It is terrific that vibrant, seriously cool orange jumpsuit is staying. It looks SOOO good on you!
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