Friday, June 1, 2012

orangey-red

Skirt, Blouse, Silver Ring, Purse, Flower Pin & Shoes- Thrifted; Flower Ring- Boutique in Hawaii; Turquoise Necklace- Boutique in St. Kitts; Silver Necklace- RW&CO; Nail Polish- Coral Pink by Sally Hansen

This lovely thrifted orangey (I've decided this is an acceptable descriptive term) red piece is a welcome addition to my pencil skirt collection. I love how pencil skirts create a natural feminine silhouette but I find them very difficult to walk in (especially when boarding a bus or walking up stairs).  You have to hike your skirt up (to Britney Spears length) and swing your legs around in a very unladylike, robotic way.   Oh well sometimes fashion can be awkward or uncomfortable and that's ok by me!




A year ago I was wearing another vintage-esque outfit:
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It's the last weekend before we put our condo on the market so it's cleaning crackdown (interspersed with a wine & cheese hosted by A Fine Balance- I'll be making a tofu faux cheesecake to stay on my vegan diet & an evening at a nature spa with my colleagues at Lilac Lingerie)Do you have any fun plans?

19 comments:

  1. I love this orange-y skirt! Yep, I agree that orange-y is a term! Also, I agree, pencil skirts can be a challenge, I drive an SUV and was wearing one the other day and found it hard to get in and out of my car!

    A wine and cheese party sounds fun and so does the spa - enjoy!!

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  2. Sounds like a fantastic weekend (even with the cleaning!)
    As always, you look phenomenal!

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  3. That skirt is so stunning - I love that color on you and pairing it with a printed blouse was a really great idea.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  4. Love the purse and the orangey skirt!!

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  5. i'm all for suffering for fashion! i wear wedges to walk around in all the time because they look cuter than my flats :) and i'm laughing at the skirt thing cuz sometimes i have a hard time getting into my car with some of my skirts and i literally have to catapult myself into my seat!!! love that bright red skirt and the floral top. looks great with the aqua necklace too!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful. I love this outfit on you. You look so great!

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  7. This skirt color = amazing. Orangey is totally a word, I don't know what you're talking about, haha. Love your necklace combination, especially the turquoise!

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  8. it's very hot secretary or librarian. i want that blouse. did you use the sock for the hair? whatever you did, i wish my hair was that long. :P

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  9. what a gorgeous vintage looking classy ensemble! I love the cute and bright shades and once again your accessories are so elegantly beautiful.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  10. I have a ton of skirts that make walking an arduous task, but if they look good, they're staying in the closet. FO SHO. I really like how you combined the orangey skirt with that top! Very librarian chic!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  11. Hi you have a beautiful space and great post, if you like the poetry I invite you to my blog, have a good week. greetings from Valencia

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  12. I love this skirt. It is totally worth the trouble that it causes because it is b-e-a-utiful.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  13. I love the skirt on you! I'm still looking for my perfect red skirt :)

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  14. i definitely think that's a perfectly acceptable adjective! i love this look on you. the necklace adds the perfect touch!

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  15. Pencil skirts are my favorite, despite the walking difficulties. How did the tofu cheesecake turn out?

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  16. You just described why I stopped buying pencil skirts and wear mostly full-skirts despite my preference for the pencil-skirt shape. I prefer the freedom of my legs. I've also stopped wearing really high heels for similar reasons. I tend to keep my knees/ankles too stiff.

    I do love the color of your skirt, and the shape too - I just wish fashion was more comfortable sometimes!

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  17. I really like that skirt/blouse combination, the orange from the skirt makes the blouse pop!

    It's always fun to see what other fashionista's are up to around the city, I find myself making time to read almost every post of your lately!!

    Check out my blog if you have time, I only began a few months ago but I'm having a lot of fun with it.

    www.capitalfashion613.blogspot.ca

    Cheers

    Jay

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  18. This is one of my favoriet color combinations. The orangy red with that soft pink color is delicious. The tiny, delicate floral print of the blouse is so pretty too.

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One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily